10,000 Fresh Voices

Series produced by KFAI Minneapolis

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Local arts, culture, history and environmental features made possible by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

Local arts, culture, history and environmental features made possible by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.


913 Pieces

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Caption: Reporter Matthew Schneeman poses in front of the runestone at the Kensington Runestone Museum, Credit: Mattew Scheeman
In 1898, a farmer dug up a stone engraved with a Nordic language in it in a field in Kensington, Minnesota. People have been arguing about it ever...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2023
  • Length: 25:48
Caption: Paul Chan: Breathers is on display at the Walker Art Center through July 16, 2023, Credit: Sheila Regan
Artist Paul Chan took a break from making in art in 2009. This "breather" helped him reimagine his art, and it is the focus of his new exhibit titl...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2023
  • Length: 06:56
Caption: Border CrosSing rehearses for their December concert at the Minnesota Orchestra, Credit: Border CrosSing
You may spend the holiday season listening to your favorite holiday choral music. In Minnesota, one choral ensemble aims to expand on the so-called...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2022
  • Length: 04:43
Caption: Berlin Miscevich, owner of Fish Lake Premium, fetches some minnows for a customer., Credit: Ann Ward
Locally owned bait shops aren't as common across Minnesota as they once were. A young woman who owns a bait shop about an hour north of the Twin Ci...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2022
  • Length: 07:48
Caption: Workshop participant Katie Hae Leo (left) practices self-defense at Taiko Arts Midwest, Credit: Sheila Regan
Violence against Asian Americans in the United States have been on the rise over the last few years. In response to this trend, the non-profit Taik...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2022
  • Length: 06:31
Caption: A volunteer with the non-profit Maritime Heritage explores a boat wreck at the bottom of Christmas Lake, Credit: Josh Knutson / Maritime Heritage
Have you ever accidentally dropped something in a lake? Plenty of Minnesotans have. That's why lake and river bottoms are full of artifacts and boa...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2022
  • Length: 06:38
Caption: Minnesota Old Timers Jim Westby (right) talks with fellow player Greg Bakberg (left) during a match., Credit: Matthew Schneeman
We are often encouraged to slow down as we age. To relax, to take it easy. To move less. But some people, like the Minnesota Old Timers, a group ...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2022
  • Length: 07:27
Caption: John Killacky, Credit: Courtesy of John Killacky
John Killacky is currently a Vermont state representative, but from 1988 through 1996 he was the curator of Performing Arts at the Walker Arts Cent...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2022
  • Length: 06:38
Caption: Chef Sean Sherman during the soft launch of Owamni by the Sioux Chef, Credit: Owamni by the Sioux Chef
The downtown Minneapolis restaurant Owamni by the Sioux Chef recently won the James Beard Best New Restaurant award for 2022. The restaurant offers...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2022
  • Length: 08:47
Caption: The Red Wing Arts Clay & Creative Center serves as a gallery for clay artists to display and sell their work., Credit: Sheila Regan
Welcome to Red Wing, Minnesota: a city with a long history of pottery and stoneware. KFAI's Sheila Regan talks to Red Wing Arts, an organization th...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2022
  • Length: 05:49
Caption: Wildhive dancers at the St. Louis Park Rec Center, Credit: Krista Wax
Local KFAI DJ Krista Wax loves to dance. She’s joined zumba groups and takes classes at local gyms, but lately she’s gotten into a more unconventio...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2022
  • Length: 04:52
Caption: Annie Enneking, center right, teaches dance choreography for a production of Romeo and Juliet, Credit: Annie Enneking
Annie Enneking is a local theater fight director, as well as the front woman for her band Annie and the Bang Bang. KFAI's Cyn Collins spoke with An...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2022
  • Length: 06:26
Caption: Logan Williams (left) and Marc Lashner on the North Shore, Credit: Photo courtesy of Haley Rasmussen
If you have ever seen someone slacklining, you may have thought it looked impossible. Not to mention terrifying. But even people who have been walk...

  • Added: May 31, 2022
  • Length: 06:05
Caption: Local business owners, such Donna Green of Dreams and Diamonds (top right, with sales rep Kelando Roberts) and Doie Lemi of DMoxi (bottom right) are building community and a loyal customer base at Northtown Mall, Credit: Mike Moen
Minnesota and indoor shopping malls have a high-profile history, with the Mall of America getting all the love. But some slightly smaller spots are...

  • Added: May 02, 2022
  • Length: 04:26
Caption: MSP Film Executive Director Susan Smoluchowski and Programming Director Jesse Bishop outside the Main. The marquee reads "Coming Soon: MSP Film at the Main.", Credit: Cyn Collins
The MSP Film Society is celebrating its 60th year with a new adventure: taking over the St Anthony Main Theatre, and relaunching as MSP Film at The...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2022
  • Length: 06:31
Caption: Taja Will, Credit: Nanne Sorvold
What does it take to bring your full body and presence to a space? This is a question explored in dancer, choreographer, and healing justice practi...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2022
  • Length: 06:01
Caption: A screenshot of city-mankato.us showing a fake advertisement for a hot springs complex in Mankato, MN, Credit: Tony Williams, KFAI
If you believe everything you read on the internet, Mankato has one of the biggest hot spring complexes in the world. Only one problem: they aren't...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2022
  • Length: 05:45
Caption: A gravestone for a pet named Juan Jose at Memorial Pet Cemetery with the epitaph "so small, so sweet, so soon.", Credit: Matthew Schneeman, KFAI
The metro area hosts a variety of cemeteries and mausoleums. You may have a favorite – Uptown’s Lakewood perhaps? Or maybe a smaller, more secluded...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2022
  • Length: 06:34
Caption: DJ Queen Duin, Credit: Vanessa Hernandez
Vanessa Duina Hernandez known locally as DJ Queen Duin is a music curator and radio host who hosts residencies at the Saloon in downtown Minneapoli...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2022
  • Length: 05:55
Caption: Illustration of the Cedar-Riverside West Bank Neighborhood, Credit: Illustrator Kevin Cannon
The Cedar-Riverside West Bank neighborhood in Minneapolis has a rich cultural history and long tradition of community art-making. Jamie Schumacher ...

  • Added: Mar 03, 2022
  • Length: 05:06