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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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: Sep 23, 2010
  • Length: 05:34
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Singer/songwriter Chastity Brown performs at the Cedar Cultural Center on June 12, 2010.

Bought by mnartists.org

  • Added: Jul 15, 2010
  • Length: 26:17
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Elisabeth Workman won a McKnight fellowship for her Flarf-inspired poetry., Credit: Diane Richard
Flarf is a poetry movement practiced by about 30 poets and academics in the country, two of them in the Twin Cities.

Bought by XRAY.fm, WILL, and mnartists.org

  • Added: Jul 13, 2010
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Interview with Richard LaFortune about the 20th anniversary of the Two Spirit gathering in Minnesota in 2008, and the Native American GLBT community.

  • Added: Jun 26, 2010
  • Length: 03:08
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Stone Arch Festival of the Arts 2010

  • Added: Jun 26, 2010
  • Length: 05:04
Caption: author and storyteller, Allison Berglund Johnson
Allison Berglund Johnson discusses her Fringe Festival play, "Other Than Tragedy" and what it means to be a writer coping with mental illness.

  • Added: Jun 26, 2010
  • Length: 04:51
Caption: Chiaki O'Brien weaves with a sparkle in her eye., Credit: Diane Richard
Chiaki and Dan O'Brien of Chaska teach a form of Japanese weaving that breaks all the traditional rules.

Bought by mnartists.org and WTIP

  • Added: Jun 22, 2010
  • Length: 03:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Lizama's Polkabot blows bubbles in rainbow colors, Credit: Diane Richard
Michael Lizama makes stained-art windows that are out of this world—and on a planet far away. They will be on view starting in July at a coffee sho...

Bought by mnartists.org and WTIP

  • Added: Jun 16, 2010
  • Length: 04:07
  • Purchases: 2