Recent News

  • On February 19th, 2009, KFAI celebrated Black History Month with a special day of Programing. If you missed any of these programs, you can now listen to all of the locally produced programs in the KFAI archives.

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  • KFAI celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8th with a full day of special programming produced by women from the Twin Cities community. Programs will be available for streaming through March 25th . For a complete listing of the archived programs click here:

  • In the inner city of Minneapolis, residents are taking their safety and wellness of their neighborhood into their own hands. Like many inner city neighborhoods, crime can be a prevailing issue. In Cedar-Riverside, there are weekly community patrols to ease concerns of crime in the neighborhood. KFAI’s Jason Patrick tagged along last week to find out more.

  • Thousands of plastic toys suspected of containing lead were recalled in 2007. In response to the recall, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act was signed a year later by President Bush. The act intended to implement stringent safety regulations for toys.

  • In his weekly KFAI update, 5th District Congressman Keith Ellison noted that he helped the House of Representatives pass a bill that allows bankruptcy judges to modify the terms of troubled homeowners’ mortgages. The bill dealt the financial industry a significant blow.

  • A coalition of civil rights advocacy groups recently put out a statement against Mayor R. T Rybak’s proposal to close the Minneapolis Civil Rights Department and let the state take over its cases.

  • Steve Aschburner and Doug Grow, both former columnists at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, will be guest DJ’s on the Good Noise Show, Monday, March 9th. Steve & Doug will program the music and discuss the present and future of newspapers, journalism and whatever else is on their minds.

  • V-Day is a four-day event to stop violence against women and girls locally and internationally. The highlight of this year’s event is a concert and the annual production of the Vagina Monologues beginning Thursday, March 5. KFAI’s Lydia Howell has more.

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  • Clint Eastwood’s film, Gran Torino, wowed movie goers and the Hmong community alike, by touting a large cast of new Hmong actors. Will Wright caught up with some of the stars, though not Clint Eastwood, to talk about what the film means to the Hmong community and their stories.


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  • With the recent surprise announcement that St. Paul Schools Superintendent, Maria Carstarphen, is leaving for Austin, Texas at the end of the school year, the school board has to search for a new leader. This is the district’s third superintendent search in ten years. KFAI’s Anibal Prestan reports.