Recent News

  • Activist David Wildman recently returned from the UN Conference on Racism, in which the United States refused to participate. 23 delegations from European countries walked out of the room during Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech, but returned for the remainder of the conference.

    Wildman was in the Twin Cities last weekend to speak on the situation in the middle east.

  • The state legislature is proposing significant changes to the mortgage interest deduction affecting many Minnesota homeowners. As the State attempts to deal with a $4.7 billion shortfall, no stone is being left unturned. KFAI News Capitol Correspondent Marty Owings brings us the story.


  • Minnesota confirmed its first case of swine flu today as the numbers increase nationwide. Public institutions in the state –including public school systems – say they are prepared to deal with a possible outbreak. KFAI’s Anibal Prestan reports.


  • KFAI’s newest program, Poquito y Bueno is a half hour web program of flamenco music, interviews with performers, and a performance and events calendar. Poquito y Bueno, is now available through the KFAI archives here:node/19570.

    Host Kristina de Sacramento: brings her expertise in the music and dance of Flamenco to you with a new show every Thursday!

  • 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.