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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Caption: Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, Credit: Johnny Goodson, St. Olaf College
Choral conductor Tesfa Wondemagegnehu believes vocal music can help change the world. In 2017, he co-founded the Justice Choir movement in Minneapo...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2019
  • Length: 03:27
Caption: Anthony Ceballos, Credit: Sasha Suarez
Anthony Ceballos is a Minnesota poet who loves reading his work before an audience. "A live reading of a poem for me is just as important as how it...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2019
  • Length: 03:27
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LARK Toys is nestled inside a nondescript building in tiny Kellogg, Minnesota. Inside is another world, complete with a carousel of giant wooden cr...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2019
  • Length: 04:37
Caption: Mikkel Beckman, Credit: Ryan Dawes
Minneapolis percussionist Mikkel Beckman doesn't want the spotlight. He'd rather you settle into the groove of his bandmates. He's a washboard perc...

  • Added: Mar 17, 2019
  • Length: 04:01
Caption: Joy Dolo
As a kid, Joy Dolo was shy. Now she's an actor, a member of the comedy troupe Blackout Improv and a podcaster. KFAI's Dixie Treichel produced this ...

Bought by WAMC Northeast Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 03:17
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Brigid McDonald, Credit: @ltmcdphoto
"Sisters of Peace," a new play at the History Theatre in St. Paul, tells the story of Brigid McDonald and her three biological sisters. They're Cat...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2019
  • Length: 03:57
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Pao Houa Her is a photographer dedicated to producing art about Minnesota's Hmong community. Her thought-provoking work highlights the lives of war...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio and WAMC Northeast Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 06, 2019
  • Length: 03:36
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Rachael Kilgour, Credit: Darin Kamnetz
In her lyrics, singer-songwriter Rachael Kilgour doesn't shy away from female pronouns: "Blessed her lips/And the turn of her wrists/Try and tempt ...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio and WAMC Northeast Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 07, 2019
  • Length: 03:21
  • Purchases: 2
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Gerald Vizenor's newest book follows the three Native Americans protesting the government's treatment of World War One veterans. Titled "Native Tri...

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  • Added: Feb 06, 2019
  • Length: 04:35
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mayda's new album is called MRDR PXP., Credit: Cameron Yang, Styling by: Oskar Ly, Editing: by Sara Beth-Horishnyk.
Mayda is a prolific musician, artist and producer. Her horn-driven, R&B pop music is raw, exciting and feisty. This "Live from Minnesota" performan...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2019
  • Length: 28:34