General News

  • KFAI has a rich selection of programs that are only heard online – our web shows represent the developing sound of the station as new producers and DJ’s find their voices. In the hours leading up to the beginning of our Spring Membership Drive for 2015 (at 6am Saturday, March 14), we’ll showcase two of our web-only programs.

    At 2 am, listen for Below The Waste as hosts Mason and Ben pursue their declared mission: “For over two years we’ve sought to embrace the terrible and sublime with equal affection.”

    And at 4 am, DJ Takara and DJ Lady Em will bring you Versed Radio, with quality music drawn from a broad background.

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  • The Bell Museum of Natural History has partnered with Audubon Minnesota for an exhibit that illustrates the impact buildings have on bird populations. 

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  • Grace Lee Boggs is an Asian American social activist who focused her efforts on women and people of color for over seven decades. Grace is an author, philosopher, and feminist and is known for her decades of political activism.

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  • There is a traveling art show exhibition in Minneapolis made of both prints and original works of art that highlights Honor the Earth’s 31 years of Indigenous outreach and community resistance. In correspondence with the art and activism theme, this exhibit seeks to also include paintings

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  • On Thursday night, February 26th, KFAI presented a live broadcast of The Campbell Brothers from the Walker Art Center to mark the 50th anniversary of the release of John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme.” This work is considered to be among the greatest created by Coltrane, a much-honored innovator in American jazz. The Campbell Brothers have developed a unique steel guitar-driven sound called “sacred steel,’ combining gospel music with electric steel guitars.

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  • No one knows a neighborhood better than the people who live there.  So why not let them decide what businesses set up shop there?  Hoodstarter is a local tech start-up that aggregates community wishlists comprised of specific types of businesses.  So far, suggestions have included everything from "cat cafes" to a neo-soul bar.  Residents can also suggest vacant commercial spaces and get involved in any crowdfunding neccessary to help their idea to take root.  Hoodstarter Co-founder Justin Ley tells KFAI's Ryan Dawes that these ideas help entrepreneurs and real-esta

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  • Tuesday night, February 24th, at the Carlson Family Stage at Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis, the eleven artists of THE NILE PROJECT will make music that combines the diverse instruments, languages and traditions from countries that surround the Africa’s Nile River.  

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  • The Nonviolent Peaceforce organization acts as unarmed civilian peacekeepers to reduce violence and protect civilians in situations of conflict worldwide. Mel Duncan is co-founder of Nonviolent Peaceforce and last year he was the recipient of the 2014 Honorary Award from the Hawkinson Foundation. Mel came in to KFAI to speak with Truth To Tell’s Tom O'Connell about this organization.

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