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Last week, KFAI heard from Center for School Change Director, Joe Nathan, about a lawsuit filed against the Minnesota Department of Education and Tarek Ibn Ziyad Academy in Inver Grove Heights. The school, also known as TIZA, is a publicly funded charter school being sued on grounds that it is promoting Islam with taxpayer money.

David McKay, one of the men accused of making Molotov cocktails during the Republican National Convention last year, is out of jail for the first time since September. McKay’s week-long trial ended yesterday when the jury could not reach a verdict. The mistrial was declared following dramatic testimony in which McKay accused one of his fellow protesters, an FBI informant, of entrapment.

Jeff Hayden is the new DFL MN State Representative for District 61B in South Minneapolis. KFAI’s Anibal Preston brings us a profile on Representative Hayden.

February 2, 2009

University of Minnesota graduate students took their protests against high fees to University Administrators. KFAI News Director Ahndi Fridell spoke to Lucia Peloski, a graduate instructor in the English Department, before the students moved their protest outdoors where the temperature was 5 degrees with strong winds.

February 2, 2009

Please tune to Rockin in Rhythm Wednesday morning February 4th during the 7:00 hour for some of host David Cumming’s recent conversations with Miss Janet Waldo. Name doesn’t ring a bell? Janet is a veteran radio actor, she was the star of Meet Corliss Archer, she played Emmy Lou on both the Ozzie and Harriet radio and television shows, plus numerous other radio programs.

Tuesday, February 3rd, tune in to Dig Up the Roots at 9 am, for a special show about ‘toons. Greg recently spoke with local cartoon historian Tim Fay about cartoon music. This show will feature examples of music from the early years of animated film, and much more. Catch it live or archived here:node/56!

Cafe Intifada, which has been described as interactive political theater relaying the situation of life on the ground under Israeli Occupation, opens this weekend at the Bedlam Theater. KFAI’s Lydia Howell spoke to writer and director Flo Razowsky.

January 29, 2009

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The Minneapolis City Council is currently reviewing a charter amendment that would abolish the Minneapolis Parks Board. Speaking in favor of the amendment is City Council Member, Paul Ostrow, who explains to KFAI reporter, Michelle Alimoradi, the inefficiencies of having the park authority separate from the City Council.

January 29, 2009

On February 3, 2009 at 7:30pm on Disabled and Proud, Christina Cotruvo will be talking about her audio music reading service No-C-Notes. This music reading service replaces Braille music notation for the blind.

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22 year old Texas Native, David McKay, is on trial this week. He is charged with manufacturing and possessing explosives intended for use at the Republican National Convention. Lisa Fithian, an Austin, Texas, resident and longtime community organizer, came to to Minneapolis to show her support for McKay.

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