General News

  • The Republican Party of Minnesota will relocate to a new headquarters in Minneapolis. The party announced it’s moving from an office near the state capitol complex in St. Paul to the Seward neighborhood at 2200 East Franklin Avenue. The move was influenced by a desire to save money, and to bring the party’s offices from an area ‘inside the political beltway’ to an area closer to “regular Minnesotans.” Keith Downey is the chairman of the Republican Party of Minnesota. He talked with KFAI’s Ron Thums on the Morning Blend.

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  • Mihailo Temali is the founder and CEO of the Neighborhood Development Center. The organization just received an award from the Migration Policy Institute for helping immigrants and their families succeed in the U.S. economy. He talked with KFAI’s Paul Brohagh.

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  • Listener-members are invited to attend KFAI’s Membership Annual Meeting, Thursday, December 5th, from 6-8:00pm, at the Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave., S., Minneapolis.

    Come hear reports from KFAI’s Board of Directors on our accomplishments during the past year, and enjoy food, fun and fellowship with other members, volunteers and staff.

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  • Have you listened to JAZZED UP AND BONKERS yet? Its part of KFAI’s new Web Exclusive programming.

  • 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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