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.


942 Pieces

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Caption: 1971 Rovers on Rose Lake Overlook
Minnesota is known for its 10,000 lakes and maybe more specifically, for its canoe culture through the pristine lakes of the Boundary Waters. Over ...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2024
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Louise Fraser, Credit: Fraser School
Minnesota children with disabilities didn’t go to public school in the early 1900s. They were often sent away to institutions where they lived in h...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2023
  • Length: 07:02
Caption: Rekhet and Anura Si-Asar run In Black Ink, Credit: J. M. Maddix
Nestled in the Rondo community of St. Paul, among the burgeoning business district of a revitalized neighborhood, is a publishing entity ready and ...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2023
  • Length: 05:34
Caption: Cynthia Johnson, Credit: Courtesy of Cynthia Johnson
In the 1970s, Cynthia Johnson was a working musician who got hired to sing on a couple of demos. Then, out of nowhere, one of those demos became th...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2023
  • Length: 07:26
Caption: Participants in the Sound Stories workshop practice visualizing sound, Credit: Sheila Regan
What does sound look like? What does it feel like? A new artist and scholar-led project called Sound Stories is exploring these questions. Sound St...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2023
  • Length: 06:54
Caption: Birders gather at Hawk Ridge to watch the fall migration, Credit: Matthew Schneeman
Every fall, a geographic phenomenon funnels thousands of raptors (birds of prey) just past Duluth. This creates both an opportunity to monitor spec...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2023
  • Length: 06:01
Caption: Giacomo Beltrami
Two-hundred years ago, an Italian aristocrat traveled to the Northwoods of present-day Minnesota in an attempt to make a name for himself. He wante...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2023
  • Length: 06:58
Caption: Inside the Afghan Cultural Society in Minneapolis, Credit: Mike Moen
More individuals who have fled Afghanistan are trying to make the Twin Cities their home. A resource site in Minneapolis, now nearing its first an...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2023
  • Length: 04:15
Caption: Cass Lake, 1908
In 2016, genealogist Mica L. Anders interviewed 7 families about their summer cabins in the north woods of Minnesota for the Minnesota Historical S...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2023
  • Length: 06:42
Caption: HUGE Improv Theater has purchased the Art Materials building and will transform the south half of the building into a theater., Credit: Sheila Regan
After learning that their landlord had donated to a former KKK leader, HUGE Improv Theater knew they needed to move. So how did a small arts non-pr...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2023
  • Length: 05:24
Caption: A Death Cafe discussion group meets at the Rogue Buddha Gallery in Northeast Minneapolis, Credit: Twin Cities Death Cafe Facebook
Death is a scary to talk about. But some people in Minneapolis meet up every month to talk about just that. It’s called Death Cafe, and KFAI's Matt...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2023
  • Length: 06:03
Caption: Camp Christopher is available for campers who have lost a loved one to suicide, Credit: Matthew Schneeman
KFAI's Matthew Schneeman shares two stories of grief, family, and healing in and around Sax-Zim bog in Northern Minnesota.

  • Added: Aug 24, 2023
  • Length: 07:54
Caption: Theology Music, Credit: Theology Music
Video game music, or VGM, is a genre of music that is quickly taking off, even outside of traditional gaming platforms. Madeline Karita Fleming spo...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2023
  • Length: 03:55
Caption: A street mural on the east wall of Cub Foods in South Minneapolis, Credit: Joe Ellis
Since the 90s, street art has been a mainstay within the metro area, finally earning its due in the Lyn Lake Street Art series which held its first...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2023
  • Length: 06:01
Caption: Sharon Rice Vaughn, one of the founders of Women's Advocates, Credit: Women's Advocates
The St. Paul nonprofit Women’s Advocates founded one of the first shelters in the country for women escaping domestic violence. It started in the e...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2023
  • Length: 06:46
Caption: Erin Aldridge, Credit: Emily Haavik
Erin Aldridge (AHL-dridge) is a prominent classical violinist in the Twin Ports of Duluth and Superior. But in recent years, a slightly rowdier for...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2023
  • Length: 06:08
Caption: Ecuador Manta performs at the Minneapolis Arbor Day celebration, Credit: Michelle Bruch
Since the mid-90s, Ecuador Manta has performed traditional music from the Andes mountains at school workshops, community festivals and every night ...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2023
  • Length: 06:27
Caption: Sex Ed: A Sex Prov is a variety show that encourages talking about sex, Credit: Matthew Schneeman
Sex is hard to talk about. We often speak about it so indirectly. In Minnesota, many of us are even more adept to tiptoeing around the issue. But S...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2023
  • Length: 07:42
Caption: Jaida Grey Eagle. "Isabella LaBlanc," 2022 | Cyanotype, glass beads on display at UST Art History Gallery, Credit: UST Art History Gallery
Jaida Grey Eagle is an Oglala Lakota photographer with a focus on the lives and stories of people of color in the Twin Cities and beyond. Jaida ha...

  • Added: Jun 07, 2023
  • Length: 06:34
Caption: Mudluk co-founder Sayge Carroll works in the studio, Credit: Sheila Regan
Mudluk Pottery Studio is more than just a place for making pots. The new storefront space on Bloomington Avenue, off of Lake Street, is a place for...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2023
  • Length: 06:08