General Announcements

This Saturday a rally at the Minnesota State Capitol will attempt to generate excitement about moving towards an energy future without reliance on fossil fuels.

The event is called “Moving Planet”, and it’s part of a larger effort by an organization called 350 dot org, led by environmental writer and activist Bill McKibben.

Similar events are scheduled around the globe.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express are planning to give away one million dollars to support historic sites in the Twin Cities area, and they’re doing it through Facebook.

Today marks the first day people can go to a Facebook page to identify the Twin Cities historic site that they think is most deserving of preservation money.

The Labor Day weekend marks the end of summertime, and for a group of young people on the North Side of Minneapolis, the end of August means the end of their summer jobs.

For the past few years, summer jobs for youth have been hard to find just about everywhere.

This weekend brings the final days of the 2011 Minnesota State Fair. The familiar and time-honored features are there for just a few more days: the animal barns, Big Fat Bacon, Sweet Martha’s Cookies, Ye Olde Mill and people watching of course.

They’ll all be back next year. But this year marks the first appearance of what is both a new AND old attraction.

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has organized the 2nd Annual Indigenous Music and Movies series for Tuesday nights in August. KFAI’s Sabrina Crews spoke with series curator John Gwinn and Native American filmmaker Elizabeth Day.

To find out more about the series, visit the Park and Rec website:

Minnesota wine may sound like and oxymoron to some, but in the last few years the industry has grown from a handful of producers to more than 30 vineyards across the state. KFAI’s Katey DeCelle Visited St. Croix vineyards – an award-winning producer in Stillwater, Minnesota.

KFAI’s Dale Connelly filed this report about five Somali chefs taking part in a Sambusa Cook-Off that presented challenges for chefs who are not used to using ingredients outside of Somalia to make their deep fried pastries.

Gimme danger, baby! A special extended one-hour edition of the Listening Lounge: pays tribute to new Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members Iggy & the Stooges and the band’s 1973 album, Raw Power. Hear how this seminal album was made and how it influenced future generations of punk rockers.

This show airs Wednesday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m.

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