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KFAI

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Description

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.

Pieces

Caption: The outdoor observation deck on the Foshay Tower in Minneapolis, MN., Credit: Noel Clark
The skyline of the Twin Cities in the 1920’s and 30’s was an ever-changing sight. Buildings like the Foshay Tower, the Ramsey County Courthouse and...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2015
  • Length: 28:06
Caption: Dred Scott, Credit: Missouri Historical Society
Historic Fort Snelling played a pivotal role in some of the biggest moments in American history–including a famous battle over the institution of s...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2015
  • Length: 04:44
Caption: Dr. Charles Horace Mayo operating at the Mayo Clinic, 1913 , Credit: Courtesy The Minnesota Historical Society
The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is one of the state's most iconic entities, renowned worldwide for its top-quality healthcare. KFAI produc...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2015
  • Length: 04:58
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In its first decade, the Center for Irish Music in St. Paul's midway neighborhood has grown into a school with students ranging in age from 4-years...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2015
  • Length: 05:08
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Ethiopia is said to be the birthplace of coffee, and this aromatic elixir continues to be an important part its culture. KFAI’s Allison Herrera met...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2015
  • Length: 05:29
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As the old year ends and a new year begins, the passage of time is on our minds. We check the time on cell phones, computer monitors, watches and w...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2015
  • Length: 06:17
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The Francis Little House in Deephaven, Minnesota, was designed by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The building and design took some time--l...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2015
  • Length: 04:22
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Al’s Breakfast in Dinkytown dates back to 1937, when a neighboring hardware store erected a shed in the alleyway to hold sheet metal and plumbing p...

Bought by WABE and KSRQ


  • Added: Jan 15, 2015
  • Length: 03:53
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Credit: Russian Public Library via Wikipedia Commons
Silent film may be a thing of the past, but scoring music to flickering screen classics isn't. This documentary focuses on three Minneapolis bands ...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jan 13, 2015
  • Length: 26:46
  • Purchases: 1
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A preview of Choreographers' Evening 2014 at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis with Kenna-Camara Cottman and the dancers of In New Company.

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Nov 21, 2014
  • Length: 03:15
  • Purchases: 1
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The African Methodist Episcopal Church, or AME Church, evolved from the Free African Society in Philadelphia in 1787, and played a critical role du...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Nov 19, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
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La Crosse used to be an exclusive sport played at prep schools, but for years its been gaining in popularity around the country. KFAI producer Alli...

Bought by KSRQ and KUMD


  • Added: Nov 19, 2014
  • Length: 03:32
  • Purchases: 2
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Cuban-born pianist Nachito Herrera moved to Minnesota in 2001, and quickly made a name for himself as a jazz player, composing and performing and w...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Nov 19, 2014
  • Length: 05:38
  • Purchases: 1
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The arts play a crucial role in social change by allowing marginalized people to tell their stories. In this audio documentary, KFAI producer Racha...

Bought by WFHB and KSRQ


  • Added: Nov 19, 2014
  • Length: 27:56
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: William Williams
Before Minnesota became the third state to abolish the death penalty in 1911, legislators instituted the nation’s first law to make executions secr...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Nov 19, 2014
  • Length: 29:11
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: James Furnas in Baghdad, 2003
U.S. servicemen James Furnas and Zach Bair have been deployed multiple times to dangerous regions in the Middle East. Coming home and starting life...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Nov 06, 2014
  • Length: 04:47
  • Purchases: 1
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Minneapolis has been a world leader in artificial limb manufacturing. In the early to mid-20th century, farming accidents, flour mill explosions, a...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Nov 06, 2014
  • Length: 06:14
  • Purchases: 1
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Ask someone from out of state to describe Minnesota and you’ll probably hear a lot of “Minnesota Nice,” "uff dah’s" and "you betcha’s." Scandinavia...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Nov 06, 2014
  • Length: 05:04
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Projectionist Nikki Weispfenning at Trylon Microcinema , Credit: Todd Melby
Fewer Americans are watching movies in theaters—ticket sales fell by 11 percent between 2004 and 2013. For those attending the cinema, just about e...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2014
  • Length: 03:46
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Larger-than-life Serbian sculptor Zoran Mojisilov creates work from the most primal of elements: rocks, wood scraps and steel he hauls to his North...

  • Added: Nov 05, 2014
  • Length: 05:22