KFAI

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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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645 Pieces

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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3 Pieces

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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20 Pieces

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.

  • From: KFAI
  • 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!

  • From: KFAI
  • Updated: Oct 04, 2010
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48 Pieces

KFAI's MinneCulture concert series featuring performances by Minnesota musicians, incluing Charlie Parr, Dalmar Yare, Kitten Forever and Heiruspecs.

  • From: KFAI
  • Updated: Apr 17, 2018
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118 Pieces

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

  • From: KFAI
  • Updated: Jul 24, 2018

Latest Pieces

Caption: Karen Finley performing "We Keep Our Victims Ready" at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis., Credit: Walker Art Center
In the 1990s, queer performance artists like Karen Finley (pictured) created radical, experimental and often politically risky work. These artists ...

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  • Added: May 24, 2018
  • Length: 04:14
  • Purchases: 1
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A flying piece of metal nearly cut Mat Ollig's fingers off. KFAI's Will Wright reports on how one artist is coping with an injury that imperiled hi...

  • Added: May 22, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
Caption: Matthew Dressel, Credit: Sophie Nikitas
Writer Matthew Dressel was driving through the woods during hunting season and wondered, “What’s to stop a stray bullet from hitting me?” He took t...

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  • Added: May 14, 2018
  • Length: 04:50
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Caption: Joe Penrose is the senior pastor at Open Range Cowboy Church in Ham Lake, Minnesota. , Credit: Nikki Tundel
Baptisms in a horse trough. A triangle dinner bell near the altar. And a minister in a Western shirt. Welcome to the Open Range Cowboy Church, loca...

  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 04:30
Caption: Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Credit: Ryan Dawes
Near the end of his life, Franz Schubert composed "Death and the Maiden." Two centuries later, violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja grappled with the ...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2018
  • Length: 03:55
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Looking for funky, fresh sexy soul? Nooky Jones has it. In this "Live from Minnesota" performance recorded in 2018 at The Icehouse in Minneapolis, ...

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  • Added: Apr 25, 2018
  • Length: 27:01
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Caption: Members of the Subversive Sirens synchronised swim team., Credit: Erin Sharkey
The Subversive Sirens are a Minnesota synchronized swim team that blends art, activism, and a deep love of Prince. KFAI’s Nancy Rosenbaum produced ...

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  • Added: Apr 24, 2018
  • Length: 04:02
  • Purchases: 1
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A tiny Minnesota company tried to make a business out of selling spicy, beef pastries to local Somalis. But folks in that community wanted to make ...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2018
  • Length: 04:10
Caption: Katie Thorton faces her fear of pain., Credit: Todd Melby
As a teenager, KFAI's Katie Thorton contracted Lyme Disease. The autoimmune disorder seldom ceases to cause her pain in her arms, neck and back. An...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2018
  • Length: 04:47
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Asian-American women are expected to be submissive and quiet. The Funny Asian Women Kollective — also known as FAWK — is out to change that and get...

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  • Added: Apr 10, 2018
  • Length: 03:57
  • Purchases: 1