Recent News

  • A historical milestone in civil rights is honored with a musical by Youth Performance Company (YPC). KFAI’s Lydia Howell reviews the piece.

    For more interviews with these YPC performers go to the Catalyst archives on the KFAI website:http://www.kfai.org/node/57 .

    February 18, 2009

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  • Students from the U of M organization, United Against Budget Cuts (UABC), gathered to protest a recent tuition increase at the University. Members of UABC gathered near Fowell Hall where tuition is due today. After the protest, KFAI’s Catherine Willman spoke with UABC’s media representative, Kevin Curran.

    February 18, 2009

  • The discovery of a cat hoarder in a St. Anthony trailer park has placed the Animal Humane Society in the midst of a public relations nightmare. Normally seen as a protector of animals, the decision to euthanize 120 cats recovered from the raid has angered many animal rights activists. A few of the activists protested in front of the Animal Humane Society building in Golden Valley this morning.

  • Tune in on Wednesday, February 18th at 11 am as Truth to Tell’s special Single-Payer Healthcare: Are We There Yet?

    For the umpteenth successive Legislative session a bill consolidating all Minnesota health insurance into a single public source and making coverage mandatory for all residents. It’s rarely ever found its way out of committee.

  • [img_assist|nid=17814|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=185|height=83]KFAI will celebrate Black History Month with a special day of programming on February 19th. From 6am until 9:30pm, KFAI will feature a variety of programming including music, history, and dialogue from members of the Twin Cities community and from respected national sources.

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  • People have been trying to think and identify themselves outside of racial boxes since before WEB Du Bois called the color line the problem of the twentieth century.

  • To prevent power outages and meet increasing energy demands in South Minneapolis, Xcel Energy proposes two new transmission towers that would connect a high-voltage transmission line between the Hiawatha Avenue corridor and Midtown area, according to Xcel. However, critics say that the proposal would do more harm than good.

  • In Denver, President Obama signed the economic stimulus bill, known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, into law. The act allocated $787 billion from the US government to be spent on funding for roads, bridges and transit systems, computerizing all Americans’ medical records and making college more affordable for students.

  • Two Honduran workers called on the University of Minnesota to cut ties with their former company, Russell Athletics, which manufactures Gopher apparel. They are on a tour of the US to publicize human rights issues pertaining to sweat shops being used by Russell Athletics manufacturers.

  • Last week in Washington, D.C., the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) set its agenda for immigration reforms. Meanwhile, in the Minnesota House of Representatives, officials are reviewing a bill that could be problematic for immigrants and US citizens alike. KFAI’s Anibal Prestan reports.

    February 16, 2009

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