Recent News

  • 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.

  • President Obama is signaling opposition to a highly popular measure to add a 90% tax on bonuses of big earners at financial institutions that benefit from a taxpayer bailout, according to the Associated Press. As a member of the House Financial Services Committee, Fifth District representative Keith Ellison was in the midst of the AIG slapdown on Capitol Hill last week.

  • The 6th anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War was marked by a rally at the State Capitol on Saturday. Protestors demanded that President Obama withdraw US troops from Afghanistan and Iraq immediately. The Obama administration has set a timetable to bring the troops back home, but for many people it isn’t soon enough. KFAI’s Annibal Preston reports.

  • Friday, April 3rd, KFAI’s MN Soundtrack Night at the 331 Club welcomes Sharp Teeth and The Brutes.

    As lead vocalist Erica Krumm’s mom puts it, “they rock a little hard”. Mom may be a bit succinct but right on the money. Bringing a bit of the grunge/garage rock back to Minneapolis, Sharp Teeth do indeed keep the song lengths to a minimum but not without adding a kick in the pants.

  • _Sufism is an ancient religious philosophy which, despite criticism from some modern orthodox Muslims, maintains a strong tie to its Islamic origins.