Recent News

  • An innovative program that guides low income high school students through the college admissions process has found success in Minnesota. KFAI’s Catherine Willman reports.


    Admission Possible is currently recruiting eligible high school sophomores. For more information about Admission Possible:, call 651-917-3525.

  • Members of the US House of Representatives recently allocated $20 million from their 2009 budget process to the Central Corridor, the 11-mile light rail link that will connect Minneapolis and St. Paul via Washington and University Avenues. Neighbors and community activists are concerned about the impacts of Central Corridor development on surrounding neighborhoods. KFAI’s Anna Pratt reports.

  • In a new Songwriting 101 series, Crap From The Past explores a particular songwriting tool. For this week’s show, host Ron Boogiemonster Gerber looks at: The Bridge

    What is the bridge of a pop song? As an example, consider the Beatles’ I Want To Hold Your Hand. The line And when I touch you I feel happy… begins the bridge.

  • _A major part of life for any religious community is how to care for the dead. As Minnesota’s Muslim population has grown by roughly 20,000 in the past two decades, the Minnesota Islamic Cemetery Association recently opened the Garden of Eden, with 6,000-8,000 plots in Burnsville.

  • Singer-songwriter Edie Carey calls in to Womenfolk on Sunday, March 29th, to talk about her April 3rd show, an upcoming album, and her recent trip on the star-studded Cayamo Cruise with Patty Griffin, Lyle Lovett and the Indigo Girls!

  • Tune in to the House Party with Harold Tremblay. Every week he has live in-studio performances featuring some of the best local, regional, and (occasionally) national musicians.

    This week’s guests are The Sans Souci Quartet.

    We pick traditional bluegrass instruments while somehow not sounding much like traditional bluegrass. We’ll leave it up to you to categorize…

  • On Thursday, March 26th, we’ll have a discussion regarding first books as 2008 National Book Award Finalist and Young Lions Fiction Award winner Salvatore Scibona joins us in the studio to talk about his novel, The End. Kao Kalia Yang will also be in the studio to talk about her acclaimed book, The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Memoir. Nicole Johns will also be on hand to talk about her book, Purge

  • KFAI begins it series Strive to Thrive, funded by the Northwest Area Foundation:, on March 25th at 11am on Truth to Tell: The first in a series of programs aimed at reducing poverty, this program will discuss green job growth and its ability to fight poverty.

  • KFAI and the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Global Studies present a special series of stories on Muslims in Minnesota.

  • Last Saturday at the Minneapolis DFL Ward 4 convention, 160 delegates voted to endorse City council incumbent, Barb Johnson, to represent the DFL party in November’s election. After 11 ballots, Johnson defeated Troy Parker 63% to 34%. Another challenger, Marcus Harcus, dropped out of the endorsement process after the first ballot, but will continue to run for the City Council seat.