Recent News

  • KFAI’s Spring 2009 Pledge Drive runs from Saturday, April 11th and runs until Friday, April 24th. Listener supports is a vital part of the programing on KFAI. Support KFAI by pledging now. Call (612) 375-9030 or pledge online:pledge.

  • Join Glen Leslie for a special KFAI Record Sale Pledge Drive Edition of Jet Set Planet:node/94, the first Monday of Pledge Drive, April 13th from 10:30pm to midnight.

  • Many cities and neighborhoods across the nation are suffering from the ill effects of record levels of foreclosed and vacant homes. The city of Minneapolis is no stranger to this problem and is leading the charge to reclaim these properties with an innovative program that helps put responsible buyers into these properties.

  • House Democrats passed a budget resolution last week that projects to cut the $1.8 trillion dollar US deficit to $586 billion by 2013. 4th District Congresswoman Betty McCollum spoke to KFAI News Director Ahndi Fridell about the Budget resolution for fiscal year 2010, which begins October 1st.

  • Sri Lanka’s civil war is heating up as the government’s military closes in on the Tamil Tigers, a rebel group that supports a separate state for the minority Tamil population. Protestors at the Minnesota State Capitol last week called for a cease fire, saying the Sri Lankan military is committing genocide against innocent trapped Sri Lankan civilians.

  • Democratic candidate Al Franken expanded his lead in the five-month-old US Senate race. Franken’s lead over Republican Norm Coleman grew to 312 votes today after a court counted 351 absentee ballots that had been incorrectly rejected. Franken held a 225 vote lead heading into today’s count.

  • Is Hennepin Avenue a mean street? Mitch Pearlstein, founder and President of the Center of the American Experiment, a conservative policy organization, caused a minor outrage last week when he published an editorial in the Star Tribune.

  • As the budget battle at the State Capitol continues, tensions are rising and the rhetoric is escalating.

    A 200 million dollar bonding bill passed almost unanimously, but another measure which would have capped art spending for state buildings at 100,000 dollars sparked controversy. KFAI’s Marty Owings reports.

    04-07-09

  • Recently, 40 instruments were donated to Anthony Middle School in Minneapolis as a part of a presentation hosted by Vega Productions, a local nonprofit that works to rebuild public school’s music programs. The presentation included a performance from Southwest High School band students.

  • 5th District Representative Keith Ellison left for a trade mission to Saudi Arabia with the Minnesota trade office and 11 Minnesota companies looking to expand business opportunities in the Gulf region.

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