Recent News

  • On Monday, Governor Pawlenty signed into law the “Ban the Box” bill, which prevents public employers from inquiring about an individual’s criminal record on job applications. The bill was supported unanimously by both Republicans and Democrats and passage of this legislation makes Minnesota the first state to adopt a statewide “Ban the Box” law.

  • Ken Pentel has been a driving force behind the Green Party in Minnesota. He has also been a candidate for Governor of the State. But, now, he is starting his own political movement. KFAI’s Elena Erofeeva has the story.


  • A family travels halfway across the world to get help for their son’s rare genetic disorder. But, as KFAI’s Sara Abdelaal explains, they may not get the kind of help they want.


  • If you have been contemplating getting that old bike out of your garage to ride it more this year, Thursday is a great day to start. It is Walk or Ride to Work Day: in the Twin Cities!


  • Although the swine flu virus story has died in the news, St. Paul Congresswoman Betty McCollum tells KFAI’s Michelle Alimoradi that it is still important for the federal government to fight the spread of the H1N1 flu strain in the United States.


  • Tune in Sunday, May 17th for Womenfolk’s 2009 Summer Preview Special, highlighting the region’s best festivals and events. In addition to the great music and new releases, we’ll also give away several pairs of tickets and festival passes. Don’t miss this insider’s guide to the season’s hottest events…It all starts at 11 a.m. this Sunday!

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  • The last few days of the Legislative session have brought a stalemate at the Capitol. As lawmakers and the Governor wrangle over tax increases, one legislator is saying it’s time to get honest with the people of Minnesota. KFAI Capitol Correspondent Marty Owings brings us the story.


  • Thousands of homeless people gathered at the Minneapolis Convention Center for the bi-annual event, Project Homeless Connect. They receive free services such as haircuts, dental work and housing information. KFAI’s Katey DeCelle reports.


  • This Sunday, May 17, at 1 p.m., Encuentro: will present a program consisting entirely of Fado, the astoundingly beautiful music that comes from deep within Portugal’s national soul.

    This program is motivated by, although not necessarily inspired by, Carlos Saura’s latest film, “Fados, which was shown just a few weeks ago here in the Twin Cities.

  • The Good Noise Show welcomes guests from the Community Justice Project on Monday, May 18th. These volunteers will discuss the project in general and their experiences in particular, during the show’s 7:00 hour.