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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: 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 PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 04:39
  • Purchases: 1
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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 ...

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  • 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...

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  • 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 KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Feb 02, 2017
  • Length: 05:46
  • Purchases: 1
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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
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The Pines are deeply connected to their American folk music roots. While their songs revolve around fictional stories and an acoustic guitar, this ...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 56:33
  • Purchases: 1
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We live in a society of disposable fashion. Americans send more than 10 million tons of clothes to landfills every year. None of it comes from Autu...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2017
  • Length: 05:59
Caption: A mural based on art by Leonard Peltier., Credit: Xan Holston
Activism takes many forms, from social media petitions to protesters taking it to the streets. But high schoolers in Minneapolis worked a new angle...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2016
  • Length: 04:33
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There are no velvet ropes separating visitors from objects at the Julian H. Sleeper House, a living museum of America's Gilded Age. That's because ...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2016
  • Length: 06:57
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1491: The year before Columbus sailed the ocean blue. So it’s fitting that a Native American comedy group uses that year as its moniker. KFAI’s Sop...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Dec 03, 2016
  • Length: 05:23
  • Purchases: 1
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Artists find inspiration in many places. But few have found their muse in ancient remains discovered in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota. KFAI’s Ryan Dawe...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2016
  • Length: 05:48
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Iman and Khadijah Siferllah-Griffin are identical twins, award-winning dancers and teenagers. In local hip hop circles, they’re known for making da...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and KALW


  • Added: Dec 03, 2016
  • Length: 04:17
  • Purchases: 2