Arts & Culture

  • [img_assist|nid=17814|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=185|height=83]KFAI will celebrate Black History Month with a special day of programming on February 19th. From 6am until 9:30pm, KFAI will feature a variety of programming including music, history, and dialogue from members of the Twin Cities community and from respected national sources.

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  • Laurent Cantet, director of the acclaimed French film, THE CLASS, is interviewed by Caryl Minnetti on the program of Sunday, February 15,8:30-9:30 P.M. The film follows the experiences of Francois (played by Francois Begaudeau, who wrote the screenplay based on his own experiences) and his fellow teachers as they prepare for a new year at a high school in a tough neighborhood.

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  • Native American films around the country often fall beneath the radar because of low funding and low publicity, but Elise Marrubio of Augsburg College, sees the potential for social change and understanding through the screening of these obscure films.

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  • Cafe Intifada, which has been described as interactive political theater relaying the situation of life on the ground under Israeli Occupation, opens this weekend at the Bedlam Theater. KFAI’s Lydia Howell spoke to writer and director Flo Razowsky.

    January 29, 2009

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  • On February 3, 2009 at 7:30pm on Disabled and Proud, Christina Cotruvo will be talking about her audio music reading service No-C-Notes. This music reading service replaces Braille music notation for the blind.

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  • Produced by KFAI’s Diane Richard and Todd Melby, Death’s Footprint is a documentary on the environmental consequences of traditional burial and funeral practices.

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  • Attorneys’ Thomas Heffelfinger and Andy Luger presented the RNC Commission’s findings to the St.Paul City Council regarding law enforcement action during the Republican National Convention. KFAI’s Anna Pratt attended the meeting, and spoke to Heffelinger, who called the police response largely professional and restrained, while acknowledging that some things could have gone better.

  • On KFAI’s MovieTalk show on January 1st, critics Jim Brunzell, Erik McClanahan and Peter Schilling revealed their top 10 film selections (and Jim’s biggest disappointments) for 2008. See if you agree! Listen here:http://uno.kfai.org/_other/Movie_Talk/MT010109.mp3

    JIM BRUNZELL
    1. WALL*E / dir. Andrew Stanton (USA)
    2. LET THE RIGHT ONE IN / dir. Tomas Alfredson (Sweden)
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  • Tune in Thursday, January 1, 2009 at 6pm for a one-hour MovieTalk special with Jim Brunzell, Erik McClanahan and Peter Schilling!

    From the Toronto Film Festival, Al Milgrom brings us audio with director Steven Sodenbergh and Benicio del Toro about the epic film “Che”.

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  • KFAI is proud to sponsor Resistencia Festival, Minnesota’s 4th Annual celebration of alternative music and art in Spanish, English and Portuguese. The event will take place Friday, November 14th, 2008 at Bedlam Theatre on Minneapolis’ West Bank.

    Resistencia Festival features more than ten local bands.

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