General News

  • Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production of the Wizard of Oz will be opening on December 4th at St. Paul’s Ordway Theater. Mike Jackson is a Canadian actor, grip, and gaffer, best known for his acting roles in the comedy TV series Trailer Park Boys where he played the role of Trevor. Mike joined KFAI’s Janis Lane-Ewart to talk about his role of the Tin Man in the upcoming production.

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  • On Tuesday, November 26 at the Ted Mann Recital Hall at the University of Minnesota, a student seeking his Phd in conducting is going to get there by murdering someone.

    Doctoral candidate Brian Messier has been doing research on attracting, engaging and retaining new audiences – something vital for the future of classical music. As part of that research, Messier will collaborate with the University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble, Playwright Jake Jeppson and Actor Skyler Nowinski to present a free concert that is also a murder mystery.

    Brian Messier sat down with KFAI’s Alex Forbes to talk about the project.

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  • Larry Englund, host of KFAI’s “Rhythm & Grooves” is presenting Brass Bash, a benefit concert for KFAI. The event takes place this coming Sunday, December 1st. It’s an early show; starts at 6:30 pm. Please help spread the word and invite all your friends. All proceeds benefit KFAI.

    KFAI’s Brass Bash is a celebration of brass instruments, as three groups take the Hall stage at Amsterdam Bar and Hall in downtown Saint Paul.

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  • U.S. State Department Ambassador Luis CdeBaca is the Obama Administration’s point person in the fight against human trafficking.
    CdeBaca visited the University of Minnesota Law School to speak to students and faculty members. He sat down with KFAI’s Christina Cerruti to talk about the latest efforts against exploitation and slavery.

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  • Natalie Warren,and her 11 companions are still flowing down the Mississippi River, trying to reach their destination: New Orleans. We check in with them on Wednesday mornings as they continue their expedition. KFAI’s Mike Fischbein talked with Natalie on the Morning Blend about the physical changes of the River, and the changes in the group now that their trip is coming to an end.
    The Paddle Forward team expect to arrive in New Orleans next week. You can follow the trip online at Paddle4ward.com

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  • A new exhibit at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul is all about Prohibition – the time in American history when producing and distributing alcohol was illegal.
    The Volstead act was in effect from 1920 to 1933, and was named for a Minnesota Congressman who supported it. The exhibit will run through March 16th.
    Dan Spock is the director of the Minnesota History Center Museum. He talks with KFAI’s Ron Thums on the Morning Blend.

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  • With the attention Minneapolis has received for its increasingly bike friendly culture and infrastructure, one might expect to see more people pedaling to work on two wheels this winter.

    But it’s not enough to just pull your hat down and set out as you normally might in summertime – winter riding calls for preparation
    Andrew Magill and Anna Begeg of Spokes Bike Walk Connect talked to Siobhan Kierans on KFAI’s Morning Blend

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  • Tonight at the HUGE Theater in Uptown, Minneapolis, the Theater of Public Policy looks at the issue of climate change.
    The group will welcome guest expert Paul Huttner. He’s a meteorologist.
    Tane Danger and Brandon Boat of the Theater of Public Policy stopped by KFAI to talk with Siobhan Kierans.

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  • Who: KFAI & Juxtaposition Arts
    What: What's in the Mix
    When: Fri, Nov 15, 6:30-8:30pm
    Where: Juxtaposition Studios, 1108 W. Broadway, Minneapolis MN 55411
     
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  • This is International Education Week – an event built on recognition that people from all over the world come to the United States to learn and teach at our colleges and universities.

    For example, about one dozen mid-career professionals come to the University of Minnesota Law School and Human Rights Center each year as part of the Hubert H. Humphrey fellowship program. During the 10 month program, the fellows attend conferences, take academic courses and do professional networking. Two of this year’s U of M fellows are Gilles Kassarate of Ivory Coast and Navaratne Marasinghe of Sri Lanka. They stopped by KFAI to share some information about their homelands and the gratitude they feel for the opportunities they’ve had. And they told Maggie Kane about their involvement with human rights issues at home and here in the U.S.

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