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Five KFAI producers have received Page One Awards from the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). Jessica Folker, Dan Greenwood, Marisa Helms and Daniel Zamzow won awards for work they produced for KFAI’s Legacy Project—the station’s arts and culture initiative managed by Nancy Sartor. KFAI’s Libby Donohue was also recognized with a Page One Award for a story she produced for News Director Dale Connelly.

KFAI’s Legacy Project includes short features that are broadcast on the Morning Blend (Monday through Friday from 6 to 8am), and audio documentaries and live performances that air during MinneCulture (Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8pm). Now in its third cycle, the Legacy Project is supported by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Links to all of KFAI’s Legacy stories can be found at ampers.org.

Photo L to R: Daniel Zamow, Libby Donohue, Dan Greenwood, Marisa Helms, Dale Connelly, Nancy Sartor. Not pictured: Jessica Folker.

KFAI 2012-13 Award Winners

Libby Donohue
Category: Hard News Report [Radio]
Walker Church Destroyed, Community Looks to Future

Jessica Folker
Category: Mini-documentary/In-depth series [Radio]
Military Intelligence Service Language School at Fort Snelling

Dan Greenwood
Category: Feature-length documentary [Radio]
West Hills State School: A Troubled Past for the Owatonna Orphanage

Marisa Helms
Category: Feature-length documentary [Radio]
Third Home from Burma: Minnesota’s Karen Community

Daniel Zamzow
Category: Feature [Radio]
Twin Cities Hmong Hip-Hop on the Rise

KFAI DJs will be on the scene at Art-A-Whirl this weekend, spinning on Friday and Saturday at the Silent Auction Gallery #332 of the Northrup King Building. Explore the amazing art and meet some of your favorite KFAI programmers.

FRIDAY, MAY 17
5 – 6:30pm: Jacquie Maddix “Lady J” / Rollin’ and Tumblin’
6:30 – 8pm: DJ Steely / Kinda Cloudy Radio
8 – 9pm: Sarah Lageson / House Party
9 – 10pm: Mick & Tom Novak / Louisiana Rhythms & This Little Girl’s Gone Rockin’

SATURDAY, MAY 18

noon – 1:30pm: Brad Wrolstad / African Rhythms
1:30 – 3pm: Liberty Finch / The Pop Shop
3 – 4:30pm: Miguel Vargas / Radio Pocho
4:30 – 6pm: Old School Bob & Nu Skool Katey / Fused Funk
6 – 7pm: Glen Leslie / Jet Set Planet
7 – 8pm: Mason Butler & Ben Heath / Below the Waste

Set your radio dial, computer, or intergalatic beamer to the  KFAI's Collective Eye, this Saturday from Noon- 1:30 pm, for a final celebration of International Women's Day. "and the ebb but reveals ME again" is an excerpt of a work from Zora Neale Hurston and seven illustrious women – Debra J. Stone, Lori-Young Williams, Amoke Kubat, Sha' Cage, Genesia Williams, Tish Jones and Beverly Cottman – will perform/read/create their individual interpretations of Hurston's work.

Dear KFAI Community,

It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Suzann Eisenberg Murray as KFAI’s new Interim Executive Director.

Suzann is a founding partner of the Dendros Group, a dynamic St. Paul-based consulting firm. She has extensive experience providing capacity building, executive transition management, strategic planning and leadership to nonprofit, government and public/private sector collaborations. Suzann has 20 years of experience serving a wide variety of nonprofit organizations as an executive director, senior program director, trainer and board member. Prior to entering the non-profit field, she spent 17 years in the private sector serving as a corporate trainer, executive level manager and business owner of a full service public relations and communications firm.

On Monday, May 21, 2012, KFAI’s website adopted a new look for better accessibility and organization. Since the launch, we have heard feedback from our listeners and volunteers about technical difficulties regarding our new website streaming and archive players which replaced the Real Player and mp3 player. KFAI has worked with our Tech Team to improve the quality of playback with these players and bringing back an MP3 streaming option that is compatible with most web browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Safari.

Currently listeners can either stream KFAI’s archives in our website player by clicking the “Listen Now” icon or through their default media player by clicking “MP3 Streaming.” The “KFAI Live Stream” is now able to play for long periods of time without stalling (a frequent problem when the website was launched); in the event that the Live Stream player does stall, you can always refresh it by clicking the KFAI Live Stream link on the front page. An MP3 Live Streaming option is coming soon.

Please report and email to webteam@kfai.org if you are experiencing difficulty. We are always seeking more ways to improve our media tools for the satisfaction of our listeners who continue to support Radio Without Boundaries.

On Monday, May 21st, KFAI’s website has a new look.Changes have been made to the program schedule menu, left side bar, how information is organized and more refurbished features.

Once you’ve given the revised site a whirl, let us know what you think. Your comments will be welcomed at webteam@kfai.org or 612.341.3144 ×23.

KFAI presents “Tortoise + Minenapolis Jazz All Stars, a live broadcast, in cooperation with the Walker Art Center on Friday, May 4th at 8:00 p.m.

Tortoise is known for its boundless intellectual curiosity and unmistakable instrumental collage of jazz, rock, electronica, dub, dance, ambient and minimilism.

This 312 – meets – 612 experiment features performers

KFAI members made it possible in 2011 for people to learn that the music scene in the Twin Cities extends beyond the clubs and concert halls.

KFAI listeners heard about a unique group of collectors in the Twin Cities keeping 78 RPM records alive when they heard about the 78 RPM Scene in June.

The KFAI mp3 audio server sustained technical difficulties over the weekend of December 3-4, 2011. Audio for programs aired during these dates may be temporarily unavailable. We are aware of the problem and are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

KFAI’s Board of Directors is inviting all KFAI community members to join the KFAI family at its Annual Meeting, Friday, December 2, 2011, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Open Book, located at 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis.

Community members will learn more about KFAI’s accomplishments and challenges this year as well as strategic plans being considered for 2012.

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