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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

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Caption: Pete Girard leads a laughter yoga class in Minneapolis., Credit: Emily Bright
Forget downward dog. The new yoga is laughter yoga. KFAI's Emily Bright took her microphone to a class to listen in on the yucks, guffaws and yes, ...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2018
  • Length: 04:31
Caption: Maya Wooley, aspiring musician inside a recording studio at Hennepin County Library in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, Credit: Todd Melby
Sure, the library has books. But the Hennepin County Library in Brooklyn Park is also home to a recording studio. And inside that studio, one young...

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  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 04:40
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The writer and performer May Lee-Yang is best known for "Confessions of a Lazy Hmong Woman," a play that smashes stereotypes about what it means to...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2018
  • Length: 03:47
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Caption: Jason Vang on the upright bass., Credit: Hopewell Music Cooperative North
Prince and Jimmy Jam both hailed from North Minneapolis. Hopewell Music Cooperative North isn't out to create another rock star, but rather to prov...

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  • Added: Mar 21, 2018
  • Length: 03:44
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Ifrah Mansour is an artist who doesn't limit herself to a single medium. One of her creations is featured in the "I Am Somali" exhibit at the Minne...

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  • Added: Feb 13, 2018
  • Length: 03:44
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Although sometimes called Dessa's "secret weapon of harmony," Aby Wolf is a powerhouse in her own right. In this "Live from Minnesota" performance ...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2018
  • Length: 28:24
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Want to get your book published? Get in line. Graywolf Press' Fiona McCrae has to sift through thousands of manuscripts to get to the good stuff. K...

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  • Added: Feb 12, 2018
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Caption: Chris Monroe at a Minnesota book reading., Credit: Diane Richard
Duluth-based illustrator and author Chris Monroe has just published her fifth Monkey with the Toolbelt children’s book, a series featuring a cheeky...

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2018
  • Length: 04:47
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Caption: Danez Smith, the author of "Don't Call Us Dead", Credit: David Hong
Danez Smith's poetry frankly addresses HIV, gay hookups and violence aimed at black men. At formal events, he's not afraid to go flamboyant. KFAI's...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 04:25
Caption: Pedicord Apts. at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis., Credit: Todd Melby
Don’t touch the art. Security guards, parents and teachers implore museum visitors everywhere to keep their hands to themselves. But one of the mos...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
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