KFAI

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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.

  • From: KFAI
  • 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!

  • From: KFAI
  • 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.

  • From: KFAI
  • 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

  • From: KFAI
  • Updated: Jul 24, 2018
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  • From: KFAI
  • Updated: Jun 20, 2019

Latest Pieces

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The Twin Cities have the most theater seats per capita than any other U.S. city, except for New York. Amidst Minneapolis-St. Paul’s wide spectrum o...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2012
  • Length: 05:07
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The tale of Paul Bunyan and friends has captivated Minnesotans for more than 100 years. Statues of the lumberjack pepper the state, in towns of Ack...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE


  • Added: Apr 11, 2012
  • Length: 05:56
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A volunteer at HCMC's Medical History Center.
The basement of Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) houses the Hennepin Medical History Center--a tiny, two-gallery museum filled to the rafters ...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2012
  • Length: 04:55
Caption: Harvey Ronglien (center) at the orphanage.
In 1886, the State-Run School for Dependent and Neglected Children opened in Owatonna, Minnesota. For nearly 60 years the orphanage housed thousand...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2012
  • Length: 28:39
Caption: The Brass Messengers
This "Live from Minnesota" segment features the Brass Messengers—a Twin Cities’ band that formed from the Heart of the Beast May Day parade. With C...

Bought by WTIP and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE


  • Added: Mar 22, 2012
  • Length: 29:06
  • Purchases: 2
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Black Men Reading is a North Minneapolis book club and study group modeled after groups that formed in Harlem during the 1920s and 1930s. For more ...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2012
  • Length: 04:50
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Yinghua Academy is blazing new trails. In 2006, the Chinese-immersion school opened in Northeast Minneapolis as the first of its kind in the Midwes...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 22, 2012
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Members of Grace Notes hospice choir.
"Palliative care" is a term used in the hospice community. KFAI producer Will Hale prepared this story on the Grace Notes Hospice Choir--a creative...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Mar 22, 2012
  • Length: 04:43
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Musicians perform traditional Irish songs each week at Keegan's in Northeast Minneapolis.
Minnesota may be famous for its Scandinavian heritage, but it's also home to a vibrant Irish music community. From weekly sessions at pubs like Kee...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2012
  • Length: 05:01
Caption: Cantus a Capella ensemble
Minnesota has been recognized as the national capitol of choral music. Each year singers from around the country come to the Twin Cities to auditio...

Bought by Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 22, 2012
  • Length: 05:02
  • Purchases: 1