MinneCulture Podcast

Series produced by KFAI

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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

The best of KFAI's MinneCulture series.


24 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Prince, Credit: Erin Cahanes
For our Season 3 finale, stories about the late, great Prince Rogers Nelson. You'll hear from the guy credited with "discovering" Prince, what it w...

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  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 26:17
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Doomtree CEO and musician Lazerbeak, Credit: Erin Cahanes
There are often parts of a job no one else understands or even knows about. We're talking about the unheralded tasks that are executed in the shado...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 14:30
Caption: The Kim Loo Sisters, Credit: Erin Cahanes
Minnesota's oldest auctioneer reflects on rural life, the Kim Loo Sisters face discrimination in the jazz scene during the 1930s and 1940s, and a r...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 19:35
Caption: Rapper P.O.S, Credit: Erin Cahanes
For some artists, sickness can fuel their creativity. But for others, illness can drain the inspiration right out of them. In this episode, musicia...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 17:21
Caption: Twin Cities jazz singer Debbie Duncan, Credit: Erin Cahanes
In this episode, we meet Minnesota musicians that take old music, and put their own twist on it. Host Jumondeh Tweh goes backstage at a Saint Paul ...

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  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 23:40
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Chef Yia Vang, Credit: Erin Cahanes
Immigrants are spicing up Minnesota food. In this episode of the MinneCulture podcast, host Jumondeh Tweh gets cooking tips from his Liberian mothe...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 18:01
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In Minnesota, freezing winters and big snowfalls come with the territory. But three feet of snow on Halloween? That was a day to remember. In this ...

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  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 33:50
  • Purchases: 1
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Fresh Fruit is the longest running queer radio program in the US. It has aired on KFAI Community Radio in Minneapolis, Minn. for over 40 years. Min...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 22:40
Caption: Dalmar Yare, musician., Credit: Jon Behm
Somalia is known as a nation of poets. In this episode, we explore Somali spoken word poetry with Nimo Farah, Ahmed Assad, Ayan Mahamud and Ladan O...

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  • Added: Sep 03, 2018
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Al's Diner in Dinkytown, Minneapolis, USA., Credit: Todd Melby
Forget the Spoonbridge and Cherry—these are landmarks that have secrets to tell, even when they’re gone. In this episode, we explore one that fell ...

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  • Added: Aug 20, 2018
  • Length: 22:06
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Charanga Tropical
How has immigration, migration, and connection to the rest of the world shaped the sights and sounds of Minnesota? Meet Siama Matuzungidi, a Congol...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2018
  • Length: 12:26
Caption: Jumondeh Tweh, host of Season 2 of the MinneCulture podcast, Credit: Nancy Rosenbaum
It wouldn’t be a Minnesota podcast if we didn’t take you outside. It’s cold outside, baby, with rabid Minnesota Wild fans and anglers who won’t let...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2018
  • Length: 17:23
Caption: Baby Shel in concert at the Nomad Bar in Minneapolis., Credit: Daniel Zamzow
What does it mean to “break the mold”? A hard-boiled lesbian detective breaks through the lavender ceiling, a Sudanese model refuses to lighten her...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2018
  • Length: 18:50
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Andrew Moore’s front yard used to host an enormous political art installation. His front yard installation was steeped in political turmoil and sho...

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  • Added: Jul 09, 2018
  • Length: 15:25
  • Purchases: 1
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Why do people dress a certain way? What does dress say about who we are, and what connects us? People pick their uniforms for various reasons, but ...

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  • Added: Jun 25, 2018
  • Length: 14:36
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Kitten Forever, Credit: Sharyn Morrow via Flickr Creation Commons
When is love an art form in and of itself? Like art, true love comes in many forms. A Congolese couple, separated by the ocean, sing to each other ...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2018
  • Length: 13:51
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A dive into the world of independent pro wrestling in the Twin Cities. It’s loud, dirty and definitely not politically correct. Theme music by Javi...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2017
  • Length: 17:49
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Backyard chicken coops are on the rise. But setting up your first egg operation isn’t without its challenges. Our producer Xan Holston found this o...

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2017
  • Length: 15:32
  • Purchases: 1
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They’re two features of a Minnesota summer: mosquitos and lawnmowers. Today, a story on each. Theme music by Javier Santiago. Support for Minnecult...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 10:10
  • Purchases: 1
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A story about making plates, and one about breaking them — both from producer Xan Holston. Featuring an interview with mosaic artist Michael Sweer...

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  • Added: Jul 03, 2017
  • Length: 12:06
  • Purchases: 1