General News

  • The Twin Cities Metropolitan Council has approved a regional housing policy plan - the first such plan to be adopted in 30 years.  

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  • A group of singers connected to the National Lutheran Choir wants to start a month-long Fringe Festival-like event built around singing, called The Northern Voice Festival.

    They’re seeking proposals for Voice events that would be included in the festival from April 10 to May 10. The deadline for proposals is December 22.

    Northern Voice executive producer Randall Davidson talked with KFAI’s Ryan Dawes during Tuesday's Morning Blend.

     

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  • Several weeks have passed since national headlines described a Minnesota journalism controversy dubbed “Pointergate”.  

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  • The movement to ban same-sex conversion therapy in Minnesota picked up the support of GLAAD (formerly the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

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  • 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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