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  • Minnesota’s media landscape continues to exhibit a generational shift. Aging boomers cling to the printed word, news talk sources, and television news while younger consumers increasingly get their news and information digitally. The Twin Cities dailies slipped away from being reliably family-owned to never-satisfied, Wall-Street controlled profit centers.

  • Week 2 of our Pledge Drive takes off like a rocket. Join hosts Britt Aamodt, Amanda Balagur, Michael Fischbein and Mike Stapp as they take to the air waves with more highlights from recent Wave Project shows. Great music, fun stories, interesting discussions: all provided by members of the community on KFAI’s public access program. What you’ll hear is out of this world!

  • Fresh Fruit: is the longest running queer radio show in the country. Started in 1978 with the beginning of KFAI Fresh Air Radio, Fresh Fruit has continued to serve and collaborate with the LGBTQI community and friends for over 30 years.

  • The West Broadway Business and Area Coalition: formed in 2007, merging a long-time business organization and a community organization to promote and support West Broadway Avenue businesses and the surrounding North Minneapolis community.

  • On Friday, October 2, the next National HIV/AIDS Community Discussion will be held in Minneapolis.

  • St. Joan of Arc in Minneapolis hosted Arab Night last Thursday. The event celebrated the newly created sister-city partnership between Minneapolis, Minnesota and Najaf, Iraq. The purpose of the event was to promote peace and understanding between the people of Iraq and the United States. KFAI’s Dominique Haikel has the story.


  • About half of Hennepin County’s 41 libraries have expanded hours to include Sundays year-round, including four Minneapolis libraries. The new hours come as a result of tax money left over from the Twins ballpark project. KFAI’s Roger Huelsnitz visited the Augsburg Park library in Richfield, and spoke to library patrons attending “Ballpark Sundays.”


  • Ralph Nader’s work, influence, races, advocacy, and first work of fiction, Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us, will be fodder for an hour of programming featuring the man himself.

    [This will be the first week of KFAI’s Fall Pledge Drive and a very limited number of signed copies of Ralph’s new book, _*Only the Superrich Can Save Us* will be given away as premiums with pledges above a certa

  • Tune in this Sunday 11 am-1 pm, as we take a virtual road trip on Womenfolk, playing your favorite driving songs as we fuel up and hit the road toward our Fall Pledge Drive destination—$100,000. Tuesday morning DJ Pam will join Ellen to spin tunes, tell stories of the road and take your pledges.