Recent News

  • Wednesday, September 16 – 11 a.m.: LongTerm Care: How’s Grandma Really Doing?

    America’s propensity for placing its aging and infirm parents and spouses in long-term care facilities (assisted living, nursing homes, etc.), has led to the creation of excellent facilities as well as warehouse-like repositories for dumping the aged.

  • From the 2009 KFAI Youth News Initiative:https://www.kfai.org/news/youth, Zahra Bashir is 17 years old and lives in Hopkins. Her story examines why more and more Somali-American youth are pursuing the liberal arts instead of vocations in medicine, law, and engineering.

    09-14-09

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  • From the 2009 KFAI Youth News Initiative:https://www.kfai.org/news/youth, Annika Williamson, who is 14 years old and lives in Brooklyn Center, focuses on the media’s perception and influence on the meaning of beauty and how that affects teens.

    09-14-09

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  • Twin Cities’ Human Rights is hosting its 20th annual awards dinner on Saturday evening. State Senator Scott Dibble is the Brian Coyle Leadership Award honoree, and he spoke to KFAI’s Ahndi Fridell about the honor.

    September 10, 2009

  • In The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse, Debbie Ford delivers her most practical and prescriptive book yet —a 21–day, life-changing program for spiritual renewal, emotional transformation, and reconnection with the soul’s deepest purpose.

  • Ohio folk/pop duo Ellery stop by Womenfolk on Sunday, September 13 to play live on the air before they head up to Duluth as part of their fall tour. They’ll talk about their upcoming release produced by Malcom Burn (Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams) and preview some of the new songs. Tune in at 11 a.m.

  • In the September 10 webcast of Poquito y Bueno: A Short and Sweet Half-Hour of Flamenco, we feature soleares (a style of flamenco song) performed by the first two winners of the now biennial cante competition in Spanish prisons.

  • From the 2009 KFAI Youth News Initiative:https://www.kfai.org/news/youth, Danielle Jenkins is 17 years old and lives in Minneapolis. Her story tackles the nature of gun violence today, particularly in North Minneapolis. She will examine the transition from the fist-fight days of “put up ya dukes” to that of cold-steel guns and “please don’t shoot.”

    09-09-09

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  • St. Paul Public Schools students returned to the classroom yesterday, but at two local elementary schools they are facing a challenge far different than the typical sea of new faces and homework; Roosevelt and Longfellow students are beginning the final year at their respective schools, which will be closed at the end of the 2009-2010 academic year.

  • Tribute to the Troops is a non-profit corporation that helps the families of fallen soldiers. Members will be visitng Minneapolis this weekend to take part in the 6th annual motorcycle ride and benefit concert. Co-founder and musician, Rockie Lynne, spoke to KFAI’s Roger Huelsnitz about the charitable corporation, and his motivation for creating the program.

    09-09-09

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