Culture & Community News

  • KFAI celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8th with a full day of special programming produced by women from the Twin Cities community. Programs will be available for streaming through March 25th . For a complete listing of the archived programs click here:

  • Steve Aschburner and Doug Grow, both former columnists at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, will be guest DJ’s on the Good Noise Show, Monday, March 9th. Steve & Doug will program the music and discuss the present and future of newspapers, journalism and whatever else is on their minds.

  • Thursday, February 12th, Steve McEllistrem talks with Lois McMaster Bujold, multiple Hugo and Nebula-award winning science fiction and fantasy author. Her newest fantasy novel is The Sharing Knife: Horizon.

    In the second half of the show, Lynette Reini-Grandell talks with Temple Grandin about her book Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals.

  • Laurent Cantet, director of the acclaimed French film, THE CLASS, will be interviewed by Caryl Minnetti on Sunday, February 15 at 8:30 pm on Bonjour Minnesota. The film follows the experiences of Francois (played by Francois Begaudeau, who wrote the screenplay based on his own experiences) and his fellow teachers as they prepare for a new year at a high school in a tough neighborhood.

  • Thursday, January 29th at 11 am ground-breaking author Erica Jong talks with Write on Radio hosts Ian and Lynette about her newest book, a collection of poetry called Love Comes First.

  • Join hosts Dixie Treichel & John Townsend on Fresh Fruit: Thursday January 29th from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm with special guest, Playwright Edward Albee. America’s leading playwright provocateur, now an octogenarian, Edward Albee always has new plays dancing in his head.

    A theatrical experimenter whose work jumps the boundaries of American drama.

  • Join Dixie Treichel & John Townsend on Fresh Fruit:node/89 on Thursday, January 15th from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm as we talk with Steven Solberg about his film in progress Standing On The Bones of Our Ancestors: Exploring The Role of The Queer Tribal Elder.

    Standing on the Bones of Our Ancestors: is intended for GLBTQ People of all ages in the interest of honor

  • Join Dixie Treichel and John Townsend on Fresh Fruit: Thursday, December 18th from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

    With special guest
    Legendary singer/songwriter Janis Ian

    John Ottman, Hollywood film composer/editor
    Eleanor Savage, producer, activist, former KFAI host

    Janis Ian, singer, songwriter, author, activist

    Janis Ian’s:http://www.janisian

  • Thursday, December 18th, on Write on Radio from 11:00 – noon it’s all about Minnesota. Thomas Maltman joins us in the studio to talk about his book The Night Birds, a historical novel set in Minnesota before and after the Dakota Conflict. It is the winner of several awards and was a Booksense/Midwest Connections Book Pick.

  • Join writer and host Britt Aamodt for a fun-filled hour as she focuses on the art of cartoons and comics with her cartoonist guests Zander and Kevin Cannon, Steve Stwalley, and Danno Klonowski. The team will chat about the history of comic books, the local comic book scene and Hollywood’s interest in the genre. You’ll even hear some “superheroic” music to round out the show.