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.

921 Pieces

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Caption: Wytt Torsden and tag team partner Kanan Korus celebrate after winning their match at Rudos match in April 2023 , Credit: Julie Censullo
Lucha libre is a style of Mexican wrestling that blends acrobatics, combat, and classic narrative tropes of good and evil to engage audiences. One ...

  • Added: May 24, 2023
  • Length: 05:56
Caption: City of Minnetonka forester Hannibal Hayes mills a log at the city's new saw mill., Credit: Timothy Foss
Amidst the Emerald Ash Borer crisis, the city of Minnetonka currently has a surplus of ash logs from 60,000 trees. Some Minnetonka foresters are wo...

  • Added: May 26, 2023
  • Length: 05:50
Caption: Animator CC Stanhill, Credit: CC Stanhill
Every year, the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF) highlights a selection of local talent that pushes the boundaries of co...

  • Added: May 10, 2023
  • Length: 06:17
Caption: The water tower of Hilltop, MN, Credit: Matthew Schneeman
There’s a tiny town just north of Minneapolis that is entirely surrounded by Columbia Heights. It's called Hilltop. In a way, Hilltop was forced in...

  • Added: May 02, 2023
  • Length: 07:56
Caption: Bad Axe site lead Ollie holds an ax in front of a target at Bad Axe Throwing - City Center in Minneapolis, Credit: Dixie Treichel
While ax throwing was historically reserved for frontiersmen and lumberjacks, it is becoming a popular recreational activity, thanks to spaces like...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2023
  • Length: 04:29
Caption: Claire Zach performing with their band Wet Denim behind the Weinery in Minneapolis, Credit: Cyn Collins
Art can be an expression of many elements of the self. So what happens when your sense of self is evolving or fluid? That’s something that local ar...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2023
  • Length: 07:39
Caption: M Nijiya owns Jackalope Tattoo in South Minneapolis, Credit: Matthew Berglund
M Nijiya (Nee-jee-yah) is a tattoo artist and owner of Jackalope Tattoo, an all non-binary, trans, queer, or female identifying tattoo shop in Sout...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2023
  • Length: 05:26
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 a field in Kensington, Minnesota. People have been arguing about it ever since...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2023
  • Length: 25:48
Caption: Minneapolis-based recording artist Tufawon, Credit: Tufawon
Recording artist, singer/songwriter and producer Tufawon has gained notoriety In Minnesota and internationally for his powerful songs of protest an...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2023
  • Length: 05:05
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