Recent News

  • While legislators continue to battle over the State’s budget, a group gathered outside the Capitol today to protest Governor Tim Pawlenty’s proposed budget cuts and his promise to veto any new tax increases. KFAI Capitol Correspondent Marty Owings files this story.


  • The Saint Paul Saints baseball team have a strong reputation in the Twin Cities for providing affordable, family-friendly, outdoor entertainment; which is why the team’s administration feels they can no longer ignore the shortcomings of their crumbling home stadium in the Midway.

  • The annual Cinco de Mayo celebration in the District del Sol in St. Paul is the largest in Minnesota. Despite the economic condition and swine flu scare, thousands of people came out on Friday and Saturday to see the parade, learn about or reconnect with Hispanic culture, listen to music – and eat all kinds of tacos, enchiladas, elotes asados y banderillas.

  • Colleges and universities have used food trays in buffet-style lines for a long time. However, many schools are ditching the trays to save on water consumption while also lowering their energy bill. Washing just one tray takes an average of three gallons of water.

  • Tune in Monday, May 4th as RANDY WEEKS: visits with host JACKSON BUCK on KFAI’s Freewheelin’:

    Randy and talented guitarist ERIK KOSKINEN: will spend about an hour chatting and performing in the KFAI studio.

    Randy Weeks is in town for his Freewheelin’-sponsored CD RELEASE PARTY, which will take plac

  • Tune in on Sunday, May 3rd at 11 a.m. as Womenfolk talks with Boston-based Shannon Heaton about her May 7th show at new Irish music venue Celtic Junction. We’ll also welcome Natalie O’Shea to talk about the new venue.

  • Activist David Wildman recently returned from the UN Conference on Racism, in which the United States refused to participate. 23 delegations from European countries walked out of the room during Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech, but returned for the remainder of the conference.

    Wildman was in the Twin Cities last weekend to speak on the situation in the middle east.

  • The state legislature is proposing significant changes to the mortgage interest deduction affecting many Minnesota homeowners. As the State attempts to deal with a $4.7 billion shortfall, no stone is being left unturned. KFAI News Capitol Correspondent Marty Owings brings us the story.


  • Minnesota confirmed its first case of swine flu today as the numbers increase nationwide. Public institutions in the state –including public school systems – say they are prepared to deal with a possible outbreak. KFAI’s Anibal Prestan reports.


  • KFAI’s newest program, Poquito y Bueno is a half hour web program of flamenco music, interviews with performers, and a performance and events calendar. Poquito y Bueno, is now available through the KFAI archives here:node/19570.

    Host Kristina de Sacramento: brings her expertise in the music and dance of Flamenco to you with a new show every Thursday!