Wrapup to KFAI's Spring Membership Drive: With $83,000 raised and nearly 1,000 donors 'a success by any measurement'
KFAI’s Spring Membership Drive officially came to a close when Simon Husbands’ True Brit wrapped things up two hours into Saturday, March 28. At that point the tally on the big board read $82,832 through 976 unique contributions. This was a tremendous accomplishment, made even more so by the knowledge that it is not even finished; contributions continue to stream in via the KFAI Web page. KFAI’s volunteers, contributing members and listeners alike should take great satisfaction, and comfort, in the support the station received during this two-week fundraising effort. Together we did it, and together we move KFAI Fresh Air Radio forward into its future.
A Focused and Fast-Moving Huck Finn
The Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis has brought Greg Bank’s adaptation of Mark Twain’s classic children’s story The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to life in a spare but resonant production. Ansa Akyea plays multiple roles, most notably the escaped slave Jim. And Victor Zupanc appears on stage throughout as one of two musicians who participate in, and accompany, the action. They talked with KFAI’s Brenda Bell Brown about the the complexity and power of this simple story.
The Global Empire of Little Free Libraries
When access to a traditional library isn't convenient, a Hudson-based not-for-profit offers a solution: Little Free Libraries. United by the organization Little Free Library, over 25,000 donation-based libraries have sprouted in neighborhoods throughout the world. Residents or local organizations can build their own little free library or order pre-fab libraries from LFL. Then local residents stock and swap books as they please, all for free. According to LFL's data, the average library is v