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: 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 ...

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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...

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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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Caption: A group of temperance advocates protest outside a saloon in Anoka, Minnesota, 1873.
One hundred years ago, two major constitutional amendments went into effect. The 18th marked the start of Prohibition and the 19th granted many wom...

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Caption: Singer Songwriter Annie Mack, Credit: Shelly Mosman
African American singer songwriter Annie Mack does it all, from powerhouse blues to New Americana and beyond, highlighting her unique vocal presenc...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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