Recent News

  • The Institute of Production and Recording is hosting Content Under Pressure:, featuring 14 up and coming independent MC’s and producers from the Twin Cities area. They will be matched with local emcees to produce a track in three hours and perform it before a live audience. KFAI’s Ivan B.

  • If you think the legal maneuverings in the US Senate case between Al Franken and Norm Coleman are difficult to follow, an equally challenging, if not as high-profile, case has been working its way through the Minnesota court system since 2005. The latest volley in the battle between supporters of former St.

  • Despite Iran’s Supreme Leader’s demand for an end to protests, demonstrators show no signs of letting up. People continue to take to the streets, turn up at rallies and document the latest events taking place in the aftermath of the June 12th election. Tehran isn’t the only place where rallies in support of the Green Revolution are happening.

  • The Minnesota House GOP met last night to choose a successor to Minority Leader Marty Seifert who is stepping down to run for Governor. Capitol Correspondent Marty Owings has the story.


  • The former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant located in Arden Hills is once again being evaluated for possible re-use. Fourth District Congresswoman Betty McCollum is leading an effort to gather public input on what should be done with the site. KFAI Political Correspondent Marty Owings brings us the story.


  • A new way of tracking radio ratings is hitting the world of radio and advertising. After years of vetting, the Portable People Meter is finally here. But what’s the difference between the new and old method of monitoring our listening habits, how does it change the ratings game, and how will advertisers use the new information? Lisa Peterson-de la Cueva reports.


  • Collective Eye: host Janis Lane-Ewart will be joined by Twin Cities’composer/musician Douglas Ewart on Thursday, June 25, to pay homage to multi-instrumenalist Eric Dolphy. Born June 20, 1928, in Los Angeles, Dolphy was one of several groundbreaking jazz alto saxophone players rising to prominence during the 1960s.

  • Ford Driving Skills for Life, an award-winning driver safety program for teens, is holding hands-on training sessions in St. Paul from June 26-28. The program was created in 2003 by the Ford Motor Company Fund and the Governors Highway Safety Association to reduce teen crashes and fatalities. KFAI’s Adam Spencer spoke with Jim Graham from the Ford Fund about the event.


  • According to local refugee organizations, the Twin Cities is home to some of the largest refugee groups in the country and worldwide, including the largest Somali community in the United States and one of the largest Hmong communities in the world. In total, more than 90,000 refugees have been resettled in Minnesota since 1979.

  • Walker Art Center’s annual Queer Takes film festival, June 23-25, may be shorter this year due to budget cuts, but it’s a great kick-off to summer movie season. Lydia Howell has a preview.


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