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KFAI’s Benno Groeneveld will be covering next week’s Republican convention from a GLBT perspective. He recently spoke with two groups about their plans for the RNC: Outfront Minnesota and the Log Cabin Republicans. The latter group is the name for a group of gay and lesbian activists within the Grand Old Party. Here’s Benno Groeneveld.

That’s KFAI Benno Groeneveld.

As we look back on the tragedy of the I-35 bridge collapse last week, one image enters our minds- the yellow school bus.

Wolves have been on the Federal Endangered Species list for nearly 30 years, but they’ve made a successful comeback in Minnesota.

Story by Bob Hines and Michelle Alimoradi

On March 24th, a photo exhibit will go on display at the Whittier Gallery at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design that features the images and recorded testimony of thirteen young Somali Men. The project is an attempt to document the lives of these men as they try to feel at home in Minnesota.

1300 people recently attended the 12th Annual YWCA of Minneapolis Circle of Women luncheon and fundraiser to hear testimonies of the organization’s great work as well as a special announcement of a

In less than 20 years, two-thirds of the world’s population will lack access to water. Overuse and pollution are not the only reasons for this crisis.

This week on MinneCulture, live from Minnesota visits the Black Dog Coffee & Wine Bar in Lowertown St. Paul for When Poets Found Bass, a night of spoken word poetry presented by the Saint Paul Almanac. Featuring Saymoukda D. Vongsay, Fres Thao, Desdamona, Truthmaze and DJ Kool Akiem. Produced for KFAI by Daniel Zamzow. MinneCulture is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

Story by Michael Fischbein

Thousands of Tibetans and their supporters are protesting the actions of the Chinese government. Since last Spring, there has been a Chinese military presence at the Ngaba Kirti Monastery in Eastern Tibet. Ten Tibetan monks and one Tibetan nun have set fire to themselves in protest of this presence.

Plans for a new I-35W bridge have some local politicians and city planners reconsidering the future of public transit in the Twin Cities.

Even with a record turnout, some people do not vote. Who are they, and why? John Slade, a KFAI board member and news volunteer, hits the streets to find out.

11-04-2008

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