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.


727 Pieces

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Caption: Dessa, author of "My Own Devices", Credit: Aaron Lavinsky
Dessa is a singer, rapper and writer whose work defies expectations. Her live music ranges from touring with Doomtree, a hip-hop collective, to app...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2018
  • Length: 03:43
Caption: Jesse Ventura, Minnesota governor from 1999 - 2003., Credit: Minnesota Historical Society
In the waning days of the 1998 Minnesota gubernatorial campaign, Jesse Ventura's family fretted over a TV commercial titled "Jesse The Mind." The p...

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  • Added: Oct 01, 2018
  • Length: 04:54
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Adina Burke, artist., Credit: Dena Denny
Adina Burke ignores the the haters who tell her what to do. The self-proclaimed "queer, crippled, punk rock poet" does her own thing, publishing po...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2018
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 1
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As a kid, he played piano. Then he played drums in a punk band, attended a prestigious jazz school and jammed in New York. So it's little wonder th...

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 04:41
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sally Sudo, Credit: Minnesota Historical Society
Like many Japanese-Americans of her generation, Sally Sudo was forced to live in an internment camp during World War II. After her brother studied ...

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2018
  • Length: 04:16
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Debbie Duncan, Credit: Debbie Duncan
Debbie Duncan performs in the moment, altering songs as she sings. The award-winning jazz artist reflects on "Full Circle," an album recorded live ...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2018
  • Length: 03:30
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Forty years ago, few people wanted to own snakes or lizards as pets. But since then, the market for geckos, chameleons and bearded dragons has boom...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2018
  • Length: 04:27
Caption: Bud Nakasone, Credit: Minnesota Historical Society
At 14, Bud Nakasone witnessed the Pearl Harbor attacks. Four years later, he perfected his Japanese skills at a military language school at Fort Sn...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2018
  • Length: 04:50
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Some call it experimental music. Others say it's jazz pop. To its members, Jelloslave's cello-rich sound is a sonic exploration of original composi...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2018
  • Length: 04:20
Caption: Mixed Precipitation singers., Credit: Regina Woolson
Theater-in-the-park often means Shakespeare, not a mashed up operetta that serves food. But that's what Mixed Precipitation has been presenting to ...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2018
  • Length: 03:43
Caption: Joseph McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project., Credit: Angela Lundberg
When Americans think about the Civil War, they often think of North versus South, free states versus slave states. And in Minnesota, well, we’re th...

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  • Added: Aug 15, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Jill Gebeke, an elementary school principal in St. Paul, Minnesota., Credit: Angela Lundberg
Jill Gebeke enjoys taming chaos. Which is perfect because Gebeke's job as an elementary school principal in St. Paul requires it. KFAI's Rob McGinl...

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  • Added: Aug 20, 2018
  • Length: 04:42
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Kimberly J. Brown is the author of "I-35W Bridge Collapse: A Survivor's Account of America's Crumbling Infastructure", Credit: Rachel Fears
When the I-35W bridge collapsed in 2007, Kimberly J. Brown plunged 60 feet down to the Mississippi River. She survived. While recovering from spina...

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  • Added: Jul 30, 2018
  • Length: 04:32
  • Purchases: 1
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Heidi Arneson's new performance piece, Itchy Tingles, is inspired by writings in her novels. She is collaborating with guitarist Tony Hauser to pre...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2018
  • Length: 03:49
Caption: An image from photographer Shelly Mosman's Animal Child series., Credit: Shelly Mosman
When parents hire Shelly Mosman to photograph their children, they're encouraged to bring an animal to the studio and leave the smiles behind. KFAI...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2018
  • Length: 04:47
  • Purchases: 1
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Growing up in Mogadishu, Abdi Nor Iftin's friends called him "Abdi American." After all, he loved U.S. movies. He spoke English. And now, he's a ne...

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  • Added: Jul 13, 2018
  • Length: 04:35
  • Purchases: 1
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After reading "Omnivore's Dilemma," Todd Thiesen embraced a different kind of farming. Instead of caging chickens on his small farm in St. Joseph, ...

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  • Added: Jul 09, 2018
  • Length: 04:15
  • Purchases: 1
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Maggie Faris is a Minnesota comedian and out lesbian. She's produced two CDs and co-hosts Magnotronic, a weekly comedy podcast. KFAI's Dixie Treich...

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  • Added: Jul 03, 2018
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 1
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Last Import, a Minneapolis surf punk trio, didn't meet at a bar or college. Nope. They met at an all-female rock school called "Girls Rock n Roll R...

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  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 04:42
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Minnesota K-Pop Dance Crew., Credit: Terry Le
K-Pop isn't just a sensation in Asia. Korean pop music is so infectious University of Minnesota students are mastering K-Pop dance moves. As KFAI's...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2018
  • Length: 04:06