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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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  • Updated: Jan 14, 2015
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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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  • Updated: Nov 29, 2018
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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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  • 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!

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  • Updated: Oct 04, 2010
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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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  • Updated: Apr 17, 2018
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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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  • Updated: Apr 07, 2019
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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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  • Updated: Jul 24, 2018
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  • Updated: Jun 20, 2019

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Caption: The Rolling Stones in Minneapolis , Credit: Fred Case
“When the Stones Came to Town: Rock 'n' Roll Photos from the 1970s” is a book by Fred Case and Eric Dregni, published by the Minnesota Historical S...

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Caption: The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge in Minneapolis, MN, Credit: Colleen Cowie
Many artists are familiar with the frustrating experience of performing “for exposure” or not being compensated fairly for their work. However, the...

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Caption: Songwriter Bailey "26" Cogan, Credit: Photo courtesy of Bailey "26" Cogan
Bailey “26” Cogan (They/Them) is the genderfluid leader, singer/songwriter and keyboardist for the Minneapolis band 26 BATS! Bailey resonates with ...

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Caption: Youa Chang and Tou Saik Lee
When Tou Saik Lee started out as a hip-hop and spoken word artist, he thought he was forging something new as a Hmong-American artist. Soon he real...

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Caption: 'Scream It Off Screen' mascot. , Credit: Savannah Mealer
Your average film festival is usually a polite and respectful affair, but KFAI’s Mason Butler takes us on a visit to a new breed of monthly competi...

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Caption: Singer-songwriter Gaelynn Lea, Credit: Paul Vienneau
Duluth-based indie musician Gaelynn Lea made headlines when she won National Public Radio’s Tiny Desk Contest in 2016. But she almost didn’t enter ...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2020
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Caption: Hon Ki performs at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis., Credit: Hector Roberts
These Twin Cities musicians go beyond the metronome in their explorations of odd measures. Using uncommon time signatures or, in some cases, no tim...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2020
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What if a little piece of history was buried right in your own backyard? A grave hunter takes KFAI’s Sara Pette on a walking tour of a cemetery in ...

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Caption: "Beacon and Barrier". Latex, Neon, Dye, Yarn, Thread, Stuffing. 2019, Credit:  Samantha Leopold-Sullivan
Samantha Leopold-Sullivan is a Twin Cities sculptor whose work consists of visceral, abstracted creatures, “emotional bodies,” and an exploration o...

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Caption: Z Puppets Rosenschnoz performing arts troupe in Minneapolis., Credit: Melissa Olson
Z Puppets Rosenschnoz is a performing arts troupe in Minneapolis. One of their productions, "Say It! Sing it! Play It!" uses song and storytelling ...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2020
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