Recent News

  • Each week, KFAI’s Cinema Shanty considers a current film that will screen in the Twin Cities.  Join Peter Schilling and Kathie Smith as they discuss the most engaging and provocative cinema being produced today.  This week they talk with Bennett Miller, the director of one of the most highly regarded new films of the season  - "Foxcatcher".  

     

     

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  • Minneapolis resident Mohamed Ahmed calls himself an average person with the most common name in the world. What makes him not-so-average, however, is that he started a series of online cartoon videos to convince young Somali Americans and others not to join radical militant groups that purport to do violence in the name of Islam. He writes the scripts in Minneapolis and sends them to a animator in India.

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  • When you dream about the great jobs you don’t have but wish you did, have you ever considered being a professional ballroom dancer?

    Yes, there are people who do that.  Many of them are in Columbus, Ohio this weekend for the Ohio Star Ball, a competitive festival of dance sport. 

    One of them is Jon Chen, a professional ballroom dancer.  He talked with KFAI’s Mark Koerner, who asked Jon how he got into the business.   

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  • Last week the Minneapolis City Council approved the city’s application for a new federal program designed to improve services and neighborhoods in low-income areas.

    Ten members of the Council voted in support of seeking “Promise Zone” designation, while two abstained.

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  • Voting is now open at www.kfai.org/elections for 5 seats on the KFAI Board of Directors.  All members and volunteers are eligble to vote.  KFAI’s Board is charged with envisioning the future of KFAI and working with the staff to realize that vision.
  • Dr. Alicia Stanton explains the dietary, lifestyle, and environmental factors that contribute to hormone imbalances, what can be done to restore healthy hormone balance, and how to achieve greater overall health and wellness.
    Women today are experiencing the effects of fluctuations in multiple hormones, in addition to those associated with child bearing, and most of these changes are triggered by factors outside the female reproductive organs. That’s what most physicians don’t understand. Dr. Alicia Stanton has a special interest in hormone balance and its effect on menopausal symptoms, weight gain, PMS, energy levels and stress. Her experience also translates well to manage her male patients and their hormonal issues, including low testosterone, adrenal fatigue and low libido.

    Health Notes Airs Mondays 6:30-7:30PM

  • Election Day 2014 was sleepier than most. The election issued in a Republican majority in the House of Representatives and in the Senate, but national voter turnout and overall political engagement among voters was notably low.

  • Election Day 2014 was sleepier than most. The election issued in a Republican majority in the House of Representatives and in the Senate, but national voter turnout and overall political engagement among voters was notably low.

  • Election Day 2014 was sleepier than most. The election issued in a Republican majority in the House of Representatives and in the Senate, but national voter turnout and overall political engagement among voters was notably low.

  • In September the Board of Directors of Fresh Air Community Radio announced that KFAI was headed towards a 100 thousand dollar deficit for the year. 

    Since then, the station has had a successful pledge drive, and plans have been set for a staff restructuring. 

    Mary Bensman is chair of the KFAI board.  She talked with Kirk Mattson about KFAI's challenges and possible changes.   

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