10,000 Fresh Voices

Series produced by KFAI

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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.


788 Pieces

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Will Steger has spent a lifetime exploring cold places: North Pole, Greenland and Antartica. Most winters, he lives inside a houseboat on the Missi...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:37
Caption: Cassandra Snow, Credit: Janet Nguyen
Cassandra Snow produces queer and feminist plays with Gadfly Theatre Productions in Minneapolis. As someone who is chronically ill, Snow encourages...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 07:08
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Somali-American kids and a London musician are making music together. Minneapolis teens recently teamed up with Aar Maanta to produce the first alb...

Bought by WAMC and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 08, 2019
  • Length: 04:23
  • Purchases: 2
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The government has a history of taking Native children from their families. It started with boarding schools, then later the Indian Adoption Projec...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2019
  • Length: 04:23
Caption: Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, Credit: Johnny Goodson, St. Olaf College
Choral conductor Tesfa Wondemagegnehu believes vocal music can help change the world. In 2017, he co-founded the Justice Choir movement in Minneapo...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2019
  • Length: 03:27
Caption: Anthony Ceballos, Credit: Sasha Suarez
Anthony Ceballos is a Minnesota poet who loves reading his work before an audience. "A live reading of a poem for me is just as important as how it...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2019
  • Length: 03:27
Caption: Joy Dolo
As a kid, Joy Dolo was shy. Now she's an actor, a member of the comedy troupe Blackout Improv and a podcaster. KFAI's Dixie Treichel produced this ...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 03:17
Caption: Brigid McDonald, Credit: @ltmcdphoto
"Sisters of Peace," a new play at the History Theatre in St. Paul, tells the story of Brigid McDonald and her three biological sisters. They're Cat...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2019
  • Length: 03:57
Caption: Mikkel Beckman, Credit: Ryan Dawes
Minneapolis percussionist Mikkel Beckman doesn't want the spotlight. He'd rather you settle into the groove of his bandmates. He's a washboard perc...

  • Added: Mar 17, 2019
  • Length: 04:01
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Pao Houa Her is a photographer dedicated to producing art about Minnesota's Hmong community. Her thought-provoking work highlights the lives of war...

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2019
  • Length: 03:36
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Rachael Kilgour, Credit: Darin Kamnetz
In her lyrics, singer-songwriter Rachael Kilgour doesn't shy away from female pronouns: "Blessed her lips/And the turn of her wrists/Try and tempt ...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Feb 07, 2019
  • Length: 03:21
  • Purchases: 1
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Gerald Vizenor's newest book follows the three Native Americans protesting the government's treatment of World War One veterans. Titled "Native Tri...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2019
  • Length: 04:35
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A mini-history of Minnesota's first women-only theater company. Formed in 1976, At the Foot of Mountain Theater staged plays written by women and t...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Feb 01, 2019
  • Length: 03:31
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Rogue Potters fire up the kiln on a summer evening., Credit: Xan Holston
A super hot, even flame is essential for firing pottery. When a kiln is heated by electricity or gas, that’s easy to accomplish. But if your kiln d...

  • Added: Aug 10, 2016
  • Length: 04:12
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Born in Minneapolis in 1920, Noel Neill watched the Andrew Sisters leave town and achieve fame. Neill wanted that too. So at age 17, she moved to L...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2016
  • Length: 05:25
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When David Mura was growing up, he wanted to be white. Then he visited Japan and began to explore his Japanese-American heritage. That knowledge in...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 07, 2016
  • Length: 05:34
  • Purchases: 1
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Mastering a new hobby can be tricky, especially if that hobby is learning to ride a high wheel bicycle from the 1880s. The high wheels, so named be...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 05:37
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Kirk Washington, Jr. was a North Minneapolis-based artist and activist who was recently killed in a car accident. KFAI's Nancy Rosenbaum spoke with...

  • Added: May 06, 2016
  • Length: 04:13
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One doesn't expect to find a horror story at the opera. That hasn't stopped Minnesota Opera from confronting unspeakable acts at the Overlook Hotel...

  • Added: May 07, 2016
  • Length: 04:37
Caption: Harry Waters, Jr., Macalester College associate professor , Credit: Will Wright
Lots of creative people live in Minneapolis. They make stuff that people buy. And this creates dollars. But how many? And who’s getting paid the mo...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Jul 25, 2016
  • Length: 04:45
  • Purchases: 1