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: '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...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio

  • Added: Feb 04, 2020
  • Length: 04:37
  • Purchases: 1
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
  • Length: 08:41
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
  • Length: 06:07
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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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  • Added: Jan 04, 2020
  • Length: 06:35
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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...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio and WAMC Northeast Public Radio

  • Added: Jan 04, 2020
  • Length: 05:06
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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
  • Length: 06:11
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...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio

  • 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...

Bought by WAMC Northeast Public Radio

  • 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