Recent News

  • On July 3, 2009, Across the Board:acrosstheboard will air an interview with pop star, Tiffany:, from the June 28 Saloon Pride Block Party.

  • On Sunday, July 5, on the Wave Project, writer and host Britt Aamodt explores the music of ’80s pop-rock trio The Police before the band enjoyed their enormous success. A fan of the band since the early ’80s, she’ll dig deep into her vinyl collection for early releases by guitarist Andy Summers, drummer Stewart Copeland and bassist/vocalist Sting.

  • Pull us up and squirm in your chair listening to the flamenco groove while attacking that pile of abysmal emails! Kristina de Sacramento interviews herself (Part 1 of two interviews) about the changes in the baile (the dance), and finally plays Ojos de Brujos’ promised nana (a traditional flamenco lullaby, rather grim in the tradition of the Brothers Grimm’s fairy tales).

  • The 2009 Minnesota state legislative session ended on May 18th in a stalemate. Governor Tim Pawlenty vetoed budgets passed by the DFL majorities in the state House and Senate, and is instead using his power of unallotment to balance the state budget. The Governor’s cuts will close a $2.7 billion gap left in the state budget and will take effect July 1st.

  • Minneapolis held its annual Gay Pride festival last weekend. There was plenty to celebrate and commemorate this year. KFAI’s Anibal Prestan was there.


  • The June issue of the Bridge will be the final print version of the southeast Minneapolis neighborhood newspaper. Advertising revenues have taken a hit from the current economy and the publication is looking for opportunity online. KFAI’s Katey DeCelle has the story.


  • Listen to the International Jazz Conspiracy every Wednesday night in July, from 10:30 to midnight, where host Emel Sherzad will feature the music of Ali Akbar Khan. The Ustad (maestro) died on June 18, 2009. With the departure of this larger than life artist, the music world lost one of its greatest treasures.

    Ali Akbar Khan’s death leaves a void that will be impossible to fill.

  • Make your requests for Womenfolk’s annual bird-themed show I’ll Fly Away by Monday, June 29th at 6 pm, and host Ellen Stanley will include as many as possible in her July 5th show. Just email her and tune in next week as KFAI takes flight!

    More about Womenfolk here:womenfolk.

  • The Twin Cities metropolitan area is fortunate enough to have two successful Black-owned community newspapers. Insight News and the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder are co-hosting the National Newspaper Publishers Convention, a four-day conference for the Black Press of America.

  • Governor Tim Pawlenty’s planned unallotments will have broad impact on Local Government Aid, education and health and human services across the state. In this story, reporters Anna Pratt and Marty Owings examine the effects of these cutbacks, especially as it relates to education.