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Over 300 children are abducted in South Sudan each year. They are often used to carry out military and domestic chores for the army.
Others become part of the human trafficking trade. An organization affiliated with the University of Minnesota hopes their new campaign idea will raise awareness for child rights. KFAI’s Hannah Rael reports.


Story by Allison Osberg

When it rains heavily in a big city, what happens to the water tells a larger story about resources and pollution.
The Natural Resource Defense Council has released a report that profiles 14 North American cities and their different approaches to solving the problem of storm water runoff.

When you imagine a circus troupe that travels the country to perform on city streets, your mind probably thinks back to the Middle Ages. But for the actors who call themselves the Unseen Ghost Brigade, they don’t see themselves as dated.

16 anti-war protesters were arrested today at an Army/Navy recruitment center on Washington Avenue, not far from the U of M campus.

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.