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Longtime local peace and environmental activist, Susu Jeffrey, took exception to Colin Powell’s high profile presence on Martin Luther King Day. She had this commentary.

January 21, 2009

July 20, 2009, marks the 40th anniversary of the moon landing by the Apollo 11 crew. KFAI’s Britt Aamodt talked to Minneapolis illustration studio, Big Time Attic, whose book T-Minus: The Race to the Moon documents the US-Soviet space race of the 1960s to be the first country to land a man on the moon.

This story aired on Thursday, July 16, 2009.

An ongoing exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts features new work by Minnesota artist Ta-coumba Aiken.

Some grassroots organizations that lobby against net neutrality—the principle guiding a free and open internet— are funded by the internet and telecommunication industry. launched a campaign to expose these fake grass-roots organizations that they call Astroturf. KFAI’s Adam Spencer spoke with a representative of FreePress.


Minnesota made green history Tuesday in downtown Minneapolis. The Target Center is the first sports arena in the nation to have green roofing. The roof is 167 feet in the sky and can only be accessed through a series of elevators, staircases, and a ladder. The roof looks like a baseball field and will soon support Minneosta prairie plants, but it isn’t open to the public. KFAI reporter Ivan B.

The Target Center was bustling with the sounds of many different languages, melodies, and musical instruments on Sunday for the Lift Kids United World Campaign. The all-day event featured performers from a variety of different ethnic communities in celebration of Minnesota’s cultural diversity. KFAI’s Ian Yue got a sneak peak of this world-class event.


Target’s $500,000 donation to Minnesota Forward, a political action committee that used money to sponsor ads for Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer, has sparked an outcry amongst supporters of GLBT rights.


The state legislature is proposing significant changes to the mortgage interest deduction affecting many Minnesota homeowners. As the State attempts to deal with a $4.7 billion shortfall, no stone is being left unturned. KFAI News Capitol Correspondent Marty Owings brings us the story.


On TAX DAY – April 15 – there were several hundred rallies held across the nation. Tea Parties, as they’ve been called by organizers, are designed to send Washington a clear message, reign in spending and reduce the size of Government. KFAI Political Correspondent Marty Owings filed this report from Capitol.


The State Legislature was successful in passing the transportation bill during the week of February 26th. But there’s another tax hike that voters should prepare themselves for in the coming months.