Recent News

  • Hennepin County Medical Center tends to the medical needs of the metro area’s indigent population. However, in addition to budget cuts from the state, the county hospital will be doubly hurt by the elimination of medical assistance for its neediest patients. Lawmakers are looking to correct this, but as KFAI’s Robert O’Connor reports, the options are limited.


  • This Thursday, November 26th on Write on Radio, our guests are Brian Duren and John Irving.

    Brian Duren is the author of Whiteout, a novel about family estrangements and secrets—perfect for the Thanksgiving holidays!

    John Irving is the much-acclaimed author of 14 novels, among them The World According to Garp, The Cider-House Rules, and The Hotel New Hampshire.

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  • KFAI is proud to present renowned journalist, author and host of Democracy Now, Amy Goodman as part of the KFAI Speaker Series on Sunday, November 29th, at the Cowles Auditorium at 12pm at the University of Minnesota, 301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55454.

  • A group of ten Minnesota legislators recently traveled to Israel and the West Bank to visit religious and historical places in the area, as well as to meet local officials and talk about peace negotiations, Israeli security issues and to demand the release of a soldier and present letters of solidarity.

  • Larry Ward, the President of the Minneapolis Police Relief Association, announced today that the Police and Firemen’s Relief Associations will appeal a Hennepin County judge’s decision last week. The closed pension funds must recalculate their claim on the city’s 2010 property tax levy, which will lower payments to retirees.

  • Tune in on Sunday, November 29th from 11 am-1 pm as Womenfolk presents its annual Home & Hearth special. A perfect way to kick off the holiday season, this show will celebrate songs of food, family and the home place.

  • Can we say venerable in speaking of MARV DAVIDOV, one of the world’s nonstop protesters over corporate power, the ruling class and injustice?

  • Two Congressmen from Minnesota, Democrat Tim Walz and Republican Erik Paulsen, will join forces to call for a repeal of Minnesota’s moratorium on nuclear power plants. ‘Environment Minnesota’ recently released a report analyzing the role nuclear power could play in reducing global warming pollution.

  • As the US Congress considers financial reform, citizens are still feeling the effects of predatory lending by bailed-out banks. Five women from Minneapolis are fighting for their homes. KFAI’s Robert O’Connor reports.


  • In 1969, the University of Minnesota established the first American Indian Studies and second African American Studies departments in the United States. To celebrate the anniversary of this historic event, the University Libraries are exhibiting archival materials at the Elmer L. Andersen Library on the West Bank that chronicle the establishment of these pioneering programs.