Recent News

  • Minneapolis is hosting two housing resource fairs for current homeowners and potential buyers. Cherie Sjoquist is the Cultural Project Coordinator of Minneapolis, and she talked to KFAI’s Paulina Yanez about this event.

    10-19-09

  • Minneapolis Ward elections are on the horizon, and the candidates are speaking out. Ward 1 covers 10 neighborhoods in Northeast Minneapolis. Current council member Paul Ostrow is not running for re-election. KFAI’s Roger Huelsnitz interviewed Ward 1 candidates Mark Fox, Thomas Alessi, Susan Howitz, and Kevin Reich.

    10-19-09

  • The new Peace Bridge was unveiled last month at a re-dedication ceremony in Lyndale Park near Lake Harriet. The musical celebration marked the end of a two-year reconstruction project in the Peace Garden. International visitors and Peace Garden Project organizers shared their visions of peace with KFAI’s Susan Gray.

    10-20-09

  • Minneapolis Ward elections will be held November 3rd, and the candidates are speaking out. Ward 9 covers the neighborhoods of Corcoran, Longfellow, Phillips, Powderhorn Park, and the Standish-Ericsson neighborhoods. KFAI’s Roger Huelsnitz spoke with ward 9 candidates Gary Schiff, Dave Bicking, and Todd Eberhardy.

    10-20-09

  • Murzik will be celebrating their fourth CD, Into the Darkness this Friday, October 23 at the Kitty Cat Club in Dinkytown (Minneapolis).

    Often switching up instruments and rarely playing the same arrangement twice, their dark-folk sound is equally beautiful and melancholic.

    Tune into KFAI-MN Soundtrack at 7:30 p.m. for a live interview and possible short performance with Murzik.

  • October 15th is Latino AIDS Awareness Day. Concerned about the increasing numbers of Latinos with HIV infection, the nationwide theme is United We Can: Stop HIV and Prevent AIDS. Roy Nelson is the Specialist for the STD & HIV section of the Minnesota Department of Health. He spoke to KFAI’s Paulina Yanez about what he is doing to raise awareness in Minnesota.

    10-14-09

  • Ranked Choice Voting – where voters enter their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices on the November ballot – has eliminated the traditional primary runoff in September. They have enticed 10 candidates to challenge Minneapolis mayoral incumbent R.T. Rybak. Rybak is expected to win his 3rd term, but flirting with a gubernatorial run and city budget woes have provided his opponents plenty to criticize.

  • The African Development Center hosted a grand opening in its newly relocated building in Minneapolis. The center offers programs such as first time home buying and financial literacy education for individuals and families in need. KFAI’s Dominique Haikel has more on this story.

    10-15-09

  • KFAI’s Elena Erofeeva interviews Al Flowers, a democratic activist for over ten years, and Tom Fiske of Minneapolis Workers party. Both are running as non-partisan candidates.

    10-15-09

  • In continuing our mayoral candidate profiles, KFAI’s Alison Herrera spoke with two-time incumbent Mayor R.T. Rybak.

    10-15-09

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