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.


814 Pieces

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Caption: Brace Cove Records staff members
John Waters dreamed up the idea of starting his own record label while playing shows and living in Chicago. After moving to Minneapolis and meeting...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 05:54
Caption: "Antelocapa Mechanica", Credit: Samantha Leopold-Sullivan
Cameren Torgerud is a self-taught mixed media artist who creates with found objects and natural materials such as bones, plants, taxidermy parts, a...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 05:47
Caption: Sculpture at Bde Maka Ska, Credit: Allison Herrera
Angela Two Stars is a contemporary artist living and working in the Twin Cities. She draws inspiration for her work from her Dakota heritage and th...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2019
  • Length: 06:05
Caption: Singer Songwriter Vicky Emerson, co-founder of Front Porch Group, Credit: Katie Cannon
Vicky Emerson is a Minneapolis based singer/songwriter/producer of Americana music. She co-founded Front Porch Music Group and mentors women with p...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2019
  • Length: 05:19
Caption: "Mi Montaña" [Mixed Media], Credit: Ricardo Levins Morales
It’s been 50 years since Minneapolis artist Ricardo Levins Morales published his first piece of political art. KFAI's Sheila Regan spoke with Levin...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 05:50
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Oskar Ly, Credit: Photo Courtesy of Teeko Yang
Twin Cities based Queer Hmong French American multidisciplinary artist, Oskar Ly, creates her original fashion designs by fusing her cultural backg...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 04:34
Caption: Musician and composer Kashimana Ahua, Credit: James Maranda
Composer in Residence. It’s not a common job. But that was the title Kashimana Ahua held for a year in the central Minnesota town of Willmar. The g...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Oct 17, 2019
  • Length: 04:58
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 04:28
  • Purchases: 1
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