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  • Driving by pedicabs or rickshaws is a common occurrence in New York City, Austin and San Diego. But in Minneapolis, there’s only one company that’s licensed to transport passengers by human-powered bicycle. KFAI reporter Susan Gray talked with Nolan Peterson, owner of Peterson Pedicabs, about the appeal of this eco-friendly transportation alternative.


  • Activists demonstrated in Minneapolis against a St. Thomas professor who wrote some of the so-called “torture memos” that provided the legal basis for torture committed by US interrogators. Activists decried St. Thomas School of Law’s employment of Robert Delahunty who is the former special counsel in the Office of Homeland Security. KFAI’s Adam Spencer reports.


  • This Wednesday, August 26 from 6 to 9 a.m., Rockin’ in Rhythm host David Cummings will be welcoming back two of this areas’ favorite performers, Sherwin and Pam Linton, for another visit to the KFAI studios. So be sure and tune in for some terrific music and some great stories. There is a new award winning album out that we will discuss and some live in studio performances as well.

  • For over two decades, the Minnesota Environmental Assistance Grant Program has given out thousands of dollars people, businesses, and organizations around the state to promote environmental projects. KFAI’s Ian Yue profiles some of the recipients of the awards.

    This story aired on Tuesday, August 11, 2009.

  • Join us on Saturday, August 22 for a special edition of Good N Country:goodncountryentitled with Shut Up And Drink Your Beer. Yes, this is actually the title of a song which will be featured, along with many more country & western drinkin’ tunes from the last six decades. We will play the lighthearted and cheerful, along with the sad and downright pitiful.

  • On Thursday, August 20, 2009, at 7 p.m., KFAI will present award-winning Minnesota journalist and newspaper columnist Nick Coleman at St. Joan of Arc Church:, 4537 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis.

  • Minnesota is home to a number of mystery authors, among them William Kent Krueger, John Sandford and Ellen Hart. KFAI’s Britt Aamodt spoke with a relative newcomer to the Minnesota mystery scene, Susan Runholt, whose second young adult mystery novel, Rescuing Seneca Crane, is coming out Thursday.


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  • A Minneapolis woman has been illegally squatting in her foreclosed home after being evicted two weeks ago, and today she brought her case to Mayor RT Rybak’s office. Rosemary Williams and her supporters broke back into the home after the eviction and have vowed to stay until Williams’ mortgage company, GMAC, renegotiates.

  • More hometown talent is breaking out in Minneapolis. FranzDiego, a local MC, rapper and recent U of M graduate, is releasing his first solo debut in just a few weeks, along with a release party at the Uptown Bar and Grill. KFAI’s Ivan B. Phifer talked with Franz about his first album release and his career.


  • Some grassroots organizations that lobby against net neutrality—the principle guiding a free and open internet— are funded by the internet and telecommunication industry. launched a campaign to expose these fake grass-roots organizations that they call Astroturf. KFAI’s Adam Spencer spoke with a representative of FreePress.