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10,000 Fresh Voices

Series produced by KFAI

Caption: KFAI Legacy Project
KFAI Legacy Project 

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.


677 Pieces

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In the age of Xbox and Pokemon Go, is there really a place for pinball? Surprisingly, yes. KFAI's Britt Aamodt reports on Minnesotans who love to f...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2016
  • Length: 05:54
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Trash doesn’t always end up in a can. It's often on the sidewalks and lawns. KFAI’s Ryan Dawes met an a Minneapolis artist who takes photos of dis...

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  • Added: Nov 13, 2017
  • Length: 05:28
  • Purchases: 1
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What’s Hmong food? Chef Yia Vang has his own interpretation. But some Hmong elders aren’t convinced he’s doing things the right way. KFAI’s Nancy R...

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  • Added: Oct 31, 2017
  • Length: 05:22
  • Purchases: 1
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Not everyone at Uppercut Boxing Gym wants to get in the ring against an opponent. Some participants at the Northeast Minneapolis club are battling ...

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  • Added: Oct 26, 2017
  • Length: 04:28
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: John Louis and Brianna Lane, founders of The Warming House., Credit: Nanci Olesen
Inspired by the intimacy of house concerts, a pair of Minneapolis musicians have opened a quiet place to listen to music. Unlike bars and coffee sh...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2017
  • Length: 05:18
  • Purchases: 1
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Candy Kuehn is a Minneapolis artist who experiences synesthesia and uses an iPhone and fabrics to create symbolic dreams and layered shapes with me...

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  • Added: Oct 13, 2017
  • Length: 03:36
  • Purchases: 1
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Thirty years after "Purple Rain," African musicians reimagined the 1984 film with local music and flair. Titled “Rain the Color Blue with a Little ...

  • Added: Oct 06, 2017
  • Length: 05:43
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After White Castle shuttered one of its south Minneapolis locations, Patrick Harison's father bought the building. Instead of selling sliders, the ...

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  • Added: Sep 28, 2017
  • Length: 04:41
  • Purchases: 1
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Composer Craig Harris moves to center stage in "SenseAbility", a multimedia performance he created at Open Eye Figure Theatre. Harris explores the ...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 03:48
Caption: Diane Jarvi, Credit: Courtesy of Diane Jarvi
Finnish immigrants to Minnesota often faced discrimination. Many were radicals. To avoid the "Dirty Finn" label, some Finns shunned their heritage....

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2017
  • Length: 05:26
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sophie Nikitas at the National Sports Center Velodrome in Blaine, Minnesota., Credit: Evan Frost
After watching bicyclists swoosh around the National Sports Center Velodrome in Blaine, KFAI's Sophie Nikitas joined them. Like the other cyclists,...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2017
  • Length: 05:08
Caption: Lazerbeak, CEO of Doomtree Records, Credit: Nancy Rosenbaum
The music business is about more than making beats. Somebody has to count the merch money and organize things. At Doomtree Records, that person is ...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 05:02
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At age 98, Bertram Boyum of Rushford is Minnesota's oldest auctioneer. Instead of selling at farm auctions and estate sales, he works mostly local ...

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  • Added: Aug 28, 2017
  • Length: 04:25
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Portland Prairie Methodist Church near Caledonia, Minnesota., Credit: Todd Melby
Like a lot of country churches, Portland Prairie Methodist Church has been closed for decades. But twice a year, locals gather inside the wooden ch...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2017
  • Length: 02:51
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In the 1960s, Al Milgrom brought international cinema to the U Film Society in Minneapolis, allowing locals to bask in the French New Wave. During ...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2017
  • Length: 03:36
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When Greg Grease isn't drumming in the band Zuluzuluu, he's often hanging out at the Mississippi River. That's one reason why Grease says his new s...

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  • Added: Aug 08, 2017
  • Length: 04:27
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Al's Breakfast, Dinkytown, Minneapolis, USA., Credit: Todd Melby
Since 1950, Minnesotans have wedged their way inside Al's Breakfast, a cozy diner known for fluffy pancakes and cooks with attitudes. Yup, when you...

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  • Added: Aug 03, 2017
  • Length: 03:29
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Caption: Sid Harris, Credit: Diane Richard
Fabric enthusiasts love S.R. Harris, the largest fabric emporium around. Its patriarch is Sid R. Harris, the undisputed king of the state's rag tra...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2017
  • Length: 04:50
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Becoming a musician was no easy decision for Mayyadda. The 24-year-old singer-songwriter had to soul-search, come to terms with racism, and have a ...

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  • Added: Aug 01, 2017
  • Length: 05:07
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dameun Strange, Credit: Nancy Rosenbaum
Composer Dameun Strange has loved opera ever since he was a little kid. For over 25 years, he struggled to compose an opera of his own. Now Strange...

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  • Added: Jul 19, 2017
  • Length: 05:05
  • Purchases: 1