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.


824 Pieces

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The tale of Paul Bunyan and friends has captivated Minnesotans for more than 100 years. Statues of the lumberjack pepper the state, in towns of Ack...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE


  • Added: Apr 11, 2012
  • Length: 05:56
  • Purchases: 1
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The Twin Cities have the most theater seats per capita than any other U.S. city, except for New York. Amidst Minneapolis-St. Paul’s wide spectrum o...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2012
  • Length: 05:07
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Tim O'Keefe has been playing music in Duluth and the Twin Cities since the 1970s. What began as a musical journey on harmonica has led to vast know...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2012
  • Length: 05:00
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Tish Jones is the Community Engagement Director for the St Paul Almanac, and Executive Director of TruArtSpeaks. She began performing at age 14, an...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2012
  • Length: 04:47
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X-ray and CAT-scan machines are part of today's medical landscape, but have you heard of the Orgone Energy Accumulator? Psychograph? Or Prostate Gl...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: May 07, 2012
  • Length: 03:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Alissa Barthel of Punk Rawk Labs
Punk Rawk Labs is a Minneapolis-based company specializing in living cuisine. Owner Alissa Barthel graduated with the inaugural class of the Matthe...

  • Added: May 07, 2012
  • Length: 05:13
Caption: Guante
Guante is a spoken word and hip-hop artist, progressive activist, and educator from St. Paul. He curates the "Hip Hop Against Homophobia" concert s...

  • Added: May 07, 2012
  • Length: 04:49
Caption: Dean Brewington & Lila Ammons
Lila Ammons grew up in Chicago--one of the hotbeds of American music. Trained in classical music, she was never far from her family roots in jazz. ...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: May 07, 2012
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Model Fatima Cocci
Models are the beautiful people--their images fill magazines, billboards and television screens. Beauty is subjective, but deciding which images se...

  • Added: May 07, 2012
  • Length: 04:35
Caption: Gyuto Samdhong Rinpoche
Since the 1950s, Tibetans have fled their homeland for safer havens in India, Nepal and Bhutan, as well as Europe and North America. Currently the...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: May 07, 2012
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 1
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The Twin Cities is recognized nationally for its strong youth media programs. “Our Turn” started as a public access TV show in 1993, produced by Ph...

  • Added: May 07, 2012
  • Length: 05:06
Caption: Artists Leili Tajadod-Pritschet and Hend Al-Mansour
Hend Al-Mansour and Leili Tajadod-Pritschet are two Middle Eastern artists whose work reflects the Great Mothers of Islam. KFAI producer Dan Greenw...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: May 07, 2012
  • Length: 04:54
  • Purchases: 1
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In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask theater holds its annual May Day parade and festival the first Sunday in May in the Powderhorn neighborho...

Bought by KUMD and KSRQ


  • Added: May 07, 2012
  • Length: 04:45
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: DJ Hooker Jr, upper right, plays a match
While most kids are playing video games on televisions, cell phones and computers, one Minneapolis youth is focused on a board game that is centuri...

Bought by KSRQ, WAMC, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: May 07, 2012
  • Length: 04:57
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: A YWCA Zumba class
Zumba is an exhilarating fitness routine that promotes joyful, healthy living. The workout feels like a dance party, combining Latin music with cal...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: May 08, 2012
  • Length: 03:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Clarence "Cap" Wigington was the nation's first Black municipal architect, and a senior designer for the city of St. Paul for 34 years. Sixty of hi...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: May 29, 2012
  • Length: 04:11
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: George Roberts, founder of Homewood Studios
Located at the corner of Plymouth and Russell Avenues in North Minneapolis, Homewood Studios is a hotbed of creative invention and exposition. Foun...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2012
  • Length: 05:00
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Crimes of passion are not uncommon, but in the late 19th century, a lower-class woman being acquitted of a high-class murder on an insanity defense...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 07, 2012
  • Length: 05:17
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Little Mekong, St Paul
Construction of the Central Corridor Light Rail line is affecting businesses in and around University Avenue. In St. Paul's Frogtown neighborhood, ...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2012
  • Length: 04:38