10,000 Fresh Voices

Series produced by KFAI

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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.


829 Pieces

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Caption: sculpture by Marty McConnell, Credit: Photo Courtesy of Benjamin Wuest
A Conspiracy of Strange Girls, is a Twin Cities arts collective open to all women, femme-identifying, non-binary or genderqueer people creating art...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2020
  • Length: 05:24
Caption: Nur-D Quarantine World Tour , Credit: Ryan Dawes
On Friday, March 13, 2020, Gov. Tim Walz declared a "peacetime emergency" in Minnesota, discouraging large gatherings of people in an effort to ste...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2020
  • Length: 08:51
Caption: Minneapolis singer songwriter Lydia Liza, Credit: Sheila Regan
After bursting on the Twin Cities music scene as a teenager, singer songwriter Lydia Liza got a crash course in growing up. By her early 20s, she s...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2020
  • Length: 05:58
Caption: The Rolling Stones in Minneapolis , Credit: Fred Case
“When the Stones Came to Town: Rock 'n' Roll Photos from the 1970s” is a book by Fred Case and Eric Dregni, published by the Minnesota Historical S...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Mar 24, 2020
  • Length: 06:25
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge in Minneapolis, MN, Credit: Colleen Cowie
Many artists are familiar with the frustrating experience of performing “for exposure” or not being compensated fairly for their work. However, the...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Feb 21, 2020
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Songwriter Bailey "26" Cogan, Credit: Photo courtesy of Bailey "26" Cogan
Bailey “26” Cogan (They/Them) is the genderfluid leader, singer/songwriter and keyboardist for the Minneapolis band 26 BATS! Bailey resonates with ...

Bought by WAMC, PRX Remix, and KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Feb 06, 2020
  • Length: 05:18
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Youa Chang and Tou Saik Lee
When Tou Saik Lee started out as a hip-hop and spoken word artist, he thought he was forging something new as a Hmong-American artist. Soon he real...

Bought by WAMC and KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Feb 04, 2020
  • Length: 04:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: 'Scream It Off Screen' mascot. , Credit: Savannah Mealer
Your average film festival is usually a polite and respectful affair, but KFAI’s Mason Butler takes us on a visit to a new breed of monthly competi...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Feb 04, 2020
  • Length: 04:37
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Hon Ki performs at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis., Credit: Hector Roberts
These Twin Cities musicians go beyond the metronome in their explorations of odd measures. Using uncommon time signatures or, in some cases, no tim...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2020
  • Length: 06:07
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What if a little piece of history was buried right in your own backyard? A grave hunter takes KFAI’s Sara Pette on a walking tour of a cemetery in ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 04, 2020
  • Length: 06:35
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: "Beacon and Barrier". Latex, Neon, Dye, Yarn, Thread, Stuffing. 2019, Credit:  Samantha Leopold-Sullivan
Samantha Leopold-Sullivan is a Twin Cities sculptor whose work consists of visceral, abstracted creatures, “emotional bodies,” and an exploration o...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio and WAMC


  • Added: Jan 04, 2020
  • Length: 05:06
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Z Puppets Rosenschnoz performing arts troupe in Minneapolis., Credit: Melissa Olson
Z Puppets Rosenschnoz is a performing arts troupe in Minneapolis. One of their productions, "Say It! Sing it! Play It!" uses song and storytelling ...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2020
  • Length: 06:11
Caption: Senior Singing Ensemble Alive & Kickin, Credit: photo: courtesy of Alive & Kickin
Alive & Kickin is a rockin’ senior singing ensemble with all the members over the age of 60. Directed by founder Michael Matthew Farrell, the singe...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Jan 01, 2020
  • Length: 05:33
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: DejaJoelle, Credit: Bobby Rogers
DejaJoelle is an interdisciplinary artist and dancer based in West African movement. Her work revolves around living and teaching self love, focusi...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jan 01, 2020
  • Length: 05:12
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Actor John Cutler teaches a group of attorneys public speaking skills., Credit: Mary Moriarty
There’s been an experiment going on in the Hennepin County Government Center, applying the tools of art to the world of criminal justice. Reporter ...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2019
  • Length: 04:55
Caption: Brace Cove Records staff members
John Waters dreamed up the idea of starting his own record label while playing shows and living in Chicago. After moving to Minneapolis and meeting...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 05:54
Caption: "Antelocapa Mechanica", Credit: Samantha Leopold-Sullivan
Cameren Torgerud is a self-taught mixed media artist who creates with found objects and natural materials such as bones, plants, taxidermy parts, a...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 05:47
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Sculpture at Bde Maka Ska, Credit: Allison Herrera
Angela Two Stars is a contemporary artist living and working in the Twin Cities. She draws inspiration for her work from her Dakota heritage and th...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2019
  • Length: 06:05
Caption: Singer Songwriter Vicky Emerson, co-founder of Front Porch Group, Credit: Katie Cannon
Vicky Emerson is a Minneapolis based singer/songwriter/producer of Americana music. She co-founded Front Porch Music Group and mentors women with p...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Nov 21, 2019
  • Length: 05:19
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: "Mi Montaña" [Mixed Media], Credit: Ricardo Levins Morales
It’s been 50 years since Minneapolis artist Ricardo Levins Morales published his first piece of political art. KFAI's Sheila Regan spoke with Levin...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 05:50
  • Purchases: 1