General News

  • The Minneapolis Police Department has released a report from the US Department of Justice about how the city deals with police misconduct. Minneapolis asked for the review as a way to address persistent criticism of how some members of the police department interact with people from minority communities. KFAI's Rico Morales attended the question and answer forum.

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  • The organization Black Lives Matter has quickly become a rallying force for people who want to address the social cost of racial disparities in Minnesota and nationwide.

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  • Nanci Olesen is the director of the Mayflower Early Childhood Center in South Minneapolis – a Montessori preschool program for children 16 months to 6 years old. She stops by the Morning Blend regularly to talk about family and parenting issues. This week Nanci speaks with KFAI's Ryan Dawes about how families adapt to a new baby.  

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  • KFAI is proud of its line-up of Sunday shows produced by members of immigrant communities in their native languages. Sometimes, members of our English-only speaking audience ask for more information about these programs, including details about content.

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  • Recently, Minneapolis played host to an annual tattoo convention. KFAI’s Rico Morales was there and talked to several people about their decision to have a permanent tattoo.

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  • Andy Steiner covers mental health and addiction for Minn Post, so she’s regularly in contact with people who are struggling with some of the most powerful challenges humans face. She’s written a book called How to Survive: The Extraordinary Resilience of Ordinary People. It offers dozens of true stories about survival, ranging from living with chronic illness to climbing free from debt and unemployment.

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  • Tonight MinneCulture presents a live performance by Junkboat—Germaine Gemberling's "rock and roll" project—featuring Germaine on guitar and lead vocals, Rich Mattson on guitar and vocals, Al Shroeter on bass and David Loy on drums. The show was recorded in Duluth at the Rex by Keenan McIntryre, and mixed and produced by Tom Garneau.

    MinneCulture airs Wednesdays at 7:30pm, and is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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  • Mary Turck is a Twin Cities based journalist who writes the News Day blog.   She stops by KFAI regularly to talk about current events with Mike Fischbein on the Morning Blend.  On Wednesday, January 21, their conversation touched on recent protests staged by the group Black Lives Matter, and President Obama's State of the Union Speech 

     

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  • On Monday, January 19th, the United Negro College Fund and General Mills collaborated to present the 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast at the Minneapolis Convention Center.  This massive celebration has become a Twin Cities tradition.  

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  • Friday, January 16, 2015 has been declared “Tom Sengupta Day” in Minneapolis.  

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