Recent News

  • This week Truth to Tell’s Andy Driscoll and Lynell Mickelsen talk with a variety of GLBT organizations and advocates about this legislative session’s agenda around human rights issues and their differing approaches to ensuring equal treatment and recognition of same-sex families in housing, employment, health care, financial and estate matters.

    What Minnesota GLBT advocates want is not an easy

  • The Minnesota Association of Charter Schools announced new legislation that will address problems of accountability with charter schools. KFAI’s Anibal Prestan reports.

    January 22, 2009

  • A formal lawsuit is being filed by the Minnesota ACLU against the Tar Ibn Zlyad Academy, a public charter school located in Inver Grove Heights. The suit accuses the school of misusing public tax dollars to fund an Islam-affiliated School.

  • The tough economy already hit the giant nationwide lending institutions, but now a local credit union in the Twin Cities is forced to make changes. KFAI’s Anibal Prestan spoke to Vice President Jerry Deyo.

    January 22, 2009

  • The Digital Divide Initiative puts refurbished computers into the homes of low-income families in Minnesota. On Martin Luther King Day, the initiative hosted a Computer Service Day to bring those machines up to date, using hardware and software that was donated by the Twin Cities Community and through the help of volunteers. KFAI’s Michael Bracher reports.

    January 21, 2009

  • Longtime local peace and environmental activist, Susu Jeffrey, took exception to Colin Powell’s high profile presence on Martin Luther King Day. She had this commentary.

    January 21, 2009

  • Minneapolis League of Women Voters hosted a viewing and discussion of the 44th Inauguration. While the league planned refreshments and seating for only 180 people, over 300 showed up, taking over much of the second floor of the library. KFAI’s Elena Erofeeva reports.

    January 20, 2009

  • Many cultures were represented January 20th at the presidential inauguration. Among them were several members of Minnesota Native American Tribal Councils. KFAI reporter, Michelle Alimoradi, spoke to Tadd Johnson from his hotel in Washington, D.C about his experience and his outlook for the future after the inauguration.

    January 20, 2009

  • The January 20th inauguration of Barack Obama meant many things to different people. There was however, no denying the special significance of this event to African Americans. Minnesota Congressman, Keith Ellison, told KFAI’s Al MAcFarlane and Lady J, host of Tuesday afternoon’s Rollin’ and Tumblin’, what the day meant to him.

    January 20, 2009

  • Tune into KFAI today from 11am until 2pm, to hear a live broadcast of the Presidential Inauguration followed by special programming from Pacifica Radio.

    Starting at 11am, Conversations with AL McFarlane will air the swearing in and inauguration speech followed by a live national call in program from Pacifica Radio in place of the noon broadcast of Democracy Now.

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