General News

  • Jeff Dabe is a competitive arm wrestler from Stacy, Minnesota, who recently went to Las Vegas for the world championships in the left-handed division of the World Armwrestling League. The event that qualified him for the Vegas competition was broadcast on ESPN2.

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  • The Minneapolis Police and Fire departments are asking the public for help in solving a mystery.

     

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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 as they talk with renowned Indian journalist Mark Trahant (Shoshone-Bannock):

    Mark Trahant is a journalist, blogger, speaker, producer & correspondent for radio and video news shows, a Twitter poet, and a professor.

    Listen as Laura and Roy talk with Mark Trahant on First Person Radio, starting at 9am on Wednesday, July 29.  

     

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  • With Summer in full swing the Twin Cities has an abundance of food sources for shoppers at farmer’s markets. Augsburg College and the West Bank Community Coalition have teamed up to provide two opportunities for fresh produce and other foods. These new farmers’ markets will begin on Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m. at the former Dania Hall site located next to The Nomad at 427 Cedar Ave. and Thursdays from 11am-2pm at the Augsburg College Ice Arena Plaza 2323 Riverside Ave.

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  • Earlier this year, Minnesota United soccer fans in Minneapolis rejoiced at the prospect of a Major League Soccer stadium slated for a site near the North Loop.  However, team owner Bill McGuire has recently begun looking elsewhere as Minneapolis city officials have been so far unwilling to offer tax breaks similar to what were offered to the Vikings.  KFAI's Ryan Dawes spoke with soccer writer and podcaster Wes Burdine, who's covered these developments for Northern Pitch and the

  • Police in Minneapolis may soon wear body cameras to record their dealings with members of the general public. But before that becomes official policy, members of the public were invited to weigh in on the issue. At a meeting this past weekend, the city’s Police Conduct Oversight Commission heard from the public on issues regarding policy creation. 

    KFAI’s Rico Morales attended this meeting and filed this report.

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  • Minneapolis band Valet has a new album coming out called “The Truth Might Not Be Here,” which it will release Friday, July 10 at the Turf Club. Valet is sharing the bill with Gramophone, Whatever Forever, and Guante. The show starts at 8 p.m.  “The Truth Might not be Here” is also available for download. Valet's Robin Kyle stopped by the Thursday Morning Blend with his guitar to play something that will be on the new record.

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  • The United States, China and Brazil have all signed new commitments to combat climate change.  These new developments suggest even more progress may come later this year in Paris, where the United Nations will hold a major conference on the issue.

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  • The KFAI show Jet Set Planet and host Glen Leslie were profiled in the Star Tribune by writer Kim Ode. 

    Read the article while you listen to the most recent show.

     

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  • The Twin Cities Annual Pride Fesitval begins Friday, June 26th and ends Sunday, the 28th with a parade. 

    Leading the parade will be transgender artist Andrea Jenkins, who stopped by KFAI's studios for a conversation with Janis Lane-Ewart.

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