10,000 Fresh Voices

Series produced by KFAI Minneapolis

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Local arts, culture, history and environmental features made possible by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

Local arts, culture, history and environmental features made possible by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

947 Pieces

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Caption: I-35 is a designated butterfly habitat, Credit: Matthew Schneeman
Since 2017, the Federal Government has been exploring way to promote the Monarch Butterfly habitat along interstate 35.

  • Added: Apr 16, 2024
  • Length: 06:19
Caption: The building that would become First Avenue when it was a Greyhound Bus Stop, Credit: Public domain
It's been 40 years since Prince released Purple Rain. The film and soundtrack made Prince a superstar and turned First Avenue, featured in the Purp...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2024
  • Length: 05:01
Caption: Laamar at First Ave's Best New Bands show in 2024, Credit: James Napoli
In the wake of the police killing of Philando Castile, North Minneapolis native Geoffrey Lamar Wilson turned to music as an act of protest and reme...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2024
  • Length: 05:39
Caption: Producer Alison Young stops at a road sign, Credit: Alison Young
For years, there were only two in the nation, but in 2011, Minnesota got its first with US Bicycle Route-43, the 600-mile Mississippi River Trail f...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2024
  • Length: 05:21
Caption: 1971 Rovers on Rose Lake Overlook
Minnesota is known for its 10,000 lakes and maybe more specifically, for its canoe culture through the pristine lakes of the Boundary Waters. Over ...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2024
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Alison Young walks along the shore of Lake Superior, Credit: Alison Young
One particularly boisterous and sonorous spring, podcaster and long-distance hiker Alison Young chose to walk the entirety of the Superior Hiking T...

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  • Added: Mar 21, 2024
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Louise Fraser, Credit: Fraser School
Minnesota children with disabilities didn’t go to public school in the early 1900s. They were often sent away to institutions where they lived in h...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2023
  • Length: 07:02
Caption: Rekhet and Anura Si-Asar run In Black Ink, Credit: J. M. Maddix
Nestled in the Rondo community of St. Paul, among the burgeoning business district of a revitalized neighborhood, is a publishing entity ready and ...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2023
  • Length: 05:34
Caption: Cynthia Johnson, Credit: Courtesy of Cynthia Johnson
In the 1970s, Cynthia Johnson was a working musician who got hired to sing on a couple of demos. Then, out of nowhere, one of those demos became th...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2023
  • Length: 07:26
Caption: Participants in the Sound Stories workshop practice visualizing sound, Credit: Sheila Regan
What does sound look like? What does it feel like? A new artist and scholar-led project called Sound Stories is exploring these questions. Sound St...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2023
  • Length: 06:54
Caption: Birders gather at Hawk Ridge to watch the fall migration, Credit: Matthew Schneeman
Every fall, a geographic phenomenon funnels thousands of raptors (birds of prey) just past Duluth. This creates both an opportunity to monitor spec...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2023
  • Length: 06:01
Caption: Giacomo Beltrami
Two-hundred years ago, an Italian aristocrat traveled to the Northwoods of present-day Minnesota in an attempt to make a name for himself. He wante...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2023
  • Length: 06:58
Caption: Inside the Afghan Cultural Society in Minneapolis, Credit: Mike Moen
More individuals who have fled Afghanistan are trying to make the Twin Cities their home. A resource site in Minneapolis, now nearing its first an...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2023
  • Length: 04:15
Caption: Cass Lake, 1908
In 2016, genealogist Mica L. Anders interviewed 7 families about their summer cabins in the north woods of Minnesota for the Minnesota Historical S...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2023
  • Length: 06:42
Caption: HUGE Improv Theater has purchased the Art Materials building and will transform the south half of the building into a theater., Credit: Sheila Regan
After learning that their landlord had donated to a former KKK leader, HUGE Improv Theater knew they needed to move. So how did a small arts non-pr...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2023
  • Length: 05:24
Caption: A Death Cafe discussion group meets at the Rogue Buddha Gallery in Northeast Minneapolis, Credit: Twin Cities Death Cafe Facebook
Death is a scary to talk about. But some people in Minneapolis meet up every month to talk about just that. It’s called Death Cafe, and KFAI's Matt...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2023
  • Length: 06:03
Caption: Camp Christopher is available for campers who have lost a loved one to suicide, Credit: Matthew Schneeman
KFAI's Matthew Schneeman shares two stories of grief, family, and healing in and around Sax-Zim bog in Northern Minnesota.

  • Added: Aug 24, 2023
  • Length: 07:54
Caption: Theology Music, Credit: Theology Music
Video game music, or VGM, is a genre of music that is quickly taking off, even outside of traditional gaming platforms. Madeline Karita Fleming spo...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2023
  • Length: 03:55
Caption: A street mural on the east wall of Cub Foods in South Minneapolis, Credit: Joe Ellis
Since the 90s, street art has been a mainstay within the metro area, finally earning its due in the Lyn Lake Street Art series which held its first...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2023
  • Length: 06:01
Caption: Sharon Rice Vaughn, one of the founders of Women's Advocates, Credit: Women's Advocates
The St. Paul nonprofit Women’s Advocates founded one of the first shelters in the country for women escaping domestic violence. It started in the e...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2023
  • Length: 06:46