August 2011 KFAI Weekly News Archives

8/5/2011 KFAI Weekly News
  • Updates from US AID and the World Food Program on the situation in the horn of Africa, and a conversation with Ali Ali, a Somali community member in Minnesota.
  • A story on breaking the fast during the first week of Ramadan.
  • Cinema Shanty takes a look at Another Earth, and the ongoing Minnesota Fringe Festival.
8/12/2011 KFAI Weekly News
  • Hosts Michael FIschbein and Noel Clark speak with KFAI’s Zuhur Ahmed and Said Sheik Abdi, Director of the American Refugee Committee’s Neighbors for Nations program about the famine in the horn of Africa.
  • Pedestrian Engineer Peter Bruce joins the program for a conversation about an Building Communities expo to take place in the IDS Tower’s Crystal Court.
8/19/2011 KFAI Weekly News

This week we take a look at the status of redistricting. The Minnesota Legislalture and the Governor could not agree on a plan to re-draw the boundaries of Congressional and State Legislative districts, so a five member panel of judges will decide. Hosts Sabrina Crews and Dale Connelly talk with citizens who have ideas for how the process should be handled and ultimately changed to provide effective representation.

The Cinema Shanty crew considers newly released DVD’s, and we talk
with a local filmmaker who has attempted to capture the essence of the Minnesota State Fair using 20 cameras for a production called Midwest Brigadoon.

8/26/2011 KFAI Weekly News
  • Tim Tetz, Legislative Director, American Legion, on the national organization’s convention in Minneapolis next week.
  • Mohamud Mumin, ArtiCulture Seward Market Mural Project talks about this weekend’s unveiling of a new community art project.
  • Mary Merrill Anderson and Charles Mays of the MLK Park Task Force discuss plans to re-dedicate the Minneapolis Park this weekend.
  • Jim Brunzell and Kathie Smith of Cinema Shanty on the new film Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.
  • Said Sheik-Abdi, Neighbors for Nations and Daniel Wordsworth, American Refugee Committee, discuss the situation in Somalia.
  • Musician Nirmala Rajasekar is profiled by Dixie Treichel.