Recent News

  • As the nation faces one of the most significant economic downturns in American history, President Obama takes his stimulus proposal to people across the nation to hard-hit states like Indiana and Florida. Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison is supporting the bill locally. He held a town town hall meeting to discuss this pending legislation with local residents.

  • Laurent Cantet, director of the acclaimed French film, THE CLASS, will be interviewed by Caryl Minnetti on Sunday, February 15 at 8:30 pm on Bonjour Minnesota. The film follows the experiences of Francois (played by Francois Begaudeau, who wrote the screenplay based on his own experiences) and his fellow teachers as they prepare for a new year at a high school in a tough neighborhood.

  • Paul Rusesabagina presented the keynote address at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College’s annual Celebrate the Dream tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King this year. Rusesabagina, an everyday hero in Rwanda, was vaulted to prominence in the United States by the Hollywood movie, Hotel Rwanda. KFAI reporter Senah Sampong spoke with Rusesabagina before his keynote address.

  • The Bush Foundation recently announced Mr. Jaime Pinkham will lead efforts to support the self-determination of the 23 Native nations located in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. KFAI News Director Ahndi Fridell spoke to Pinkham about what nation building means to the Bush Foundation. Pinkham is scheduled to begin his new position on March 16.

    February 9, 2009

  • Last Friday, Minnesota protesters came together at the First National Bank building in downtown Saint Paul, which houses the headquarters of the Minnesota Trade Office, to speak out against trade with Israel. KFAI reporter Sarah Abdelaal spoke to a few of the protesters and gathered their thoughts about Minnesota’s current trade practices with Israel.

    February 9, 2009

  • Tune in to Freewheelin: Monday, February 9th as host JACKSON BUCK welcomes DAVE SIMONETT of Trampled By Turtles: and MIKKEL BECKMAN of the Brass Kings: to the KFAI airwaves.

    For six years now Trampled by Turtles have toured the country and beyond, playing basement parties and theaters, ba

  • Tune in to Womenfolk Sunday, February 8th at 11 am as poet Terri Ford and legendary songwriter Claudia Schmidt: stop by the studio to share songs and poems to celebrate Valentine’s Day…Feel the love and learn about fun things to do, with or without a loved one!

  • Celebrate Valentines Day with Corazon Latino on Tuesday, February 10th….Corazones que se despiertan, se alegran, se enamoran, sufren, se parten, y se rompen…….todo en el programa especial del Dia de Los Enamorados: los altos y bajos del amor!

  • Native American films around the country often fall beneath the radar because of low funding and low publicity, but Elise Marrubio of Augsburg College, sees the potential for social change and understanding through the screening of these obscure films.

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  • President Obama’s House-approved stimulus package is still pending in the Senate, but the city of Minneapolis is already planning ways to use any federal funding it may receive. City officials are gearing up for the creation of several new green jobs in the City that would employ local residents and plan for our environmental future.