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: 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
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Caption: Polka dancers: Polka dancing during Polka Days at the Gibbon Ballroom in Gibbon, Minnesota, circa 1975, Credit: Flip Schulke / U.S. National Archives
The most legendary venue in Minnesota history? It's not First Avenue, nor is it anywhere near the Twin Cities. Deep in the middle of the corn and s...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
Caption: The Baldies, Credit: Kara La Lomia
In the days after Minneapolis police killed George Floyd, youth-led protests in the city helped spark rebellions around the globe. The police, mili...

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  • Added: Jul 02, 2020
  • Length: 54:37
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Caption: Kiss the Tiger is a five-piece rock ‘n’ roll outfit from Minneapolis, Minnesota. , Credit: Ryan Dawes
In partnership with St. Paul Neighborhood Network and KFAI's MSP Sound, MinneCulture presents Kiss the Tiger, performing live at SPNN studios in St...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2020
  • Length: 42:58
Caption: Artwork depicting George Floyd created by Peyton Scott Russell at 38th and Chicago Ave in South Minneapolis., Credit: Ryan Dawes
When George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police on Memorial Day, pain and anger blasted like a shock wave across the Twin Cities and the world. ...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2020
  • Length: 24:45
Caption: Twin Cities hip-hop artist Nur-D., Credit: Ryan Dawes
We’re still social distancing. But we’re still making stuff. Some artists have changed what they make. Others have changed how they make it. KFAI’s...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2020
  • Length: 26:36
Caption: Lady Midnight and her band perform at KFAI studios in Minneapolis., Credit: St. Paul Neighborhood Network
On December 11, 2019 KFAI's MinneCulture teamed up with Radio Pocho and the Saint Paul Neighborhood Network to produce a live performance of Lady M...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2020
  • Length: 01:08:08
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...

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  • Added: May 26, 2020
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Caption: Mpls Adonia & DJ Shannon Blowtorch, Credit: Photo Courtesy of DJ Shannon Blowtorch
DJ Shannon Blowtorch & Host Mpls Adonia have years of experience working the crowds and pumping up the energy in the room. Keeping their love for e...

Bought by WAMC Northeast Public Radio and KKWE Niijii Radio

  • Added: May 25, 2020
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Caption: Dancer Djenane Saint Juste, Credit: Ryan Dawes
Hear stories of Minnesota artists making it work in this time of social distancing. Barb Abney hosts the Season 4 launch from her daughter's bedroo...

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  • Added: May 19, 2020
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