Recent News

  • Join KFAI listeners on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at Club Underground:, 335 Monroe Street, NE at 8 p.m.

  • Minneapolis artist Peter Gross has been writing and illustrating comic books for over 20 years, mostly notably on the series THE BOOKS OF MAGIC and LUCIFER. KFAI’s Britt Aamodt spoke to him about his latest series, THE UNWRITTEN, which had its debut last week.


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  • Since the 1960s, organizations across the country have experimented with the idea of offering free classes in select universities. This movement became a way to supplement a student’s education with more alternative course options and also to give all members of the community access to free specialized education.

  • Former United States Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan was in St. Paul today at the unveiling of a statue in his honor at the new Institute for Global Citizenship in Markim Hall on the Macalester campus. The bust is a gift to Macalester from the United Nations Association of the USA. Annan is a 1961 graduate of Macalester.

  • At a May 8 meeting sponsored by the DFL Educational Foundation, a newly formed coalition of desegregation advocates told educators, activists, and policy makers that addressing educational policy alone won’t close the achievement gap between white students and their minority counterparts. Instead, the group is advocating a metropolitan-wide change that would link housing and educational policy.

  • Minnesota’s religious leaders – including Muslim, Jewish, Catholic, Hmong, Hindu, evangelical and Native American – met with President Obama’s director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships this afternoon at a reception in St. Paul. Rev.

  • Immigrant Rights activists have been calling attention to immigrant policy in the US by staging a protest at the Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and, most recently, holding a vigil at the Ramsey County detention center in memory of the Postville, Iowa ICE raids. KFAI’s Elena Erofeeva reports.


  • Minneapolis is headed into another election cycle. Voters will elect a mayor, 13 city council members, and officials for both the board of estimation and taxation and the parks and recreation board. Last Saturday, delegates gathered at Washburn High School for the citywide DFL convention to make some decisions. KFAI’s Allison Herrera reports.


  • This Sunday, May 24, at 1 p.m., Encuentro: will dedicate the program’s first hour in honor of a great writer and human being, the Uruguayan poet Mario Benedetti, who passed away on Sunday, May 17 (obituary:

  • Tune in to KFAI all this week as all our daytime music programs will be giving away free tickets to the Music in the Zoo concerts.

    We’ll be giving away tickets to 20 different concerts by artists such as Tower of Power, Femi Kuti & King Sunny Ade, Toots & The Maytals, Paolo Nutini, Gear Daddies, Soul Asylum, Alejandro Escovedo, Derek Trucks with Ruthie Foster, and many others.

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