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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Mixed media artist Amy Rice uses relics from her grandparent's Wisconsin dairy farm to tell visual stories. She also incorporates antique love lett...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2011
  • Length: 05:20
Caption: Willie Walker, Paul Metsa, Willie West
Last fall Twin Cities musician Paul Metsa hosted a series of concerts and interviews at the Music Box Theatre in Minneapolis. On this special night...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2011
  • Length: 26:36
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Composer, improviser, sculptor, mask and instrument maker, Douglas R. Ewart is also an educator, lecturer, consultant and visionary. Born in Kingst...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2011
  • Length: 06:02
Caption: The owners of "Maybe You Should Die," surrounded by their creations., Credit: Todd Melby
"This is what happens when Minnesota nice goes wrong." That's how Meghan McDonald-Heisserer describes the company she started with Christina Nguyen...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2011
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The KFAI Youth News Initiative creates a platform for young women of color to give their unique perspective on issues they face in their communities.

Bought by KBRP Community Radio and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota


  • Added: Oct 04, 2010
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The KFAI Youth News Initiative creates a platform for young women of color to give their unique perspective on issues they face in their communities.

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  • Added: Oct 04, 2010
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The KFAI Youth News Initiative creates a platform for young women of color to give their unique perspective on issues they face in their communities.

  • Added: Oct 04, 2010
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Caption: Marie Rivers is owner and chief clog maker at Sven's Comfort Shoes., Credit: Diane Richard
Sven's Comfort Shoes in Chisago City, Minnesota, is a destination for clog enthusiasts. Marie Rivers, owner and chief clog maker, works with about ...

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The Youth News Initiative creates a platform for young women of color to give their unique perspective on issues they face in their communities.

  • Added: Sep 23, 2010
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The Youth News Initiative creates a platform for young women of color to give their unique perspective on issues they face in their communities.

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