Recent News

  • KFAI invites you for an evening of great Cajun and Zydeco music, food, costumes, dancing and loads of fun at our annual MARDI GRAS PARTY at the Eagles Club in Minneapolis.

    The party takes place at the Eagles Club on Fat Tuesday, February 24. Music starts at 7:00.

    Music will be by The Faux Playboys, Brass Messengers, Mr. Rolls, and The Rockin’ Pinecones.

  • Do you hate Oscar-winning movie music? I sure do. That’s why this Saturday, on Oscar’s Eve, I’ll be up in the Temposphere playing film scores that are truly worthy of award.

  • On Thursday, Feb. 19th’s Collective Eye:, program host Janis Lane-Ewart and jazz journalist Pamela Espeland interviewed jazz vocalist Kurt Elling.

  • A historical milestone in civil rights is honored with a musical by Youth Performance Company (YPC). KFAI’s Lydia Howell reviews the piece.

    For more interviews with these YPC performers go to the Catalyst archives on the KFAI website: .

    February 18, 2009

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  • Students from the U of M organization, United Against Budget Cuts (UABC), gathered to protest a recent tuition increase at the University. Members of UABC gathered near Fowell Hall where tuition is due today. After the protest, KFAI’s Catherine Willman spoke with UABC’s media representative, Kevin Curran.

    February 18, 2009

  • The discovery of a cat hoarder in a St. Anthony trailer park has placed the Animal Humane Society in the midst of a public relations nightmare. Normally seen as a protector of animals, the decision to euthanize 120 cats recovered from the raid has angered many animal rights activists. A few of the activists protested in front of the Animal Humane Society building in Golden Valley this morning.

  • Tune in on Wednesday, February 18th at 11 am as Truth to Tell’s special Single-Payer Healthcare: Are We There Yet?

    For the umpteenth successive Legislative session a bill consolidating all Minnesota health insurance into a single public source and making coverage mandatory for all residents. It’s rarely ever found its way out of committee.

  • [img_assist|nid=17814|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=185|height=83]KFAI will celebrate Black History Month with a special day of programming on February 19th. From 6am until 9:30pm, KFAI will feature a variety of programming including music, history, and dialogue from members of the Twin Cities community and from respected national sources.

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  • People have been trying to think and identify themselves outside of racial boxes since before WEB Du Bois called the color line the problem of the twentieth century.

  • To prevent power outages and meet increasing energy demands in South Minneapolis, Xcel Energy proposes two new transmission towers that would connect a high-voltage transmission line between the Hiawatha Avenue corridor and Midtown area, according to Xcel. However, critics say that the proposal would do more harm than good.