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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.

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In the 19th century, St. Paul's Uppertown and West Seventh neighborhood was home to several limestone quarries, which led to German immigrants buil...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2015
  • Length: 05:01
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For Patric Richardson, Mondays are sacred. It’s the only day of the week that his small clothing storie is closed, and the day is reserved for his ...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2015
  • Length: 04:45
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Early St. Paul history includes stories of immigration, temperance politics and political jockeying. KFAI's Bobbie Scott explores how these threads...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: The Icicles, Credit: Courtesy of Icehouse Mpls
The Icicles is the surf/dub/ambient trio of ace local musicians/hired guns. Featuring Jim Anton (Jonny Lang/Paul Westerberg) on bass, Jacob Hanson ...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 26, 2015
  • Length: 27:51
  • Purchases: 1
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50+ volunteer singers comprise the Minneapolis-based Prairie Fire Lady Choir. The all-female group sings everything from Metallica to Prince and pe...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2015
  • Length: 03:26
Caption: Syl Thiel and Phyllis Thiel, Credit: Manda Lillie
Of his 92 years, Syl Thiel has been bowling for 77 of them. And for 70 of those 77 years he has participated in the United States Bowling Congress ...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2015
  • Length: 05:03
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Remember that thrilling moment when, with a gentle nudge, you first balanced on two wheels? Many of us caught the bug for biking then and never loo...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2015
  • Length: 05:43
Caption: Eunice Johnson, Credit: Johnson Publishing Company
The Ebony Fashion Fair was a traveling haute couture show that crisscrossed the country for more than 50 years beginning in the 1950s. It was creat...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2015
  • Length: 05:01
Caption: Richard Moody and Amara Kamara, Credit: Will Wright
Just because you're a guy doesn't mean you can't look fabulous. Richard Moody, a local event planner and a Delta Airlines worker, created "The Dand...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jun 17, 2015
  • Length: 04:41
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode of "MinneHistory," we visit The North West Company Fur Post – built by French “voyageurs” and British traders at the beginning of t...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 15, 2015
  • Length: 05:41
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Erik Koskinen, Credit: Jenn Barnett Photos
A rare combination of wordsmith and guitar hero. Erik Koskinen is part country, part rock, part polka-billy and full-on honkeytonk. Recorded live a...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2015
  • Length: 27:48
Caption: Sue Nelson, organist with the Minnesota Twins, Credit: Ryan Dawes
While organ music has been played at baseball games for well over 70 years, many stadiums have opted to replace their organs with canned music. Ye...

Bought by WABE and KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 11, 2015
  • Length: 03:32
  • Purchases: 2
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A rare live performance by Minneapolis garage/surf/noise pioneer Michael Yonkers. His early albums achieved cult following status and were re-relea...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2015
  • Length: 27:34
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The healing affects of art may not always be seen by viewers. But for those who are from communities that are marginalized, at risk or have mental ...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 08, 2015
  • Length: 05:15
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Chris Dorff holds a dried cod in front of a 1,000-pound processing tub., Credit: Jess Mador
Ask nearly any Minnesotan about lutefisk and you’re likely to get a funny answer, especially from Minnesotans with Scandinavian roots. In this epis...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2015
  • Length: 04:42
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Pornonono delivers new pop and R&B sounds with a sexy edge. In this live recording from the Icehouse in Minneapolis, Pornonono blends beats, synths...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2015
  • Length: 28:02
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A Twin Cities punk-pop staple from the 80's, the Flamin' Oh's began life as the band Flamingo. A threatened lawsuit lead to the name change and the...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2015
  • Length: 24:49
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People love videos of animal odd couples: Golden Retrievers swimming with dolphins. French bulldogs do-see-doeing with deer. A black bear and a Ben...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2015
  • Length: 03:13
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Northeast Minneapolis is losing what many call a neighborhood gem. Nye's Bar is planning to close this year amid dwindling customer activity. Some ...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2015
  • Length: 04:11
Caption: Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge, Credit: Minnesota Historical Society
What weighs 1,000 tons and goes up and down at the flip of a switch? The Duluth Aerial Bridge. In this "MinneHistory" story, KFAI's Jess Mador take...

Bought by KUMD


  • Added: Jun 04, 2015
  • Length: 04:50
  • Purchases: 1