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KFAI

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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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Ever since Prince died in 2016, people who knew him have come forward with personal stories about what the famously private star was actually like ...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Apr 19, 2017
  • Length: 05:40
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ness Nite, Credit: Courtesy of Ness Nite
Ness Nite studied at the University of St. Thomas a couple of years ago. But she's given up college to pursue a music career. After gigs at First ...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2017
  • Length: 03:38
Caption: An object in Guillermo del Toro's monster collection., Credit: Xan Holston
Monsters: they’re everywhere: behind the door, under the bed, and currently, at the museum. KFAI’s Xan Holston wandered through the cabinet of curi...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2017
  • Length: 04:34
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There's something romantic and dangerous about neon. Maybe it's because it comes alive at night, and has lit the Hollywood fantasies of film noir b...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Apr 11, 2017
  • Length: 04:34
  • Purchases: 1
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In 1956, just 13 homes remained in the St. Paul's Swede Hollow neighborhood. The city called the houses a health hazard, forced people living there...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Apr 05, 2017
  • Length: 05:55
  • Purchases: 1
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Sarah Steinman is far from the only Minnesotan of Swedish descent. But so far, she's the only Minnesotan to become a reality television star in Swe...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Apr 03, 2017
  • Length: 04:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Gary Louris of the Jayhawks, Credit: LivePict.com, Wikipedia
Minnesota's own Jayhawks have been defining Americana for three decades. Check out this blast from the past a "Live from Minnesota" performance rec...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2017
  • Length: 27:59
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If you grew up skating on outdoor rinks and your mother refereed games, you were born in the "State of Hockey." Or so claims the popular Minnesota ...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Mar 30, 2017
  • Length: 05:49
  • Purchases: 1
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Fifty years ago, Frederick Wiseman released his very first documentary about a prison-hospital for the criminally insane. Wiseman's film — “Titicut...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2017
  • Length: 04:45
Caption: Morgen Larsen, our correspondent's partner, with one of their flock., Credit: Xan Holston
Some people dig miniature schnauzers, others might be more into sugar gliders or exotic fish. KFAI’s Xan Holston bought a six pack of baby chicks a...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 27, 2017
  • Length: 05:19
  • Purchases: 1
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Minnesota’s Racheal Robinson kicks the stereotype of veterans as middle-aged men in the shins. While serving in the U.S. Army, she spent 16 months ...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2017
  • Length: 03:28
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For a girl that wasn't supposed to be here, Destiny Roberts has a mission. It's to spread love and acceptance through her music. KFAI's Erianna Jil...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2017
  • Length: 04:51
Caption: Aliston Hiltner inspects her work at the Minneapolis Institute of Art., Credit: Britt Aamodt
Where some see science, Alison Hiltner sees art. In "It Is Yesterday," a new exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Minnesota artist d...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2017
  • Length: 04:45
Caption: Harry Chin, subject of the play "The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin", Credit: Sheila Chin Morris
President Trump’s efforts to halt immigration from specific countries isn’t new. In the 19th century, the United States prohibited working-class Ch...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
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Ayvah is groovy. Ayvah is funky. In fact, Ayvah describes their sound as "neo-R&B/soul with jazz and funk influences." In this performance, the Twi...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Mar 09, 2017
  • Length: 26:37
  • Purchases: 1
Caption:  (From left) Natasha Benjamin, Elizabeth Icard and Tracy Dick enjoy a performance of “Fiddler on the Roof" at the Ramsey County Women’s Workhouse. , Credit: Paula Keller
When you think of the theater scene in the Twin Cities, you may think of The Guthrie. Or The Ordway. But one small company has a different approach...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2017
  • Length: 05:31
Caption: The Kim Loo Sisters
The Kim Loo Sisters was a jazz vocal band born in South Minneapolis in the twenties, thirties and forties. Today, the daughter of one of musicians ...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Feb 27, 2017
  • Length: 05:06
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Blackout Improv's Kory LaQuess Pullam, John Gebretatose and Joy Dolo., Credit: Nancy Rosenbaum
Blackout Improv is one of the Twin Cities' newest improv comedy groups. But they want to do more than just make people laugh. KFAI's Nancy Rosenbau...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2017
  • Length: 04:33
Caption: Laura Linder-Scholer, Julia Bodin and Sarah Super at a Survivor Voices choir rehearsal., Credit: Sophie Nikitas
Sexual assault is not an easy thing to talk about. One group in Minnesota is trying to help survivors use their voices again. KFAI's Sophie Nikitas...

Bought by WAMC and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 04:39
  • Purchases: 2
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If you're pissed about drones dropping bombs on innocents, the Twin Cities has the perfect music festival for you. Drone, Not Drones, is a 28-hour ...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2017
  • Length: 05:11