Arts & Culture

University of Minnesota economics professor and Nobel prize winner Leonid Hurwicz died on June 24, 2008. He was 90 years old.

Gabriel Solomon is a graduate student at the University of Minnesota, and orginally from Sudan. In recent months, he and several students started the Save Yar Campaign.

On July 10, 2008, a new arts and entertainment marathon that will help welcome Republican National Convention guests was announced. It’s called spark24.

Minneapolis cartoonist Kevin Cannon, originally from Golden Valley, Minnesota, spoke to KFAI’s Britt Aamodt. Top Shelf Comics recently published Cannon’s latest work, a graphic novel called Far Arden, which transports the reader to the Canadian Arctic.


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This Sunday, local food expert and KFAI programmer Amanda Balagur hosts another one hour focus on local food initiatives. Joining her will be JoAnne Berkenkamp of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. Topping off this tasty program will be music, live, in studio, from the band The Field of Medicine. Spend your dinner hour this Sunday listening to the Wave Project at 6 pm.

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In Minneapolis, the riverfront district has become a showcase for edgy, modernist architecture.

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This Thursday, Fernando Meza, Chair of the Percussion program at the University of Minnesota, comes to Encuentro to share with us in a journey around the world through an instrument that lives in many cultures: the marimba.  This instrument has a rich history and tradition in many countries, in and beyond Latin America, and, in some, it has even been declared as the national instrument.


The days are growing longer, temperatures are rising and buds are swelling full. Inside an old movie theater on East Lake Street, creative forces put together the 34th May Day Parade.

As part of the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Global Media, Diasporic Cultures speaking series, Dr.