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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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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...

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  • 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
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Faribault, Minnesota is known for a few things. A heritage woolen mill. A fancy prep school for rich kids. And oh yeah, a spinning, twirling carniv...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2016
  • Length: 04:51
Caption: Zaynab Ali
After bullets prevented her from attending school in Yemen, Zaynab Abdi arrived in Minnesota with a strong desire to learn. Instead, she was met by...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2016
  • Length: 05:11
Caption: The Rogue Potters fire up the kiln on a summer evening., Credit: Xan Holston
A super hot, even flame is essential for firing pottery. When a kiln is heated by electricity or gas, that’s easy to accomplish. But if your kiln d...

  • Added: Aug 10, 2016
  • Length: 04:12
Caption: Richard Tatge plays one of his 6,000 board games., Credit: Emily Bright
In the age of Pokeman Go, some people still love old-fashioned board games like Monopoly and Candy Land. One Minnesotan really, really loves them. ...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2016
  • Length: 04:19
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He didn't float like a butterfly or sting like a bee, but Scott LeDoux was Minnesota's heavyweight boxer. In the 1970s and 80s, the native of Crosb...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2016
  • Length: 06:15
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Playwright Christina Ham loves little known stories inspired by history. But after she digs in the archives, Ham sets aside the research and lets h...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2016
  • Length: 04:06
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Ever have a friend who hits a rough patch and needs a hand? Say, they need to store some of their things in your garage for a while? It seems easy ...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2016
  • Length: 04:26
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Harry Waters, Jr., Macalester College associate professor , Credit: Will Wright
Lots of creative people live in Minneapolis. They make stuff that people buy. And this creates dollars. But how many? And who’s getting paid the mo...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2016
  • Length: 04:45
  • Purchases: 1