General Announcements

The Southern Theater in Minneapolis was recently Found to be mismanaging funds designated for dancers and choreographers who received McKnight fellowships. Gary Peterson, executive director of the Southern Theater, speaks with KFAI’s Christina Kolar about the theater’s fundraising campaign and what went wrong at the West Bank cultural institution.

The Twin Cities is home to a wide variety of independently owned clothing stores, including many thrift stores and retro shops. Vintage fashion is especially popular, but what draws locals to clothes from the past? KFAI’s Sabrina Crews went to Rewind in Minneapolis, and Lula in St. Paul, to talk to business owners about the lure of vintage fashion.

Many people think the answer is yes. Others aren’t so sure. In this story, KFAI’s Zuhur Ahmed talks to women about why they do or don’t wear the hijab – and what the consequences are.

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.

In the past 10 years, there have been only 10 cases of measles in Minnesota. This number has risen dramatically in 2011. Dr. Dawn Martin of Hennepin County Medical Center emphasizes the importance of measles immunizations for children. KFAI’s Todd Melby reports.

The Twin Cities Youth Farm and Market Project empowers young people through environmental stewardship. Dan Greenwood reports on the project.