KFAI Minneapolis

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

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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.

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

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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...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2020
  • Length: 05:04
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 ...

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  • 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...

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  • Added: Oct 21, 2020
  • Length: 05:31
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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
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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
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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...

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  • Added: Sep 08, 2020
  • Length: 06:02
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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...

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  • 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...

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  • Added: Jul 26, 2020
  • Length: 08:22
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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 ...

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  • Added: Jul 23, 2020
  • Length: 07:15
  • Purchases: 2