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: John H. Stevens House in transit., Credit: Star Tribune. May 29, 1896, Minneapolis, Minn.
Next to Minnehaha Falls sits an old house that hosts exhibits recalling Minneapolis history. The house itself is the site of early business deals d...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2019
  • Length: 05:52
Caption: Aaron Jordan-Peterson in Grand Rapids, Minn.
When Aaron Jordan-Peterson moved back to rural Minnesota three years ago, he decided not to try to hide his gay identity like he had earlier in lif...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2019
  • Length: 05:30
Caption: "Small Kindnesses: WEATHER PERMITTING" by Janet Zweig, Credit: Metro Transit
Sometimes public art so seamlessly blends with its environment, it can go unnoticed. KFAI's Matthew Schneeman takes us on a short sonic tour of und...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2019
  • Length: 05:55
Caption: Image of Actor Jamie Case , Credit: Photo Courtesy of Dan Norman
Within a hidden maze of mysterious rooms, a magical secret society needs the help of new initiates. Cabal – a play with puzzles, created by the Min...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 05:08
Caption: Mike Olson, Credit: Stafford Photography
Mike Olson is a Minneapolis based composer who loves creating and performing music with vintage analogue electronic instruments. His fragment-based...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:11
Caption: Silver's Grocery on Plymouth Avenue in North Minneapolis in 1967., Credit: Minneapolis Star & Tribune Negatives, July 1, 1967-August 31, 1967: Box 263. Minneapolis and St Paul Newspaper Negatives Collection. Minnesota Historical Society.
During the summer of 1967, Plymouth Avenue in North Minneapolis went up in flames. This was during a period known as the Long, Hot Summer when frus...

Bought by KVSC and MPR News Stations

  • Added: Jul 18, 2019
  • Length: 52:58
  • Purchases: 2
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The Midwest All-Star Wrestling League recently invited wrestlers from across the country to compete in Minnesota. Behind all the trash-talking and ...

Bought by WAMC Northeast Public Radio and KUMD

  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 04:09
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Caption: Bruce Brockway and Rene Valdes, 1980., Credit: Alan Lessik
In July 1981, the New York Times published an article about a mysterious illness plaguing gay men in New York City. After reading the article, Bruc...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 01:31:39
Caption: Amy Bloss, Credit: Francesca Bernardi
She spits fire. She spins fire. Amy Bloss is Fire Mama. She performs and teaches a variety of fire performance arts and safety. She is the Director...

Bought by WAMC Northeast Public Radio

  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 03:54
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Stephen Ihrig and Koreen Phelps, Credit: The Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies.
F.R.E.E. was Minnesota’s first queer organization. It stands for "Fight Repression of Erotic Expression." The group began on May 18, 1969 when Kore...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
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