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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On a busy street corner in North Minneapolis, there once stood a fenced-off, vacant lot. It was the site of a building Juxtaposition Arts had to te...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 04:28
Caption: Todd Boss, Credit: Kyndell Harkness
Mike Olson is a Minneapolis based composer who loves creating and performing music with vintage analogue electronic instruments. His fragment-based...

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2019
  • Length: 04:05
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Black figure skaters are far and few between. Deneane Richburg is one of just a few in Minnesota. She's created a project that puts stories and mov...

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  • Added: Jun 02, 2019
  • Length: 04:13
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Caption: "I Want To Be Seen" woven by Heather MacKenzie
Minneapolis artist Heather MacKenzie practices hand weaving and experiments with encrypted woven storytelling. She regards woven textiles as sensua...

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  • Added: May 19, 2019
  • Length: 03:38
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Minneapolis and St. Paul are known as the Twin Cities, but relationships weren’t always so sisterly. During the summer of the 1890 census, both cit...

  • Added: May 16, 2019
  • Length: 04:38
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Usually, when people perform on stage, others watch. But story aerobics is different. It's a hybrid of exercise and performance art that challenges...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2019
  • Length: 03:39
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Will Steger has spent a lifetime exploring cold places: North Pole, Greenland and Antartica. Most winters, he lives inside a houseboat on the Missi...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
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Caption: Cassandra Snow, Credit: Janet Nguyen
Cassandra Snow produces queer and feminist plays with Gadfly Theatre Productions in Minneapolis. As someone who is chronically ill, Snow encourages...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
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Somali-American kids and a London musician are making music together. Minneapolis teens recently teamed up with Aar Maanta to produce the first alb...

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  • Added: Apr 08, 2019
  • Length: 04:23
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Wanted: Lighthouse Keeper, must live on the edge of a cliff, host 160,000 visitors a year, and keep your yard looking like it did in 1920. KFAI’s R...

  • Added: Apr 05, 2019
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