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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: Philip Blackburn
Environmental sound artist Philip Blackburn records outdoor sounds, creates large-scale activities for untrained musicians, and presents unusual pu...

Bought by PRX Remix and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE

  • Added: May 08, 2011
  • Length: 04:56
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Matt Craylon
What started as an after-school poetry club, has evolved into a competitive youth poetry festival. On Saturday, May 7, a spoken word festival calle...

  • Added: May 05, 2011
  • Length: 03:53
Caption: Ruby Nguyen, University of Minnesota professor
Three commissioners from the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders visited Minneapolis last week, to meet with community ...

  • Added: May 05, 2011
  • Length: 04:14
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A new Surly brewery proposal is stalled by legislation that does not allow for on-sale service of alcohol at large breweries. Noel Clark has this s...

  • Added: May 03, 2011
  • Length: 05:20
Caption: The Southern Theater's financial situation is forcing the cancelation of select performances.
The Southern Theater in Minneapolis was recently Found to be mismanaging funds designated for dancers and choreographers who received McKnight fell...

  • Added: May 03, 2011
  • Length: 03:59
Caption: Workers from a nearby office grab a bite to go., Credit: Noel Clark
In 2010, the Minneapolis City Council introduced a mobile food cart program downtown. In a recent unanimous vote, the City Council approved the exp...

  • Added: May 03, 2011
  • Length: 04:12
Caption: Nick Legeros and Michael Boyd create the glass and bronze sculpture.
Northeast artists Nick Legeros and Michael Boyd have been working individually in bronze and glass all their lives. But when a commission brought t...

  • Added: May 01, 2011
  • Length: 04:41
Caption: Tim Kaiser, Credit: Larry Rippel
The world of experimental sound arts is innovative and unusual--a place where instrument builders, alternative tuning systems and unorthodox musica...

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

  • Added: Apr 27, 2011
  • Length: 28:24
  • Purchases: 4
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The typewriter is oh-so nineteenth and twentieth century. Still, some people like the clickety-clack sound they make. Producer Todd Melby is one of...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE

  • Added: Apr 27, 2011
  • Length: 05:06
  • Purchases: 2
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Mister Stinky, Broken Dreams and Flubber are just a few of the 300 unique fonts created by Twin Cities typographer Chank Diesel. With the recent in...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE

  • Added: Apr 25, 2011
  • Length: 06:07
  • Purchases: 1