Recent News

  • A group of protestors gathered outside the Minneapolis Federal Reserve building in downtown Minneapolis last Saturday. They were asking for a less debt-dependent centralized banking system. KFAI’s Anibal Prestan spoke to one of the event’s main speakers.


  • When protestors get arrested, such as they did last year during the Republican National Convention, they often have no experience with the legal system. That’s where Coldsnap Legal Collective steps in. Coldsnap is an organization that educates citizens on their constitutional rights. KFAI’s Michelle Alimoradi has the story.


  • An art gallery in Saint Paul is hoping a new exhibit will help connect people with art in unique and meaningful ways. The exhibit, which features art by Iraqi children, is getting attention including one Iraq War Veteran who is walking 1000 miles to bring attention to the childrens’ plight.

    KFAI Reporter Marty Owings brings us the story.


  • Tune in to Encuentro this Sunday, May 3, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

  • News reports and magazines are full of stories and warnings and worries over the approaching boomer bubble of boomers over 60 years of age, the puzzling spike in cases of dementias and disorders, i.e., Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and related disabling brain function.

  • Thanks to everyone who called, walked in, or used the web to make a contribution during KFAI’s Spring Pledge Drive. With your help, we were able to exceed our goal of $100,000! KFAI’s largest contributors are you, listener members, so on behalf of the KFAI Board of Directors, staff and volunteers, thank you for making this drive a success!

  • During and despite the Great Depression, the entertainment industry was working overtime. Listen to some of the gems and the stories behind them at 7 p.m. Monday on the Listening Lounge. The roughest years in American history produced what many consider the greatest era of popular music.

  • Local anti-war ativists participated in state-wide protests at military recruitment centers as part of Zero Recruitment Day on Thursday. Protestors from organizations like Grandmas for Peace, the Anti-War Committee, and Twin Cities Peace Campaign gathered at military recruitment centers to voice opposition to military recruiting and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • A rally for GLBT issues was held at the State Capitol this afternoon. Activists and legislators spoke to those gathered about the need for equality and fairness in Minnesota laws. KFAI Capitol Correspondent Marty Owings brings us the story.


  • The Minnesota Department of Commerce held a hearing Tuesday in Red Wing to allow public comment on Xcel Energy’s application to increase power produced at the Prairie Island Nuclear Plant and to add 35 more above-ground canisters to store used nuclear waste.