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.


821 Pieces

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Caption: "Small Kindnesses: WEATHER PERMITTING" by Janet Zweig, Credit: Metro Transit
Sometimes public art so seamlessly blends with its environment, it can go unnoticed. KFAI's Matthew Schneeman takes us on a short sonic tour of und...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2019
  • Length: 05:55
Caption: Aaron Jordan-Peterson in Grand Rapids, Minn.
When Aaron Jordan-Peterson moved back to rural Minnesota three years ago, he decided not to try to hide his gay identity like he had earlier in lif...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2019
  • Length: 05:30
Caption: John H. Stevens House in transit., Credit: Star Tribune. May 29, 1896, Minneapolis, Minn.
Next to Minnehaha Falls sits an old house that hosts exhibits recalling Minneapolis history. The house itself is the site of early business deals d...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2019
  • Length: 05:52
Caption: Bone Mother at the Musuem of Russian Art, Credit: Matthew Glover
The Slavic folklore of Baba Yaga flies high in Bone Mother, a world premiere by Sandbox Theatre’s aerial wing - The Swingset. Co-directed by Evelyn...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 05:18
Caption: Dan Keiser, the Oak Man, Credit: Britta Greene
The Mendota Dakota tribal community honored arborist Dan Keiser at their annual pow wow in September of 2019. Keiser goes by "Oak Man," a nickname ...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 09:15
Caption: Cottage No. 8 at the Anoka State Hospital, Credit: Mike Moen
It’s been 20 years since the Anoka State Hospital closed its doors. It was replaced by a newer facility for those dealing with mental illness in th...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 05:26
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KFAI's Rob McGinley Myers has always been fascinated by the entrepreneurs who sell refreshments on the streets outside the Minnesota State Fair. In...

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  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 04:28
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Musician and composer Kashimana Ahua, Credit: James Maranda
Composer in Residence. It’s not a common job. But that was the title Kashimana Ahua held for a year in the central Minnesota town of Willmar. The g...

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2019
  • Length: 04:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Oskar Ly, Credit: Photo Courtesy of Teeko Yang
Twin Cities based Queer Hmong French American multidisciplinary artist, Oskar Ly, creates her original fashion designs by fusing her cultural backg...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 04:34
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...

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

  • Added: Nov 21, 2019
  • Length: 05:19
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: "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...

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  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 05:47
  • Purchases: 1
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: 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: 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...

  • Added: Jan 01, 2020
  • Length: 05:12
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...

  • Added: Jan 01, 2020
  • Length: 05:33
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: "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...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2020
  • Length: 05:06
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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 ...

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2020
  • Length: 06:35
  • Purchases: 1