While the Obama Administration continues to push lawmakers for health care reform legislation, U.S. Representative Betty McCollum held a hearing on July 20, 2009, at the state capitol to hear what Minnesota patients, practitioners, and hospital and clinic administrators need from national health care reform.

As part of the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Global Media, Diasporic Cultures speaking series, Dr.

Dee Henry Williams hosts various guests representing the organization Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) to discuss current military issues.

On the hills of the State of the Union, Metropolitan Council Chairman Peter Bell have the State of the region address this week.

Election Day 2014 was sleepier than most. The election issued in a Republican majority in the House of Representatives and in the Senate, but national voter turnout and overall political engagement among voters was notably low.

The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved Mayor R.T. Rybak’s nomination of Velma Korbel as Director of the City of Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights last month. Korbel previously served as commissioner of the State of Minnesota Department of Human Rights. She begins her new job June 1, and spoke to Elena Erofeeva at KFAI’s West Bank Studio.


Later this week, the Minneapolis City Council will consider a proposal to put a question on next November’s city-wide ballot, asking residents if the city should consider taking over its electric and gas utilities. The question comes up at a time when Minneapolis is set to re-negotiate contracts with Xcel Energy for electricity and Centerpoint Energy for gas service. 
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DFL senator John Marty of Roseville, chair of the Senate Health Committee recently released a state single-payer health plan called the Minnesota Health Act.

The Minnesota Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in the contested Senate race between Republican Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken. KFAI Political Correspondent Marty Owings brings us the story.


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Veteran Congressman Jim Ramstad is retiring from his position this year as the representative for Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District.