Recent News

  • From the 2009 KFAI Youth News Initiative:, Danielle Jenkins is 17 years old and lives in Minneapolis. Her story tackles the nature of gun violence today, particularly in North Minneapolis. She will examine the transition from the fist-fight days of “put up ya dukes” to that of cold-steel guns and “please don’t shoot.”


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  • St. Paul Public Schools students returned to the classroom yesterday, but at two local elementary schools they are facing a challenge far different than the typical sea of new faces and homework; Roosevelt and Longfellow students are beginning the final year at their respective schools, which will be closed at the end of the 2009-2010 academic year.

  • Tribute to the Troops is a non-profit corporation that helps the families of fallen soldiers. Members will be visitng Minneapolis this weekend to take part in the 6th annual motorcycle ride and benefit concert. Co-founder and musician, Rockie Lynne, spoke to KFAI’s Roger Huelsnitz about the charitable corporation, and his motivation for creating the program.


  • From the 2009 KFAI Youth News Initiative:, Simone Fuller is 16 years old and lives in Minneapolis. Simone’s story explores how she ended up attending Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. She looks at what makes Cristo Rey unique among high schools and the opportunities the school has given to students like herself.


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  • Ann Lewis, a senior adviser to former President Bill and Hillary Clinton, addressed a closed-door conference held by the American Israeli Public Affairs committee at Temple Israel in Minneapolis last Thursday on improving the US relationship with Israel. The event had its share of critics. KFAI’s Dan Greenwood has this report.


  • Tune in to the KFAI Evening News at 6 p.m. weeknights in September to hear the latest stories from the 2009 Youth News Initiative:

  • Please join Rockin’ in Rhythm host David Cummings this Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 6 to 9 a.m. During the third hour he welcomes local author Julian West to the show. Julian is the expert on all those local children’s TV shows so many of us grew up with, Axel, Carmen the Nurse, Casey Jones, Clancy the Cop, T. N. Tatters and others.

  • Tune in to the KFAI Evening News at 6pm Monday for two special Labor Day documentaries.

    The first one is called Skywalkers of Akwesane by Helen Borten. For over a hundred years the Mohawks of Akwesasne, a reservation on the New York-Canada border, pursued the occupation of ironworkers, one of the most dangerous jobs in construction.

  • Tune in to Womenfolk this Labor Day Sunday at 11 am for our annual special Women’s Work, where we will celebrate all you hard workers with songs about farming, mining, truck driving and working 9 to 5. Hope you get to kick back, take a break and enjoy the tunes…don’t worry, we’ll do all the work!

    More about Womenfolk here:womenfolk.

  • Have Fun At The Fair With KFAI. If you’re going to the State Fair this year, you’re invited to participate in our FUN AT THE FAIR photo contest.

    • Wear your KFAI t-shirts and hats to the Fair.
    • Send us pictures of your family and friends wearing their KFAI gear or holding signs that say “KFAI”.