General News

  • Congratulations to our elected board of directors nominees:

     

    Bianca Rhodes

    Steve Wilson

    TJ Larson

    Phil Platt

    Ron Thums

     

    The board of directors will vote on their appointments to the board at the next meeting, Monday, December 18th at KFAI.  (Please note the different location.) The meeting begins at 6:30pm and the public is welcome to attend.

     

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  • On December 6th,  Laura Waterman Wittstock talked with Claus Biegert, journalist, author, filmmaker and radio reporter.  Click here to listen.
    Biegert s also a notable human rights activist based in Munich, Germany. We are going to talk about worldwide contributions to and support for American Indian causes. 
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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday November 22, 2017, for a great listen to a previously recorded interview with Eddie Benton Banai, founder of Red School House, educator, and spiritual leader. I talked to Eddie at Lac Courte Oreilles in Wisconsin in 2012.
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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock  on Wednesday, November 15 at 1 pm as she talks with Shirley Sneve and Rebekka Herrera: Executive Director and Assistant Director of Vision Maker Media.The organization and four other independent media makers are funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to represent minority voices in public radio and television.
     
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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock  on Wednesday, November 8 at 1 pm as she talks with Larry Long, an American singer-songwriter who has made his life work the celebration of everyday heroes. Author, historian, actor, and broadcaster Studs Terkel called Larry “a true American Troubadour.” Larry has written and performed hundreds of ballads celebrating community and history makers. His work has taken him from rural Alabama to the Lakota communities in South Dakota. He has given musical voice to struggling Midwest farmers, embattled workers, and veterans.
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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday November 1, 2017 at 1 pm for the latest in national American Indian politics and news with Shoshone journalist Mark Trahant. When Mark was last on FIRST PERSON RADIO it August we said there was almost too much news streaming over the airwaves but that is even more true for this week. 

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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 1 pm to 2 pm,  as she talks with Tiwahe President and CEO Kelly Drummer. Kelly developed the foundation from an earlier iteration as a fund. She brought the assets of the organization forward and made it a community foundation, the first of its kind in the region.
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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock today  as she talks with Jewell Arcoren about the importance of learning tribal languages. Two specialists in teaching the very young native languages: Jewell and Justin Kurta of Wicoie Nandagikendan will talk about teaching very young children. This program, nestled in the middle of busy South Minneapolis teaches Dakota and Ojibwe to children as young as 18 months. The 4-year olds in the classes are prepared for kindergarten, where they have shown to be not only ready for school but also equipped with two languages.
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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday September 27, 2017  at 1 pm Central Time as she talks with Mohawk radio and podcast host John Kane about the latest Indian Country news and what he is hearing in New York State.
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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 1 pm for a repeat appearance of Indigeneity Now host Roy Taylor. We will have a news roundup and some cuts from Roy's show.. Roy is the former co-host of FIRST PERSON RADIO. We will hear some samples from his show, which is filled with arts, international news and interview and is well worth a listen. Roy’s show airs at 6 pm on Wednesdays.
     
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