Recent News

  • In the first of our series of intimate conversations with the Minneapolis-based dancer/choreographer, Susana di Palma talks about being plucked from her ballet classes to learn to partner with a young Mexican boy, David, in the presentation of Spanish dances. Castanets were Susana’s first challenge. On this show we’ll play pieces by the maestras of this genre.

  • Unknown to many, almost destroyed by Highway 55 and unavailable to the public for the better part of fifty years, Coldwater Spring was an important place in Minnesota history long before statehood.

  • Gays and lesbians in monogamous relationships will be able to become ministers of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). 55 percent of the delegates voted Friday to overturn a ban that prohibited gays and lesbians from ministerial positions, unless they took vows of celibacy. An earlier effort by opponents to require a super-majority of 60 percent to repeal the ban failed.

  • Driving by pedicabs or rickshaws is a common occurrence in New York City, Austin and San Diego. But in Minneapolis, there’s only one company that’s licensed to transport passengers by human-powered bicycle. KFAI reporter Susan Gray talked with Nolan Peterson, owner of Peterson Pedicabs, about the appeal of this eco-friendly transportation alternative.


  • Activists demonstrated in Minneapolis against a St. Thomas professor who wrote some of the so-called “torture memos” that provided the legal basis for torture committed by US interrogators. Activists decried St. Thomas School of Law’s employment of Robert Delahunty who is the former special counsel in the Office of Homeland Security. KFAI’s Adam Spencer reports.


  • This Wednesday, August 26 from 6 to 9 a.m., Rockin’ in Rhythm host David Cummings will be welcoming back two of this areas’ favorite performers, Sherwin and Pam Linton, for another visit to the KFAI studios. So be sure and tune in for some terrific music and some great stories. There is a new award winning album out that we will discuss and some live in studio performances as well.

  • For over two decades, the Minnesota Environmental Assistance Grant Program has given out thousands of dollars people, businesses, and organizations around the state to promote environmental projects. KFAI’s Ian Yue profiles some of the recipients of the awards.

    This story aired on Tuesday, August 11, 2009.

  • Join us on Saturday, August 22 for a special edition of Good N Country:goodncountryentitled with Shut Up And Drink Your Beer. Yes, this is actually the title of a song which will be featured, along with many more country & western drinkin’ tunes from the last six decades. We will play the lighthearted and cheerful, along with the sad and downright pitiful.

  • On Thursday, August 20, 2009, at 7 p.m., KFAI will present award-winning Minnesota journalist and newspaper columnist Nick Coleman at St. Joan of Arc Church:, 4537 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis.

  • Minnesota is home to a number of mystery authors, among them William Kent Krueger, John Sandford and Ellen Hart. KFAI’s Britt Aamodt spoke with a relative newcomer to the Minnesota mystery scene, Susan Runholt, whose second young adult mystery novel, Rescuing Seneca Crane, is coming out Thursday.


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