Recent News

  • During and despite the Great Depression, the entertainment industry was working overtime. Listen to some of the gems and the stories behind them at 7 p.m. Monday on the Listening Lounge. The roughest years in American history produced what many consider the greatest era of popular music.

  • Local anti-war ativists participated in state-wide protests at military recruitment centers as part of Zero Recruitment Day on Thursday. Protestors from organizations like Grandmas for Peace, the Anti-War Committee, and Twin Cities Peace Campaign gathered at military recruitment centers to voice opposition to military recruiting and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • A rally for GLBT issues was held at the State Capitol this afternoon. Activists and legislators spoke to those gathered about the need for equality and fairness in Minnesota laws. KFAI Capitol Correspondent Marty Owings brings us the story.

    04-23-09

  • The Minnesota Department of Commerce held a hearing Tuesday in Red Wing to allow public comment on Xcel Energy’s application to increase power produced at the Prairie Island Nuclear Plant and to add 35 more above-ground canisters to store used nuclear waste.

  • This week marks the beginning of major debate on the state’s budget. Struggling with massive deficits and the increasing needs of Minnesotans, legislators are trying to tackle perhaps the worst budget situation in the State’s history. KFAI Capitol Correspondent Marty Owings filed this story.

    04-22-09

  • In the middle of controversy and partisan posturing, the economic stimulus package was recently passed into law. Minnesota will receive 9 billion dollars in tax cuts and new federal aid through the 787 billion dollar stimulus bill.

  • Caritas Vocal Ensemble is an a capella singing group that performs benefit concerts for charitable organizations in the Twin Cities who provide basic human services: food, shelter, clothing and health care – both physical and spiritual. Tune in this Sunday, April 26 at 6 p.m. and hear about the group’s mission of giving along with vocal music, live from KFAI’s studios.

  • Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann called for an “armed insurrection” against the government for proposing a tax on pollution. President Obama’s controversial carbon tax was recently discussed at a town hall forum at the University of Minnesota. Speakers included Senator Amy Klobuchar, who, unlike Bachmann, is in favor of a carbon tax. KFAI’s Katey DeCelle reports.

    04-21-09

  • Hundreds of students gathered at the State Capitol this morning to remind lawmakers that there is more to be done when it comes to access to affordable education. The issue now is equal access to financial aid. KFAI’s Anibal Prestan reports.

    04-21-09

  • A recent racial discrimation lawsuit settled by the city of Minneapolis, which paid $740,000 to five black police officers, prompted the Star Tribune to look into the inner-workings of the Minneapolis police department. In late 2006, FBI agents began to investigate local cops for corruption.

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