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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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Candy Kuehn is a Minneapolis artist who experiences synesthesia and uses an iPhone and fabrics to create symbolic dreams and layered shapes with me...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2017
  • Length: 03:36
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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
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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...

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  • Added: Aug 03, 2017
  • Length: 03:29
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2017
  • Length: 15:32
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

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  • Added: Jul 19, 2017
  • Length: 05:05
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 10:10
  • Purchases: 1
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