Grace Lee Boggs is an Asian American social activist who focused her efforts on women and people of color for over seven decades. Grace is an author, philosopher, and feminist and is known for her decades of political activism.
There is a traveling art show exhibition in Minneapolis made of both prints and original works of art that highlights Honor the Earth’s 31 years of Indigenous outreach and community resistance. In correspondence with the art and activism theme, this exhibit seeks to also include paintings
On Thursday night, February 26th, KFAI presented a live broadcast of The Campbell Brothers from the Walker Art Center to mark the 50th anniversary of the release of John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme.” This work is considered to be among the greatest created by Coltrane, a much-honored innovator in American jazz. The Campbell Brothers have developed a unique steel guitar-driven sound called “sacred steel,’ combining gospel music with electric steel guitars.
No one knows a neighborhood better than the people who live there. So why not let them decide what businesses set up shop there? Hoodstarter is a local tech start-up that aggregates community wishlists comprised of specific types of businesses. So far, suggestions have included everything from "cat cafes" to a neo-soul bar. Residents can also suggest vacant commercial spaces and get involved in any crowdfunding neccessary to help their idea to take root. Hoodstarter Co-founder Justin Ley tells KFAI's Ryan Dawes that these ideas help entrepreneurs and real-esta
Tuesday night, February 24th, at the Carlson Family Stage at Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis, the eleven artists of THENILEPROJECT will make music that combines the diverse instruments, languages and traditions from countries that surround the Africa’s Nile River.
The Nonviolent Peaceforce organization acts as unarmed civilian peacekeepers to reduce violence and protect civilians in situations of conflict worldwide. Mel Duncan is co-founder of Nonviolent Peaceforce and last year he was the recipient of the 2014 Honorary Award from the Hawkinson Foundation. Mel came in to KFAI to speak with Truth To Tell’s Tom O'Connell about this organization.
Thanks to everyone who came out for a KFAI benefit at the Turf Club on February 7th. The event raised nearly $4,000 for Fresh Air Community Radio, and thanks to the work of videographer Paul Lundgren, amazing performances by Michael Yonkers, the X-Boys, The Mighty Mofos and the Flamin' Oh's have been posted on You Tube.