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  • Tune in to Womenfolk this Labor Day Sunday at 11 am for our annual special Women’s Work, where we will celebrate all you hard workers with songs about farming, mining, truck driving and working 9 to 5. Hope you get to kick back, take a break and enjoy the tunes…don’t worry, we’ll do all the work!

    More about Womenfolk here:womenfolk.

  • Have Fun At The Fair With KFAI. If you’re going to the State Fair this year, you’re invited to participate in our FUN AT THE FAIR photo contest.

    • Wear your KFAI t-shirts and hats to the Fair.
    • Send us pictures of your family and friends wearing their KFAI gear or holding signs that say “KFAI”.
  • The September 3 webcast of Poquito y Bueno: A Short and Sweet Half-Hour of Flamenco is a must-hear! In this week’s excerpt of our conversation with the Artistic Director of Zorongo Flamenco, Susana di Palma talks about home-cooked meals while she was on tour with the Spanish gypsies, featuring such delicacies as freshly caught snails, blood jello, and road-kill rabbit.

  • Sheila St. James, Minneapolis transplant but a New Orleans native and Hurricane Katrina survivor, will be joining Kinshasha on Health on Monday, September 7 at 11 a.m.

    Health and Fitness go-to-girl, Sheila “SUPERWOMAN” St. James says it’s okay to call her a fitness guru, but ultimately she wants to be known as a life-saver. The former beauty pageant contestant has reigned as Ms.

  • Though no one has figured out how to make a buck from serialized web episodes, producers are jumping on the virtual bandwagon.

  • In the first of our series of intimate conversations with the Minneapolis-based dancer/choreographer, Susana di Palma talks about being plucked from her ballet classes to learn to partner with a young Mexican boy, David, in the presentation of Spanish dances. Castanets were Susana’s first challenge. On this show we’ll play pieces by the maestras of this genre.

  • Unknown to many, almost destroyed by Highway 55 and unavailable to the public for the better part of fifty years, Coldwater Spring was an important place in Minnesota history long before statehood.

  • Gays and lesbians in monogamous relationships will be able to become ministers of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). 55 percent of the delegates voted Friday to overturn a ban that prohibited gays and lesbians from ministerial positions, unless they took vows of celibacy. An earlier effort by opponents to require a super-majority of 60 percent to repeal the ban failed.

  • 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.