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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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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
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When Greg Grease isn't drumming in the band Zuluzuluu, he's often hanging out at the Mississippi River. That's one reason why Grease says his new s...

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  • Added: Aug 08, 2017
  • Length: 04:27
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Al's Breakfast, Dinkytown, Minneapolis, USA., Credit: Todd Melby
Since 1950, Minnesotans have wedged their way inside Al's Breakfast, a cozy diner known for fluffy pancakes and cooks with attitudes. Yup, when you...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2017
  • Length: 03:29
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Becoming a musician was no easy decision for Mayyadda. The 24-year-old singer-songwriter had to soul-search, come to terms with racism, and have a ...

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  • Added: Aug 01, 2017
  • Length: 05:07
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sid Harris, Credit: Diane Richard
Fabric enthusiasts love S.R. Harris, the largest fabric emporium around. Its patriarch is Sid R. Harris, the undisputed king of the state's rag tra...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2017
  • Length: 04:50
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Backyard chicken coops are on the rise. But setting up your first egg operation isn’t without its challenges. Our producer Xan Holston found this o...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2017
  • Length: 15:32
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Founded in 1977, The Suburbs helped launch the punk rebellion that later became known as the Minneapolis Sound. Their quirky, humorous new-wave pun...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2017
  • Length: 28:17
Caption: Dameun Strange, Credit: Nancy Rosenbaum
Composer Dameun Strange has loved opera ever since he was a little kid. For over 25 years, he struggled to compose an opera of his own. Now Strange...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2017
  • Length: 05:05
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They’re two features of a Minnesota summer: mosquitos and lawnmowers. Today, a story on each. Theme music by Javier Santiago. Support for Minnecult...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 10:10
Caption: John Medeiros and Andrea Jenkins, co-curators of the series. , Credit: Uche Iroegbu
Queer Voices reading series creates a safe space for LGBTQIA+ writers to share their writing. KFAI's Dixie Treichel attended a reading and produce...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2017
  • Length: 03:30
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In the 1980s, Karen Melvin's camera was focused on sweaty men in tight shorts. The photographer was ringside for dozens of Minnesota pro wrestling ...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2017
  • Length: 05:49
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Imagine a disaster scenario, like something out of 1974's "The Towering Inferno." How do you want doctors to react? KFAI's Xan Holston shares the s...

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2017
  • Length: 05:14
  • Purchases: 1
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A story about making plates, and one about breaking them — both from producer Xan Holston. Featuring an interview with mosaic artist Michael Sweer...

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  • Added: Jul 03, 2017
  • Length: 12:06
  • Purchases: 1
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A dive into the world of independent pro wrestling in the Twin Cities. It’s loud, dirty and definitely not politically correct. Theme music by Javi...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2017
  • Length: 17:49
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Music for kids is often unbearable for adults. But the band Koo Koo Kanga Roo from Minneapolis strives to appeal to both kids and grown-ups, in the...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2017
  • Length: 10:26
Caption: Nicholle Ramsey, slam poet, Credit: Sylvia Thomas
Slam poets and sonnet lovers usually don’t hang out together. But in Winona, Minnesota, they do. KFAI’s Sylvia Thomas reports on an unusual poetry ...

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  • Added: Jun 28, 2017
  • Length: 04:54
  • Purchases: 1
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Minneapolis' Naive Sense has called it quits. During its short history, the hardcore band made waves partly for being fronted by a trans woman. And...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2017
  • Length: 05:16
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When Ellen Hart began writing detective novels, she didn't want to hide her identity. So she created Jane Lawless, a lesbian protagonist, as the st...

  • Added: Jun 16, 2017
  • Length: 03:49
Caption: Cellist Christa Schneider of Skeleton Crew., Credit: Julie Sweet
The mission of Skeleton Crew is to rid classical music of its stuffiness. That's why the ragtag collection of violinists, cellists and percussionis...

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  • Added: Jun 07, 2017
  • Length: 04:03
  • Purchases: 1
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Fifteen years ago, American musician Doug Little traveled Cuba to study Latin jazz. In Havana, he met a flute teacher who introduced him to a tradi...

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  • Added: Jun 07, 2017
  • Length: 03:50
  • Purchases: 1