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AIRING MONDAYS @ 9:00 a.m., TruthToTell is produced by CivicMedia/Minnesota (Andy Driscoll, Executive Producer) as part of KFAI’s public affairs programming schedule. Produced and hosted by local public affairs specialist and Twin Cities media veteran Andy Driscoll and co-hosted by journalist Siobhan Kierans, the hour-long TruthToTell delves into issues often not covered in depth by other regional news and public affairs outlets and too often not with the goal of engaging citizens in resolving the critical state, local, and regional issues they face day-to-day.

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Northern Sun News

Northern Sun News is a  one hour public affairs program covering a wide variety of topics. The emphasis is peace, ecology and social justice. In-studio guests and recorded speeches and occasional topical music.

Art Matters

Do the arts matter? Tune in to Art Matters every Wednesday night at 7pm and find out! Art Matters showcases the local arts community, including current events and arts-related discussions. Art Matters is the longest-running arts talk show in the Twin Cities.

If you have any comments or ideas for program topics, send information to Art Matters c/o KFAI or e-mail Marya Morstad at:

Listening Lounge

There ought to be a place on the radio for surprises. The Listening Lounge tries to be that delightful, and sometimes disturbing, place. When we air newsy documentaries, you won't hear experts droning on. You'll hear vibrant stories about real people. And when we air shorter audio experiences, we get out of the way and let sound tell the story.

The Listening Lounge: Hearing is Believing.

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Conversations with Al McFarlane

Listen each Tuesday for stimulating conversations with Al McFarlane and community leaders about issues and events in the Black community and the community at large.

Write On! Radio

Tuesday July 22nd, we speak with Mark Munger about his new book, Sukulaiset: The Kindred, follow-up to Suomalaiset: People of the Marsh. He is a district court judge and the author of a number of books, including Mr. Environment: The Willard Munger Story.

And we'll chat with Minnesota Book Award winner Julie Kramer about her new mystery Delivering Death, a Riley Spartz novel. She is the author of five other novels in the series, including Stalking Susan.

Write On! Radio airs every TUESDAY 7 - 8 p.m. Central Time on 90.3 FM Minneapolis and 106.7 FM St. Paul and live on the web at Shows are archived for two weeks on line. Our shows are also available via our podcasting site:

To access the Rain Taxi Review of Books Literary Events Calendar, click here.

Information about regular spoken word and open mic venues can be found at Guante's spoken word info.

For scheduling information, contact Ian Graham Leask at or Steve McEllistrem at

To subscribe to the Write On! Radio weekly e-mail newsletter for guest information and weekly event announcements, send us your email address to

Please mail review copies and press materials to Write On! Radio, KFAI, 1808 Riverside Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, 55454. Attn: Producer.

Write On! Radio producers include:
* Ian Graham Leask - Ian specializes in literary fiction but also enjoys literary non-fiction written by local, national and international authors
* Steve McEllistrem - Steve handles most of the show's science fiction and scientific non-fiction as well as historical fiction, mysteries and fantasy
* Lynette Reini-Grandell - Lynette focuses on poetry and local authors as well as literary fiction
* Charlotte Sullivan - Charlotte devotes her time to children's literature
* Antonia Felix - Antonia engages a broad range of topics, from poetry to non-fiction
* Kristin Johnson - Kristin prefers to spend much of her time with children's literature
* GE Patterson - G.E. = poetry
*Amy Fladeboe - Amy wishes to interview mainly local authors and poets

Most of our producers have explored areas in which they do not themselves write, so the categories listed above are not exclusive to each individual producer.

Our new opening and closing theme music is a variation on "Winter" by Karen Townsend, with help from Lynette Reini-Grandell. Our calendar music is also a variation on "Winter" by Karen and Lynette.