Recent News

  • 5th District Congressman Keith Ellison spoke to KFAI News Director Ahndi Fridell late last week to provide his congressional update. The focus? Why, health care, of course.


  • Minnesota made green history Tuesday in downtown Minneapolis. The Target Center is the first sports arena in the nation to have green roofing. The roof is 167 feet in the sky and can only be accessed through a series of elevators, staircases, and a ladder. The roof looks like a baseball field and will soon support Minneosta prairie plants, but it isn’t open to the public. KFAI reporter Ivan B.

  • Minnesota Republican lawmakers are proposing a constitutional amendment that would prevent the federal government from mandating health care coverage. They held a news conference at the Capitol to explain the proposal. KFAI Political Correspondent Marty Owings brings us the story.


  • The festival that brings to screens a lot of the music you enjoy—and some you have yet to enjoy—celebrates a milestone this year. The Sound Unseen: festival turns ten years old, and Executive Producer Rick Hanson stops by Pam Without Boundaries: at 8 a.m. Tuesday with a preview.

  • If you are unable to attend the forum today at Sabathani Communinty Center today, Saturday, September 19, 2009, KFAI Radio presents Facing Challenges and Creating Solutions, via webinar from 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. To join the webinar, click the link below.

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  • From the 2009 KFAI Youth News Initiative:, Gaolnou Thao is 16 years old and lives in Minneapolis. Her story focuses on why teenagers tend to keep social interactions between people of their own race or culture.

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  • Tune in Friday Sept. 18, 11 a.m., as KFAI’s CATALYST: politics & culture, hosted by LYDIA HOWELL & at 11:30 a.m. on NORTHERN SUN NEWS, hosted by DON OLSON (aka Hour of People Power!) team up for Strive to Thrive (funded by the NW Area Foundation), KFAI’s special series of programs on solutions to poverty in our communities.

  • From the 2009 KFAI Youth News Initiative:, Chavonn Williams is 17 years old and lives in Minneapolis. Her story looks at how politicians’ seeming lack of attention towards those below the legal voting age has caused many young men and women to not care about current political issues.


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  • From the 2009 KFAI Youth News Initiative:, Olay Redden is 16 years old and lives in Minneapolis. Her story looks at the different rites of passage people must go through across a variety of cultures.


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  • Tomorrow night, the Midtown Farmers Market and Gardening Matters are sponsoring a screening at the Riverview Theater. The documentary called Food Fight, is about our current food system and the national movement towards making locally sustainable food available to everyone.

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