General News

  • On Saturday morning, April 18th, KFAI will be off the air from 2 to 6 am for transmitter maintainence.  When we return to the air on Saturday morning, our HD radio signal will be restored and rejuvenated for your listening enjoyment! 

    But there's no need to tune out; listen online during maintainence as we stream three of our Web-only programs: Below the Waste, Heart of the City Radio, and Foreign Currency.  

     

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  • Pictured (L to R: Congressman Keith Ellison, Congresswoman Betty McCollum, National Endowment for the Arts Chair Jane Chu,  Walker Art Center Curator Nisa Mackie, MN State Arts Board Executive Director Sue Gens. 

    One of the nation’s largest gatherings of literary artists took place last weekend in Minneapolis, and the event drew some high ranking art officials.  

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  • The Campus Kitchen at Augsburg College works to make healthy food accessible in and around the Cedar Riverside Neighborhood. Augsburg staff, students, and community members work to provide for basic needs, create opportunities for service learning, leadership development, and genuine engagement between the college and the community.

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  • Young people who have been in and out of the foster care system too often wind up homeless, or in prison, or in a situation where there is no security and they don’t know where their next meal is coming from.   Their life stories are often overlooked.

    On the evening of April 12 in St. Paul, a group of performers will get a chance to tell those stories in a theatrical piece called “Fostering Voice”

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  • Nanci Olesen is the director of the Mayflower Early Childhood Center in South Minneapolis, a Montessori preschool program for children 16 months to 6 years old. She stops by the Morning Blend regularly to talk about family and parenting issues. This week Nanci speaks with KFAI's Ryan Dawes about kids and money, diving into allowance, savings, charitable giving, and even planning for college. 

  • The Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis has brought Greg Bank’s adaptation of Mark Twain’s classic children’s story The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to life in a spare but resonant production. Ansa Akyea plays multiple roles, most notably the escaped slave Jim. And Victor Zupanc appears on stage throughout as one of two musicians who participate in, and accompany, the action. They talked with KFAI’s Brenda Bell Brown about the the complexity and power of this simple story.

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  • When access to a traditional library isn't convenient, a Hudson-based not-for-profit offers a solution:  Little Free Libraries.  United by the organization Little Free Library, over 25,000 donation-based libraries have sprouted in neighborhoods throughout the world.  Residents or local organizations can build their own little free library or order pre-fab libraries from LFL.  Then local residents stock and swap books as they please, all for free.  According to LFL's data, the average library is v

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  • KFAI has a rich selection of programs that are only heard online – our web shows represent the developing sound of the station as new producers and DJ’s find their voices. In the hours leading up to the beginning of our Spring Membership Drive for 2015 (at 6am Saturday, March 14), we’ll showcase two of our web-only programs.

    At 2 am, listen for Below The Waste as hosts Mason and Ben pursue their declared mission: “For over two years we’ve sought to embrace the terrible and sublime with equal affection.”

    And at 4 am, DJ Takara and DJ Lady Em will bring you Versed Radio, with quality music drawn from a broad background.

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  • The Bell Museum of Natural History has partnered with Audubon Minnesota for an exhibit that illustrates the impact buildings have on bird populations. 

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