MinneCulture In-Depth

Series produced by KFAI

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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.

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.


160 Pieces

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St. Paul Central High School's Central Touring Theater (CTT) has been creating original social justice theater for more than three decades. At CTT,...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jul 19, 2013
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The original saw mill at Arcola Mills.
Tucked along the banks of St. Croix River just north of Stillwater, Minnesota, Arcola Mills is a serene spot with a long history. From Native and E...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, KSRQ, and KVSC


  • Added: Jul 19, 2013
  • Length: 27:57
  • Purchases: 4
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During the coldest days of winter, an "Earth Train" departed from St. Paul, carrying dozens of artists, activists and regular folks from Minnesota ...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 03, 2013
  • Length: 53:41
  • Purchases: 1
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Embracing the Beloved is the name of a musical concert rooted in Sephardic, Persian, and North and South Indian cultural traditions. Co-creators Ni...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, KSRQ, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 03, 2013
  • Length: 28:09
  • Purchases: 4
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Since 1986, the Dakota Valley Symphony has performed concerts in parks, churches, schools, community centers and other public buildings throughout ...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: May 15, 2013
  • Length: 28:32
  • Purchases: 1
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At the turn of the last century, Minnesota's Iron Range was a cauldron of ethnicities and languages. From 1892 to 1914, more than 40 different ethn...

Bought by WNMU-FM, KKWE Niijii Radio, KVSC, and KSRQ


  • Added: Apr 29, 2013
  • Length: 27:53
  • Purchases: 4
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In the late 19th century, insane asylums were built across the country in response to a national outcry over the treatment of the mentally ill. Mor...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KVSC, and KSRQ


  • Added: Apr 23, 2013
  • Length: 27:34
  • Purchases: 3
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In this installment of the Lowertown Reading Jam, the Saint Paul Almanac presents a night of spoken word poetry at the Black Dog Cafe. Featuring Sa...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio and KSRQ


  • Added: Apr 19, 2013
  • Length: 28:28
  • Purchases: 2
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MinneCulture goes to the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis for its Short Shorts Salon. In this special event recognizing local writers, authors r...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KSRQ, and KSRQ


  • Added: Apr 14, 2013
  • Length: 27:53
  • Purchases: 3
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The Walk to School is an audio documentary about a Minneapolis family’s decision to attend public school outside its immediate residential zone. Pr...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio and KSRQ


  • Added: Feb 12, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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During the 1950s and '60s, the space race, the effects and fears of the Cold War, and the united leadership of India and the United States gave ris...

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  • Added: Nov 01, 2012
  • Length: 28:16
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Gypsy Mania
Xonxaro Baro means "the great trick." This live performance of the Gypsy Love Show at Amsterdam Bar and Hall features music by the Bourgeoisie Bohe...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Oct 31, 2012
  • Length: 29:33
  • Purchases: 1
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This special concert features students from the Perpich Center for Arts Education. Youth ensembles perform original compositions and songs, includi...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Religion and language shape culture, so for immigrants coming to the United States, foreign tongues and unfamiliar worship services can be daunting...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KSRQ, and KVSC


  • Added: Oct 30, 2012
  • Length: 29:39
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Hennepin Avenue bridge
Hennepin Avenue predates the city of Minneapolis, and was originally used by Dakota Indians as a footpath between St Anthony Falls and Lake Calhoun...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KSRQ, and KVSC


  • Added: Oct 30, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Crankshaft & the Gear Grinders perform at Harriet Brewing's Tap Room. Produced by Daniel Zamzow.

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Oct 30, 2012
  • Length: 29:05
  • Purchases: 1
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In 1973 a small group of artists met in the basement of Walker Church in south Minneapolis and formed Powderhorn Puppet Theatre. Six years later th...

Bought by KSRQ and KVSC


  • Added: Oct 30, 2012
  • Length: 28:52
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Hubert Humphrey in a presidential stump speech.
Forty-four men have served as President of the United States, though none hail from Minnesota. In this MinneCulture documentary, KFAI legacy produc...

Bought by KSRQ and KVSC


  • Added: Oct 08, 2012
  • Length: 26:10
  • Purchases: 2
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Broken Bicycles play an in-store performance at Hymie's Vintage Records, featuring music from the band's latest CD, "Minneapolis." Produced for KFA...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio and KSRQ


  • Added: Jul 23, 2012
  • Length: 27:57
  • Purchases: 2