November 5, 2012 to December 4, 2012


After 20 months of construction, the 132 million dollar refinance and renovation of  historic Riverside Plaza in Minneapolis is near completion.  Developer George Sherman held a grand re-opening celebration last week to show off the results of the largest public housing renovation in the country.  KFAI's Susan Gray reports.

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This time of year, it’s easy to enjoy the beauty of a Minnesota lake or park. But with Fall well underway, Minnesotans will increasingly retreat to the comforts of home.

But what happens when there is no home to return to?

The Minnesota Housing Partnership released a report last week showing homelessness on the rise in the Twin Cities, and we decided to speak with local agencies about what happens to the homeless population as temperatures continue to drop.

KFAI’s Allegra Oxborough has a report.

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Lennie Chism’s conversation with Civil Rights Legend Marion Barry, Voting Rights, Past, Present, Future, Our Struggle to Vote on KFAI Radio, 90.3 FM Minneapolis, 106.7 FM St. Paul, Joined in the conversation by Donald Allen, and Mel Reeves.

November 11, 2012
October 18, 2012

Under the guise of protecting children, parents at libraries across the country are demanding that books be removed from the shelves. For 30 years librarians have been celebrating Banned Book Week to encourage the public to read books that have been banned. KFAI’s Susan Gray spoke to Librarian Deb Rierson and Larry Watson, an author who’s been banned, to learn what books are causing all the trouble.

The KFAI staff, Board of Directors and volunteers thank the nearly 1000 listeners who contributed to financially support the station during our fall pledge drive week. To raise nearly $67,000 in one week for one independent, 900-watt station is incredible. Thank you for all of the calls, pledges and cheers for community radio! Our financial goal is still in sight to create a strong station going into 2013.

October 27, 2012
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The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University
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