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KFAI

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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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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...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2017
  • Length: 04:35
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...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2017
  • Length: 04:02
Caption: Reina Del Cid
In 2017, KFAI celebrated Womenfolk, one of the longest running women's music shows in the country with a concert at Hook and Ladder Theater and Lou...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2017
  • Length: 57:04
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PaviElle brings her own special brand of NEo-Soul and R&B to the stage. In this performance at the historic Sheldon Theatre in Red Wing, Minnesota,...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2017
  • Length: 27:48
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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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: 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
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
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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