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Jacob Frey is an attorney and a community organizer.
He’s a resident of the Nicollet Island/East Bank Neighborhood and a member of the Minneapolis Capital Long Range Improvement Committee.
Frey is also known for organizing the Big Gay Race, mobilizing over 10,000 people and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to fight the marriage amendment. Frey took the DFL endorsement from incumbent Diane Hofstede, who withdrew from the endorsement process. He stopped by KFAI to talk with Trisha Collopy. She noted that four city council incumbents did not get the DFL endorsement this time around, and she asked Jacob Frey why he thinks that happened.
James “Jimmie” Stroud is a native of Washington DC. Stroud says he came to Minnesota in 1984 as a stand-up comic to do some fundraising for a local youth group. He stayed in Minnesota and has done work with the Minneapolis Urban League and the Legal Rights Center of Minnesota. He currently works as a Career Transition Specialist at the Hubert Humphrey Job Corps Center in St. Paul. KFAI’s Dale Connelly asked Stroud why he decided to run for mayor of Minneapolis.
Perennial candidate Ole Savior met recently with KFAI’s Alex Forbes to discuss the issues and his decision to run for Minneapolis mayor. Savior has appeared on the ballot many times before while making a bid for different offices.
Alex Forbes asked him how many times he has run.
Ward 9 candidate Pat Fleetham describes himself as a dedicated community service volunteer. In addition to his involvement with the family business, Fleetham Furniture, he says he was born in Minneapolis, lives in South Minneapolis, and takes community involvement very seriously. Fleetham talked with KFAI's Cynthia Montana about his city council candidacy.
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Minneapolis will elect a new city council on November 5th. Some incumbents have been challenged strongly by newcomers. In the city’s sixth ward, Abdi Warsame took the DFL endorsement from sitting council member Robert Lilligren, who has said he will still run for the office. Abdi Warsame talked with KFAI’s Lennie Chism about why he is running for City Council.
We speak with Tim Ward about his book What the Buddha Never Taught, his bestseller about life in one of the strictest monasteries in Southeast Asia, back in print in a new 20th anniversary edition.
We also talk with Swati Avasthi about her new novel Chasing Shadows. She is also the author of the novel Split, which won many awards, including the 2011 International Reading Association Award.
Libertarian candidate Christopher Clark is one of 35 people who will appear on the November Ballot for Mayor of Minneapolis. Clark moved to Minnesota from Nebraska in 1999. He believes in reducing taxes and thinks Minneapolis has put too much money into expensive projects that haven't worked out well. He talked to KFAI's Mary Keating.