Recent News

  • Between August 1998 and December 1999, community and environmental activists tried to stop the reroute of Highway 55 in south Minneapolis in order to protect Coldwater Spring, a sacred water source, and oak trees that stood on parkland. Stop the Re-Route: Taking a Stand on Sacred Land is a documentary film about those events.

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  • March 19th marks the 6th anniversary of the war in Iraq. Anti-war protestors gather every Wednesday on the Lake Street and Marshall Avenue bridge between Minneapolis and St. Paul to call for an end to the occupation. These are their voices, recorded by KFAI’s Catherine Willman.

  • _Learning English is one of the main struggles for many immigrants who come to Minnesota.

  • The Transportation Advisory Board of the Metropolitan Council and the Minnesota Department of Transportation met to discuss how to spend the $502 million in surface transportation stimulus money from the federal government. Metropolitan cities and counties and MNDOT want repairs to streets, sidewalks and trails to be a priority.

  • KFAI reporter Michelle Alimoradi interviews Music Therapy Director Dr. Dale Taylor of Augsburg College, about music and the brain.

  • Muslims come from a variety of cultural and professional backgrounds. Reporter Ahmed Naumaan asks a few people what their faith means to their daily lives and whether they are different from other Minnesotans. Their serious statements intermixed with spontaneous humorous remarks and an uncommon twist or two, paint a richly textured picture of Muslim life in Minnesota.

  • _Learning English is one of the main struggles for many immigrants who come to Minnesota.

  • What does it mean to be a feminist? What does it mean to be a Muslim woman in Minnesota? The challenges and experiences of two local Muslim women give us an inside look into the complex identities of this growing Minnesota population.

    Defining feminism can be tricky. It is a messy, complicated question with countless possible answers.

  • Despite Governor Pawlenty’s letter to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger asking him to keep Sara Jane Olson in California to serve out her parole, Olson was released early this morning and will return to Minnesota where she will be under the supervision of Ramsey County Community Corrections.

  • Two years ago, education proponents wanted to find out what can be done to make it easier for immigrants to reach a higher level of education. KFAI reporter Sara Abdelaal met with two members of the committee to discuss the findings from their research.