Recent News

  • This October marks the 70th Anniversary of the Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre’s ‘War of the Worlds’ program, now known as the panic broadcast of 1938. It’s also the 110th Anniversary of the publication of the original story by H. G. Wells.

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  • Acclaimed memoirist, poet, playwright, and performance artist David Mura joins Write on Radio hosts in the studio to talk about his first novel, Famous Suicides of the Japanese Empire on Thursday, Octobter 2nd, 11 am-noon.

    In the second half of the show, Scottish author Iain M. Banks talks about his newest novel, Matter. For more information on Write on Radio, click here:node/36.

  • Womenfolk’s monthly concert series returns this Sunday, October 5th with special guests Eliza Blue: and The Dimestore Dames:, featuring Jennifer Markey and Kim Roe. These country/roots vocalists will play a free KFAI-sponsored concert at 7 pm at Gethsemane Church (905 4th Ave.

  • Veteran activist Tom Hayden stops by KFAI on Wednesday, October 8th at 11 am to talk about his book Ending the War in Iraq on Truth to Tell:node/682.

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  • KFAI welcomes Lonnie Knight to Roots Night at the Acadia Saturday, September 27th. Lonnie Knight is a Twin Cities songwriter and musician who has been active in the scene for 30 years. Knight is a performer fans of acoustic guitar work must see. He closes Saturday’s showcase, which begins at 9pm with Ben Tucker.

  • Ed Felien talks about his revolutionary book Take the Streets! this Friday at 11 am on Catalyst:node/57. He can also be heard Sunday, September 28th at 3 pm at May Day Books, 301 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis.

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  • The 10th Annual Nordic Roots Festival begins Friday, September 26th, and runs through Sunday, September 28th, at the Cedar Cultural Center: Eight different groups are scheduled to perform in evening and daytime concerts, but this festival brings musicians together in such a way that audiences might see surprise guests on stage from different bands.

  • This Wednesday Andy Driscoll and Lynell Mickelsen talk with practitioners of the time-honored art of community organizing on Truth to Tell:node/682. They’ll discuss its true nature and importance as a tool of civic and political engagement in these times when so many of us rely on mass media for our news and make decisions about who is responsible for change and public policy.

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  • Folk/pop favorite Dar Williams sat down with KFAI DJ Ellen Stanley at the Guthrie Theater. This in-depth interview about her new CD Promised Land will air on Womenfolk:node/123 on Sunday, September 28th at 11 am.

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  • On Thursday, September 25th award-winning poet and Iraq War veteran Brian Turner will stop by Write on Radio!:node/36 to talk about his poems collected in Here, Bullet, previewing his reading on Monday, September 29th at 7 pm at Literary Witnesses, Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis.