General Announcements

St. Paul Public Schools students returned to the classroom yesterday, but at two local elementary schools they are facing a challenge far different than the typical sea of new faces and homework; Roosevelt and Longfellow students are beginning the final year at their respective schools, which will be closed at the end of the 2009-2010 academic year.

Hennepin County continues to have one of the worst graduation rates for students of color. KFAI’s Christina Kolar speaks with Minneapolis School Board Member Carla Bates about racial disparities in Hennepin County schools.

On Friday, September 7th, University police arrested 5 people during a protest rally for the ongoing AFSCME workers’ strike.

A new theoretical paper from three University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management professors explores the correlation between increasing fraud and economic booms.

Recently, the results of a two-year audit of St. Paul’s contracting of minority-owned businesses were released.

Summer is known as the season for blockbusters. Movie Talk recently hit the streets of the Twin Cities to get your take on what’s hot and what’s not this summer.

Despite Iran’s Supreme Leader’s demand for an end to protests, demonstrators show no signs of letting up. People continue to take to the streets, turn up at rallies and document the latest events taking place in the aftermath of the June 12th election. Tehran isn’t the only place where rallies in support of the Green Revolution are happening.

A new Surly brewery proposal is stalled by legislation that does not allow for on-sale service of alcohol at large breweries. Noel Clark has this story.

The Minnesota State Department of Health is investigating a mysterious neurological illness among workers at a pork processing plant in Austin Minnesota.

Longtime local peace and environmental activist, Susu Jeffrey, took exception to Colin Powell’s high profile presence on Martin Luther King Day. She had this commentary.

January 21, 2009

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