Recent News

  • 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.


  • We feature Unlovable Flamenco on this segment of Poquito y Bueno: A Short and Sweet Half-Hour of Flamenco. I’m talking about the pure stuff – flamenco before it got mixed up with world music – and we’ve got some of the great old gals singing it. It’s the kind of singing that drove my father from the room faster than Joan Baez – but then Dad was a fan of Eartha Kitt and Peggy Lee.

  • In St. Paul, voters approved Instant Runoff Voting for future city elections 52% to 47%.

  • In St. Paul, voters approved Instant Runoff Voting for future city elections 52% to 47%.