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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

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For a girl that wasn't supposed to be here, Destiny Roberts has a mission. It's to spread love and acceptance through her music. KFAI's Erianna Jil...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2017
  • Length: 04:51
Caption: Aliston Hiltner inspects her work at the Minneapolis Institute of Art., Credit: Britt Aamodt
Where some see science, Alison Hiltner sees art. In "It Is Yesterday," a new exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Minnesota artist d...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2017
  • Length: 04:45
Caption: Harry Chin, subject of the play "The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin", Credit: Sheila Chin Morris
President Trump’s efforts to halt immigration from specific countries isn’t new. In the 19th century, the United States prohibited working-class Ch...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
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Ayvah is groovy. Ayvah is funky. In fact, Ayvah describes their sound as "neo-R&B/soul with jazz and funk influences." In this performance, the Twi...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Mar 09, 2017
  • Length: 26:37
  • Purchases: 1
Caption:  (From left) Natasha Benjamin, Elizabeth Icard and Tracy Dick enjoy a performance of “Fiddler on the Roof" at the Ramsey County Women’s Workhouse. , Credit: Paula Keller
When you think of the theater scene in the Twin Cities, you may think of The Guthrie. Or The Ordway. But one small company has a different approach...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2017
  • Length: 05:31
Caption: The Kim Loo Sisters
The Kim Loo Sisters was a jazz vocal band born in South Minneapolis in the twenties, thirties and forties. Today, the daughter of one of musicians ...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2017
  • Length: 05:06
Caption: Blackout Improv's Kory LaQuess Pullam, John Gebretatose and Joy Dolo., Credit: Nancy Rosenbaum
Blackout Improv is one of the Twin Cities' newest improv comedy groups. But they want to do more than just make people laugh. KFAI's Nancy Rosenbau...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2017
  • Length: 04:33
Caption: Laura Linder-Scholer, Julia Bodin and Sarah Super at a Survivor Voices choir rehearsal., Credit: Sophie Nikitas
Sexual assault is not an easy thing to talk about. One group in Minnesota is trying to help survivors use their voices again. KFAI's Sophie Nikitas...

Bought by WAMC and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 04:39
  • Purchases: 2
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If you're pissed about drones dropping bombs on innocents, the Twin Cities has the perfect music festival for you. Drone, Not Drones, is a 28-hour ...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2017
  • Length: 05:11
Caption: The Star Tribune's James Lileks has a thing for Mary Richards., Credit: Britt Aamodt
How will you make it on your own? Mary Tyler Moore, as television's Mary Richards, showed young women—and the occasional guy—how to forge their own...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2017
  • Length: 06:49
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There's a restaurant in Minneapolis that operates under a radical concept: everyone eats. Diners can pay, of course. The cafe, Soup for You, is fun...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2017
  • Length: 06:21
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Gifted songwriter Frankie Lee shows us his rootsy, candid style playing both piano and acoustic guitar in this performance, recorded live at the Ce...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Feb 14, 2017
  • Length: 27:54
  • Purchases: 1
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An accident nearly resulted in Chris Santiago losing hearing in one ear. Which is more important to the Minnesota poet than you might imagine. KFAI...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2017
  • Length: 05:10
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Loopty Loop Madness is one of 18 weirdly, wonderful holes of mini-golf at St. Paul's Can Can Wonderland. And unlike the other artist-designs, this ...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2017
  • Length: 04:48
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For most people, the airport is a hassle, somewhere we have to go to get to where we really want to go. But Gilmore Harris has made Concourse G at ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 05:10
  • Purchases: 1
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He cruised the streets in a Lincoln Continental, monitoring police calls and magically making red lights turn green. He was Charlie McCarty, St. Pa...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 03, 2017
  • Length: 08:28
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Zaire Huruku, Credit: Brigitta Greene
As a refugee from "Africa's World War," Zaire Huruku arrived in Minnesota unable to speak English. Years later, he's more than fluent. These days, ...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Feb 02, 2017
  • Length: 05:46
  • Purchases: 2
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Mason Jennings is now celebrating 20 years of making music in Minnesota. In this "Live from Minnesota" recording, Jennings performs at Sacred Heart...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Jan 27, 2017
  • Length: 26:02
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Men in Stearns County, Minnesota, showing off their goods., Credit: Melrose History Museum
After World War One, farmers in Stearns County, Minnesota, were losing their shirts–and sometimes their farms. But where the Great Depression clos...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2017
  • Length: 04:52
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Dan Corrigan has forgotten more rock shows than you'll ever attend. For decades, he saw and photographed thousands of acts at Minneapolis' First Av...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 05:08
  • Purchases: 1