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.


865 Pieces

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Caption: Singer Songwriter Annie Mack, Credit: Shelly Mosman
African American singer songwriter Annie Mack does it all, from powerhouse blues to New Americana and beyond, highlighting her unique vocal presenc...

Bought by WAMC Northeast Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 27, 2020
  • Length: 05:33
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Lela Pierce stands before a projection by Snow Yunxue Fu, Credit: Courtesy of the Gordon Parks Gallery in St. Paul
How do we experience a gallery in digital space? That question gets explored by new media artist Snow Yunxue Fu and dance artist Lela Pierce in "Re...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Apr 26, 2021
  • Length: 05:27
  • Purchases: 1
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Since the first rail line was completed in Minnesota in 1862, the railroad has had a storied existence in the state. Fire is part of that story. KF...

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  • Added: Apr 25, 2021
  • Length: 07:09
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Leif Brush
Leif Brush was a pioneering sound artist based in Duluth since the mid 1970s. His Terrain Instruments were just some of the audible sculptures tha...

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2021
  • Length: 06:11
  • Purchases: 1
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The Lake Wobegon Trail is a 10-foot wide strip of pavement that guides bicyclists through Central Minnesota’s trees, lakes, and fields of cows. Now...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2021
  • Length: 05:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ojibwe people at a winter camp in South Harbor, Minnesota in 1875, Credit: MN Historical Society
This spring marks the 80th anniversary of the 1941 blizzard that killed dozens of people in Minnesota and North Dakota. The region has a reputation...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh and KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Apr 17, 2021
  • Length: 05:07
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: McKnight Distinguished Artist Marcie Rendon, Credit: Jaida Grey Eagle
Marcie Rendon is tribal citizen of the White Earth Nation, whose work focuses on the lives of Native people. Based in Minneapolis, Rendon's career ...

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  • Added: Apr 04, 2021
  • Length: 04:32
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jackson Duin at ArtReach, Credit: Sheila Regan
Jackson Duin, a high school student in Edina, Minnesota has been getting noticed in the past few years for his talented eye. Recently he has branch...

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  • Added: Apr 03, 2021
  • Length: 05:23
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Emily Michaels King
Performance artist Emily Michaels King has a new production called ‘Digital,” which invites the audience into the bedroom, into the computer screen...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio and WAMC Northeast Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 10, 2021
  • Length: 05:23
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Writer Adlyn Carreras presents her 'Dear Neighbor' poster., Credit: Sheila Regan
The Frogtown neighborhood of St. Paul was hit hard during the civil unrest that followed the police killing of George Floyd. While buildings are be...

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  • Added: Mar 10, 2021
  • Length: 05:26
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Gordon Parks, Isaac Hayes, Earnest Tidyman, Credit: Courtesy of MGM
Before Shaft, badass movie detectives were white. Shaft starred Richard Roundtree as a Black detective, prowling New York City's tough streets, sav...

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  • Added: Feb 27, 2021
  • Length: 06:15
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Pi Bar proprietor Ty Yule and business partner Benny. , Credit: Kim Thompson
Pi Bar infused the Twin Cities with an ecstatic, high energy jolt of queerness for the year and a half it was open. The bar was dreamed up in 2006 ...

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2021
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Famed music venue First Avenue in Minneapolis, Minn., Credit: Ryan Dawes
When the future of an iconic music venue is on the line, artists and music lovers haven’t just stood around. Producer Colleen Cowie reports from Mi...

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  • Added: Jan 20, 2021
  • Length: 05:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Philip Shorey and Nathaniel Smith perform for healthcare workers outside Bethesda Hospital.
While social distancing is pushing many artists to perform on video screens, Minneapolis musician Philip Shorey seeks small, in-person audiences. K...

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  • Added: Dec 13, 2020
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Paul Deng Kur and pages from his book, "Out of the Impossible." , Credit: Ryan Dawes
As a rideshare driver, Paul Deng Kur had heard hundreds of stories. But this passenger's loss had left the man feeling suicidal. So when they reach...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2020
  • Length: 06:01
Caption: Dancer Rachel Seeholzer is the Snow Queen., Credit: Ballet Co.Laboratory
Ballet Co.Laboratory wants to change the way people think about ballet by changing ballet itself. That’s no easy task. The art form is full of trad...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2020
  • Length: 04:51
Caption: Painting by Patricio DeLara
Who would have thought 2020 would bring a shortage of toilet paper, flour, and clorox wipes? The backdrop for these market deficiencies, the Superm...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2020
  • Length: 04:07
Caption: Heid E. Erdrich, Credit: Photo Courtesy of Heid E. Erdrich
Heid E. Erdrich's latest volume of poetry, Little Big Bully, is brutal and beautiful. It won the National Poetry Series, and was released just befo...

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  • Added: Dec 06, 2020
  • Length: 05:08
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Rooted Earth by Deborah Foutch, Credit: Photo Courtesy of Deborah Foutch
Minneapolis artist Deborah Foutch creates rich and complex work with fiber and mixed media that expresses her love of the natural world. Her Soil H...

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  • Added: Nov 27, 2020
  • Length: 05:04
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sarah Bellamy, Artistic Director of Penumbra Theater, Credit: Ann Marsden
On the heels of Penumbra Theatre's 2.5 million dollar Ford Foundation grant, KFAI's Sheila Regan talked with Sarah Bellamy, Lily Tung Crystal, and ...

Bought by WAMC Northeast Public Radio and KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Nov 08, 2020
  • Length: 05:40
  • Purchases: 2