General News

  • An increase in the amount of oil train traffic traveling through Minnesota to serve the fracking operations in western North Dakota has had a ripple effect on the passenger rail operations of Amtrak.

    Earlier this week a group of Minnesota state legislators wrote to the federal body that oversees train traffic to ask that the problem be addressed.

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  • By the end of the Blueslady's Time Machine, listeners had contributed almost $61,000 toward our goal of $70,000 for the fall pledge drive!

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  • It's true! KFAI hosts are some of the most passionate and knowledgeable people bringing music to your ears today; they do it all night long every night! Tonight you can hear classic garage rock and post-punk guitar forces trade chords with the jumping beats of early and contemporary ska producers. Our hosts have no one but listeners helping create their playlists and they're as adventurous as the artists themselves.

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  • …or dub reggae? Or the post-punk, post-modern music found on "Modern Kicks?"

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  • Last week, a Minnesota resident was awarded one of this year’s Macarthur Fellowships, otherwise known as “Genius Grants.” 

    The winner is William Mitchell College of Law professor Sarah Deer, who drew the attention of the Foundation for her work pursuing justice for native women by expanding the powers of tribal governments.

    Professor Deer is a member of Oklahoma’s Muscogee tribe. 

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  • Temple Grandin may be the most famous person in American with autism. 

    Grandin is well known for her design of humane handling systems for cattle processing.  She consults with the meat industry and has been given awards by PETA,  People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.  

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  • It's been known to happen all over the air during a pledge drive…a sudden freestyle battle erupts, a live blues duo trades phrases of "pledge now"…Sherry Minnick picks up her guitar for a spontaneous tune like she did this afternoon with David Cummings. KFAI's Fall membership drive inspires the best in us all!

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  • The number of juvenile sex trafficking investigations conducted by the Minneapolis Police Department has tripled in recent years, from 8 cases in 2008 to 24 cases in 2013. A press conference was held at City Hall in connection with a new study of the 'business' of juvenile sex trafficking in Minneapolis.    The study is the work of Lauren Martin, director of research for the University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC), and Alexandra Pierce, president of Othayonih Research.

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  • Thru the end of "Voices of Ethiopia" at 5pm Sunday, wonderful listeners have pledged more than $30,000 to our Fall Pledge Drive. Thank you for keeping the momentum going in support of the station which supports communities like no other station! 

    From drum-n-bass to metal to gospel music to the many languages spoken on our streets…the studios at KFAI welcome and support it all. And thanks to listener-members, we can continue bringing it to you!

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    CW23 TV  just profiled KFAI on the program“Our Issues Twin Cities”, and producer Rana Kanal and her colleagues did a wonderful job telling our story! 

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