General Announcements

Story by Paul Brohaugh

The high profile political convention happening this weekend is the Republican Convention in St. Cloud, but there’s another endorsing convention that starts tomorrow in Minneapolis – the Green Party is meeting at the Tapestry Folkdance Center.

Holle Brian is the Communications Chair for the Green Party of Minnesota. She talked with KFAI’s Paul Brohaugh.

Story by Paul Brohaugh

Springtime in Northeast Minneapolis finds artists sprucing up their studios and perhaps finishing some pieces as they prepare to receive a whirlwind of art-hungry civilians in their places of creativity and work.

Story by Terry Carter

The Metropolitan Council says construction of the Central Corridor light rail line connecting downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul is now half done, and will be 75 per cent finished by the end of the year. The project is on target to finish on time and within budget.

Story by Bob Hines and Michelle Alimoradi

The Minneapolis City Council will be the next public body to take up the Vikings Stadium issue. After Governor Mark Dayton signs the legislation, the city council will have 30 days to approve it. Minneapolis Mayor R. T. Rybak told the Star Tribune he believes he has the seven votes needed to pass the measure.

Story by Brad Allen

While the Great Recession technically came to an end in June of 2009, the pace of recovery is painfully slow for many Americans. The 12.5 million people out of work and 7.9 million counted as underemployed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics are feeling the impact of the financial crisis three years later.

Despite continued high unemployment, the current U.S.

Story by Shanna Gratton

What would it mean to your family if there was new baby in the house or a sudden illness that required leave from your job?
A national organization that advocates for paid leave for new parents and other family–friendly policies says Minnesota is merely average in supporting new parents in the workforce.

Story by Lennie Chism

Minnesota voters will consider a constitutional amendment this Fall that, if passed, will define marriage as only being between “one man and one woman”. The intent is to prevent any court, judge or legislature from allowing gay marriage in the state.

Story by Nathan Jones

M. Sanjayan is lead scientist for The Nature Conservancy, specializing in conservation issues. His work has appeared on The Discovery Channel, BBC, National Geographic Wild, and scientific journals including Conservation Biology and Nature.

Story by Bob Hines and Michelle Alimoradi

Everybody is familiar with the smell of a chlorinated pool – the chemicals needed to prevent the growth of bacteria can make public swimming an unpleasant experience for many.

But now some public pools, particularly those in St.

The trial of CeCe McDonald started and came to an abrupt end when McDonald accepted a plea bargain. McDonald, an African American transgender woman, was accused of murder in the death of Dean Schmitz in June of 2011. He was stabbed as part of a fight that erupted outside the Schooner Tavern in Minneapolis.