Culture & Community News

Mayor Betsy Hodges and Chief of Police Janeé Harteau granted first joint interview since the controversy over the cancelled community meeting, to  KFAI's  Health Notes. The interview will air on Monday, October 6, 2014 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Mental health advocates and service providers cringe at what budget cuts portend for their charges – as if the stigma of mental illness isn’t enough to create political antipathy. Anyone who gets around these cities can see the fruits of mental illness in a wide variety of societal outcasts – rage, drug use, homelessness, and crimes for which their mental illness is no defense.

What mood are you in right now? Maybe you’re relieved that summer is finally here, or frustrated because instead of enjoying it, you’re sitting in a cold office with the air conditioning blowing in your face. Whatever you’re feeling, Minneapolis shares your pain, or your joy. A new public art piece that taps into the emotions of the city went up on display on June 13th at the Plaza of the Minneapolis Convention Center.

KFAI's Peggah Navab was there.  

Minnesota cartoonists are profiled in this two-part documentary about the Twin Cities’ vibrant doodle community.

PART I, MON, AUG 23 @ 7:30PM:

Will Dinski, illustrator of the graphic novel, Fingerprints

Steve Stwalley, creator of Soapy the Chicken; founder of the International Cartoonist Conspiracy

Sarah Morean, coordinator of Twin Cities Zinefest and Minneapolis Indie Expo


Hear from Minnesota filmmakers, Barbara Weiner (Ida’s Story, Mar. 20) and Teresa Konechne (Woven From The Land,Mar. 27) who’s films screen at the Walker Art Center’s annual Women With Vision FIlm Festival. Plus: Twin Cities economic activists update on opposing Gov.Pawlenty’s massive social cuts at the State Capitol. On Catalsyt, Friday,Mar.19,11am, hosted by Lydia Howell

The AMPERS web site has over 1,000 stories, featuring some of the most creative, passionate, and talented Minnesotans you know—and may not know—gathered from all over the state. Join web site manager Todd Melby as he visits Pam Without Boundaries: Monday morning, 11am, to share some of those stories.

On Friday, January 29th at 11am on KFAI’s Catalyst:catalyst, two guests talk about the push to END Minnesota’s Moratorium on new nuclear power plants: LISA LEDWIDGE of Institute for Energy and Environmental Research’s (IEER) working on their plan to be Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free: A Roadmap for Minnesota’s Energy Policy (by 2050) and KEN PENTEL, longtime environmental activist, founder of the

Gia Vitali from Minnesotans United for All Families will talk about defeating the marriage amendment & equal rights for same sex couples in MN, a young filmmaker interviews LGBT teens, Shades of Yellow celebrates New Year and current LGBT issues are highlight’s of this Fresh Fruit show on Thursday, March 29 at 7pm.

Gia Vitali, Research and Communication

Tune in Thursday, November 20th at 7:30 pm as Dixie Treichel and John Townsend welcome Miss Richfield 1981 and Noel Raymond on Fresh Fruit:node/89, where they will talk about their upcoming shows.

Miss Richfield 1981, performer
It’s A Coo Coo Christmas
Nov 28-Dec 14, 2008
Illusion Theater:

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Tune in Thursday, November 15th at 7:30 as Fresh Fruit:node/89 welcomes MJ Kroll, Joel Sass, Leah Cooper, Jake Yuzna.

Hosts: Dixie Treichel & John Townsend