The Bush Foundation recently announced Mr. Jaime Pinkham will lead efforts to support the self-determination of the 23 Native nations located in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. KFAI News Director Ahndi Fridell spoke to Pinkham about what nation building means to the Bush Foundation. Pinkham is scheduled to begin his new position on March 16.
Last Friday, Minnesota protesters came together at the First National Bank building in downtown Saint Paul, which houses the headquarters of the Minnesota Trade Office, to speak out against trade with Israel. KFAI reporter Sarah Abdelaal spoke to a few of the protesters and gathered their thoughts about Minnesota’s current trade practices with Israel.
Tune in to Womenfolk Sunday, February 8th at 11 am as poet Terri Ford and legendary songwriter Claudia Schmidt:http://claudiasings.homestead.com/ stop by the studio to share songs and poems to celebrate Valentine’s Day…Feel the love and learn about fun things to do, with or without a loved one!
Celebrate Valentines Day with Corazon Latino on Tuesday, February 10th….Corazones que se despiertan, se alegran, se enamoran, sufren, se parten, y se rompen…….todo en el programa especial del Dia de Los Enamorados: los altos y bajos del amor!
Native American films around the country often fall beneath the radar because of low funding and low publicity, but Elise Marrubio of Augsburg College, sees the potential for social change and understanding through the screening of these obscure films.
President Obama’s House-approved stimulus package is still pending in the Senate, but the city of Minneapolis is already planning ways to use any federal funding it may receive. City officials are gearing up for the creation of several new green jobs in the City that would employ local residents and plan for our environmental future.
Cedar-Riverside is a diverse Minneapolis neighborhood with a burgeoning populous of people from all over the world. But like many inner city neighborhoods, residents are always thinking of ways to prevent crime and promote public safety.
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.