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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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Sufi Melange is a performance of Sufi poetry sung by North Indian classical vocalist Dr. Pooja Goswami Pavan. Her original arrangements were writte...

  • Added: Nov 23, 2015
  • Length: 28:50
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In the Midwest, it’s not unusual to see the head of a dead deer mounted on the wall of a small town bar. But artistic taxidermy—say a mash-up of a ...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2015
  • Length: 06:20
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These days, it's pretty easy to create sound effects with computers. But if you want spontaneous, inspired sound effects or a one-woman play featur...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2015
  • Length: 04:42
Caption: Lois Best Herman, Credit: Minnesota Music Hall of Fame
During the Great Depression, her voice lifted spirits. During the big band era, her beauty radiated from the stage of St. Paul's Prom Ballroom. But...

Bought by WAMC, KSRQ, PRX Remix, and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE

  • Added: Nov 10, 2015
  • Length: 04:57
  • Purchases: 4
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Musicians who pick up the ukulele say that anyone can play the tiny, four-string instrument. But KFAI's Britt Aamodt isn't a musician. And she can'...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE

  • Added: Nov 06, 2015
  • Length: 04:10
  • Purchases: 1
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Unlike a lot of white farmers, Hmong-American farmers didn’t inherit land from their parents. So they’ve had to make do on rented plots of soil. On...

  • Added: Nov 04, 2015
  • Length: 03:32
Caption: Dark Cloud fan group of Minnesota United FC, Credit: Ryan Dawes
In other countries, soccer fans are sometimes known as hooligans or thugs. That’s because they sometimes get drunk, fight and taunt players with ra...

Bought by KSRQ

  • Added: Oct 23, 2015
  • Length: 05:19
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dave and Amy Freeman, Credit: Paul Brohaugh
What do you do if you’re worried about a proposed copper-nickel mine near the pristine Boundary Waters Canoe Area? Dave and Amy Freeman did the usu...

Bought by KSRQ

  • Added: Oct 21, 2015
  • Length: 05:49
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Julie Schumacher
We know that laughter is the best medicine. What about laughs that fall on the other side of Minnesota Nice? The biting humor of University of Minn...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2015
  • Length: 04:08
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The Smallest Museum in St. Paul is in a vintage fire-hose cabinet just outside the door of the Workhorse Coffee Bar. The brainchild of Shannon Forn...

Bought by WAMC

  • Added: Oct 12, 2015
  • Length: 03:23
  • Purchases: 1
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Freya Wade is 11-years-old and spunky. She loves making things. Thanks to Free Arts Minnesota, Freya recently got the opportunity to build a sculpt...

Bought by KSRQ

  • Added: Oct 07, 2015
  • Length: 04:32
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Amanda Standalone, Credit: Daniel Zamzow
Amanda Standalone is an award-winning musician with roots in the American folk tradition. She has traveled afar, but has returned home to Minnesota...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio

  • Added: Oct 02, 2015
  • Length: 27:47
  • Purchases: 1
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Imagine WNBA star Maya Moore trying to sink a 20-foot jumper while wearing a full-length skirt. That would be really tough. Yet that’s exactly how ...

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: Sep 29, 2015
  • Length: 04:54
  • Purchases: 1
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Sha Cage recently won an Ivey Award, recognizing one of her solo performances as an actor. But the multi-talented Cage is also a playwright. in her...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2015
  • Length: 04:26
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In a few short weeks, mosquitos should be history — until next year. That means off-season for the Metropolitan Mosquito Control Agency, the govern...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE and KSRQ

  • Added: Sep 21, 2015
  • Length: 03:19
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Lance Wileman loves making animal balloons for kids., Credit: Nancy Rosenbaum
Some people get joy from making other people happy. Lance Wileman makes animal-shaped balloons at Minneapolis farmers markets. And boy, does that b...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2015
  • Length: 03:12
Caption: A thermal image of Todd Golly's land., Credit: Jess Mador
Farming isn't the lonely, labor-intensive job it once was. Like the rest of America, it increasingly relies on machines and technology to get thing...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2015
  • Length: 04:18
Caption: St. Paul Steamboat Landing and River, Credit: Minnesota Historical Society
Lowertown in St. Paul, Minnesota is home now to a new ballpark, loft apartments and a newly restored historic landmark Union Depot. But back when s...

Bought by KSRQ

  • Added: Aug 17, 2015
  • Length: 05:18
  • Purchases: 1
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The fight over the Sandpiper pipeline. An big oil company wants it. Many people in Minnesota's North Woods don't. A documentary by KFAI's Kelly Sch...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, WGZS, KVSC, KPVL, and Prairie Public

  • Added: Aug 14, 2015
  • Length: 26:15
  • Purchases: 5
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At Scott Holthus's Vintage Music Co. in South Minneapolis, music doesn't upload, stream or compress. It spins on turntables. It rotates on cylinder...

Bought by KSRQ

  • Added: Aug 07, 2015
  • Length: 04:58
  • Purchases: 1