General News

Every Monday night at the HUGE Theater in Uptown, Minneapolis, the Theater of Public Policy takes a close look at weighty issues and lightens them using the magic of humor.
And every Monday morning the mirthful wonks from T2P2 offer KFAI Morning Blend listeners a public policy quiz.

Today’s topic: Mandatory Minimum Sentencing.

Filed in: 

 

The zAmya Theater Project is an unusual local performing arts venture in a number of ways – not the least of which is this – it’s housed at a social service agency. 

As part of St. Stephens Human Services in South Minneapolis, zAmya brings together housed and homeless actors to create works that explore the topic of homelessness.

Filed in: 

This week on MinneCulture, live from Minnesota visits the Black Dog Coffee & Wine Bar in Lowertown St. Paul for When Poets Found Bass, a night of spoken word poetry presented by the Saint Paul Almanac. Featuring Saymoukda D. Vongsay, Fres Thao, Desdamona, Truthmaze and DJ Kool Akiem. Produced for KFAI by Daniel Zamzow. MinneCulture is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on Wednesday at 9 am  as they talk with Tiokasin Ghosthorse (Cheyenne River Lakota Nation of South Dakota and the bands of Mnicoujou/Itazipco and Oglala) about his work and his new book, Butterfly Against the Wind, which was published in 2016 and made possible by an initial grant from the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. He co-authored the book with the stunning artwork of internationally renowned contemporary artist Jadina Lilien.Tiokasin is Host and Executive Producer of “First Voices Radio, a live one-hour weekly radio program t
Filed in: 

Tipping the Scale: a special MinneCulture documentary airs June 3 & 5 at 7:30pm

During the coldest days of winter, an “Earth Train” departed from St. Paul, carrying dozens of artists, activists and regular folks from Minnesota to Washington, DC. On board were KFAI producers Barbara Jean Meyers and Melissa Koch. Along the way they interviewed passengers including Kevin Kling, Louise Erdrich, Prudence Johnson and others, about why they were making the journey. Many were inspired by Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org, who believes that the Keystone XL pipeline wound be the final nail in the coffin for planet Earth.

On February 17, advocates gathered at the nation’s Capitol for Forward on Climate to protest Keystone and draw attention to global warming. Nearly 50,000 people assembled to promote environmental stewardship, making it the largest rally on climate issues in U.S. history. “Tipping the Scale” is a two-part audio documentary that chronicles this historic event. Tune into MinneCulture on Monday, June 3, and Wednesday June 5, at 7:30pm.

Filed in: 

 

Tjärnblom (SHERN-bloom) is a local ensemble that’s been playing Swedish, Finnish music for many years. They’ll play Saturday (Dec. 5) at 7 pm at Bryant Lake Bowl. Two of the four members brought their instruments to our studio for a special preview on the Thursday Morning Blend. Cheryl Paschke and Joe Alfano spoke with Paul Brohaugh.

Filed in: 

We're about to turn the corner on November, and of course that means snow, ice and . . . broomball. The World Broomball Championships are set for November 3rd through the 7th in Tomakomai, Japan.  In just over a week, players from 13 countries will get on their squishy shoes and hit the ice for fame, athleticism, and perhaps, tidiness. Minneapolis resident John Each managed to get a spot on Alaska's broomball team, and he will head to Japan for the compitition.

Filed in: 
Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor as they talk with Todd Otis and Barb Fabre about early childhood development and education, statewide and on the White Earth Ojibwe Nation. Todd Otis is Senior Vice President for External Affairs at Think Small, a Minnesota nonprofit. Barb Fabre is Administrator for the White Earth Nation’s  Child Care & Early Childhood Program. Both share a long history in early childhood education and policy development.
 
Filed in: 
Who: KFAI & Juxtaposition Arts
What: What's in the Mix
When: Fri, Nov 15, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Juxtaposition Studios, 1108 W. Broadway, Minneapolis MN 55411
 
Filed in: 

Minnesota’s 13th ward is by most measures a great neighborhood to live in.  Beautiful parks, wonderful shops and restaurants, good schools and friendly neighbors.  Bad stuff doesn’t happen here—until it does.

Filed in: 

Pages