Recent News

  • The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MNSCU) recently announced a new campaign to increase enrollment among low income students of color and students from non-English speaking families.

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  • Several of Minnesota’s top elected officials and two US Senate hopefuls gathered on Sunday at the St. Louis Park Jewish Community Center to rally support for Israel. KFAI News Director Ahndi Fridell also spoke to Ziad Amra of the Minneapolis-based Coalition for Palestinian Rights and got his reaction after the event.

    January 12, 2009

  • Local multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Erik Brandt: will celebrate the release of his second solo album, Sometimes, on January 22nd at the Ginkgo Coffeehouse in St Paul. He takes time out to talk to Pam for the January 13th edition of Pam Without Boundaries:

  • Warning: Thursday, January 15 at midnight Patti Walsh takes over on Voice Cried Softly with a tribute to Ron Asheton, who passed away on January 1. Most of you know Ron from Iggy and the Stooges, but had many projects after they broke up, as well as being part of The Stooges’ reunion a few years ago.

  • 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 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!

    For more about Root of All Evil, click here:node/119.

  • 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.