Recent News

  • 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!

  • Peace and justice activist David Wildman was in the Twin Cities last weekend to speak on the situation in the Middle East. Wildman is executive secretary for Human Rights and Racial Justice with the General Board of Ministries of the United Methodist Church and he is co-chair of the steering committee of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation:

  • A recent study conducted by the Minnesota Department of Health concludes that a disproportionately high amount of young Somali children are participating in autism programs. After the report’s release, many questions remain about whether or not the study reflects an increase in autism within the Twin Cities Somali community.