Politics

On October 28th, Sam Jasmine and Martha Hage interviewed 5th disrict congressperson Keith Ellison, the first African-American congressperson from Minnesota and the first Muslim congressperson ever. Listen to it on the Disabled and Proud archive.

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Veteran activist Tom Hayden stops by KFAI on Wednesday, October 8th at 11 am to talk about his book Ending the War in Iraq on Truth to Tell:node/682.

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Ed Felien talks about his revolutionary book Take the Streets! this Friday at 11 am on Catalyst:node/57. He can also be heard Sunday, September 28th at 3 pm at May Day Books, 301 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis.

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This Wednesday Andy Driscoll and Lynell Mickelsen talk with practitioners of the time-honored art of community organizing on Truth to Tell:node/682. They’ll discuss its true nature and importance as a tool of civic and political engagement in these times when so many of us rely on mass media for our news and make decisions about who is responsible for change and public policy.

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Join the KFAI News Team for alternative coverage of the closing night of the Republican National Convention (RNC) on Thursday, September 4th from 6 to 10 p.m. KFAI’s citizen journalists will be inside the Xcel Energy Center and out in the streets of Saint Paul covering the evening’s events.

KFAI will air a special two-hour edition of Democracy Now on Wednesday, September 4th from 11am to 1pm. Tune in as Amy Goodman reports the from behind the scenes at the Republican National Convention in Saint Paul.

KFAI’s Benno Groeneveld will be covering next week’s Republican convention from a GLBT perspective. He recently spoke with two groups about their plans for the RNC: Outfront Minnesota and the Log Cabin Republicans. The latter group is the name for a group of gay and lesbian activists within the Grand Old Party. Here’s Benno Groeneveld.

That’s KFAI Benno Groeneveld.

Tonight, Barack Obama formally accepts the Democratic nomination for president. As the first African-American to head a major party ticket, many black and white Americans are celebrating this moment. Some commentators are even suggesting that Obama’s candidacy means we are entering a post racial period, meaning that in the future, race won’t matter.

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The Coalition to March on the RNC and Stop the War received a firmal permit after a 2-year struggle with the City of St. Paul.

The Employee Free Choice Act, which was introduced to both US House and Senate in 2007 states that a union is the exclusive representative of employees if it is elected by either a majority signature

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