General Announcements

Story by Marya Morsted

In January the Joyce Foundation announced that two Twin Cities theater companies are among the winners of a prestigious commission to write a season of plays inspired by a merging of Latino and Asian cultures.

Story by Michelle Alimoradi

On Monday, February 13th, PBS stations will air a 90 minute documentary called “Slavery By Another Name”, based on a book by journalist Douglas Blackmon.

Story by Terry Carter

On Saturday afternoon, February 11th, The Honeydogs, The Brass Kings, Trailer Trash and Chris Koza will play at Famous Dave’s in Uptown, Minneapolis for a fundraiser that’s intended to benefit a very specific project – the building of a footbridge in Guatemala.

Story by Terry Carter

Nearly 4,000 gallons of water containing “small amounts” of tritium and “trace amounts” of other chemicals have been released by Prairie Island nuclear plant since November. The most recent leak happened February 3rd when 27 gallons of water overflowed a holding tank.

Story by Marty Owings and Ahndi Fridell

Story by Mike Fischbein

The results of the presidential preference poll at Tuesday’s Republican caucus were surprising to some observers, with former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum emerging as the big winner here in Minnesota. Texas Congressman Ron Paul finished second and the frontrunner, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, finishing third.

Story by Teresa Townsend

Approximately 70 people representing various activist groups in Minnesota rallied on Friday, February 3rd to protest the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA. The act, passed by congress and signed by President Obama, includes provisions that allow for the seizure and indefinite holding, without trial, of American citizens suspected of terrorist activities.

This week’s show features DFL Minority Leader Paul Thissen, Republican Senator Claire Robling, political analyst Sarah Janacek, and singer song-writer Alex Tulp from The Friendly Beers.

Story by Amanda Anderson

The Gray Wolf in Minnesota has gone from being a protected animal to a potential target in a hunting season that will be debated at the legislature. KFAI’s Amanda Anderson has a report.