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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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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...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2016
  • Length: 05:23
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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...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2016
  • Length: 04:17
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Tattoo shops are commonplace in Minneapolis now, but there was a time in the not-too-distant past when tattooing was illegal. It took the tenacity ...

  • Added: Dec 02, 2016
  • Length: 04:50
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To Minnesota by way of Somalia, Nairobi, London and the Netherlands, Waayaha Cusub emphasizes nonviolence and social justice themes in its hip-hop....

  • Added: Nov 30, 2016
  • Length: 27:29
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When a cat dies, its owner grieves. Minneapolis glass artist Steve Claypatch is helping pet owners grapple with a pet's death in an unusual way. KF...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2016
  • Length: 04:53
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No samples, no drum machines, no turntables, St.Paul's own Heiruspecs have been delivering their hip-hop raw and live for nearly 20 years. In this ...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2016
  • Length: 26:57
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Most artists hunker down in big cities. Not Carolyn Swiszcz. She sings and paints about all things West St. Paul, MInnesota. And that includes reta...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 05:40
Caption: Kip Moon, Credit: Courtesy of Kip Moon
America's attempt to separate Native children from their families didn't end with boarding schools. In the decades after World War II, the U.S. gov...

Bought by WGZS and WTIP

  • Added: Nov 18, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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There are two ways to bike in city traffic. Meek and hugging the curb or bold like the Bike Knight. KFAI's Sophie Nikitas has the story of a Minnea...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2016
  • Length: 07:32
Caption: Kristen Zschomler of Minnesota Department of Transportation, Credit: Britta Greene
When the Franklin Avenue bridge was completed in 1923, it boasted the longest concrete arch in the world. And it had lovely arches soaring above th...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2016
  • Length: 04:24
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Although Charlie Parr calls Duluth home, the Minnesota folk singer rarely lays his head there. He's more often on the road, sleeping in his car, an...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2016
  • Length: 51:59
Caption: Gene Goodsky and his son, Curt, Credit: Allison Herrera
When folks think of Minnesota cuisine, comfort foods like hot dish and lefse, those staples of church suppers and potlucks, come to mind. But long ...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2016
  • Length: 04:58
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During the week, Patrick Judd cleans houses. On weekends, he's snaps photos of dilapidated farms. And sometimes, when he’s peering through his came...

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: Oct 31, 2016
  • Length: 04:32
  • Purchases: 1
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A new exhibit at Minneapolis' Bakken Museum explores the genius behind "Frankenstein," the 1818 novel written by a teenager. That teenager, of cour...

Bought by WAMC

  • Added: Oct 31, 2016
  • Length: 04:11
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Lily Gladstone in Kelly Reichardt's "Certain Women", Credit: Courtesy of IFC Films
Every autumn, the Walker Art Center honors a filmmaker with a retrospective and a public discussion. Six years ago, director Kelly Reichardt got th...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2016
  • Length: 04:09
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You don’t have to be in the Middle East to learn Arabic drumming. Khaldoun Samman, a native of Jordan, teaches introductory and advanced drumming c...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2016
  • Length: 02:37
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How do you write a puppet show about where you live? KFAI’s Xan Holston has the story of a new show at Minneapolis’ Heart of the Beast Puppet and M...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2016
  • Length: 05:15
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To achieve success as a rock band, music matters. But it turns out a compelling music video matters too. So after five years of writing and perform...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2016
  • Length: 04:05
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How can you forget the one Halloween in your life that came with two feet of snow? KFAI's Britt Aamodt was studying biology at Gustavus Adolphus Co...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KKWE Niijii Radio, and WGZS

  • Added: Oct 12, 2016
  • Length: 26:40
  • Purchases: 3