Recent News

  • KFAI’s annual 24 hours of International Women’s Day programming provides a unique opportunity for women’s and girls’ voices and issues to be heard on the airwaves. All of the shows broadcast on Monday, March 9 are produced and hosted by women and girls from the Twin Cities. KFAI has been celebrating International Women’s Day since 1989! To check out the schedule, featuring 27 programs hosted by 40+ Twin Cities women and girls, click on the link “read more” immediately below.

  • Over 200 million Americans consume food products made of wheat every day. As a result, over 100 million experience some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor rashes to high blood sugar to unattractive stomach bulges preventative cardiologist William Davis calls “wheat bellies.” According to Davis, that excess fat has nothing to do with gluttony, sloth, or too much butter: it’s due to the whole grain wraps we eat for lunch.

  • Grace Lee Boggs is an Asian American social activist who focused her efforts on women and people of color for over seven decades. Grace is an author, philosopher, and feminist and is known for her decades of political activism.

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  • A new leader of housing programs for Minneapolis’ Community Planning and Economic Development agency has been at the post since February 12th. Andrea Brennan will oversee funding for housing projects and guide development strategies. As the city’s leader of housing policy and development, Brennan will guide efforts to increase homeownership rates and soothe the effects of the foreclosure crisis and other disparities.

  • There is a traveling art show exhibition in Minneapolis made of both prints and original works of art that highlights Honor the Earth’s 31 years of Indigenous outreach and community resistance. In correspondence with the art and activism theme, this exhibit seeks to also include paintings

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  • On Thursday night, February 26th, KFAI presented a live broadcast of The Campbell Brothers from the Walker Art Center to mark the 50th anniversary of the release of John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme.” This work is considered to be among the greatest created by Coltrane, a much-honored innovator in American jazz. The Campbell Brothers have developed a unique steel guitar-driven sound called “sacred steel,’ combining gospel music with electric steel guitars.

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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 to escape the frosty Upper Midwest during the winter months to enjoy a family vacation – without breaking the bank.

  • No one knows a neighborhood better than the people who live there.  So why not let them decide what businesses set up shop there?  Hoodstarter is a local tech start-up that aggregates community wishlists comprised of specific types of businesses.  So far, suggestions have included everything from "cat cafes" to a neo-soul bar.  Residents can also suggest vacant commercial spaces and get involved in any crowdfunding neccessary to help their idea to take root.  Hoodstarter Co-founder Justin Ley tells KFAI's Ryan Dawes that these ideas help entrepreneurs and real-esta

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