Recent News

  • Minneapolis School Board Director Chris Stewart remains unapologetic about a reported altercation that led to the suspension of a Minneapolis principal. Meanwhile, Burroughs Community School principal Tim Cadotte says he is preparing to answer the school board’s allegations. KFAI’s Art Hughes reports.


  • The history of Gay Pride celebrations began at 1:20 a.m. on June 28, 1969, in Greenwich Village, New York City at the Stonewall Inn as crowds fought back during a police raid. Join Fresh Fruit: Hosts Dixie Treichel and John Townsend for a Pride Celebration Show on Thursday, June 18, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

  • People in the Twin Cities celebrated the annual Juneteenth festival yesterday at Theodore Wirth park in Minneapolis, but event organizers still have their work cut out for them as far as educating people about the historical significance of the celebration. KFAI’s Michelle Alimoradi reports.


  • An overflow crowd of more than 500 people gathered at the Church of the Incarnation in South Minneapolis on Sunday – sharing words of hope with 5th Congressional District representative Keith Ellison and Congressman Luis Gutierrez from Illinois.

  • On Wednesday, June 17, Rockin’ In Rhythm host David Cummings welcomes author Bob Mills to the show. If you are a fan of Bob Hope you will want to be sure and tune in at 7 p.m. when David will spend most of the hour speaking with Mr. Mills about his years as one of Hope’s comedy writers.

  • Join host Larry Englund of Rhythm & Grooves Tuesday, June 16, to hear interviews with Allen Toussaint and Esperanza Spalding, both of whom are appearing at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival in Mears Park. Allen Toussaint is appearing on Friday, June 19. He is a New Orleans composer, producer, arranger, and musician who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.


    Tune in to Freewheelin’: on Monday, June 15th as host Jackson Buck interviews artist, musician, singer, and songwriter JONATHAN EDWARDS:

    Jonathan Edwards is best remembered for his Top-5 crossover hit of 1970, Sunshine and the free-form FM staple Shanty.

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  • Crew members working on the Target Center’s green roofing project went on strike today. Workers are demanding that their employer, Stock Roofing, recognize their right to unionize. KFAI’s Dominique Haikel reports.


  • This Sunday marks the annual celebration of the Juneteenth holiday, the oldest nationally celebrated holiday commemorating the freeing of the last slaves in the US at the end of the Civil War. In June 1865, Union troops entered Galveston, Texas, and announced the news of the Emancipation Proclamation to the slaves, two and a half years after President Lincoln first signed the proclamation.

  • Bettye LaVette is in town tonight at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis. LaVette is an overnight success story that was 47 years in the making. Her unique sound is being embraced by new and old fans alike. She took some time out today to speak with KFAI’s Marty Owings.


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