Date: 
January 20, 2013
Venue Name: 
Alliance Francaise Mpls/St Paul
Price Range: 
$20 for AF members, $30 for non-members

A co-founder of the 80’s hit group, “The Deele”, along with Antonio “LA” Reid and later including Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Summers in 2008 independently released his first CD titled “Labor of Love”

KFAI will celebrate Black History Month (BHM) with a special day of programming on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. The station is looking for dynamic live programming – produced by African Americans – that explores the history of our people in America.

KFAI would like to invite station volunteers, community groups and community members to participate in this year’s programming. Selected proposals will air on February 19th. If you or your organization is interested in participating in this year’s programming, please fill out the following online program proposal form, or download the application and return it to Miguel Vargas, c/o KFAI, 1808 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454. [Box 74].

The deadline for submission of a proposal is Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 5pm. If you have any questions or require assistance in completing this form, please contact Miguel Vargas at 612.341.3144×20 or miguelvargas@kfai.org.

At this time of year we often pause to focus on the problems of hunger and poverty.  Years ago, the so-called “Green Revolution” increased agriculture production around the world, saving many lives. 

 

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The Federal Communications Commission is considering a proposal to relax rules that govern the ownership of media in this country.  Right now, a single company cannot own both a TV broadcast station and a newspaper in the same market.  The change would allow newspapers to own radio and TV stations, a move opposed some advocates of minority ownership of media entities. 

The FCC was supposed to vote on this in December but didn’t.  They’re scheduled to take it up again next year – leaving more time for comment.

 

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We’re sending a giant thank-you to all of the local businesses and organizations who support KFAI!

December 26, 2012 is the 150th anniversary of the largest mass hanging in U.S. history. 

The executions happened in Mankato, Minnesota at the order of President Abraham Lincoln.  In 1862 the president commuted the death sentences of hundreds of Dakota who had been rounded up following weeks of fighting and killing between Native people and white settlers along the Minnesota River.  The president let 38 death sentences stand. 

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Minnesota’s Revenue Commissioner, Myron Frans, has been traveling around the state for much of the past year, carrying a three legged stool as a prop while he gives a presentation on our tax system.   If it sounds like a big night out, you could be right.  Tax policy is going to be a major issue during the coming legislative session in St. Paul. 

Tonight (December 19, 2012),  Commissioner Frans will hold a tax reform town hall meeting in St. Paul at the Northdale Recreation Center at 14 14 St. Albans Street North at 7pm. 

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