Recent News

  • President Obama’s House-approved stimulus package is still pending in the Senate, but the city of Minneapolis is already planning ways to use any federal funding it may receive. City officials are gearing up for the creation of several new green jobs in the City that would employ local residents and plan for our environmental future.

  • Cedar-Riverside is a diverse Minneapolis neighborhood with a burgeoning populous of people from all over the world. But like many inner city neighborhoods, residents are always thinking of ways to prevent crime and promote public safety.

  • Last week, KFAI heard from Center for School Change Director, Joe Nathan, about a lawsuit filed against the Minnesota Department of Education and Tarek Ibn Ziyad Academy in Inver Grove Heights. The school, also known as TIZA, is a publicly funded charter school being sued on grounds that it is promoting Islam with taxpayer money.

  • David McKay, one of the men accused of making Molotov cocktails during the Republican National Convention last year, is out of jail for the first time since September. McKay’s week-long trial ended yesterday when the jury could not reach a verdict. The mistrial was declared following dramatic testimony in which McKay accused one of his fellow protesters, an FBI informant, of entrapment.

  • Jeff Hayden is the new DFL MN State Representative for District 61B in South Minneapolis. KFAI’s Anibal Preston brings us a profile on Representative Hayden.

    February 2, 2009

  • University of Minnesota graduate students took their protests against high fees to University Administrators. KFAI News Director Ahndi Fridell spoke to Lucia Peloski, a graduate instructor in the English Department, before the students moved their protest outdoors where the temperature was 5 degrees with strong winds.

    February 2, 2009

  • Please tune to Rockin in Rhythm Wednesday morning February 4th during the 7:00 hour for some of host David Cumming’s recent conversations with Miss Janet Waldo. Name doesn’t ring a bell? Janet is a veteran radio actor, she was the star of Meet Corliss Archer, she played Emmy Lou on both the Ozzie and Harriet radio and television shows, plus numerous other radio programs.

  • Tuesday, February 3rd, tune in to Dig Up the Roots at 9 am, for a special show about ‘toons. Greg recently spoke with local cartoon historian Tim Fay about cartoon music. This show will feature examples of music from the early years of animated film, and much more. Catch it live or archived here:node/56!

  • Cafe Intifada, which has been described as interactive political theater relaying the situation of life on the ground under Israeli Occupation, opens this weekend at the Bedlam Theater. KFAI’s Lydia Howell spoke to writer and director Flo Razowsky.

    January 29, 2009

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  • The Minneapolis City Council is currently reviewing a charter amendment that would abolish the Minneapolis Parks Board. Speaking in favor of the amendment is City Council Member, Paul Ostrow, who explains to KFAI reporter, Michelle Alimoradi, the inefficiencies of having the park authority separate from the City Council.

    January 29, 2009