General Announcements

  • 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.

  • Story by Susan Gray
    Photo by Monte Draper, Bemidji Pioneer Press

    Rick Santorum is expected to fare poorly in Tuesday’s Florida Republican primary, but the former US Senator from Pennsylvania says the race for the nomination ‘is just starting’ and he intends to be in it ‘for the long term.” This is good news for Santorum’s political supporters, and also for the business climate i

  • Story by Bob Hines & Michelle Alimoradi

    In 1988, Willie Lloyd was convicted of murder. There was already a history of trouble in his family. His father was a leader of the Unknown Vice Lords in Chicago. Several members of his extended family were part of the gang culture. When he was 18 years old Willie Lloyd shot a man during a fight, and he went to jail.

  • Story by Michelle Alimoradi and Bob Hines

    For the next month, people in Minneapolis and St. Paul see billboards paid for by the groups Minnesota Atheists and American Atheists. Both boards have an eye-catching bright yellow background and image of a baby. One says “Please don’t indoctrinate me with religion.

  • Marty Owings covers the Minnesota State Capitol for KFAI and has his own TV show online to examine legislative issues in-depth. He’s joined by esteemed former KFAI News Director Ahndi Fridell.

  • Story by Susan Gray

    The Minneapolis Parks’ “Feed The Dream” event was held at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park in South Minneapolis on Monday, January 16th. Hundreds of participants gathered to celebrate the Martin Luther King Holiday and contribute supplies to local food shelves.
    KFAI’s Susan Gray was there and filed this report.

  • Story by Sanni Brown

    The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast at the Minneapolis Convention Center featured human rights activist Naomi Tutu as the keynote speaker. She talked with admiration about Dr. King’s non-violent response to opression and observed that we have not yet reached the “promised land” Dr. King spoke of. Her speech focused on Dr.