Recent News

  • As KFAI heads into the start of its fall pledge drive on Wednesday, September 17, the station faces a fresh financial crisis. Without a major increase in revenue, KFAI will come up more than 100-thousand dollars short of its budgeted goal by the end of the year. 

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  • You may know Caroline Smith as a songwriter who's been around the Twin Cities for a few years, first as a solo artist, then with the Good-Night Sleeps, then as a solo artist again. Did you know the Detroit Lakes native has a new single out with fellow Twin Citian Lizzo which you might want to turn up for every young woman in your life? Smith joins Lizzo and friends for two shows at the end of the month at First Avenue to benefit The Women's Foundation of Minnesota.

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  • 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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  • The 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse will jump-start your weight loss, increase your energy level, clear your mind, and improve your overall health. Made up of supernutrients from leafy greens and fruits, green smoothies are filling and healthy and you will enjoy drinking them. Your body will also thank you for drinking them as your health and energy improve to levels you never thought possible.
  • 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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  • Kinshasha talks with Mie Robbins about his inspiring book, Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken.

    This conversation reminds us that God created each of us for a unique purpose. We live in a world where the lines

    between fake and real are are blurred.  Mike Robbins shares a powerful conversation that teaches us how to access

    and express the realness we crave in our work, our relationships and ourselves.

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