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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.

  • From: KFAI
  • 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.

  • From: KFAI
  • 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.

  • From: KFAI
  • 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

Latest Pieces

Caption: Senior Singing Ensemble Alive & Kickin, Credit: photo: courtesy of Alive & Kickin
Alive & Kickin is a rockin’ senior singing ensemble with all the members over the age of 60. Directed by founder Michael Matthew Farrell, the singe...

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  • Added: Jan 01, 2020
  • Length: 05:33
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Caption: DejaJoelle, Credit: Bobby Rogers
DejaJoelle is an interdisciplinary artist and dancer based in West African movement. Her work revolves around living and teaching self love, focusi...

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  • Added: Jan 01, 2020
  • Length: 05:12
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Caption: Lady Midnight, Credit: Serene Enloe.
Lady Midnight is a Twin Cities-based synth-pop musician. On this recording at the Icehouse in Minneapolis, she was backed up by DJ Sophia Eris. Thi...

  • Added: Dec 26, 2019
  • Length: 29:08
Caption: Actor John Cutler teaches a group of attorneys public speaking skills., Credit: Mary Moriarty
There’s been an experiment going on in the Hennepin County Government Center, applying the tools of art to the world of criminal justice. Reporter ...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2019
  • Length: 04:55
Caption: Brace Cove Records staff members
John Waters dreamed up the idea of starting his own record label while playing shows and living in Chicago. After moving to Minneapolis and meeting...

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  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 05:54
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Caption: "Antelocapa Mechanica", Credit: Samantha Leopold-Sullivan
Cameren Torgerud is a self-taught mixed media artist who creates with found objects and natural materials such as bones, plants, taxidermy parts, a...

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  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 05:47
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Caption: Sculpture at Bde Maka Ska, Credit: Allison Herrera
Angela Two Stars is a contemporary artist living and working in the Twin Cities. She draws inspiration for her work from her Dakota heritage and th...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2019
  • Length: 06:05
Caption: Singer Songwriter Vicky Emerson, co-founder of Front Porch Group, Credit: Katie Cannon
Vicky Emerson is a Minneapolis based singer/songwriter/producer of Americana music. She co-founded Front Porch Music Group and mentors women with p...

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  • Added: Nov 21, 2019
  • Length: 05:19
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Caption: "Mi Montaña" [Mixed Media], Credit: Ricardo Levins Morales
It’s been 50 years since Minneapolis artist Ricardo Levins Morales published his first piece of political art. KFAI's Sheila Regan spoke with Levin...

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
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Caption: Oskar Ly, Credit: Photo Courtesy of Teeko Yang
Twin Cities based Queer Hmong French American multidisciplinary artist, Oskar Ly, creates her original fashion designs by fusing her cultural backg...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 04:34