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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Hmong people come from the mountains of China, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand, and have a strong presence here in the Twin Cities. KFAI producer Will W...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2012
  • Length: 04:27
Caption: Jack Edwards
In a career that has spanned 50 years, Jack Edwards has dressed New York theater royalty and Hollywood stars; from Katherine Hepburn, to Carol Burn...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2012
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Nellie Stone Johnson
Nellie Stone Johnson was born in 1905, with an ancestral mix of African-American, Native-American, and Euro-American heritage. She grew up on a far...

Bought by WTIP


  • Added: Mar 22, 2012
  • Length: 04:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Yes!Let's Collective
"Come Together" is not only the name of a Beatle's song, it's a trend the Twin Cities is leading through the formation of art collectives. Art coll...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2012
  • Length: 04:19
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Despite this winter's lack of snow, resourceful Minnesotans find a way to enjoy cold weather activities. At Lilydale Regional Park in St Paul, ice ...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2012
  • Length: 05:03
Caption: Fres Thao
Hip hop in the Hmong community is alive and on the rise in the Twin Cities. KFAI producer Daniel Zamzow talked to artists and emcees Ge, YungFate, ...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2012
  • Length: 05:13
Caption: Veda Pinokvar
Veda Ponikvar is known as “The Iron Lady of Chisholm,” and recognized by the Historical Society as one of Minnesota’s 150 most important people. Bo...

Bought by KVSC, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE


  • Added: Mar 22, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Brian Laidlaw
California native Brian Laidlaw considers himself a poet first and musician second. After several years of touring, Laidlaw settled in Minneapolis ...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2012
  • Length: 27:26
Caption: Producer Sarah Lageson (center) w/Pert Near Sandstone
For the last several years, a bluegrass revival has been taking place in and around the Twin Cities. KFAI producer Sarah Lageson talks to musicians...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2012
  • Length: 27:41
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Once a posh enclave for the city's wealthiest residents, Nicollet Island had turned gritty by the early 20th century. Dominated by industry and inh...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2012
  • Length: 29:08