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.


957 Pieces

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Caption: Nunnabove: Bennet, Wisdom, Candace, and Mattie Nunn (L to R), Credit: Kaden Demer
Two Minnesota family bands, the Steeles and the Nunns, talk about making music with family members.

  • Added: Jun 11, 2024
  • Length: 06:58
Caption: Karla Bloem and Alice the Owl, Credit: Karla Bloem
Minnesota is home to the only all-owl education center in the United States. Why an owl center in Minnesota? Well, it started with an owl named Al...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2024
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Heid Erdrich is Minneapolis first poet laureate, Credit: Angela Erdrich
Heid Erdrich is Minneapolis' first poet laureate for the year 2024. She is Ojibwe, an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain band.

  • Added: May 31, 2024
  • Length: 05:08
Caption: The group behind Estuary performs, Credit: Zack Baltich
The sound of ice underlays a new music project called Estuary, named after the place where a river converges with other waters. Musician player Zac...

  • Added: May 28, 2024
  • Length: 05:08
Caption: Employees of the DNR releasing a river otter into the wild, Credit: Carrol Henderson
Next year, Carrol Henderson has a memoir coming out from Afton Press about his 41 years as the Minnesota DNR's first Nongame Wildlife Program Super...

  • Added: May 22, 2024
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Fixers at Hennepin County's April Fix-It Clinic, Credit: Matthew Schneeman
Do you have a charger that doesn't charge anymore? Vacuum clogged somewhere you can’t reach? Instead of tossing it out, you could bring it to a fix...

  • Added: May 07, 2024
  • Length: 07:04
Caption: Charlie Parr and John Koerner, Credit: Star Tribune
Legendary musician Spider John Koerner recently gifted one of his customized Gretsch guitars to musician Charlie Parr — a way of passing the torch ...

  • Added: May 02, 2024
  • Length: 07:45
Caption: Alondra Garza creates art with hot cheetos, Credit: Sheila Regan
Minneapolis-based artist Alondra Garza has been adding a little crunch to her recent body of work. And that crunch comes in the form of hot cheetos.

  • Added: Apr 30, 2024
  • Length: 06:13
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Bagpipes arrived in Minnesota in the 1850’s, brought by Scottish immigrants to what is now Blue Earth county, as settlers moved in, occupying Dakot...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2024
  • Length: 06:32
Caption: UMFA President Sarah Bylsma shows off a bass fulte, Credit: Alison Young
The Upper Midwest Flute Association offers places for flutists to perform, to learn, to compete and to borrow music and instruments.

  • Added: Apr 22, 2024
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: I-35 is a designated butterfly habitat, Credit: Matthew Schneeman
Since 2017, the Federal Government has been exploring way to promote the Monarch Butterfly habitat along interstate 35.

  • Added: Apr 16, 2024
  • Length: 06:19
Caption: The building that would become First Avenue when it was a Greyhound Bus Stop, Credit: Public domain
It's been 40 years since Prince released Purple Rain. The film and soundtrack made Prince a superstar and turned First Avenue, featured in the Purp...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2024
  • Length: 05:01
Caption: Laamar at First Ave's Best New Bands show in 2024, Credit: James Napoli
In the wake of the police killing of Philando Castile, North Minneapolis native Geoffrey Lamar Wilson turned to music as an act of protest and reme...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2024
  • Length: 05:39
Caption: Producer Alison Young stops at a road sign, Credit: Alison Young
For years, there were only two in the nation, but in 2011, Minnesota got its first with US Bicycle Route-43, the 600-mile Mississippi River Trail f...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2024
  • Length: 05:21
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: Alison Young walks along the shore of Lake Superior, Credit: Alison Young
One particularly boisterous and sonorous spring, podcaster and long-distance hiker Alison Young chose to walk the entirety of the Superior Hiking T...

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  • Added: Mar 21, 2024
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
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