Recent News

  • 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.


  • Twin Cities community members and lawyers recently spoke out against human rights violations by ICE, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, in a nationwide effort to hold the Department of Homeland Security accountable. KFAI’s Sara Abdelaal reports.


  • After over 100 years, the Minneapolis Charter Commission: is submitting a package of major revisions, which, if passed by city voters in November, would radically change the way Minneapolis could be subsequently governed.

  • Last June, Starbucks workers at the Mall of America had enough of their less than desirable work conditions and decided to form their own union. Following their New York and Chicago counterparts who had previously formed unions, baristas Erik Forman and Jake Bell started the Mall of America Union. In the past year, workers at other Starbucks from around the city have also joined.

  • The Minnesota Cuba Committee applauded President Obama’s announcement yesterday restoring the rights of Cuban Americans to travel freely to Cuba. But they are interested in additional sanctions being lifted. Greg Klave is the legislative co-chair of the Minnesota Cuba Committee. He spoke to KFAI host Bob Hines about what it will take to change current US policy towards Cuba.


  • Willie Murphy has been writing, performing, recording, and producing Blues/R&B music for over 30 years. His 1969 collaboration with folk/blues legend Spider John Koerner, Running, Jumping, Standing Still, is still acclaimed as an all-time folk/blues classic.

    Roy McBride has been an innovator in the Twin Cities spoken word scene for over 30 years.

  • Somali immigrants in the Twin Cities struggle to defend their religion and separate themselves from rumors of radicalizing young men to support terrorists.

  • Minnesota State Senator John Marty announced he is making another run in the crowded race for Governor. KFAI News Capitol Correspondent Marty Owings brings us the story.


  • Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf became the first woman president of an African nation when she was elected in 2005. Fellow Liberians from the Twin Cities were among those in the audience who gave Sirleaf, also known as “the Iron Lady”, a warm welcome when she spoke at the U of M. KFAI’s Allison Herrera was there and gives us this snapshot.


  • I recently remembered watching American Idol a few years back thinking, these people have absolutely no idea what talent is. The bottom line is that there are numerous local artists in Minnesota that could frankly make any winner of American Idol grovel at their feet, and Aby Wolf is most certainly one of them. Her talent far outweighs anything that could or would ever come from Fox.