General Announcements

Interstate 35W collapsed into the Mississippi River a little after 6 pm on Wednesday, August 1st. The bridge is just blocks away from the KFAI studios on the West Bank in Minneapolis.

In commemoration of the 5th Anniversary of the war in Iraq, KFAI’s news department decided to interview a soldier who is committed to serving his country by participating in armed conflict and as he s

May 15th marks the anniversary of the 60th anniversary of the Israeli state and the Palestinian Al-Nakba.

The 6th anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War was marked by a rally at the State Capitol on Saturday. Protestors demanded that President Obama withdraw US troops from Afghanistan and Iraq immediately. The Obama administration has set a timetable to bring the troops back home, but for many people it isn’t soon enough. KFAI’s Annibal Preston reports.

March 19th marks the 6th anniversary of the war in Iraq. Anti-war protestors gather every Wednesday on the Lake Street and Marshall Avenue bridge between Minneapolis and St. Paul to call for an end to the occupation. These are their voices, recorded by KFAI’s Catherine Willman.

The 8th Annual Seward Arts Festival: takes place this Saturday, November 10.

The University of Minnesota received a fairly sizable gift on April 10th – the largest they’ve ever received. The cause? Cancer research, prevention and care.

On Sunday October 7th, the Environmental Justice Advocates of Minnesota (EJAM) hosted a discussion at Kwanzaa Community Church in North Minneapolis.

Check out this story: from about how the the Community Technology Empowerment Project is helping bridge the digital divide in Minnesota. KFAI’s CTEP Member, Aaron Mendelson, is quoted in the article.


A new way of tracking radio ratings is hitting the world of radio and advertising. After years of vetting, the Portable People Meter is finally here. But what’s the difference between the new and old method of monitoring our listening habits, how does it change the ratings game, and how will advertisers use the new information? Lisa Peterson-de la Cueva reports.