KFAI Minneapolis

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KFAI is a volunteer-based, community radio station that broadcasts information, arts and entertainment programming. By providing a voice for people ignored or misrepresented by mainstream media, KFAI increases understanding between peoples and communities, and fosters the values of democracy and social justice within its listening area. KFAI is a non-commercial FM radio station operating on 90.3 FM in the Minneapolis area and 106.7 FM in the St Paul area. KFAI is governed by a volunteer community board of directors, managed by a small paid full time and part time staff, and operated by a dedicated volunteer staff of over 300.


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

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87 Counties | 87+ Stories is a series exploring Minnesota’s arts, culture and history, one county at a time. 87 Counties | 87+ Stories highlights the work of artists and musicians, documenting a specific event in the state’s history, exploring an offbeat cultural event or tradition and other stories related to arts, culture and history.

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A look at the events, peoples and places that shaped the Dakota War of 1862. A feature produce by ampers-Diverse Radio for Minnesota's Communities.

Caption: Fred Veilleux, Ojibwe composer and musician, as he talks with Gary Fife in the sound studio of Migizi's "First Person Radio" at 2300 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis; 1983, , Credit: Photograph by Randy Croce, courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society
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In collaboration with MIGIZI Communications, KFAI MinneCulture presents a series of short stories about the ever-changing urban Native American community in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Short stories inspired by MIGIZI's Legacy Radio Archive, 15 years of first-on-the-scene reporting dating back to 1977. Everything from the controversial Red Power Movements of the 1970s to the emergence of tribal water rights in the U.S. to re-covered recordings of national respected Indigenous artists, First Person Plural takes a look at Minneapolis's Indigenous presence through the lens of its historic past.

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All KFAI Youth News Initiative stories are conceived, reported, and edited by the students with assistance from mentors and instructors. We hope you enjoy them!

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KFAI's MinneCulture concert series featuring performances by Minnesota musicians, incluing Charlie Parr, Dalmar Yare, Kitten Forever and Heiruspecs.

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Stories, documentaries and music about Minnesota's rich heritage of arts, culture and history. All audio airs on KFAI, SoundCloud, Ampers.org, PRX and KFAI's MinneCulture page on Facebook. MinneCulture is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Listen to KFAI's MinneCulture podcast here: Apple Podcasts: apple.co/2rtEuJO Stitcher: bit.ly/2q9RQXE Radio Public: radiopublic.com/kfais-minneculture-6rOPbR

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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
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Ms. Pinky and the Great Fox perform live as part of KFAI's Live from Minnesota concert series in June 2022.

  • Added: Aug 16, 2022
  • Length: 01:11:50
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An interview with Minnesota musical duo The Muatas, hosted by Dameun Strange. Featuring live music from The Muatas recorded for KFAI's Live from Mi...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2022
  • Length: 34:07
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
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Javier Trejo y Caballo Cósmico performed live at the Hook and Ladder in Minneapolis in May 2022.

  • Added: Jul 28, 2022
  • Length: 59:14
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: A wedge of Minnesota-made blue cheese with crackers, Credit: Tony Williams
For a few short years, St. Paul was the Blue Cheese Capital of the World. In this episode of MinneCulture, Tony Williams takes us on a tour through...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2022
  • Length: 18:18
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: A portrait of Mother Alfred Moes, Credit: Courtesy of Assisi Heights Archives
You may know that Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota is named after doctor WW Mayo who founded the clinic with his sons. But fewer people know of ...

  • Added: Jun 16, 2022
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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
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