Recent News

  • Gentrification is a concern for many residents of lower income neighborhoods. And with the announcement of the new Seward co-op development in the Bryant neighborhood of South Minneapolis, some residents are wondering if an influx of higher-income customers will marginalize and disenfranchise the people who already live in the neighborhood. 

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  • KFAI is seeking two interns to work and learn in our News Department.  The internships run 12 weeks, from September 22nd   through December 12th, 2014. 

    Click here to apply online.

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  • Local musical legend PaviElle has announced the upcoming release of her first album, Fear Not, which promises to be her most prominent and groundbreaking musical contribution to date. In a video from February of earlier this year, PaviElle described the importance of the album, stating that the project has been in the works for quite some time and that she and the band are finally ready to release their collection of soulful songs to her eagerly-awaiting fan base.

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  • It seems that the technology required to make a film becomes less expensive and more accessible with each passing day.

    Now wanna-be directors can test their film making skills against a truly worthy challenge – to make a sixty second film that showcases and appreciates the urban riverfront in Minneapolis.

    The Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership is sponsoring a festival of very short films that celebrate a connection between the city and the Mississippi.

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  • When Pete Seeger died early this year, his friend Larry Long promised to celebrate what would have been  Pete’s 95th birthday with a cast of local musicians who had felt keenly Seeger’s influence.

    On May 3rd, that group gathered at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.

    The event celebrated the many phases of Seeger’s life and activism with an abundance of music from across the cultural spectrum.

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  • University of Minnesota Law School professor and family law expert June Carbone says marriage in its traditional form no longer works effectively for huge sections of the American public.

    In her recently released book “Marriage Markets”, Carbone argues that social inequality has changed the way men and women match up with each other and alters their expectations about each other and the future. 

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  • Tuesday, August 12 is International Youth Day, as declared by the United Nations to increase the quality and quantity of opportunities available to young people for full, effective and constructive participation in society.

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  • Paul Metsa has many guitars, wears many hats. He cut his musical teeth on Minneapolis’ West Bank in the early ’80s, and has taken his passion for music and activism on the road—a place he calls the “Blue Guitar Highway,” the title of his memoir published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2012.

  • Meeting Notice and Agenda

    A special session meeting of the Fresh Air Board of Directors will be Monday, August 11, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. The  meeting will take place at the Humphrey Institute, Conference Room 186, located at 301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455. You can park in the Bailey Building parking lot and walk to the Humphrey Institute, located ½ block east of the parking lot.

  • I’m proud to announce the launch of KFAI’s redesigned website! I hope you’ll find the site to be aesthetic, user friendly and informative.

    Our goal was to invite users to visit and return often to the site to learn about events, peruse the archives, listen live and become more engaged in station activities. We also wanted to encourage visitors to support the station by becoming a donor, a volunteer or an underwriter.