KFAI is seeking a Director of Development and Marketing to join our team and provide financial backing and stability to the station’s diverse content. This member of the leadership team will lead fundraising efforts and manage our growing underwriting team. A copy of the full job description can be found here. Applications should be sent to email@example.com by the deadline of Friday, October 23, 2020. There is no greater qualification than being passionate about KFAI!
Recently an allegation of sexual misconduct was reported by a community member against a KFAI volunteer host having occurred off KFAI premises. KFAI promptly suspended the volunteer and began its own investigation into the matter. The accused individual later officially disaffiliated from KFAI and relinquished their volunteer status. The matter was concluded within weeks of being brought to the attention of station leadership.
KFAI does not tolerate sexual harassment of any nature, including unwelcomed verbal or physical conduct. KFAI is strongly committed to addressing these types of allegations head on and is actively building upon our station’s policies. We want KFAI to continue to be a safe place for all community members.
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This inaugural episodes starts, of course, with overtures and waltzes into dance tunes – tunes about dance, that is!
Dave Fettig talks with Lara Mimosa Montes, author of THRESHOLES, a poetry collection from Coffee House Press. She is a writer based in Minneapolis and New York. Her poems have appeared in many magazines and journals, and she is a 2018 McKnight Writing Fellow and CantoMundo Fellow. She holds a PhD in English from The Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Dave also speaks with Reid Forgrave, author of Love, Zac: Small-Town Football and the Life and Death of an American Boy. Forgrave lives in Minneapolis and writes for the Star Tribune, as well as GQ, The New York Times, and Mother Jones, among other publications. The article in which he first wrote about Zac Easter is included in Best American Sports Writing 2018.
KFAI Board of Directors Meeting Notice and Agenda
Monday, September 28, 2020
This month’s meeting of the Fresh Air, Inc. Board of Directors will be held on Monday, September 28, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Important note: Because of the CDC recommendations regarding the coronavirus COVID-19, this month’s meeting will be held virtually. Participants can take part online or by phone. Below the agenda is the information about the Zoom meeting invitation. You will be required to enter the passcode to enter the meeting. If your screen name is unknown to the host, you may be asked to provide email identification prior to being admitted to the meeting.
If you have questions about the meeting, or wish to add an agenda item, please email the Board at <firstname.lastname@example.org> prior to the meeting.
KFAI Board meetings are open to the public; all interested persons are welcome to attend. The meeting will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.
KFAI BOARD OF DIRECTORS AGENDA FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2020
Board Member Roles and Responsibilities: Lead Strategically. Ensure Financial Stability. Be an Ambassador. Ensure Healthy Governance. Supervise and Support the General Manager.
KFAI Mission Statement: KFAI is a volunteer-based community radio station that exists to broadcast information, arts and entertainment programming for an audience of diverse racial, social and economic backgrounds. By providing a voice for people ignored or misrepresented by mainstream media, KFAI increases understanding between peoples and communities, while fostering the values of democracy and social justice.
- Call to order and roll call 7:00
- Appoint Timekeeper
- Approve agenda 7:03
- Approve minutes of August meeting 7:08
- Introduction of guests 7:10
- 2019 Audit presentation by Mahoney Ulbrich Christiansen Russ PA 7:15
- General Manager’s report (Danny B) 7:35
- Discussion of 6 month and 12 month goals with the Board
- Fall Membership Drive — Jacque to also discuss Board Responsibilities
- Treasurer’s report (Stacey T) 7:50
- Discussion of Financial Goals remainder 2020 through 2021 — Board and GM
- Governance (Jacque P) 8:00
- New Board member brief orientation planning (Ahmed, Jules, and Misha) — meet with Leadership Committee
- 6-month, 12-month goals discussion with GM, planning for 6-month (probationary period), 12-month evaluations of GM — conducted by Leadership Committee with report to the full board
- 6-month goals for Board of Directors, discuss annual evaluation
- Board and GM/staff calendar for remainder of 2020 through 2021
- Grievance Policy and Procedure — specifically for Sexual Harassment/Sexual Misconduct, joint effort with GM and Social Justice Task Force — will bring for Board vote at October meeting
- Community Advisory Board (CAB) — discussion of plan for CAB policy and procedure with GM, other board members, specifically Misha Bartlett and Rico Morales — will bring for Board vote at October meeting
- Review of 2020 Strategic Plan and Committee assignments
- Need to start preparation for Fall elections of Board and Content Advisory Committee (start beginning of October)
- Content Advisory Committee (CAC) report (Mike M) 8:20
- Public comment (three-minute limit each) 8:30
- Station events 8:35
- Closed session 8:40
- Adjournment 9:00
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Missy Whiteman is a Minneapolis-based Northern Arapaho and Kickapoo filmmaker exploring new ways of Indigenous storytelling with expanded cinema and new technology. The Coyote Way: Going Back Home is a two dimensional short sci-fi film that is transformed into The Coyote Way: X – Expanded Cinema Experience. It is shot in 360 degrees, uses virtual reality and includes video synthesizer, projection and audience participation.
“When you watch the film, you see that there’s actually two different realms that exist,” says Whiteman. “There’s this time period and then there’s also ancestral time line which dates back to the wild west time, to relocation at boarding school era. We’re so used to moving in a linear fashion when it comes to filmmaking and we’re afraid to really pull out those boundaries and say, ‘let’s just experiment with story line, let’s experiment with telling the story.’ ”
KFAI’s Dixie Treichel spoke with Whiteman about the film. Listen below.
Support for MinneCulture on KFAI comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
As COVID Summer 2020 heated up, Minnesotans got creative about socially distant summertime events. Parks and outdoor recreation venues saw a surge in visitors and drive-in theaters are back in style. KFAI’s Paul Brohaugh took his family to Silverwood Park in St. Anthony, just north of Minneapolis, to see their version of a socially-distant outdoor movie. Listen below:
Illustration by Ryan Dawes. Support for MinneCulture on KFAI from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
This is the second week of Write On! Radio’s exciting new collaboration with the Autoptic graphic arts festival. Autoptic is a Twin Cities based arts festival focusing on comics, zines, and print media, and this fall on KFAI, Write On Radio is collaborating with the Autoptic team and the Gutter Boys podcast to present interviews with some of Autoptic’s most exciting guests as a limited series. We want to thank Pete Faecke and the Autoptic board for making this possible.
Pete Faecke, local cartoonist and Autoptic organizer, interviews Madeline McGrane, graphic novelist and cartoonist who has worked for Marvel Comics, Disney Publishing, and CollegeHumor, and is currently working on a graphic novel for HarperCollins.