Recent News

  • Tune in Wednesday, December 3rd at 11 am for a discussion with Growth & Justice senior staff members Dane Smith and Angie Eilers about that organization’s report and proposal for investments in Minnesota’s public education system–-Smart Investments in Minnesota’s Students. Truth to Tell hosts Andy Driscoll and Lynell Mickelsen will ask them how anything ambitious can be done in a climate of

  • Access Works is an HIV- and Hepatitis-prevention program for intravenous drug users. It is located in a small street-front building about a block away from the Minneapolis Convention Center. The organization has a huge mission and a small budget and is a big piece of the HIV prevention efforts in the state of Minnesota. Ahndi Fridell reports.


  • There’s much more to Liverpool music than the Beatles. And long time KFAI listener Colin Robinson proves just that on the Wave Project next Sunday, December 7, at 6 pm. Colin presents a fabulous hour-long survey of Liverpool music and bands from the 60s to today, with a few surprises, without even leaving Liverpool.

  • KFAI’s Freewheelin’ is a proud sponsor of Trailer Trash’s Trashy Little Christmas Family Matinee Show, Sunday, December 14th at the Guthrie Theater.

    Local honky tonk band Trailer Trash brings its annual Trashy Little Xmas show to the Dowling Studio at the Guthrie. Equal parts cockle-warming and crazy-making, the holiday season is the most stressful time of year.

  • What the heck is swamp pop? To find out, tune in Friday, November 28th from 6 am to 11 am for the first annual Swamp Pop Radio Show. Hosted by several KFAI deejays including Blanche from Fubar Omniverse, Larry Englund from Rhythm and Grooves, David Cummings from Rockin’ n Rhythm and of course Karl & Mick from Louisiana Rhythms.

  • Next Sunday tune in for Womenfolk’s annual Home & Hearth special, celebrating food, family and the home place.

  • Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis hosted two special visitors who shared how the students inspired them to run a marathon in Delhi, India. Students in the Admission Possible program learn skills to prepare them to attend college. KFAI’s Michelle Alimoradi spoke to runners Patrick O’Shaughnessy and Scott Penticoff.


  • Tune in on Friday, December 12th at 7:30 pm to hear an interview with local band Bella Koshka.

    Bella Koshka formed in Minneapolis, MN in Autumn of 2006 when violinist Hilary Davis and vocalist Laura Boland began composing organic and electronic melodies.

  • Thursday, November 27th, as the kitchen windows steam for a day of cooking and roasting, listen to guests Wally Lamb and Iain M. Banks on Write on Radio 11 am-noon. Wally Lamb is the author of The Hour I First Believed. His previous books include She’s Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True. Iain M. Banks’s most recent novel is Matter.

  • This Sunday, November 30, Encuentro: will be entirely dedicated to the music of the great Cuban composer and pianist Ernesto Lecuona (1895-1963). Listen to some of his greatest songs as well as several pieces played at the piano by Lecuona himself.