General Announcements

On October 12th, three of the four candidates for Minnesota State Senate in District 61 participated in a forum co-sponsored by the Whittier Alliance and the League of Women Voters.

As a public service to those looking for information on the contest, KFAI offers complete, unedited audio from this, the only community forum for candidates in this special election.

St. Paul’s low income neighborhoods are suffering from a drop in housing values that far exceeds the decline in more affluent parts of the city.

An interfaith coalition called ISAIAH released the report at a meeting in St. Paul on Tuesday, October 11th.

The study found that in the last five years, home values have fallen throughout the city. Values have dropped about 50 percent in St.

Three candidates running for the vacant State Senate seat in district 61 answered voters’ questions at a community forum last night. The event, sponsored by the Whittier Alliance and the League of Women Voters, was the only forum scheduled for this special election.
KFAI’s Eric Blom was there, and filed this report.

The Occupy Minnesota protest continues in the plaza between the Hennepin County Government Center and the Minneapolis City Hall. Yesterday, Dave Romm talked to some of the participants about a federal holiday being observed at the same time.

One of the people interviewed by Dave Romm mentioned comments over the weekend by Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson.

KFAI has been checking in with protesters in downtown Minneapolis through the weekend. Allison Osberg filed this video report.

You Make the Difference in KFAI’s History.

Thank you, from the late night crew at the last moments of the fall pledge drive. As of midnight October 7th, 820 people had given $61,692 during our fall drive. Although we did not reach our goal, we appreciate the community support that has taken us this far!

KFAI and Truth To Tell volunteer Craig Stellmacher filed this video report from downtown Minneapolis on day 2 of Occupy MN.

KFAI Interns Allison Osberg and Eric Blom captured some comments during the early hours of Occupy MN on Friday morning, October 7th.

An organization called Occupy Minnesota has promoted a demonstration and rally in downtown Minneapolis that began this morning at 9. The stated intention on the organization’s website is to “stand in solidarity” with those staging a similar demonstration on New York’s Wall Street.
KFAI’s Michelle Alimoradi was there, and she spoke with Bob Hines during the KFAI Weekly News.

Students who face bullying and harassment can feel isolated, and many have said they draw comfort from learning that others have had the same experience, and survived.
Providing that kind of support is the aim of a new book entitled “Dear Bully,” a collection of essays by 70 authors, including R.L. Stein and Mo Willems.