General Announcements

Story by Nathan Jones

Southeastern Minnesota is the next frontier for what energy experts call a ‘modern day gold rush – a $1 billion dollar a year industry with the potential to tap North America’s natural gas reserves, reduce dependence on foreign oil, and create jobs in communities hit hard by the global recession.

Story by Terry Carter

Saturday, April 21 is Record Store Day – a day to honor local independent record stores nationwide.
On The Takeaway, Terry Carter talked with Bob Fuchs, manager of a Minneapolis treasure – The Electric Fetus.

Story by Marty Owings & Ahndi Fridell

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Story by Flor Trevino and Mike Fischbein

Earth Day marks the anniversary of what many consider to be the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.

Story by Terry Carter

How many Emperor Penguins are there in Antarctica?
In the past, answering that mysterious ecological question required some guesswork since the animals live in such a harsh environment. Previous estimates put the population at 350 thousand.

Story by Susan Gray

A group of organizations opposed to the Voter ID Amendment gathered at the State Capitol yesterday to announce the launch of “Our Vote, Our Future” a coordinated campaign to defeat the measure.
The Coalition includes 80 organizations from across the state representing a wide spectrum of interests.

KFAI’s Susan Gray has more.

Story by Michelle Alimoradi and Terry Carter

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak gave his State of the City address on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at the Capri Theater in North Minneapolis. While the speech concerned the state of the entire city, Rybak gave special attention to the economically depressed north side.

KFAI’s Michelle Alimoradi and Terry Carter produced a report for The Takeaway.

Story by Marty Owings

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Story by Christina Cerruti

For over a year, the struggle between the people of Syria and the Syrian government has been making headlines around the world. A large number of Syrians live outside the country … some of them here in Minnesota.

Story by Teresa Townsend

Although few Minnesotans know about the ongoing struggle between Eritrea and Ethiopia, the conflict has a long history and a global reach.
Some Minnesota families have felt the situation’s tragic side effects when relatives, trying to leave Eritrea, have been kidnapped by smugglers.
KFAI’s Teresa Townsend has a report.