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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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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 KKWE Niijii Radio and WGZS

  • Added: Oct 12, 2016
  • Length: 26:40
  • Purchases: 2
Caption:  Abdul Salaam El Razzac, Doub; Terry Bellamy, Turnbo, Credit: Penumbra Theatre
Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul is one of America's first black theater companies. This month, "Jitney" — a play by the great August Wilson — returns ...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2016
  • Length: 28:34
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There is another dimension where everyone loves a soap opera, where severed heads go to the highest bidder and there’s a mischievous pink man who m...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2016
  • Length: 04:21
Caption: Taja Will (left) and Kathleen Pender., Credit: Sophie Nikitas
As a teenager, Taja Will shone as a cheerleader and opera singer-in-training. After a severe injury disrupted her path, she found a new direction i...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2016
  • Length: 03:42
Caption: Marcus Young, Credit: Nancy Rosenbaum
Minnesotans aren't exactly known for being uninhibited — especially when it comes to dancing in public. But for the last nine years, artist Marcus ...

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: Oct 05, 2016
  • Length: 04:34
  • Purchases: 1
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Linda LeGarde Grover's new poetry collection explores the lives of the Ojibwe people through challenge and resilience, heartache and joy. "The Sky ...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2016
  • Length: 03:50
Caption: Rashed Ferdous
In the Twin Cities, it’s easy to get grass-fed or free-range meat. But what if you want grass-fed, free-range halal meat? One man had trouble findi...

  • Added: Sep 28, 2016
  • Length: 03:54
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Would you fall off a horse eight times in one weekend? And not get paid for it? KFAI’s Emily Bright reports on one man who lives to be part of a re...

Bought by KVSC and PRX Remix

  • Added: Sep 27, 2016
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Curt Brown, Credit: Will Wright
Talk about history here in Minnesota and people tend to mention big names: governors, businessmen. Those guys. But Curt Brown likes uncovering stor...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2016
  • Length: 04:29
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While studying in Sweden in the 1980s, a Minnesota college student heard a band on the radio he really liked. So he bought the CD. When he got home...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2016
  • Length: 06:06
Caption: Milan Dennie and other barbers at this St. Paul shop provided 350 free haircuts on the day before school started., Credit: Nancy Rosenbaum
Some people donate money. Others donate time. One St. Paul barber has a different approach to helping others. One day every year, Milan Dennie give...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2016
  • Length: 04:11
Caption: Kira Obolensky, Credit: Xan Holston
Playwrights are a lot like the song writers of the theatre world; both are almost always overshadowed by the artists who perform them. But local pl...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2016
  • Length: 04:16
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Film lovers were never quite sure when the Twin Cities Arab Film Festival might happen. Sometimes it was spring. Other times it was fall. Beginning...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2016
  • Length: 04:24
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With about 110,000 people squeezing into the Minnesota State Fair every day, finding a place to park can be a drag. Sure, you can take the bus. Or ...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2016
  • Length: 04:40
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