General News

  • During the summer of 2012 students in KFAI’s Youth News Initiative program produced radio pieces about stories important to them. The topics ranged from stop and frisk policies in Minneapolis to a male perspective on abortion. Students produced their pieces with the help of YNI supervisors Dale Connelly and Emily Krumberger and their individual mentors.

  • Erin Parrish became Executive Director of the Minnesota Women’s Consortium on August 1st.

    The Consortium is a statewide association connecting over 150 organizations that work in various ways on behalf of women and girls.

    Groups in the consortium include labor unions, health care providers, arts groups, advocacy organizations for racial minorities and plenty of others.

    KFAI’s Bob Hines and Michelle Alimoradi asked Erin Parrish how such a different range of groups can work together.

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  • Somalia’s Olympic team is two people strong, and it has backing from around the world – including Minnesota.

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  • Amy Fields and Joe Bove are board members with the North East Investment Cooperative.
    They’re organizing a development cooperative to fund projects along Central Avenue in Northeast Minneapolis. They talked with KFAI’s Bob Hines.

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  • Three year old Terrell Mayes was killed by a random gunshot in December of 2011.
    His family is still looking for closure, and his mother Marsha Mayes has become an advocate for confronting violence among young Minnesotans.
    Marsha Mayes and national Mad Dads president V.J. Smith appeared on the KFAI Weekly News, to talk about their shared goals.

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  • Story by Terry Carter

    Mentors can make a positive difference in the lives of young people, but finding those mentors and getting them to step forward can be a challenge.
    The Southside Village Boys and Girls Club in South Minneapolis is trying to attract mentors – particularly men, and especially men of color. To do that they’ve scheduled a “March for Men Mentoring” for Thursday, July 26th at 6pm at the Club, located at 701 E. 39th Street in south Minneapolis – at the intersection of 39th Street and Park Ave. S.

    Brian Kelley has directed a community program called All About Family for 9 years, and is a part time mentor coordinator for the Boys and Girls Club Southside Village. He talked with KFAI’s Terry Carter.

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  • Story by Charlie Rudoy

    Chris Fields is a different sort of Republican.

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  • Story by Sovejg Wastvedt
    In the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, young people are working to transform the area’s reputation.

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  • According to a study done by the University of Minnesota, there were a total of seven Minnesota wineries in 1995. By 2007 that number had almost quadrupled, and the most recent tally stands at thirty seven. The increase is due largely to an improved ability by Minnesota growers to manage cold climate conditions. KFAI’s Jake Hodge says the growers have had a significant amount of help from the University of Minnesota’s cold hardy grapes program.

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  • Ugandan Bishop Christopher Senyonjo and Reverend Canon Albert Ogle talk with KFAI’s Dixie Triechel

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