General Announcements

Tune in to Wednesday, December 31st at 11 am for a special congressional review of the past year as U.S. Representatives Betty McCullom and Keith Ellison stop by the show.

Hosted by Andy Driscoll, Truth to Tell takes this year-end opportunity to review the policies and politics of 2008 and their impact on Twin Cities residents – and the change and expectations we can look for in 2009.

July 12-13, 2008, marked the 12th year of the Twin Cities Dragon Festival, the state’s largest festival celebrating Asian American culture.

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