Recent News

  • April Verch is a fiddle player and step dancer from Canada's Ottawa Valley. She’s been touring and performing on the road for more than 10 years, and she’s playing Friday, April 8, 2016, 7:30 p.m. at the Celtic Junction in St. Paul. KFAI's Paul Brohaugh spoke with her recently by telephone, a conversation you can hear after a bit of music off her album "The Newpart." 

  • Sarah Deer is an American lawyer, a professor of law at William Mitchell College, and a 2014 MacArthur fellow. She advocates for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence in Native American communities. She delivered a talk at the Hubert H.

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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on FIRST PERSON RADIO on Wednesday, April 6th. Her guests are Kate Beane and Carly Bad Heart Bull. They will discuss the Bde Maka Ska name restoration and plans to get to the next phase of the process. They are both on the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for the Master plan of Calhoun and Harriet Lakes.
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  • David Ludwig often uses an analogy when he talks about weight loss: Human beings are not toaster ovens. If we were, then the types of calories we consumed would not matter, and calorie counting would be the most effective way to lose weight.

    Dr. Ludwig, an obesity expert and professor of nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, argues that weight gain begins when people eat the wrong types of food, which throws their hormones out of whack and sets off a cycle of cravings, hunger and bingeing. In his new book, “Always Hungry?,” he argues that the primary driver of obesity today is not an excess of calories per se, but an excess of high glycemic foods like sugar, refined grains and other processed carbohydrates.

    Health Notes airs on Mondays 6:30-7:30PM

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  • St. Paul’s Independent Filmmaker Project and the Knight Foundation have just announced the winner of their screenplay competition, which is a $10,000 prize for one Minnesota writer. The winner is Andy Froemke. His screenplay is called “The Lowrie Gang,” which tells the true story of a mixed race band of outlaws that lived in the swamps and faced off with the Ku Klux Klan in North Carolina.

  • Hennepin County District Attorney Mike Freeman announced his decision not to charge the officers who shot and killed Jamar Clark in North Minneapolis. The incident, investigation, and community response has increased tension between the Minneapolis Police Dept. and some Minneapolis residents. K.C. Harrison attended the public meeting and Rico Morales attended the rally where hundreds of people gathered and marched in the streets to show their disappointment with officials and to support each other.

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  • On this weeks True Brit!, host Simon Husbands welcomes Ryan Young, a mainstay of the nationally acclaimed band Trampled By Turtles – and Simon and Ryan will be talking fiddles, turtles and Black Sabbath! Join them at Friday night at midnight!

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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on FIRST PERSON RADIO on Wednesday, March 23rd. Her guest is Janice LaFloe (Turtle Mountain, ND), founder and Primary Guide of the Montessori American Indian Childcare Center in St.
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  • Encuentro is giving away a Mexican Wrestler mask for any contribution of $40 and above. . . only 10 masks are available!

    Please identify Encuentro in your donation and mention “Mexican Wrestler’s Mask”. KFAI will mail them directly to you.

    Support community radio!

    You can see photos of some of the masks here