General News

  • A crowd is expected Thursday evening, July 25th, at the TCF Stadium on the University of Minnesota Minneapolis campus  –  not to watch football, but to admire another group of Minnesota champions -  the owners and operators of locally owned restaurants.  The event is the 8th Annual Twin Cities Originals, and it features 20 restaurants and breweries that are local and independent. 

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  • As the immigration debate wages on in Congress, many would consider implications for reform a mainly political issue.

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  • MinneCulture
    July 22, 2013

    Paul Metsa presents Willie Walker & Willie West
    Produced by Monty Lee Wilkes

    In 2011 Paul Metsa hosted a series of concerts and interviews at the Music Box Theatre in Minneapolis. On this special night, renowned soul musicians Willie Walker and Willie West shared the stage for the first time—talking and singing in a rare live performance that sent chills through the audience. Produced by Monty Lee Wilkes and Nancy Sartor.

  • Taking it to the STREETS, RONDO DAYS REMOTE BROADCAST

    July 20th, 9AM-1:30 PM (Mostly Jazz, Rhythm and Grooves, & Collective Eye)

  • Some people think it’s hard to learn Braille – the tactile reading method used by the blind.  Others note that the approach we take to teaching braille hasn’t changed in 100 years.

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  • At least one thousand people gathered in downtown Minneapolis to demonstrate their disappointment and resolve following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin.   People of all ages and ethnicities rallied around more than a dozen speakers including civil rights attorney Nekima Levy-Pounds and rapper Brother Ali, before taking to the streets for a march through downtown.  

    KFAI’s Christina Cerruti was there and filed this report.

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  • Strike up the drums! The KFAI Facebook page has reached a MILESTONE 5,000 LIKES!!!

    It happened Monday afternoon around 3:30pm with drummer extraordinaire Richard Medek hitting that lovely thumb, becoming the 5,000 fan to like something we did on Facebook. We couldn't be more excited! 

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  • Senator Al Franken recently proposed a bill that would make it easy for people to enroll in technical or community college.  The goal is to help close the skills gap and meet the demand for skilled workers in manufacturing companies.Erick Ajax is the owner of a metal stamping and sheet metal fabrication company in Fridley.Last week, Ajax and Senator Franken held a conference call with Twin Cities media to talk about the employment challenges facing Minnesota companies.  Franken started by explaining his reasons f

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  • Each year the International Association of Chiefs of Police recognizes the best practices of law enforcement agencies around the world by bestowing the Community Policing Award . Last year, the award for communities under twenty thousand went to Columbia Heights Minnesota, where crime rates have dropped to a 20 year low.

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  • The sharp boundary line that divides high school and college is starting to blur. It’s not unusual these days for high school students to earn college credit before they graduate. “Dual Credit Course” options are available to 11th and 12th graders, and even 10th graders who qualify. These options are numerous and often hard to navigate, yet Joe Nathan, Director of the Center for School Change, believes that the payoffs of these courses for students far outweigh the negatives.

    The center has produced informational videos in Hmong, English, Somali, Arabic and Spanish. You can see them at the website Center for school change dot org.

    Joe Nathan talked with KFAI’s Hannah Rank about the value of “Dual Credit Courses.”

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