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.


900 Pieces

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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
Caption: Chef Gustavo Romero, Credit: Photo by Sheila Regan
Want to know the secret to Nixta Tortilleria and Mexican Take-out's chewy, colorful tortillas? Chef Gustavo Romero shares the secrets of Nixtamaliz...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2022
  • Length: 05:55
Caption: Candice Davis, Artist, Credit: Sheila Regan
How does past trauma from generations ago play out in contemporary life? Artist Candice Davis creates works from clay, blood, and cloth with her ex...

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  • Added: Feb 13, 2022
  • Length: 04:24
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Caption: Superfan Tim Hathaway with a replica of the Ed Thorp Memorial Trophy, Credit: Photo Courtesy of Tim Hathaway
In 1969, the Vikings won the NFL Championship, taking home the Ed Thorp Memorial Trophy. According to legend, the Vikings accidentally left the tro...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2022
  • Length: 09:13
Caption: Josina Manu Maltzman, Credit: Photo Courtesy of Josina Manu Maltzman
How can a profession in the building trades lend itself to the craft of writing? And what does building a house have to do with social justice orga...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2022
  • Length: 05:53
Caption: Album Cover, I Self Devine, Rituals of Resilience, Credit: Illustration: Johnalynn Holland, Lettering: Andres Guzman, Image Courtesy of I Self Devine
Add curator to a long list of Chaka Mkali's professional accomplishments. In the tradition of fellow Afrofuturists who have looked to the sky for i...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2022
  • Length: 06:16
Caption: Alan Honn, Credit: Photo Courtesy of Alan Honn
Al Honn has been practicing the art of glass blowing for over forty years. While glassblowers often work in teams, Honn says he prefers to work alo...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2022
  • Length: 04:42
Caption: Divya Maiya, Credit: Photo Courtesy of Divya Maiya
Divya Maiya’s viral videos took off in January of 2021 when her partner took a video of Maiya downhill skiing in her teal and gold Sari at a Minnes...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2022
  • Length: 05:01
Caption: In 1965, Tony Oliva became the first player ever to win batting crowns in his first two full seasons, Credit: Photo Courtesy of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
The Minnesota Twins aren’t short on iconic players who have won the hearts of fans over the years. One of them is Tony Oliva, who overcame obstacle...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2022
  • Length: 05:42
Caption: Patrick Scully and the cast of "Leaves of Grass - Illuminated" take a bow at the end of a staging of their production. , Credit: Mark Wojahn
‘Leaves of Grass - Illuminated’ is a live performance film of Patrick Scully's acclaimed stage play by the same name. Scully performs the role of r...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2022
  • Length: 06:25
Caption: Signal Auto crafts and curates signage jokes for passing motorists and prospective customers. , Credit: Matthew Schneeman
The art of writing a good joke welds a lot of power. A good joke can drive the plot of a TV sit-com, can spark political controversy … or, in this ...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2022
  • Length: 06:25
Caption: Jack "Boogie B" Riley and Charles Thorstad a.k.a. Stepchild, Credit: Bao Lee Riley
Despite being far removed from places like New York, Los Angeles, or Houston, Minneapolis and St. Paul and their suburbs have earned some hip-hop s...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2021
  • Length: 05:46
Caption: Preparations for Dios De Los Muertos festival on Lake Street, Credit: Sheila Regan
Artmaking is a big part of how Comunidades Latinas Unitas En Servicio, or CLUES, brings communities together in the Twin Cities. Everything from it...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2021
  • Length: 06:17
Caption: Ingebretsen's Scandanavian Gifts, Credit: Britta Greene
It’s the busiest time of the year at Ingebretson’s, a Scandanavian market and gift shop on Lake Street in Minneapolis. As Ingebretson’s marks its 1...

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2021
  • Length: 07:39
  • Purchases: 1