General News

Fighting continues in Egypt.  On August 18th, the Egyptian government admitted that its security forces killed 36 Islamists who were in its custody. 

On August 19th, militants ambushed a police convoy in the northern Sinai region and 24 officers were killed. 

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A member of the Egyptian parliament and a spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood is in Minnesota this week. Dr. Abdel Mawgoud Dardery stopped by KFAI and appeared on The Morning Blend.

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Tuesday November 5th at 8pm, KFAI will present live election coverage. Andy Driscoll will host along with Bob Meek at the KFAI studios at Cedar and Riverside in Minneapolis.
Guests will include Mary Turck of the Daily Planet, David Brauer of Minn Post, and Charles Hallman of the Spokesman-Recorder.

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It wasn’t long ago that electric cars were thought to be impractical. They were met with resistance by oil producers and skepticism by political leaders. But things have changed, and now federal and state governments, car manufacturers, and industry leaders are touting alternative energy vehicles as the future of automotive transportation. At a couple of recent Twin Cities events, KFAI’s Allison Osberg found renewed enthusiasm for electric cars, partly in response to new federal mileage standards that were pushed forward by President Obama.

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In a spirited and feisty Fifth Congressional District Debate on KFAI, Democrat Keith Ellison and Republican Chris Fields debated the issues and challenged each other’s integrity.

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Story by Terry Carter

The St. Paul City Council unanimously passed a resolution on June 13th to support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would declare that corporations are not people.
The Minneapolis City Council is expected to take up a similar measure. This is part of an effort called “Resolutions Week” where local units of government nationwide are being asked to take a position on the issue of corporate personhood and the Supreme Court’s “Citizens United” decision.
Minnesota’s Fifth District Congressman Keith Ellison has been active in the effort to push a Constitutional amendment. He talked with KFAI’s Terry Carter on The Takeaway.

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Fifth District Congressman Keith Ellison talks about immigration and gun violence.

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The one hundred and thirteenth Congress is now underway in Washington, and 5th district Representative Keith Ellison has a leadership position in his caucus.  He will serve as Chief Deputy Whip.   Representative Ellison talked with Dale Connelly on KFAI's Morning Blend.  

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A conversation with 5th District Congressman Keith Ellison about the November 6th contest against Republican Chris Fields.

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Minnesota's 5th district Congressman, Keith Ellison, says he will judge any budget deal that comes out of the talks between Presdient Obama and House Speaker Boehner by which segement of society pays the greatest cost.  "Does it make the most vulnerable and the middle class bear the weight of it, or is it shared among all income classes?", Ellison asks.  The answer to that question will determine his vote.  Congressman Ellison talked with Paul Brohaugh and Dale Connelly on KFAI's Morning Blend.  

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