10,000 Fresh Voices

Series produced by KFAI

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Arts and culture vignettes of past or present significant moments in art history, performance, literature, etc. from within the state of Minnesota.

Arts and culture vignettes of past or present significant moments in art history, performance, literature, etc. from within the state of Minnesota.


430 Pieces

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Caption: Michelle Delgado
You've probably heard her voice at college and professional sporting events, but who, exactly, is the diva behind the National Anthem? KFAI produce...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2012
  • Length: 04:10
Caption: Jeannette Brown
Jeannette Brown was the first African-American woman to earn a degree in chemistry from the University of Minnesota. She spoke to KFAI producer Wil...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2012
  • Length: 04:04
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Mennonites, also called Anabaptists, are a pacifist religious sect that formed during the 16th century. To escape persecution, Mennonites fled Euro...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 22, 2012
  • Length: 05:25
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Toki Wright
Twin Cities hip-hop artist Toki Wright is a dynamic force on stage and in the recording studio. He's also an instructor at McNally Smith College of...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2012
  • Length: 05:16
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
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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: 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
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...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2012
  • Length: 04:58
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
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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: 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...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2012
  • Length: 05:02
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: 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...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2012
  • Length: 04:43
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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
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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
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