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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.

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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

Latest Pieces

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Forty years ago, few people wanted to own snakes or lizards as pets. But since then, the market for geckos, chameleons and bearded dragons has boom...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2018
  • Length: 04:27
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Some call it experimental music. Others say it's jazz pop. To its members, Jelloslave's cello-rich sound is a sonic exploration of original composi...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2018
  • Length: 04:20
Caption: Bud Nakasone, Credit: Minnesota Historical Society
At 14, Bud Nakasone witnessed the Pearl Harbor attacks. Four years later, he perfected his Japanese skills at a military language school at Fort Sn...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2018
  • Length: 04:50
Caption: Mixed Precipitation singers., Credit: Regina Woolson
Theater-in-the-park often means Shakespeare, not a mashed up operetta that serves food. But that's what Mixed Precipitation has been presenting to ...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2018
  • Length: 03:43
Caption: Al's Diner in Dinkytown, Minneapolis, USA., Credit: Todd Melby
Forget the Spoonbridge and Cherry—these are landmarks that have secrets to tell, even when they’re gone. In this episode, we explore one that fell ...

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  • Added: Aug 20, 2018
  • Length: 22:06
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Caption: Jill Gebeke, an elementary school principal in St. Paul, Minnesota., Credit: Angela Lundberg
Jill Gebeke enjoys taming chaos. Which is perfect because Gebeke's job as an elementary school principal in St. Paul requires it. KFAI's Rob McGinl...

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  • Added: Aug 20, 2018
  • Length: 04:42
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Caption: Joseph McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project., Credit: Angela Lundberg
When Americans think about the Civil War, they often think of North versus South, free states versus slave states. And in Minnesota, well, we’re th...

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  • Added: Aug 15, 2018
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Caption: Baby Shel in concert at the Nomad Bar in Minneapolis., Credit: Daniel Zamzow
What does it mean to “break the mold”? A hard-boiled lesbian detective breaks through the lavender ceiling, a Sudanese model refuses to lighten her...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2018
  • Length: 18:50
Caption: Kimberly J. Brown is the author of "I-35W Bridge Collapse: A Survivor's Account of America's Crumbling Infastructure", Credit: Rachel Fears
When the I-35W bridge collapsed in 2007, Kimberly J. Brown plunged 60 feet down to the Mississippi River. She survived. While recovering from spina...

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  • Added: Jul 30, 2018
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Heidi Arneson's new performance piece, Itchy Tingles, is inspired by writings in her novels. She is collaborating with guitarist Tony Hauser to pre...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2018
  • Length: 03:49