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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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Recorded live at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, "Saved by Faith and Verse" is a night of Somali spoken word poetry featuring Abdi Phenome...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2015
  • Length: 28:00
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Minnesota's State Capitol is an architectural gem, but there's increasing controversy about its art. Many Native Americans say that now that the bu...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Apr 15, 2015
  • Length: 03:22
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: FBI mug shot of Homer Van Meter
A peek inside the St. Paul Police Museum, home to relics from the city’s 1930s gangster past. Among the artifacts on display is a notorious, once-f...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2015
  • Length: 04:42
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Tens of thousands of women are locked up in U.S. prisons. The Minneapolis-based Women's Prison Book Project aims to get reading material into the h...

Bought by KUMD


  • Added: Apr 13, 2015
  • Length: 05:43
  • Purchases: 1
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A look back at Midway Stadium, home to the Minnesota Saints minor league baseball team.

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  • Added: Apr 09, 2015
  • Length: 04:49
  • Purchases: 1
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The son of respected Somali orator, playwright and poet Hassan Ganey, St. Paul's Abdillahi H. Ganey is a poet in his own right. In this recording f...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2015
  • Length: 02:35
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Projectionist Nikki Weispfenning at Trylon Microcinema, Credit: Todd Melby
Inside the projection room at one of the last movie theaters in Minnesota that screens 35mm film.

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2015
  • Length: 03:54
  • Purchases: 1
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Ahmed Assad has been described as an "orator that uses the Somali language to compose poetry about the Somali condition and social justice issues."...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2015
  • Length: 07:07
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When young Somali-Americans wed, they often call on Ayan Mohamud of Minneapolis to recite one of her traditional wedding poems, "Laf Dhabar." The p...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2015
  • Length: 02:09
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Abdi Phenomenal is a spoken word artist who writes, "The resiliency of the human spirit is what moves me." Born in Somalia in 1987, Abdi Phenomenal...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2015
  • Length: 01:31
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Asma Farah is an emerging spoken word artist. Born in Gambia and raised in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, Farah's work explores w...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2015
  • Length: 01:44
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Spoken word artist Guante talks about supporting and promoting the work of young poets through competition and collaboration.

  • Added: Mar 27, 2015
  • Length: 04:57
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Composer Victor Zupanc and actor Ansa Akeya of the Children's Theater Company in Minneapolis discuss the challenges and charm of Mark Twain's "Huck...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2015
  • Length: 05:05
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Mining in Minnesota has been going on for decades, but today, economic and environmental issues are raising important questions about the industry....

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  • Added: Mar 26, 2015
  • Length: 06:16
  • Purchases: 1
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Ryan Dawes explores the character of Sherlock Holmes, past and present, by meeting with a group of Minnesotans devoted to preserving Sherlockian cu...

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  • Added: Mar 20, 2015
  • Length: 06:28
  • Purchases: 1
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The downtown movie theater has long been a fixture of small town Minnesota. But with advent of multiplexes, DVDs and on-demand viewing, small town ...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Mar 20, 2015
  • Length: 04:57
  • Purchases: 1
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Think about surfing, and you'll likely conjure up images of Malibu or Maui. But for a few hearty Minnesotans, surfing the North Shore doesn't take ...

Bought by KUMD


  • Added: Mar 20, 2015
  • Length: 03:23
  • Purchases: 1
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These days, local craft beer is all the rage, and new taprooms are popping up all over the Twin Cities. But a look into the past reveals there's no...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2015
  • Length: 03:54
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The Pillsbury A Mill is a National Historic Landmark, and in the midst of a $150 million redevelopment project. But back in the 1800s, it was the b...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2015
  • Length: 04:31
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Air raid sirens were designed to alert the public of incoming enemy attacks during World War II. But 50 years ago--during the worst tornado outbrea...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2015
  • Length: 04:52