Recent News

  • Caritas Vocal Ensemble is an a capella singing group that performs benefit concerts for charitable organizations in the Twin Cities who provide basic human services: food, shelter, clothing and health care – both physical and spiritual. Tune in this Sunday, April 26 at 6 p.m. and hear about the group’s mission of giving along with vocal music, live from KFAI’s studios.

  • Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann called for an “armed insurrection” against the government for proposing a tax on pollution. President Obama’s controversial carbon tax was recently discussed at a town hall forum at the University of Minnesota. Speakers included Senator Amy Klobuchar, who, unlike Bachmann, is in favor of a carbon tax. KFAI’s Katey DeCelle reports.


  • Hundreds of students gathered at the State Capitol this morning to remind lawmakers that there is more to be done when it comes to access to affordable education. The issue now is equal access to financial aid. KFAI’s Anibal Prestan reports.


  • A recent racial discrimation lawsuit settled by the city of Minneapolis, which paid $740,000 to five black police officers, prompted the Star Tribune to look into the inner-workings of the Minneapolis police department. In late 2006, FBI agents began to investigate local cops for corruption.

  • The principal at a Minneapolis elementary school is absent from work after a reportedly heated exchange with a school board member last week. Burroughs Elementary Principal Tim Cadotte was not in his office today. On Friday, Cadotte had an altercation in the school office with School Board Member Chris Stewart.

  • The Met Council’s advisory board voted to approve an $86 million expansion on Highway 610 in Maple Grove. The rest of the $230 million dollars in stiumulus money will go toward road repairs and funding small projects. KFAI’s Gabrielle Miller spoke about the decision to Transit for Livable Communities’: Barb Thoman.


  • Minnesota utility regulators have approved plans for three new high voltage transmission lines from South Dakota across Minnesota. Minnesota’s Public Utilities Commission granted approval for the project today on the condition that one of the lines carry energy produced by renewable sources like wind power.

  • Collective Eye: host Janis Lane-Ewart is joined by resident artists John Devine, Donald & Faye Washington and J.Otis Powell! on the pledge drive edition of the Collective Eye: . Each of these well-known and respected artists will perform and talk with listeners about the importance of supporting the Twin Cities’ community treasure, KFAI.

  • Juan Cole is a well-known historian and Middle East expert. His blog, Informed Comment, is a go-to destination for information about the Muslim world and middle east politics.
    Cole is a professor of Modern Middle East History at the University of Michigan.

    His new book, Engaging the Muslim World, suggests ways to encourage a better relationship between the US and the Muslim World.

  • On TAX DAY – April 15 – there were several hundred rallies held across the nation. Tea Parties, as they’ve been called by organizers, are designed to send Washington a clear message, reign in spending and reduce the size of Government. KFAI Political Correspondent Marty Owings filed this report from Capitol.