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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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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...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2016
  • Length: 06:22
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Writer Frank Bures was born in Minnesota and he lives here now. But his newest book starts with a story from very far away—Lagos, Nigeria. KFAI’s S...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2016
  • Length: 04:31
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In this "Live from Minnesota" episode, a trio of punk rock bands perform live at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis. Playing it loud and pr...

  • Added: Jun 07, 2016
  • Length: 26:42
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Ashwini Ramaswami is a professional dancer and soloist with Ragamala Dance Company — a group with a modern take on classical South Indian dance. He...

  • Added: Jun 07, 2016
  • Length: 05:26
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The Original Coney Island in downtown St Paul looks like it is always closed, but sometimes allows customers to step into a by-gone era when it ope...

  • Added: May 31, 2016
  • Length: 03:41
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Siama Matuzungidi grew up near the Congo River in south central Africa. Today, the Minnesota musician lives near another mighty river, the Mississi...

  • Added: May 27, 2016
  • Length: 04:32
Caption: Matt Himes of Lighten Up Sounds, a cassette-based music company., Credit: Xan Holston
Innovation has killed lots of media formats. Betamax tapes gave way to VHS, DVDs, and video-on-demand. And 8-track tapes, cassettes, vinyl and CDs ...

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  • Added: May 19, 2016
  • Length: 06:14
  • Purchases: 1
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Blending traditional folk harmonies with rocking' up-tempo bluegrass, The Last Revel is a three-piece band that began playing a weekly gig at a div...

  • Added: May 16, 2016
  • Length: 26:35
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John Cage is best known as the composer of 4'33" — a piece consisting of four minutes and thirty-three seconds of ambient noise. In 1979, the avant...

  • Added: May 10, 2016
  • Length: 07:16
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One doesn't expect to find a horror story at the opera. That hasn't stopped Minnesota Opera from confronting unspeakable acts at the Overlook Hotel...

  • Added: May 07, 2016
  • Length: 04:37
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Kirk Washington, Jr. was a North Minneapolis-based artist and activist who was recently killed in a car accident. KFAI's Nancy Rosenbaum spoke with...

  • Added: May 06, 2016
  • Length: 04:13
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At lot of young men in the St. Paul Adaptive Recreation basketball league aren't just teammates, they're friends. KFAI's Katey DeCelle reports on t...

  • Added: May 05, 2016
  • Length: 05:07
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He’s the guy you see randomly in Minneapolis. In winter, he wears black suits. In summer, he wears white suits. His name is Scott Seekins and as yo...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2016
  • Length: 04:43
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In this "Live From Minnesota" concert, the punk trio Kitten Forever perform songs from "7 Hearts," a 2016 album released on Atlas Tree Records, and...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 26:08
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Michelle Leon helped catapult Babes in Toyland, the kickin', all-female punk band, to alternative rock fame. Her new book, "I Live Inside: Memoirs ...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2016
  • Length: 09:10
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Mastering a new hobby can be tricky, especially if that hobby is learning to ride a high wheel bicycle from the 1880s. The high wheels, so named be...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 05:37
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Getting a bill to become law is an arduous task. So is capturing quiet political moments at the Minnesota State Capitol. KFAI's Will Wright reports...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 05:09
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He was a "delicate looking" first sergeant, yet he led other soldiers at Minnesota's Fort Snelling during the U.S. Civil War. It turns out "he" was...

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2016
  • Length: 05:20
  • Purchases: 1
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Desdamona is an emcee who doesn't want you to call her a femme cee. On her newest album, "No Man's Land," the Minnesota musician conjures a world w...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2016
  • Length: 04:29
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From Verne Gagne to Jesse "The Body" Ventura, Minnesota has long been infatuated by pro wrestling. Although not as popular these days, there's stil...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2016
  • Length: 27:19