General News

  • Malarkey: Radio with an Irish Accent (Mondays 7:30pm) is releasing a music and spoken word CD on Monday, December 8th, in cooperation with NewFolkRecords. You are invited to the release party at Morrissey's Irish Pub at 913 W. Lake St.

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  • How many languages do you speak?  

    Gregg Roberts, a world language specialist for the state of Utah, says “Speaking only one language is the illiteracy of the 21st century”.

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    Obama Administration Calls for Rules Changes

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  • Each week, KFAI’s Cinema Shanty considers a current film that will screen in the Twin Cities.  Join Peter Schilling and Kathie Smith as they discuss the most engaging and provocative cinema being produced today.  This week they talk with Bennett Miller, the director of one of the most highly regarded new films of the season  - "Foxcatcher".  

     

     

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  • Minneapolis resident Mohamed Ahmed calls himself an average person with the most common name in the world. What makes him not-so-average, however, is that he started a series of online cartoon videos to convince young Somali Americans and others not to join radical militant groups that purport to do violence in the name of Islam. He writes the scripts in Minneapolis and sends them to a animator in India.

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  • When you dream about the great jobs you don’t have but wish you did, have you ever considered being a professional ballroom dancer?

    Yes, there are people who do that.  Many of them are in Columbus, Ohio this weekend for the Ohio Star Ball, a competitive festival of dance sport. 

    One of them is Jon Chen, a professional ballroom dancer.  He talked with KFAI’s Mark Koerner, who asked Jon how he got into the business.   

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  • Last week the Minneapolis City Council approved the city’s application for a new federal program designed to improve services and neighborhoods in low-income areas.

    Ten members of the Council voted in support of seeking “Promise Zone” designation, while two abstained.

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  • Election Day 2014 was sleepier than most. The election issued in a Republican majority in the House of Representatives and in the Senate, but national voter turnout and overall political engagement among voters was notably low.

  • In September the Board of Directors of Fresh Air Community Radio announced that KFAI was headed towards a 100 thousand dollar deficit for the year. 

    Since then, the station has had a successful pledge drive, and plans have been set for a staff restructuring. 

    Mary Bensman is chair of the KFAI board.  She talked with Kirk Mattson about KFAI's challenges and possible changes.   

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  • While most Twin Cities residents are sound asleep, other people are hard at work cleaning and maintaining many of the retail spaces that we use during the daylight hours.  

    Many of them feel they are working for wages that are too low, and that their concerns are ignored. 

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