Recent News

  • KFAI is proud to partner with the James J. Hill Library in downtown St. Paul for "The World Live! At The Hill" – a new montly music series featuring music from around the globe.

    The first concert takes features Alma Andina, a local band that combines traditional music from the Andes Mountains with popular Latin American rhythms. 

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  • Thanks listeners for your generous donations and enthusiastic support of Fresh Air Radio during our membership drive! Friday morning from 10 AM to noon on the Fubar Omniverse, come celebrate the end of the drive as we listen to a mix of music as diverse as KFAI itself by Ester Rada and band, recorded live at Global Roots Festival 2015. Born in Israel to Ethiopian parents, Ester sings in English, Amharic, and Hebrew as her band lays down a powerful mix of jazz, funk, soul, and R&B. 

  • What does it mean to re-inhabit the Mississippi Watershed? A church in Northeast Minneapolis will be wrestling with this question October 9th and 10th when it hosts a conference featuring Christian bible scholars and environmental activists. Jin Kim is a pastor at the Church of All Nations, and Ched Myers is a writer and theologian who will speak at the conference.

  • On Sunday, October 11th, three of KFAI’s finest will be honored at Wilebski’s Blues Saloon as Jacquie Maddix, Harold Tremblay and Joel Johnson are inducted into the Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame.

    The celebration takes place at 1pm on Sunday, October 11, at Wilebski’s (1638 Rice Street, St. Paul) 

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  • The call-in part of KFAI's Fall Membership Drive ended with a rousing  listener response to our late Friday evening shows Jet Set Planet and  Crap From The Past.  


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  • Wednesday, September 30, Indeed Brewing Company will host another edition of "Indeed We Can," a series of charitable drinking events benefiting local organizations, as selected by brewery employees.  Proceeds from this week's event will go to the Bicycle Alliance of MN.  Dorian Grilley, Executive Director of The Bicycle Alliance of MN spoke with KFAI's Ryan Dawes on the Tuesday Morning Blend about bike-friendly infrastructure and laws, winter biking survival gear, and bicyle safety.  

  • Kinshasha talks with Mike Robbins about his inspiring book, Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken.

    Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken” reminds us that God created each one of us for a unique purpose. We live in a world where the lines between fake and real have blurred. Mike Robbins shares a powerful conversation that teaches us how to access and express the realness you crave in your work, your relationships and yourself.
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  • We have a few art museums here in Minneapolis, but one of the most unique is The Museum of Russian Art – it’s the only museum of its kind in North America. A new exhibit opens Saturday the 26th – it’s “Faces of War: Russia in World War I (1914-1918).” Vladimir Von Tsurikov is the museum’s director, and he joined Paul Brohaugh to talk about this on the Thursday Morning Blend.

  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, as they talk with former US Senator Byron Dorgan. Senator  Dorgan had a prolific career in public service, serving at both the state and federal levels. During his time in office, Dorgan was a tireless advocate for Native American issues. While serving as the Vice Chairman and Chairman for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Dorgan was persistent in bringing attention to disparities in Indian Country.

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  • To create a totally joyous life, a life of your dreams? Some people have read book after book on the subject, and they still haven’t managed to make it happen. (Not their fault, really – the instructions just haven’t been clear enough, or easy enough to implement into daily life).
    Well, according to Boni Lonnsburry, you already HAVE what it takes. You’ve had it all along. Sometimes though we just need a little help finding it, and to be shown how to use it.
    Boni’s been working with the principles of “conscious creation” (also known as “manifestation”) for nearly thirty years – studying and working with dozens (if not HUNDREDS) of teachers, authors, and healers.
    Boni has also looked inward, and scoured her own conscious and subconscious minds for what caused her most disappointing and painful realities, as well as the most successful and triumphant ones. Then she painstakingly broke down every area of her life and, bit by bit, built it back up exactly the way she wanted it.
    And when she was done, she collected everything together and created…“The Map”

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