General Announcements

Peavey Park in Minneapolis has had its share of problems with crime. But people in the neighborhood are working to re-claim their park in many different ways. One technique to keep the park busy and hospitable to visitors is the establishment of “Amen Corner”, a place where park visitors can have their say in a public setting. KFAI’s Allison Herrera reports.

Bill Lindeke brings us the story of two brothers walking across the country in support of a constitutional amendment to end Corporate Personhood.

Members of the House of Representatives passed health care legislation last Saturday by a very slim margin, 220-215. But the internal fight among Democrats was an amendment added to prevent insurance companies from providing abortion services to women. KFAI News Director Ahndi Fridell reports.


Access Works is an HIV- and Hepatitis-prevention program for intravenous drug users. It is located in a small street-front building about a block away from the Minneapolis Convention Center. The organization has a huge mission and a small budget and is a big piece of the HIV prevention efforts in the state of Minnesota. Ahndi Fridell reports.


Last week, KFAI heard from Center for School Change Director, Joe Nathan, about a lawsuit filed against the Minnesota Department of Education and Tarek Ibn Ziyad Academy in Inver Grove Heights. The school, also known as TIZA, is a publicly funded charter school being sued on grounds that it is promoting Islam with taxpayer money.

Peace and justice activist David Wildman was in the Twin Cities last weekend to speak on the situation in the Middle East. Wildman is executive secretary for Human Rights and Racial Justice with the General Board of Ministries of the United Methodist Church and he is co-chair of the steering committee of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation:

Twin Cities community members and lawyers recently spoke out against human rights violations by ICE, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, in a nationwide effort to hold the Department of Homeland Security accountable. KFAI’s Sara Abdelaal reports.


The United Nations Climate Change Conference begins next week in Copenhagen. Activists from around the world will attend to make their voices heard. As KFAI’s Robert O’Connor reports, three local activists who will be attending, spoke in downtown Minneapolis.


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