10,000 Fresh Voices

Series produced by KFAI

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

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


807 Pieces

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KFAI's Rob McGinley Myers has always been fascinated by the entrepreneurs who sell refreshments on the streets outside the Minnesota State Fair. In...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 04:28
Caption: Cottage No. 8 at the Anoka State Hospital, Credit: Mike Moen
It’s been 20 years since the Anoka State Hospital closed its doors. It was replaced by a newer facility for those dealing with mental illness in th...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 05:26
Caption: Dan Keiser, the Oak Man, Credit: Britta Greene
The Mendota Dakota tribal community honored arborist Dan Keiser at their annual pow wow in September of 2019. Keiser goes by "Oak Man," a nickname ...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 09:15
Caption: Bone Mother at the Musuem of Russian Art, Credit: Matthew Glover
The Slavic folklore of Baba Yaga flies high in Bone Mother, a world premiere by Sandbox Theatre’s aerial wing - The Swingset. Co-directed by Evelyn...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 05:18
Caption: John H. Stevens House in transit., Credit: Star Tribune. May 29, 1896, Minneapolis, Minn.
Next to Minnehaha Falls sits an old house that hosts exhibits recalling Minneapolis history. The house itself is the site of early business deals d...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2019
  • Length: 05:52
Caption: Aaron Jordan-Peterson in Grand Rapids, Minn.
When Aaron Jordan-Peterson moved back to rural Minnesota three years ago, he decided not to try to hide his gay identity like he had earlier in lif...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2019
  • Length: 05:30
Caption: "Small Kindnesses: WEATHER PERMITTING" by Janet Zweig, Credit: Metro Transit
Sometimes public art so seamlessly blends with its environment, it can go unnoticed. KFAI's Matthew Schneeman takes us on a short sonic tour of und...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2019
  • Length: 05:55
Caption: Image of Actor Jamie Case , Credit: Photo Courtesy of Dan Norman
Within a hidden maze of mysterious rooms, a magical secret society needs the help of new initiates. Cabal – a play with puzzles, created by the Min...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 05:08
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The Midwest All-Star Wrestling League recently invited wrestlers from across the country to compete in Minnesota. Behind all the trash-talking and ...

Bought by WAMC and KUMD


  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 04:09
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Amy Bloss, Credit: Francesca Bernardi
She spits fire. She spins fire. Amy Bloss is Fire Mama. She performs and teaches a variety of fire performance arts and safety. She is the Director...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 03:54
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Stephen Ihrig and Koreen Phelps, Credit: The Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies.
F.R.E.E. was Minnesota’s first queer organization. It stands for "Fight Repression of Erotic Expression." The group began on May 18, 1969 when Kore...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 04:40
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Forget silent auctions, chocolate bars and meat raffles. Fundraising is more fun with nuns. Make that nuns dressed in drag. Dancing, joking, singin...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 04:42
  • Purchases: 1
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On a busy street corner in North Minneapolis, there once stood a fenced-off, vacant lot. It was the site of a building Juxtaposition Arts had to te...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 04:28
Caption: Todd Boss, Credit: Kyndell Harkness
Mike Olson is a Minneapolis based composer who loves creating and performing music with vintage analogue electronic instruments. His fragment-based...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 06, 2019
  • Length: 04:05
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mike Olson, Credit: Stafford Photography
Mike Olson is a Minneapolis based composer who loves creating and performing music with vintage analogue electronic instruments. His fragment-based...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:11
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Black figure skaters are far and few between. Deneane Richburg is one of just a few in Minnesota. She's created a project that puts stories and mov...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jun 02, 2019
  • Length: 04:13
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: "I Want To Be Seen" woven by Heather MacKenzie
Minneapolis artist Heather MacKenzie practices hand weaving and experiments with encrypted woven storytelling. She regards woven textiles as sensua...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: May 19, 2019
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 1
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Minneapolis and St. Paul are known as the Twin Cities, but relationships weren’t always so sisterly. During the summer of the 1890 census, both cit...

  • Added: May 16, 2019
  • Length: 04:38
Caption: Steve Ray
Usually, when people perform on stage, others watch. But story aerobics is different. It's a hybrid of exercise and performance art that challenges...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2019
  • Length: 03:39
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Will Steger has spent a lifetime exploring cold places: North Pole, Greenland and Antartica. Most winters, he lives inside a houseboat on the Missi...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:37