General Announcements

Thanks to KFAI’s loyal and committed listeners, the Spring Pledge Drive ended on Friday, April 8th. Thanks to all of the listeners who continued to call the pledge line and clicked pledge now on the website after reaching goal at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.

KFAI remains strong, fiscally viable, and your station for music, news, public affairs and culturallay entertainment…because of you.

Cinema Shanty is the newly revamped film discussion show, formerly known as Movie Talk. Listen in every Friday to hear the latest reviews, news, interviews and good old fashioned movie banter at the Cinema Shanty.

Topics like HIV and AIDS, domestic abuse,and prostitution can be touchy subjects in any community. In civil-war torn countries like Uganda and Liberia this is even more difficult. KFAI’s Allison Herrera reports on a unique media project to address complicated social issues.

A recent controversy over a song parody about Hmongs on KDWB has prompted St. Paul schools to implement a no radio policy for drivers on their school buses.

Hey everyone! Listen to the KFAI Weekly News at 9am Friday morning. Comedian Lizz Winstead is joining us for the final day of pledge drive. She is going to discuss the government shutdown, the defunding of Planned Parenthood, Glenn Beck going off the air, and anything else that comes to mind.

Mother Banjo and Liz Olds are special musical guests. It’s going to be great fun. Tune in!

A new Northeast Minneapolis Waste Transfer Facility proposal has stirred up neighbors support and concerns about the considered site. Christina Kolar brings us this story.

Listen to the Filipino-American National News this Sunday, March 20, as we interview performing artists, Isabella and Francesca Dawis. The Dawis sisters will be talking about their careers and lives as well performing in studio. The Filipino-American National News airs from 9:00 – 9:30 p.m.

KFAI’s Christina Kolar spoke with Susan Mau Larson, the director of Lifesource Health professionals, about a program called “barbershop conversations” in which barbers in the African American community are trained on how to talk to customers about health issues such as healthy eating, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, stress and nutrition and organ and tissue donation.

Comedian and Writer Lizz Winstead, a native Minnesotan and former writer for The Daily Show spends the winter in MN to write a book about politics, growing up in the state and becoming an outspoken woman despite social expectations to the contrary.

Allison Herrera speaks with Chief Arvol Looking Horse of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota People about the Native Community’s response to the trial of James Arthur Ray.