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KFAI is a volunteer-based, community radio station that broadcasts information, arts and entertainment programming. By providing a voice for people ignored or misrepresented by mainstream media, KFAI increases understanding between peoples and communities, and fosters the values of democracy and social justice within its listening area. KFAI is a non-commercial FM radio station operating on 90.3 FM in the Minneapolis area and 106.7 FM in the St Paul area. KFAI is governed by a volunteer community board of directors, managed by a small paid full time and part time staff, and operated by a dedicated volunteer staff of over 300.


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Local arts, culture, history and environmental features made possible by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

  • From: KFAI
  • Updated: Jan 14, 2015
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87 Counties | 87+ Stories is a series exploring Minnesota’s arts, culture and history, one county at a time. 87 Counties | 87+ Stories highlights the work of artists and musicians, documenting a specific event in the state’s history, exploring an offbeat cultural event or tradition and other stories related to arts, culture and history.

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  • Updated: Nov 29, 2018
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A look at the events, peoples and places that shaped the Dakota War of 1862. A feature produce by ampers-Diverse Radio for Minnesota's Communities.

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  • Updated: Aug 29, 2012
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All KFAI Youth News Initiative stories are conceived, reported, and edited by the students with assistance from mentors and instructors. We hope you enjoy them!

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  • Updated: Oct 04, 2010
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KFAI's MinneCulture concert series featuring performances by Minnesota musicians, incluing Charlie Parr, Dalmar Yare, Kitten Forever and Heiruspecs.

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  • Updated: Apr 17, 2018
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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.

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  • Updated: Apr 07, 2019
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Listen to KFAI's MinneCulture podcast here: Apple Podcasts: apple.co/2rtEuJO Stitcher: bit.ly/2q9RQXE Radio Public: radiopublic.com/kfais-minneculture-6rOPbR

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  • Updated: Jul 24, 2018
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  • Updated: Jun 20, 2019

Latest Pieces

Caption: Djenane Saint Juste of Afoutayi Dance, Music, and Arts Company., Credit: Anna Stitt
In 2010, an earthquake shook Haiti, killing at least 200,000 people. In response, some Minnesota couples adopted Haitian children. That inspired a ...

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  • Added: Nov 02, 2018
  • Length: 04:50
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Caption: Brian Laidlaw, poet and singer/songwriter., Credit: Ali Rogers of Prana Lens
Lacking rhyme and complete sentences, Brian Laidlaw's experimental poems are just plain hard for many people. But he's also a songwriter. And when ...

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  • Added: Oct 26, 2018
  • Length: 04:21
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Caption: Jelloslave, Credit: Cameron Wittig
Jelloslave's music is powered by an eclectic mix of cellos, drums and the tabla. Painting vivid soundscapes across cultures and musical styles, Jel...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2018
  • Length: 26:11
Caption: Gao Hong, Credit: Ryan Dawes
When the Minnesota Timberwolves asked Gao Hong to play the "Star-Spangled Banner" before a game, she was nervous. This would be the first time most...

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  • Added: Oct 22, 2018
  • Length: 04:42
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Caption: Dessa, author of "My Own Devices", Credit: Aaron Lavinsky
Dessa is a singer, rapper and writer whose work defies expectations. Her live music ranges from touring with Doomtree, a hip-hop collective, to app...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2018
  • Length: 03:43
Caption: Jesse Ventura, Minnesota governor from 1999 - 2003., Credit: Minnesota Historical Society
In the waning days of the 1998 Minnesota gubernatorial campaign, Jesse Ventura's family fretted over a TV commercial titled "Jesse The Mind." The p...

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  • Added: Oct 01, 2018
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Caption: Adina Burke, artist., Credit: Dena Denny
Adina Burke ignores the the haters who tell her what to do. The self-proclaimed "queer, crippled, punk rock poet" does her own thing, publishing po...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2018
  • Length: 03:30
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As a kid, he played piano. Then he played drums in a punk band, attended a prestigious jazz school and jammed in New York. So it's little wonder th...

Bought by Cards Against Humanity: The Good News Podcast

  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 04:41
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Caption: Sally Sudo, Credit: Minnesota Historical Society
Like many Japanese-Americans of her generation, Sally Sudo was forced to live in an internment camp during World War II. After her brother studied ...

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2018
  • Length: 04:16
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Caption: Jumondeh Tweh, host of Season 2 of the MinneCulture podcast, Credit: Nancy Rosenbaum
It wouldn’t be a Minnesota podcast if we didn’t take you outside. It’s cold outside, baby, with rabid Minnesota Wild fans and anglers who won’t let...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2018
  • Length: 17:23