Recent News

  • KFAI’s Youth News Initiative, an eight-week intensive journalism training session for girls-of-color, 13-18 years of age, had the participants learn the process of creating professional-quality radio news reports by providing training in news research, reporting, creative writing, voice training, producing, and digital recording and editing utilizing state-of-the-art technology in radio production

  • Amy Neguse of Crystal, MN will be a senior at Robbinsdale Armstrong High School. Her story celebrates and unveils the 25 years since the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery’s founding. She currently volunteers at the nursery which cares for babies who in a time of urgency need a place to stay.

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  • Annika Williamson of Brooklyn Center, MN probes the different factors as to why teenagers have sex. Though “hormones” are the common explanation, Annika is researching whether this belief is true or not. Not only will she bring her own awareness of the dynamics of teenage sexual activity, she will also interview teenage mothers, doctors, and family members.

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  • Chavonn Williams, a student at Roosevelt High School, explores the various forms of acceptance of the gay community in Christian churches. Through various interviews with gay-friendly church associations, gay Christian teenagers, and activists for gay rights, Chavonn will feature the current balance between the GLBT and church communities in the Twin Cities.

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  • Elizabeth Huncovsky of Minneapolis focuses on a system called the pipeline to prison. This system explains why men of color are more likely to be incarcerated, involved with violence, and belong to a gang.

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  • Jakkee-Patricia Phillips, a student at De La Salle High School, examines whether public high school or private high school graduates are at equal standing to receive college financial aid. She will include other factors such as affirmative action and ethnic background to bring an understanding as to how standards are created to distribute college funding to high school students.

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  • Shawnnise Watkins, of North Minneapolis focuses on teenage pregnancy and the aftermath. Her interviews include teenage pregancy counselors, and a woman who was a teenage mother herself. Shawnnise will share their perspectives, personal stories and feelings behind their unexpected pregnancy, and the role of the boyfriend in their decision processes.

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  • Stephanie Perry, a student at the Interdistrict Downtown School, investigates the impact of Bratz Dolls on young girls’ and teenagers’perception of body image.

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  • “I wanted to use every voice I had inside me, every voice I had come across and absorbed. I *didn’t want to be limited by habit or insecurity or gender or place.” Amy Ray*

    Please join Dixie Treichel and John Townsend on Fresh Fruit,
    the longest running queer radio show in the country-celebrating 30 years!

    Thursday October 16th from 7:30 to 8:30 PM

  • HALLOWEEN!

    Friday, October 31st, KFAI’s MN Soundtrack Night at the Acadia Café welcomes El Guante and See More Perspective!

    Local poet, emcee, activist, and writer El Guante will take the stage for a special Halloween/CD Release show edition of KFAI’s MN Soundtrack Night at the Acadia Café. “Return to El

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