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.


854 Pieces

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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 ...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2021
  • Length: 06:00
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...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2021
  • Length: 05:45
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...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • 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...

Bought by WAMC Northeast Public Radio and KKWE Niijii Radio


  • 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
Caption: Album art for "The Art of the Revolution", Credit: Taylor Seaberg
Minneapolis musician Taylor Seaberg turned strife into music and healing. "I’m experimental. I go completely against the grain of what a lot of Mi...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2020
  • Length: 05:23
Caption: Kim Hines, Credit: Photo Courtesy of Kim Hines
Kim Hines’ Young Adult Novella Wingo Fly (2020) revolves around Christy Wingo, a 10 year old Black girl in 1965 Minneapolis, Minnesota. The book is...

Bought by WAMC Northeast Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 21, 2020
  • Length: 05:31
  • Purchases: 1
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As COVID Summer 2020 heated up, Minnesotans got creative about socially distant summertime events. Parks and outdoor recreation venues saw a surge ...

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2020
  • Length: 05:23
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jack Pyle, Credit: Photo Courtesy of John-Ivan Palmer
The Minneapolis of the 1950's offered a thriving entertainment scene that lured men and women with money to spend into dozens of theaters and burle...

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  • Added: Sep 08, 2020
  • Length: 05:56
  • Purchases: 1
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Missy Whiteman (Northern Arapaho and Kickapoo) is a Minneapolis filmmaker exploring new ways of Indigenous storytelling with expanded cinema and ne...

Bought by WAMC Northeast Public Radio and KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Sep 08, 2020
  • Length: 06:02
  • Purchases: 2
Caption:  Poet Lisa Marie Brimmer, Credit: Photo Courtesy of Lisa Marie Brimmer
Poet Lisa Marie Brimmer writes with heartfelt expression addressing personal and social issues. They are a co-editor of Queer Voices: Poetry, Prose...

Bought by WAMC Northeast Public Radio and KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Sep 01, 2020
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Two Minnesota musicians, Amanda Weber and Natalie Pollard, are starting what is thought to be the first re-entry choir in the U.S. Pollard shares t...

Bought by WAMC Northeast Public Radio and KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Jan 20, 2021
  • Length: 08:22
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Protest sign opposing the construction of the CC Powerline across farmland.
On March 5, 1978 in subzero temperatures, about 10,000 farmers marched across Pope County, Minn. in a staged funeral procession to mourn the death ...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 23, 2020
  • Length: 07:15
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The Beatles arrived at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, August 1965, Credit: Courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society
August 21, 1965, the Beatles invaded Metropolitan Stadium for their first ever Minnesota concert, bringing together a high school photographer with...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota and KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Jul 07, 2020
  • Length: 04:41
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: D Mills with Guitar, Credit: Erin Piesert
Minneapolis rapper Diane Miller aka D Mills creates thought provoking hip hop work that expresses her authentic self and engages the audience with ...

Bought by WAMC Northeast Public Radio and KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Jul 07, 2020
  • Length: 05:08
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Polish American artist Piotr Szyhalski works in his basement.
Polish American artist Piotr Szyhalski turned to drawing during the Covid-19 stay at home orders. Working in his basement, he responded to news rep...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: May 26, 2020
  • Length: 05:19
  • Purchases: 1