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  • Story by Terry Carter

    How many Emperor Penguins are there in Antarctica?
    In the past, answering that mysterious ecological question required some guesswork since the animals live in such a harsh environment. Previous estimates put the population at 350 thousand.

  • Story by Susan Gray

    A group of organizations opposed to the Voter ID Amendment gathered at the State Capitol yesterday to announce the launch of “Our Vote, Our Future” a coordinated campaign to defeat the measure.
    The Coalition includes 80 organizations from across the state representing a wide spectrum of interests.

    KFAI’s Susan Gray has more.

  • Story by Michelle Alimoradi and Terry Carter

    Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak gave his State of the City address on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at the Capri Theater in North Minneapolis. While the speech concerned the state of the entire city, Rybak gave special attention to the economically depressed north side.

    KFAI’s Michelle Alimoradi and Terry Carter produced a report for The Takeaway.

  • Story by Marty Owings

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  • Story by Christina Cerruti

    For over a year, the struggle between the people of Syria and the Syrian government has been making headlines around the world. A large number of Syrians live outside the country … some of them here in Minnesota.

  • Story by Teresa Townsend

    Although few Minnesotans know about the ongoing struggle between Eritrea and Ethiopia, the conflict has a long history and a global reach.
    Some Minnesota families have felt the situation’s tragic side effects when relatives, trying to leave Eritrea, have been kidnapped by smugglers.
    KFAI’s Teresa Townsend has a report.

  • Story by Will Wright

    Democracy Now co-host Juan Gonzalez has written a book with Joseph Torres about the history of media and ethnic bias in news reporting.
    The book is called “News for All The People.”
    Torres visited Minnesota this week, and talked with KFAI’s Will Wright about the reasons he and Gonzalez took on this topic.

  • Story by Christina Cerruti

    Journalist and Democracy Now Host Amy Goodman was in Minnesota recently to speak at this year’s awards ceremony for the John R. Finnegan Freedom of Information Award, given annually by the Minnesota Coalition on Government Information – a group promoting openness and access to government records.

  • Story by Marty Owings

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  • Story by Bob Hines

    V.J. Smith describes himself as “a turnaround specialist”. He was abandoned by his parents when he was nine years old. Placed in foster care, he eventually ran away and got involved with drugs and criminal activity that led to his arrest in the early 1980s. He decided straighten out his life and started looking for positive ways to affect his community.

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