Culture & Community News

Thursday, October 30th, Write on Radio welcomes Romanian-born author Andrei Codrescu to talk about his new book of poetry, Jealous Witness, a collection inspired by New Orleans as it grappled with Hurricane Katrina. The book also includes a CD of of music by the New Orleans Klezmer AllStars.

‘Keep Asians Out’ has been the consistent message toward Asian immigrants ever since the Exclusion Act of 1882.

The Vietnam War and related political upheavals caused devastation throughout Southeast Asia. Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Laotian families often had no choice but to seek a new life in America.

Most of us, says Susan Lieberman, believe we will die—we just don’t expect it to happen in our lifetimes. This conversation invites us to consider what steps we can take while we are healthy to avoid stress and anxiety, both for ourselves and those we love, when life approaches its end.

Admitting to the reality of death, at least long enough to be aware of the different ways we can deal with dying, turns out to be good for our health. This important conversation is one you will not want to miss, now available in the archives at


In Entering the Healing Ground¸ author and soul activist Francis Weller, offers a new vision of grief and sorrow. He reveals the hidden vitality in grief, uncovered when the heart welcomes the sorrows of our life and those of the world. We are ripened in times of loss, made more human by the rites of grief. Through story, poetry and insightful reflections, Francis offers a meditation on the healing power of grief. Kinshasha hosts a powerful conversation that you do not want to miss.

Join Dixie Treichel & John Townsend on Fresh Fruit:node/89 on Thursday, January 15th from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm as we talk with Steven Solberg about his film in progress Standing On The Bones of Our Ancestors: Exploring The Role of The Queer Tribal Elder.

Standing on the Bones of Our Ancestors: is intended for GLBTQ People of all ages in the interest of honor

Judy Grahn, internationally known poet, writer, and social theorist is featured on Fresh Fruit:freshfruit for Women’s History Month.

Studies and statistics show urban core schools more segregated than ever.

South Africa has the largest number of people with HIV/AIDS in the world. More than 5 million South Africans are HIV positive. Thembi is one of them.

Deadbeats on the Air presents a radio theater event “A North Shore Christmas Karol”. This adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” written by Britt Aamodt, airs in two parts on KFAI’s MinneCulture:minneculture program at 7:30 pm on Monday, December 20 and Wednesday, December 22.