General News


    A bill to legalize same-sex marriage cleared a major hurdle on Tuesday when key House and Senate committees voted to move it forward. The votes came after a day of sometimes emotional testimony, with a few surprises, at the Capitol. 

    KFAI’s Trisha Collopy has the story.

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  • MINTHEAD ALERT!!! – We are proud to announce that Mint Condition will be featured on TV One’s “Unsung”, next Wednesday, March 13th at 9 PM (EST). We are extremely excited about the episode, and hope you will all enjoy the REAL story of our journey as a band, and as brothers. New Single, Believe In Us

    Bobby Z and the American Heart Association present… The 2nd Annual Benefit 2 Celebrate Life! a celebrity-filled concert featuring Questlove, Andre Cymone, Dez Dickerson, Dr. Fink, Alexander O’Neil, Stokley of Mint Condition, and more surprise celebrity artists. March 9, 2013 at First Avenue in Minneapolis

  • Sister Simone Campbell of “Nuns on the Bus” fame is head of the social justice issues organization Network. She talked with Trisha Collopy on KFAI’s Morning Blend.

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  • Just in time for the lead-up to St. Patrick’s Day, the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul is presenting a daylong symposium on The Irish Family. The program features writers, scholars, therapists and a keynote address by Dr. Brigittine French on “Anthropologists Look at the Irish Family.”

    Jim Rogers, Director of The Center for Irish Studies, stopped by KFAI’s Morning Blend and talked with Siobhan Kierans about Irish families through the ages.

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  • Karen Heissler and Tamrah Schaller O’Neill talked with Meg Heery this morning on KFAI’s Morning Blend.

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  • Louis King is the president of Summit Academy, a non profit organization that offers training for people in a number of areas that apply to these major projects. He talked with KFAI’s Paul Brohaugh on The Morning Blend…

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  • Famed rapper Brother Ali talks with KFAI’s Jemma Brown about his plans for giving a keynote address at the upcoming Nobel Peace Prize Forum at Augsburg College on March 9th.

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  • KFAI Youth Media Producer Cynthia Ramsey won the audience choice award for her story “My Experience in the Foster Care System” at the Twin Cities Youth Media Network Showcase.

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  • KFAI’s Stacie Robinson talks with DNR moose researcher Erika Butler and moose research supporter Robin Johnson.

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  • Join KFAI’s social media squad!

    KFAI is looking for volunteers to post on Facebook and Twitter. We’ll pair you up with one or more programmers to help spread the word about KFAI’s rich and eclectic music, news, arts and public affairs shows.

    Communicate with hosts about their shows, then tweet and post to social media sites each week. What is the theme of this week’s show? Are there any special guests or features? Any community activities planned?

    Collect the details and let listeners know via social media. Expand KFAI programming and attract new listeners, members, and volunteers to the KFAI community. It’s simple and requires only as much time as you want to spend.

    For more information, contact Sam Montgomery at Thank you!