General Announcements

The negotiation between the Minnesota Nurses Association and local hospitals is at a bit of a public standstill. Nurses approved a one-day strike during a vote last week, but have not yet announced a date. KFAI’s Anibal Prestan gives an update on the main point of the contention.


Three outreach programs at the University of Minnesota recently teamed up to launch a program to teach North Minneapolis high school students about cooking, nutrition, and running a restaurant business. KFAI’s Amanda Balagur brings us the story.


According to local refugee organizations, the Twin Cities is home to some of the largest refugee groups in the country and worldwide, including the largest Somali community in the United States and one of the largest Hmong communities in the world. In total, more than 90,000 refugees have been resettled in Minnesota since 1979.

Two annual Twin Cities events teamed up to host an entire afternoon and evening of entertainment and culture last Saturday. In a new partnership, the Twin Cities World Refugee Day celebration took place near Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis and was immediately followed by the Minneapolis MOSAIC Arts Festival. KFAI reporter Jessica Folker was there to bring you the story.


Twin Cities’ Human Rights is hosting its 20th annual awards dinner on Saturday evening. State Senator Scott Dibble is the Brian Coyle Leadership Award honoree, and he spoke to KFAI’s Ahndi Fridell about the honor.

September 10, 2009

People in the Twin Cities celebrated the annual Juneteenth festival yesterday at Theodore Wirth park in Minneapolis, but event organizers still have their work cut out for them as far as educating people about the historical significance of the celebration. KFAI’s Michelle Alimoradi reports.


On September 18, 2007 State representative Frank Hornstein and Senators John Marty and Patricia Torres Rey joined workers, students, and community members at a press conference at AFSCME headquarters

Michelle Bruch reports on the University of Minnesota’s Agriculture Experiment Station and it’s research on creating healthier and more beneficial produce.

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents held a public forum on the University’s budget on June 17th. President Bob Bruininks has proposed the elimination of 1,240 jobs in the 2010 fiscal year budget, and clerical workers fear that they will receive the brunt of the cuts. Members of AFSCME held a rally to ask for more cuts from top administration and to suggest alternatives to the cuts.