Election Day 2014 was sleepier than most. The election issued in a Republican majority in the House of Representatives and in the Senate, but national voter turnout and overall political engagement among voters was notably low.
Minneapolis licensed practical nurse Doug Mann has been a perennial candidate in local races, running for school board eight times since 1999 and for City Council in 2005.This year he's one of a slate of more than 10 candidates vying to be the city's next mayor. Earlier this month he filed a court order to force the city to hold a referendum on the Vikings stadium.
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.
Forty-four men have served as President of the United States, though none hail from Minnesota. In this MinneCulture documentary, KFAI legacy producer Ahndi Fridell profiles six local politicians who left a mark on national history in their run for the White House: Ignatius Donnelly, Floyd Olson, Harold Stassen, Hubert Humphrey, Eugene McCarthy and Walter Mondale.
Immigrants rights supporters followed Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer to a fundraiser in Columbia Heights on Wednesday, June 16. About 40 people gathered in front of Historic Heights Bed and Breakfast to draw attention to Emmer’s support of Arizona’s anti-immigration legislation, also known as SB 1070. KFAI News Director Ahndi Fridell reports.