• Even with a record turnout, some people do not vote. Who are they, and why? John Slade, a KFAI board member and news volunteer, hits the streets to find out.


  • A record turnout is expected at Minnesota’s polling stations today. KFAI’s Allison Herrera traveled the city to capture the mood of voters. From the West Bank, to North Minneapolis to the Seward nighborhood, new and returning voters alike were excited to cast their ballots.


  • Citizens under 18 got to practice voting today along with their parents, thanks to the Kid’s Voting Program. Over 16,000 Minnesota minors participated in 2006 and more are expected to turn out this year. KFAI reporter, Michelle Alimoradi interviewed Executive Director, Tracy Warnberg Lemm of the Kid’s Voting Saint Paul chapter.


  • While it seems like Minnesota may achieve the highest turnout in the state’s history, over 500 citizens ran into unforeseen problems. Some simply did not know where to go, while others were denied the right to vote at all. KFAI’s Micheal Bracher spoke with Mike Dean from the Election Protection Group, a nonprofit organization offering a hotline for voters running into election trouble.

  • The seemingly endless 2008 election cycle is coming to a close and KFAI will be here to bring you every final twist and turn.

    Tune in for live local and national Election Coverage on Tuesday, November 4 at 7 p.m.

  • Environment and arts supporters in Minnesota are working together to change the state’s constitution in order to have a dedicated source of funding. While this seems like a good idea to some, the issue is not as simple as deciding to support the arts and environment or not. KFAI’s Angela Furry reports.


  • KFAI’s Benno Groeneveld will be covering next week’s Republican convention from a GLBT perspective. He recently spoke with two groups about their plans for the RNC: Outfront Minnesota and the Log Cabin Republicans. The latter group is the name for a group of gay and lesbian activists within the Grand Old Party. Here’s Benno Groeneveld.

    That’s KFAI Benno Groeneveld.

  • Veteran Congressman Jim Ramstad is retiring from his position this year as the representative for Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District.

  • St. Paul citizens may have a choice about how to vote for future municipal seat elections come November. A petition to put instant runoff voting (IRV) on the St. Paul ballot is currently under legal scrutiny. The St. Paul Better Ballot Campaign believes that if IRV is approved, it would ease the voting process.

    KFAI’s Maria Almli filed this story on Monday, June 30, 2008

  • Recently, a new generation of veterans – veterans of the Iraq war -have started running for Congress. Among this new group of veterans is Steve Sarvi, who is currently trying to be elected to the House of Representatives in Washington for Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District, just south of the Twin Cities. He has served in the military for 19 years; in Kosovo and more recently in Iraq.