Recent News

  • Tune in this Sunday 11 am-1 pm, as we take a virtual road trip on Womenfolk, playing your favorite driving songs as we fuel up and hit the road toward our Fall Pledge Drive destination—$100,000. Tuesday morning DJ Pam will join Ellen to spin tunes, tell stories of the road and take your pledges.

  • Minneapolis is in the middle of its own Fashion Week, albeit a bit lower-key than the one that just finished in New York. Recent headlines about the lack of non-White models on runways and ad campaigns prompted Will Wright to ask local fashion industry people their opinions about the subject.


  • Bukola Oriola of Nigeria is an author, journalist and victim of international human trafficking. She spoke at the Carondelet Center in St. Paul. Oriola has written a book called “Imprisoned: The Travails of a Trafficked Victim” and she spoke to KFAI’s Roger Huelsnitz about her experiences.


  • The Seward co-op and deli opened last winter in its new location on Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. It is surrounded by gardens – a giant rain garden as well as a tomato garden for the kitchen. Russ Henry is the owner and operator of Giving Tree Gardens. Producer Katey Perdoni profiles Henry’s creation and how it continues to engage the surrounding community.


  • This Sunday at 6 p.m., join your Wave Project Pledge Drive team of Britt Aamodt, Michael Fischbein, and Mike Stapp for a whirlwind hour of superb highlights from recent Wave Project programs. These shows, aired over the last year, showcase a variety of great music, interesting topics, and timely discussions, all presented by members of the community.

  • On Tuesday night, the Minneapolis school board unanimously voted to approve a plan to close four schools along with eliminating four magnet programs and a community school at the end of this school year. Schools include Longfellow Community School, Folwell Middle School and Park View Montessori at Bryn Mawr.

  • Over 6,000 cyclists recently took part in the St. Paul Classic:, a non-competitive bike ride through the city offering 15, 30 and 45 mile loops. KFAI’s Edward Gadient reports.


  • As part of KFAI’s Legislative Update series, Political Correspondent Marty Owings spoke with Senator Al Franken today about health care reform, ACORN and the Senator’s position on Afghanistan.


  • Collective Eye: program will interview Ansa Akyea, actor, and Sonja Parks, co-director, of Othello. The production will begin touring to prisons and schools on October 8 and open for public performances on October 23 as part of Ten Thousand ThingsTheater:

  • General Stanley McChrystal, The U.S. and NATO military commander in Afghanistan, has submitted a report to the Obama administration that states that the U.S. must send more military forces to Afghanistan. Although as KFAI’s Dan Greenwood has discovered, some local activists find the war there to be a lost cause.

    Tuesday, September 22, 2009