KFAI

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KFAI is a volunteer-based, community radio station that broadcasts information, arts and entertainment programming. By providing a voice for people ignored or misrepresented by mainstream media, KFAI increases understanding between peoples and communities, and fosters the values of democracy and social justice within its listening area. KFAI is a non-commercial FM radio station operating on 90.3 FM in the Minneapolis area and 106.7 FM in the St Paul area. KFAI is governed by a volunteer community board of directors, managed by a small paid full time and part time staff, and operated by a dedicated volunteer staff of over 300.

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615 Pieces

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

  • From: KFAI
  • Updated: Jan 14, 2015
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1 Piece

87 Counties | 87+ Stories is a series exploring Minnesota’s arts, culture and history, one county at a time. 87 Counties | 87+ Stories highlights the work of artists and musicians, documenting a specific event in the state’s history, exploring an offbeat cultural event or tradition and other stories related to arts, culture and history.

  • From: KFAI
  • Updated: Nov 29, 2018
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20 Pieces

A look at the events, peoples and places that shaped the Dakota War of 1862. A feature produce by ampers-Diverse Radio for Minnesota's Communities.

  • From: KFAI
  • Updated: Aug 29, 2012
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All KFAI Youth News Initiative stories are conceived, reported, and edited by the students with assistance from mentors and instructors. We hope you enjoy them!

  • From: KFAI
  • Updated: Oct 04, 2010
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46 Pieces

KFAI's MinneCulture concert series featuring performances by Minnesota musicians, incluing Charlie Parr, Dalmar Yare, Kitten Forever and Heiruspecs.

  • From: KFAI
  • Updated: Apr 17, 2018
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129 Pieces

Stories, documentaries and music about Minnesota's rich heritage of arts, culture and history. All audio airs on KFAI, SoundCloud, Ampers.org, PRX and KFAI's MinneCulture page on Facebook. MinneCulture is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

  • From: KFAI
  • Updated: Apr 13, 2016
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16 Pieces

Listen to KFAI's MinneCulture podcast here: Apple Podcasts: apple.co/2rtEuJO Stitcher: bit.ly/2q9RQXE Radio Public: radiopublic.com/kfais-minneculture-6rOPbR

  • From: KFAI
  • Updated: Jul 24, 2018

Latest Pieces

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After an ambitious renovation plan went south, Minneapolis' Soap Factory lost control of its historic building. Now it needs big money to open its ...

  • Added: Jan 11, 2019
  • Length: 03:49
Caption: Shannon TL Kearns of Uprising Theatre Company, Credit: Jill Harm Photography
Shannon TL Kearns believes stories can change the world. So he started Uprising Theatre Company to tell stories about social justice issues and the...

  • Added: Jan 08, 2019
  • Length: 03:29
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Ever wonder why candles inside ice luminaries don't melt into a puddle? Jennifer Shea Hedberg, a.k.a. "The Ice Wrangler," explains the science behi...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2019
  • Length: 03:30
Caption: Jim Pessek outside the defunct Red Owl store in Stewart, Minn., Credit: Anna Stitt
Stewart, Minnesota, used to be a bustling farm and railroad town. In recent decades, stores have been shuttered and young people have left. But not...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 04:42
Caption: Denise "Seven" Bailey and Tristan Al-Haddad, Credit: Kathy M Helgeson/Dunwoody College of Technology
Designing Nimbus—a giant, donut-shaped sculpture for Nicollet Mall—was just the beginning. Artist Tristan Al-Haddad also needed a talented crew to ...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2018
  • Length: 04:21
Caption: Tom LaBlanc leads the Unholy Tour along Minneapolis' Franklin Avenue in 2018., Credit: Mike Rivard
Tom LaBlanc joined the American Indian Movement in 1970, just two years after its founding. Today, he's still active, performing politically-inspir...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2018
  • Length: 04:52
Caption: Jess Hirsch of Women's Woodshop., Credit: Angela Lundberg
Jess Hirsch visited Sweden to learn how to carve spoons. Now she's an advocate of "slug slöjd," a clever artistic technique favoring axes and saws ...

Bought by WAMC and PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 04:18
  • Purchases: 2
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What can an object reveal about interplanetary travel? Sculptor Sara Hanson created bio-scenic public art sculptures designed to share images betwe...

Bought by Cards Against Humanity: The Good News Podcast


  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dyani White Hawk, Credit: David Ellis
Dyani White Hawk is a Minneapolis-based artist who is Sičangu Lakota and European-American. She combines symbols and motifs from her heritage to cr...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2018
  • Length: 03:15
Caption: Wanda Gag and her cat, Snoopy., Credit: Children's Literature Research Collections, University of Minnesota Libraries
Decades before "Cat in the Hat," another children’s book surprised readers with its inventiveness. "Millions of Cats," by Minnesota's Wanda Gag, co...

Bought by WAMC and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 30, 2018
  • Length: 04:39
  • Purchases: 2