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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.


Caption: 2016 Minnesota State Fair Commemorative Art.
It takes hundreds of little bits and pieces of material to make a mosaic. Whether they come from old plates or cookie tins, KFAI’s Xan Holston lear...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2016
  • Length: 04:38
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In this "Live from Minnesota" performance, Somali singer Dalmar Yare and Bob’s Band perform at the Cedar Cultural Center. The show concluded the 20...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2016
  • Length: 28:36
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In the age of Xbox and Pokemon Go, is there really a place for pinball? Surprisingly, yes. KFAI's Britt Aamodt reports on Minnesotans who love to f...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2016
  • Length: 05:54
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Faribault, Minnesota is known for a few things. A heritage woolen mill. A fancy prep school for rich kids. And oh yeah, a spinning, twirling carniv...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2016
  • Length: 04:51
Caption: Zaynab Ali
After bullets prevented her from attending school in Yemen, Zaynab Abdi arrived in Minnesota with a strong desire to learn. Instead, she was met by...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2016
  • Length: 05:11
Caption: The Rogue Potters fire up the kiln on a summer evening., Credit: Xan Holston
A super hot, even flame is essential for firing pottery. When a kiln is heated by electricity or gas, that’s easy to accomplish. But if your kiln d...

  • Added: Aug 10, 2016
  • Length: 04:12
Caption: Richard Tatge plays one of his 6,000 board games., Credit: Emily Bright
In the age of Pokeman Go, some people still love old-fashioned board games like Monopoly and Candy Land. One Minnesotan really, really loves them. ...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2016
  • Length: 04:19
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He didn't float like a butterfly or sting like a bee, but Scott LeDoux was Minnesota's heavyweight boxer. In the 1970s and 80s, the native of Crosb...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2016
  • Length: 06:15
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Playwright Christina Ham loves little known stories inspired by history. But after she digs in the archives, Ham sets aside the research and lets h...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2016
  • Length: 04:06
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Ever have a friend who hits a rough patch and needs a hand? Say, they need to store some of their things in your garage for a while? It seems easy ...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2016
  • Length: 04:26
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Harry Waters, Jr., Macalester College associate professor , Credit: Will Wright
Lots of creative people live in Minneapolis. They make stuff that people buy. And this creates dollars. But how many? And who’s getting paid the mo...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2016
  • Length: 04:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Jayanthi Kyle sings "Hand in Hand," a song she co-wrote with Wes Burden. As police-involved killings of African-Americans gave rise to the Black Li...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2016
  • Length: 02:05
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In this "Live from Minnesota" show, Christoph Bruhn and Kyle Fosburgh perform at the Warming House in Minneapolis, showcasing their original blend ...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 28:00
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Born in Minneapolis in 1920, Noel Neill watched the Andrew Sisters leave town and achieve fame. Neill wanted that too. So at age 17, she moved to L...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2016
  • Length: 05:25
Caption: Anab Isse (l) and Deka Aden (r), Credit: Nancy Rosenbaum
Minnesota is home to the largest Somali community in North America. Each July, thousands of people from around the world come to the Twin Cities to...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
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Minneapolis singer Jayanthi Kyle grew up listening to songs of the civil rights movement. As police-involved killings of African-Americans gave ris...

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2016
  • Length: 03:34
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: #4, Diaz, by Charles Biederman, Credit: Biederman Archive, Weisman Art Museum
One job of a museum curator is to get great art. So near the end of his life, the abstract artist Charles Biederman was getting wooed by the Detroi...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2016
  • Length: 06:10
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Invasive species eat everything in their path. Here in Minnesota, we’ve tried removing buckthorn and garlic mustard plants with herbicides and peop...

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  • Added: Jun 30, 2016
  • Length: 04:37
  • Purchases: 1
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Most people viewed the drunks on Minneapolis’ Skid Row as pariahs. Not Johnny Rex. He owned a bar, a liquor store and a flophouse there. To Johnny ...

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  • Added: Jun 28, 2016
  • Length: 05:02
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After artist Hugh Kappel died in 1982, his landlord threatened to trash his paintings if friends didn't retrieve them quickly. So they did. But not...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2016
  • Length: 06:22
  • Purchases: 1