General Announcements

Story by Brad Allen, Bob Hines & Michelle Alimoradi

The Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce presented its 4th Annual Business Vitality Index recently – it’s a measure of the Twin Cities business climate compared to 8 similar sized metro areas around the country.

The World Cup competition in Brazil will conclude on July 13th. The process of narrowing the field to two finalists is nearly complete, much to the dismay of residents of the host country, Brazil. Pablo Miranda, co-host of the KFAI show Latino Alt Rock, explained the situation to Wednesday Morning Blend Host Mike Fischbein.

The Minnesota Department of Commerce held a hearing Tuesday in Red Wing to allow public comment on Xcel Energy’s application to increase power produced at the Prairie Island Nuclear Plant and to add 35 more above-ground canisters to store used nuclear waste.

A meeting was held on February 10 for the public to comment on Xcel Energy’s proposal to put power lines along the Midtown Greenway in south Minneapolis. Tim Springer, Executive Director of the Midtown Greenway Coalition spoke to KFAI’s Connor Molloy.


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.

People in need are often dealing with a lot of stress. A local yoga studio has been providing free classes to people without access to the practice of yoga, and the results have been uplifting. KFAI’s Amanda Balagur reports.


You Make the Difference in KFAI’s History.

Thank you, from the late night crew at the last moments of the fall pledge drive. As of midnight October 7th, 820 people had given $61,692 during our fall drive. Although we did not reach our goal, we appreciate the community support that has taken us this far!

Cinema Shanty is the newly revamped film discussion show, formerly known as Movie Talk. Listen in every Friday to hear the latest reviews, news, interviews and good old fashioned movie banter at the Cinema Shanty.

The Twin Cities Youth Farm and Market Project empowers young people through environmental stewardship. Dan Greenwood reports on the project.