Recent News

  • Veterans have long represented a sizable percentage of the homeless population – approximately one-fifth of all homeless people. New data from the Department of Veterans Affairs shows that while the number of homeless veterans seems to have decreased, the need for more proactive intervention and action grows.

  • Veteran’s for Peace local chapter 27 held their annual bell ringing ceremony today at the “First Shot Memorial” on the Capitol grounds in St. Paul. KFAI’s Roger Huelsnitz was at the memorial, and has the story.


  • Students on the University of Minnesota campus have had to search for a place that provided different hairstyles and hair treatment. Many people commuted across town to get their haircuts. But, a new multi-cultural barbershop located in Dinkytown, owned by U of M alumnus, PJ Hubbard, and Michael Ingram, means those days are finally over. They emphasize community and partnership at Cliques.

  • Members of the House of Representatives passed health care legislation last Saturday by a very slim margin, 220-215. But the internal fight among Democrats was an amendment added to prevent insurance companies from providing abortion services to women. KFAI News Director Ahndi Fridell reports.


  • Three weeks ago, the City Council approved a new Affirmative Action Plan for the City of Minneapolis. This is an effort to face the new reality of the civilian labor force, where 31.7% of it is comprised of women and 21.6% are people of color. KFAI’s Paulina Yanez spoke to Pam French, Director of Human Resources for the city of Minneapolis, about the plan.


  • In light of the recent shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, the issue of soldiers refusing to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan has gained attention. Dahr Jamail is an independent journalist who has covered the Iraq war extensively.

  • Dr. Rob Bruly will be tackling the difficult challenge of Fatigue on the Nov. 16th Health Notes at 11am.

    Dr. Bruly is a Medical Doctor and a Doctor of Chiropractic and Holistic Medicine. He holds the honor of being in the first graduating class at the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota, in 1976.

  • From all accounts, Ranked Choice Voting in Minneapolis went smoothly. However, some race results may not be known for weeks. KFAI News Director Ahndi Fridell reports.


  • A few weeks ago, the National Bioneers Conference took place in California. Over the weekend of October 24th, and 25th, the satellite version of this conference on sustainability, was broadcast here in Minneapolis. KFAI’s Amanda Balagur attended the Northland Bioneers Conference and spoke to one of its founders, Oake Gregory.


  • A demonstration is set to take place this Sunday at the Beth El Synagogue in St. Louis Park. The demonstration is a backlash to the invitation to Condoleeza Rice to be a part of the speaker’s series. KFAI’s Roger Huelsnitz interviewed a member of the synagogue, Phil Freshman, who believes Rice should not be invited to speak.