General News

  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, as they talk with Sheldon Wolfchild, Mdewakanton Dakota about his recently completed film,  "The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code." The film is based on the scholarly work of Steven T. Newcomb and tells the story of how little known Vatican documents of the fifteenth century resulted in tragic global domination and dehumanization. 

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  • KFAI has launched its 2015 Minnesota State Fair experience with a succession of superb broadcasts.  

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  • A global agreement regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Nuclear Program is currently under review by the U.S. Congress. An attempt to block the deal is expected to emerge in the Senate.

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  • Mildred Brunson has been a fixture at the Hallie Q. Brown Center in St. Paul for almost four decades.  Brunson directed youth programs and created a real sense of community among the many people whose lives she has touched.  At a recent retirement party, co-workers, former students and city officials praised her for a lifetime of nurturing children and building connections in the capital city. 

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  • As summer comes to a close, so does a season of celebration and festival.

    One distinctive and joyous party held in the Twin Cities metro area this summer was the twenty second annual Igbofest.  The Igbo people are mainly from southeast Nigeria and for the many West Africans who live in Minnesota, Igbofest is an annual highlight.  

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  • This Thursday through Saturday, Bedlam Theater in Lowertown St. Paul hosts three nights of dance performances for the seventh annual production of Rhythmically Speaking.  The events will feature national and local choreographers exploring a wide range of topics including addiction, masculinity, and the "groove of a hat."  KFAI's Ryan Dawes spoke with choreographer Rush Benson on the Morning Blend about these themes.  

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  • The Metropolitan Airport Commission voted recently to raise wages for about 3,000 of MSP – Airport's lowest paid workers. Workers saw the $1 raise as a step in the right direction, but the Fight for $15 continues.

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  • As diplomatic tensions and trade restrictions are softening between the United States and Cuba, some people are wondering what this might mean for baseball. One Twin Cities organization has decided the best way to celebrate the new era in US-Cuban relations is to send a busload of baseball fans to Havana. Julian Loscalzo runs Ballpark Tours, and he spoke with Paul Brohaugh about Cuban baseball, and about the ten-day tour for December.

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  • August 12th is International Youth Day as declared by the United Nations, with a focus this year on Civic Engagement by young people around the world.

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