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.


839 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Bradley Greenwald and Myron Johnson, Credit: Nancy Rosenbaum
For people who love dance, the holiday season is Nutcracker season. For years years now, Minnesota's Myron Johnson – founder of Ballet of the Dolls...

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2017
  • Length: 04:35
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Joko Sutrisno, Credit: Dan Greenwood
When Joko Sutrisno arrived in the Midwest to teach the gamelan, many school teachers wanted him to show students how to play. In one hour. Ah, no. ...

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  • Added: Jan 03, 2018
  • Length: 03:19
  • Purchases: 2
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America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have impacted millions, including many U.S. soldiers and sailors. In recent years, a Minnesota nonprofit has...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2018
  • Length: 03:58
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Started in 1964, The Sabathanites have jammed at the Mall of America, H.H.H. Metrodome and multiple parades, including the Minneapolis Aquatennial....

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  • Added: Jan 10, 2018
  • Length: 04:43
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Pedicord Apts. at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis., Credit: Todd Melby
Don’t touch the art. Security guards, parents and teachers implore museum visitors everywhere to keep their hands to themselves. But one of the mos...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • Length: 04:32
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Danez Smith, the author of "Don't Call Us Dead", Credit: David Hong
Danez Smith's poetry frankly addresses HIV, gay hookups and violence aimed at black men. At formal events, he's not afraid to go flamboyant. KFAI's...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 04:25
Caption: Chris Monroe at a Minnesota book reading., Credit: Diane Richard
Duluth-based illustrator and author Chris Monroe has just published her fifth Monkey with the Toolbelt children’s book, a series featuring a cheeky...

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2018
  • Length: 04:47
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Katie Thorton faces her fear of pain., Credit: Todd Melby
As a teenager, KFAI's Katie Thorton contracted Lyme Disease. The autoimmune disorder seldom ceases to cause her pain in her arms, neck and back. An...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2018
  • Length: 04:47
  • Purchases: 1
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Want to get your book published? Get in line. Graywolf Press' Fiona McCrae has to sift through thousands of manuscripts to get to the good stuff. K...

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  • Added: Feb 12, 2018
  • Length: 04:41
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ifran Mansour
Ifrah Mansour is an artist who doesn't limit herself to a single medium. One of her creations is featured in the "I Am Somali" exhibit at the Minne...

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  • Added: Feb 13, 2018
  • Length: 03:44
  • Purchases: 1
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The writer and performer May Lee-Yang is best known for "Confessions of a Lazy Hmong Woman," a play that smashes stereotypes about what it means to...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2018
  • Length: 03:47
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jason Vang on the upright bass., Credit: Hopewell Music Cooperative North
Prince and Jimmy Jam both hailed from North Minneapolis. Hopewell Music Cooperative North isn't out to create another rock star, but rather to prov...

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  • Added: Mar 21, 2018
  • Length: 03:44
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Maya Wooley, aspiring musician inside a recording studio at Hennepin County Library in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, Credit: Todd Melby
Sure, the library has books. But the Hennepin County Library in Brooklyn Park is also home to a recording studio. And inside that studio, one young...

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  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 04:40
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Pete Girard leads a laughter yoga class in Minneapolis., Credit: Emily Bright
Forget downward dog. The new yoga is laughter yoga. KFAI's Emily Bright took her microphone to a class to listen in on the yucks, guffaws and yes, ...

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  • Added: Apr 04, 2018
  • Length: 04:31
  • Purchases: 1
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Asian-American women are expected to be submissive and quiet. The Funny Asian Women Kollective — also known as FAWK — is out to change that and get...

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  • Added: Apr 10, 2018
  • Length: 03:57
  • Purchases: 1
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A tiny Minnesota company tried to make a business out of selling spicy, beef pastries to local Somalis. But folks in that community wanted to make ...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2018
  • Length: 04:10
Caption: Members of the Subversive Sirens synchronised swim team., Credit: Erin Sharkey
The Subversive Sirens are a Minnesota synchronized swim team that blends art, activism, and a deep love of Prince. KFAI’s Nancy Rosenbaum produced ...

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  • Added: Apr 24, 2018
  • Length: 04:02
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Credit: Ryan Dawes
Near the end of his life, Franz Schubert composed "Death and the Maiden." Two centuries later, violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja grappled with the ...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2018
  • Length: 03:55
Caption: Joe Penrose is the senior pastor at Open Range Cowboy Church in Ham Lake, Minnesota. , Credit: Nikki Tundel
Baptisms in a horse trough. A triangle dinner bell near the altar. And a minister in a Western shirt. Welcome to the Open Range Cowboy Church, loca...

  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 04:30
Caption: Matthew Dressel, Credit: Sophie Nikitas
Writer Matthew Dressel was driving through the woods during hunting season and wondered, “What’s to stop a stray bullet from hitting me?” He took t...

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  • Added: May 14, 2018
  • Length: 04:50
  • Purchases: 1