Recent News

  • Tune in Sunday, May 17th for Womenfolk’s 2009 Summer Preview Special, highlighting the region’s best festivals and events. In addition to the great music and new releases, we’ll also give away several pairs of tickets and festival passes. Don’t miss this insider’s guide to the season’s hottest events…It all starts at 11 a.m. this Sunday!

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  • The last few days of the Legislative session have brought a stalemate at the Capitol. As lawmakers and the Governor wrangle over tax increases, one legislator is saying it’s time to get honest with the people of Minnesota. KFAI Capitol Correspondent Marty Owings brings us the story.


  • Thousands of homeless people gathered at the Minneapolis Convention Center for the bi-annual event, Project Homeless Connect. They receive free services such as haircuts, dental work and housing information. KFAI’s Katey DeCelle reports.


  • This Sunday, May 17, at 1 p.m., Encuentro: will present a program consisting entirely of Fado, the astoundingly beautiful music that comes from deep within Portugal’s national soul.

    This program is motivated by, although not necessarily inspired by, Carlos Saura’s latest film, “Fados, which was shown just a few weeks ago here in the Twin Cities.

  • The Good Noise Show welcomes guests from the Community Justice Project on Monday, May 18th. These volunteers will discuss the project in general and their experiences in particular, during the show’s 7:00 hour.

  • Terrorism charges against the RNC8:, a group of eight individuals who were arrested for planning protests at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul last summer, were dropped in April. The group still faces possible jail time, though, as two other charges remain.

  • The US House of Representatives passed the Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act 300-114 last Thursday. 4th District Congressional Representative Betty McCollum explains her support for the bill and what it will do for homeowners. KFAI’s Michelle Alimoradi reports.


  • Environmental activists opposed to Enbridge Energy’s Alberta Clipper pipeline, which will carry crude oil from the Canadian tar sands across northern Minnesota to Superior, Wisconsin, made a last-ditch effort at the State Capitol to disrupt the project. KFAI News Director Ahndi Fridell reports.


  • Tune into KFAI at 7pm on Saturday May 9th to hear Jason Moran and the Big Bandwagon: live from the Walker Art Center:

    Called “The most provocative thinker in current jazz” by Rolling Stone, Jason Moran’s performance on May 9th is built around the extraordinary “tentet” recording of Thelonius Monk’s legendary 1959 Town

  • Tune in Freewheelin’: on Monday morning, May 11th, as host Jackson Buck interviews the legendary Dan Hicks:

    Singer-songwriter Dan Hicks is truly an American original. Since the early 1960s, Hicks has deftly blended elements of Swing, Jazz, Folk and Country music to create the appealing sound he sometimes calls Folk Jazz.