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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.


685 Pieces

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Started in 1964, The Sabathanites have jammed at the Mall of America, H.H.H. Metrodome and multiple parades, including the Minneapolis Aquatennial....

  • Added: Jan 10, 2018
  • Length: 04:43
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America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have impacted millions, including many U.S. soldiers and sailors. In recent years, a Minnesota nonprofit has...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2018
  • Length: 03:58
Caption: Joko Sutrisno, Credit: Dan Greenwood
When Joko Sutrisno arrived in the Midwest to teach the gamelan, many school teachers wanted him to show students how to play. In one hour. Ah, no. ...

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  • Added: Jan 03, 2018
  • Length: 03:19
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Bradley Greenwald and Myron Johnson, Credit: Nancy Rosenbaum
For people who love dance, the holiday season is Nutcracker season. For years years now, Minnesota's Myron Johnson – founder of Ballet of the Dolls...

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2017
  • Length: 04:35
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Samantha Rei inside her new studio in Northeast Minneapolis., Credit: Diane Richard
Minneapolis fashion designer Samantha Rei hit the runway in Project Runway Season 16. The national exposure has her rethinking her line. Goth-glam ...

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  • Added: Dec 18, 2017
  • Length: 03:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Christopher E. Harrison, museum guard and artist, at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis., Credit: Emily Conn
"For me, no question is weird," says Christopher E. Harrison, a museum guard at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Harrison, who is also a paint...

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2017
  • Length: 04:02
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Nyakim Gatwech and Erianna Jiles
Minneapolis model Nyakim Gatwech has drawn a lot of attention for her dark complexion. In an industry that values blonde hair and blue eyes, Nyakim...

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  • Added: Nov 26, 2017
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Kitten Forever performing at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis., Credit: Sharyn Morrow via Flickr
Unlike a lot of nightclubs, the Triple Rock Social Club was owned by punk rockers. For more than a decade, it was the place to get sweaty and loud ...

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  • Added: Nov 21, 2017
  • Length: 05:17
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

Bought by WAMC


  • 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