General News

  • Robert Robinson’s musical profile in the Twin Cities is varied and impressive.

    He can sing gospel and has led a gospel choir for 20 years.

    He’s sung with the Minnesota Orchestra and pop-classical performer Lorie Line and folksinger Larry Long too. 

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  • Not that long ago, it was a romantic career ambition for many American journalists to be stationed at an international post, filing reports for a major media outlet.  But in recent years, large news organizations have shied away from the expense of having foreign correspondents in overseas capitals. 

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  • The Phillips neighborhood in Minneapolis has been troubled by isolated cases of violence. 

    Wednesday night in Phillips a man died after being stabbed in an argument with another man.  

    Last June in the same neighborhood, a group of youth and staff at Little Earth of United Tribes were playing kickball at Cedar field when gunshots were fired nearby.    That incident launched an effort by the young people to create a positive response. 

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  • A group of Minneapolis environmental activists, concerned residents, and lawyers gathered at the Hennepin County Government Center to unveil a lawsuit against the city of Minneapolis and the Federal Transit Administration.

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  • St. Peter African Methodist Episcopal Church celebrates its 135th anniversary this year.

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  • On September 21st, New York City will host a “People’s Climate March” – a major demonstration of support for action on a global scale to respond to climate change.

    The event will coincide with a U.N. sponsored meeting of world leaders to talk about climate policy.  Organizers hope it will be the largest climate march – ever.

    Local groups working on this event are the Minnesota chapter of 350 dot org and Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light.

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  • KFAI will present “For Pete’s Sake, a celebration of the life and work of musician and activist Pete Seeger, as a holiday-brightening opener on Labor Day morning from 6 to 8 am.   This re-broadcast is appropriately timed because Seeger was a lifelong supporter of organized labor and union causes. 

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  • Labor Day means teachers and students are returning to school. 

    Last May, the teacher’s union, Education Minnesota, named a new “Teacher of the Year.”   There were well over 100 candidates for the honor from the  ranks of the 70 thousand member union.

    The winner was Thomas Rademacher,  who teachers English at the Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Resources School in Downtown Minneapolis.

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  • With the end of August and the State Fair underway, many Minnesota college students have already headed back to campus. 

    And those who hope to go to college someday should be busy making plans – not only the fun part about choosing a college to attend, but the hard work of figuring out how to pay for it.

    At the State Fair this year, the Minnesota College Savings Plan is enthusiastically trumpeting the state-designated “529” investment plan.   Robert Stern is the plan’s program manager.  He talked with KFAI's Mike Fischbein.  

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  • The End of the Rope: How a botched hanging ended the death penalty in Minnesota

    by Susan Gray


    Tonight on MinneCulture, producer Susan Gray takes an in-depth look at how a botched hanging ended the death penalty in Minnesota.

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