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Journalist JIM WALSH will be joining host JACKSON BUCK as a guest DJ on FREEWHEELIN’, Monday morning January 12th.

A veteran journalist who has written about music and local culture for City Pages and the Pioneer Press, Jim also writes for the Southwest Journal and online publications MinnPost.com and Reveille Magazine.

Hundreds of activists gathered at the steps of the state Capitol today to protest the violence in Gaza.

The United Nations is currently drafting terms of a cease-fire agreement that would eventually lead to a full withdrawal of Israeli forces in Gaza. The plan also aims to deliver humanitarian aid to Palestinians in Gaza and end munitions trafficking through the Gaza territory.

Tune in late Saturday/early Sunday on January 18th from 1-6 am to Root of All Evil as AVIAN plays an unplugged set in the KFAI studios. Catch it live or archived online!

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Governor Pawlenty announced in December that Minneapolis needed to make an immediate $13 million budget cut due to the current economic decline. KFAI News Director Ahndi Fridell speaks with Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak about how the new revised Minneapolis budget will reflect these cuts.

January 7, 2009

The City of Minneapolis has recently been granted a 1.5 million dollar grant to assist prospective home buyers with down payments and closing costs.

Nearly 300 people gathered on Monday at the Capitol rotunda to hear from lawmakers and healthcare professionals on the newest health care proposal. The Minnesota Health Plan advocates for a new universal single-payer health care system.

The plan was explained by state-level author, Senator John Marty. Also in attendance were former DFL senate candidate, Jack Nelson-Pallymeyer and Dr.

The Minnesota North Star Roller Girls are back for another season of fast-paced, high energy entertainment. The new season kicked off on December 27th at the Minneapolis Convention Center. KFAI’s Sarah Lageson stopped by a Roller Girls practice to chat with the team about their sport, their cause and what it takes to keep the league running.

In 2004, St. Olaf College sold its classical radio station WCAL to Minnesota Public Radio. But some listeners are fighting in court to get their old station back. KFAI’s Michael Bracher spoke with Ruth Synthe, who is one of the supporters leading the fight.

Step right this way for a festive night celebrating the Chautauqua Circuit (1874 –1935), a wildly popular national network of traveling lecturers, performing artists, and entertainers.

On KFAI’s MovieTalk show on January 1st, critics Jim Brunzell, Erik McClanahan and Peter Schilling revealed their top 10 film selections (and Jim’s biggest disappointments) for 2008. See if you agree! Listen here:http://uno.kfai.org/_other/Movie_Talk/MT010109.mp3

JIM BRUNZELL
1. WALL*E / dir. Andrew Stanton (USA)
2. LET THE RIGHT ONE IN / dir. Tomas Alfredson (Sweden)
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