General News

  • Native American rapper Tall Paul was born in Minneapolis and grew up listening to all varieties of hip hop.

    For the past five years he’s been recording and performing live music at various venues, finding ways to express his culture by way of an unexpected art form.

    Tall Paul was recently featured on the KFAI program Versed Radio. Versed Radio is a program presented online by KFAI on alternate Thursdays. For the latest episode, click here.

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  • Blaine resident Kimberly Brown is using her musical talents to celebrate the holiday season and support the American Heart Association at the same time. Home for the Holidays with Kimberly Brown is an annual holiday concert featuring Brown and her holiday band. This year's concert will feature traditional and original songs, and the debut her first Christmas CD.

    Kimberly Brown spoke with KFAI's Rico Morales on The Morning Blend.

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  • Sherisah Ngo talks with The Lennie Chism Show about the latest Nielson Black shopper predictions "Savior of the 2014" holiday season.

    The Black consumer according to the Nielsen report will drive holiday retail.

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  • First Nations Kitchen, a ministry of All Saints’ Episcopal Indian Mission in Minneapolis, has been serving healthy, organic, traditional indigenous food in a welcoming, family environment every Sunday evening since 2008. First Nations Kitchen is located at 3044 Longfellow Avenue, Minneapolis. Meals are served from 5:30 to 6:30 pm every Sunday. On December 14th, 2014 there will be a Winter Fundraiser for this organization at Patrick's Cabaret on 3010 Minnehaha Avenue in Minneapolis. The event is from 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

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  • The Twin Cities Metropolitan Council has approved a regional housing policy plan - the first such plan to be adopted in 30 years.  

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  • A group of singers connected to the National Lutheran Choir wants to start a month-long Fringe Festival-like event built around singing, called The Northern Voice Festival.

    They’re seeking proposals for Voice events that would be included in the festival from April 10 to May 10. The deadline for proposals is December 22.

    Northern Voice executive producer Randall Davidson talked with KFAI’s Ryan Dawes during Tuesday's Morning Blend.

     

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  • Several weeks have passed since national headlines described a Minnesota journalism controversy dubbed “Pointergate”.  

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  • The movement to ban same-sex conversion therapy in Minnesota picked up the support of GLAAD (formerly the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

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  • Malarkey: Radio with an Irish Accent (Mondays 7:30pm) is releasing a music and spoken word CD on Monday, December 8th, in cooperation with NewFolkRecords. You are invited to the release party at Morrissey's Irish Pub at 913 W. Lake St.

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  • How many languages do you speak?  

    Gregg Roberts, a world language specialist for the state of Utah, says “Speaking only one language is the illiteracy of the 21st century”.

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