KFAI Minneapolis

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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.

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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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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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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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KFAI's MinneCulture concert series featuring performances by Minnesota musicians, incluing Charlie Parr, Dalmar Yare, Kitten Forever and Heiruspecs.

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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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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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In the late 1800s, a farmer discovered a large stone carved with Viking runes in Kensington, Minnesota. It’s been the subject of debate ever since....

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No matter the season, Minnesotans are known for embracing outdoor activities. The more shining examples are in the colder months. From ice fishing ...

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Caption: sculpture by Marty McConnell, Credit: Photo Courtesy of Benjamin Wuest
A Conspiracy of Strange Girls, is a Twin Cities arts collective open to all women, femme-identifying, non-binary or genderqueer people creating art...

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On Friday, March 13, 2020, Gov. Tim Walz declared a "peacetime emergency" in Minnesota, discouraging large gatherings of people in an effort to ste...

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Caption: Minneapolis singer songwriter Lydia Liza, Credit: Sheila Regan
After bursting on the Twin Cities music scene as a teenager, singer songwriter Lydia Liza got a crash course in growing up. By her early 20s, she s...

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Caption: The Rolling Stones in Minneapolis , Credit: Fred Case
“When the Stones Came to Town: Rock 'n' Roll Photos from the 1970s” is a book by Fred Case and Eric Dregni, published by the Minnesota Historical S...

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Caption: The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge in Minneapolis, MN, Credit: Colleen Cowie
Many artists are familiar with the frustrating experience of performing “for exposure” or not being compensated fairly for their work. However, the...

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Caption: Songwriter Bailey "26" Cogan, Credit: Photo courtesy of Bailey "26" Cogan
Bailey “26” Cogan (They/Them) is the genderfluid leader, singer/songwriter and keyboardist for the Minneapolis band 26 BATS! Bailey resonates with ...

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When Tou Saik Lee started out as a hip-hop and spoken word artist, he thought he was forging something new as a Hmong-American artist. Soon he real...

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Your average film festival is usually a polite and respectful affair, but KFAI’s Mason Butler takes us on a visit to a new breed of monthly competi...

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