General Announcements

Eastside Food Co-op, Consolidated Container Company, and the City of Minneapolis announced their partnership today in piloting a community-wide plastics recycling program.

The Unitarian Universalists Association General Assembly is meeting in Minneapolis from June 23-27. Amongst other things, they will be voting on a Statement of Conscience for Creating Peace. KFAI’s Connor Molloy spoke to one of the Statement’s authors.


Photographer Wing Young Huie spent three years walking into schools, churches, beauty shops, senior centers and markets along a six-mile stretch on University Ave in St.

University of Minnesota graduate students took their protests against high fees to University Administrators. KFAI News Director Ahndi Fridell spoke to Lucia Peloski, a graduate instructor in the English Department, before the students moved their protest outdoors where the temperature was 5 degrees with strong winds.

February 2, 2009

On the June 2nd edition of Truth to Tell, Andy Driscoll and Nancy Sartor spoke to Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman. She explained why she is suing the City of Minneapolis, the City of St. Paul, and Ramsey County.

Here is a short snippet of what Goodman had to say. To hear the full interview, visit the Truth to Tell webpage at


Driscoll and Sartor also spoke to Luce Gillen-Givens, one of the RNC8, who was arrested, and Robert Kolstad, an attorney for the RNC8. The trial is set for October, but pre-trial hearings have already begun.

Here is a short snippet of what Gillen-Givens and Kolstad had to say. To hear the full interview, visit the Truth to Tell webpage at


As the International Climate Change conference in Copenhagen begins its second week, leaders of African nations stalled the negotiations briefly, demanding that rich countries sign a binding treaty that transfers wealth to the developing world. Rolf Nordstrom is the Executive Director of Great Plains Institute. The Institute works to promote a low-carbon energy system.

The negotiations 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 contention.


5th District Congressman Keith Ellison recently traveled to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Lebanon. He traveled with five other House members as part of the House Democracy Assistance Commission. He spoke to KFAI News Director Ahndi Fridell about the trip, as well as an update on health care legislation that is moving through the legislative process.


A startling 25% of Minnesota’s 9th graders are graduating from high school and moving on to complete their college education.