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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.

  • From: KFAI
  • 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.

  • From: KFAI
  • 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: 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
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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: 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
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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
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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
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
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Caption: Samantha Rei inside her new studio in Northeast Minneapolis., Credit: Diane Richard
Minneapolis fashion designer Samantha Rei hit the runway in Project Runway Season 16. The national exposure has her rethinking her line. Goth-glam ...

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  • Added: Dec 18, 2017
  • Length: 03:45
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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
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Caption: Christopher E. Harrison, museum guard and artist, at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis., Credit: Emily Conn
"For me, no question is weird," says Christopher E. Harrison, a museum guard at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Harrison, who is also a paint...

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2017
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In 2017, KFAI celebrated Womenfolk, one of the longest running women's music shows in the country with a concert at Hook and Ladder Theater and Lou...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2017
  • Length: 57:04