General Announcements

  • KFAI and Truth To Tell brought listeners the results of St. Paul’s City Council and School Board elections on Tuesday evening, November 8th 2011.

    Andy Driscoll and Michelle Alimoradi welcomed in-studio guests Yusef Mgeni, Anne White and Kazoua Kong-Thao.

    On the phone they talked with Katey DeCelle, Jeanne Massey, John Manillo, Dave Thune, Anne Carrol and Melvin Carter III.

  • Story by Ed Draper

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota is asking Hennepin County to rescind new restrictions placed on the Occupy MN protests at the county’s Government Center Plaza.

  • Story by Susan Gray

    Entertainer Judy Garland’s remarkable life story has been told through her music and mania at two theaters in St. Paul.

  • Story by Michael Fischbein

    Thousands of Tibetans and their supporters are protesting the actions of the Chinese government. Since last Spring, there has been a Chinese military presence at the Ngaba Kirti Monastery in Eastern Tibet. Ten Tibetan monks and one Tibetan nun have set fire to themselves in protest of this presence.

  • Story by Allison Osberg

    Aircraft noise has increasingly become a concern for South Minneapolis residents since last September when the Federal Aviation Administration changed take-off procedures on the north parallel runway at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport. Last week the Metropolitan Airports Commission held a public input meeting to record the residents questions and concerns.

  • A near-collision in midair last year led the Federal Aviation Administration to change some procedures at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Those changes were made quietly, but the result was a hike in jet noise for some residents of certain areas in South Minneapolis.

  • The University of Minnesota will commission a new 420 foot tall wind turbine on October 25th in Rosemount, at U-More Park. It’s a bit unusual to see a gigantic wind turbine so close to a major metropolitan area, but this one has a special role to play. Not only will it generate electricity, but it will serve as a research center to test new wind power technology.

  • “Food Day”, October 24, 2011, has been designated by the Center for Science in the Public Interest as a day to focus on healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way.
    Some local organizations are taking advantage of “Food Day” to shine a light on work they’ve been doing for years to help people eat better food.

  • The Occupy Minnesota protest this week involved an ongoing conflict over whether or not tents can be pitched in downtown Minneapolis, along with marches to draw attention to high student debt and poor job prospects for new college graduates. KFAI’s Maria Almli spent some time on the Plaza between the Hennepin County Government Center and Minneapolis City Hall. She filed this report.

  • The Central Corridor Light Rail project is all about infrastructure and urban renewal, but it’s also about art. Each of the 18 new stations along the 11 mile line will have an artistic desgin connected to the surrounding area. KFAI’s Allison Osberg filed this report.