Recent News

  • Peace and justice activist David Wildman was in the Twin Cities last weekend to speak on the situation in the Middle East. Wildman is executive secretary for Human Rights and Racial Justice with the General Board of Ministries of the United Methodist Church and he is co-chair of the steering committee of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation:

  • A recent study conducted by the Minnesota Department of Health concludes that a disproportionately high amount of young Somali children are participating in autism programs. After the report’s release, many questions remain about whether or not the study reflects an increase in autism within the Twin Cities Somali community.

  • A Worthington, Minnesota family fractured by current immigration law is on its way to Washington DC as the first congressional hearing on immigration reform this year is set to begin. The family hopes for a comprehensive immigration bill that will allow them to reunite with their mother. KFAI’s Anibal Prestan has the story.


  • Four schools in south Minneapolis are recommended to close in 2010. The announcement took many parents by surprise. KFAI’s Michelle Alimoradi spoke to parents at Northrop Urban Environmental School in south Minneapolis.


  • President Obama’s proposed 2010 budget allocates billions of dollars to protecting the environment. Recently, a press conference was held by Environment Minnesota to discuss the effect Obama’s budget will have on Minnesota and other states. KFAI’s Katy DeCelle reports.


  • A group of protestors gathered outside the Minneapolis Federal Reserve building in downtown Minneapolis last Saturday. They were asking for a less debt-dependent centralized banking system. KFAI’s Anibal Prestan spoke to one of the event’s main speakers.


  • When protestors get arrested, such as they did last year during the Republican National Convention, they often have no experience with the legal system. That’s where Coldsnap Legal Collective steps in. Coldsnap is an organization that educates citizens on their constitutional rights. KFAI’s Michelle Alimoradi has the story.


  • An art gallery in Saint Paul is hoping a new exhibit will help connect people with art in unique and meaningful ways. The exhibit, which features art by Iraqi children, is getting attention including one Iraq War Veteran who is walking 1000 miles to bring attention to the childrens’ plight.

    KFAI Reporter Marty Owings brings us the story.


  • Tune in to Encuentro this Sunday, May 3, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

  • News reports and magazines are full of stories and warnings and worries over the approaching boomer bubble of boomers over 60 years of age, the puzzling spike in cases of dementias and disorders, i.e., Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and related disabling brain function.