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KFAI’s International Women’s Day 2021

Join KFAI as we celebrate International Women's Day on March 8th, 2021. International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women/womxn. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender equality. IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups […]


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KFAI Summer Drive – A Way To Grow

Since our birth in 1978, KFAI has always been growing, adapting and changing. From humble beginnings in a church belfry to our current home in the heart of the Cedar-Riverside area, we have worked to provide a voice to underserved communities while building bridges of understanding and joy between the people that make the Twin Cities the special place it is. As we've grown, we've expanded our reach to share […]


Taja Will


MinneCulture | Taja Will Practices Healing through Movement

"A big part of my practice is ritual — that we are not alone in spirit," says Taja Will. "That our ancestors...are always with us. Taja is a dancer, choreographer, performer, therapist, healing justice practitioner, and a 2021-22 Jermone Hill Fellow Artist. Their newest piece of choreographed work, a dance film called Líneas de Sangre, explores ceremony, ancestry, and queerness through movement. KFAI's MinneCulture · Taja Will Practices Healing through […]


An architectural drawing shows the projected new exterior of MSP Film at the Main. Photo courtesy of the project's architect, Marcelo Valdes.


MinneCulture | MSP Film Society Builds a Permanent Home for Cinema with Lease of St. Anthony Main Theater

The 2022 MSP International Film Festival (MSPIFF) returns May 5-19 —the first time in-person since 2020. This festival also marks the launch of MSP Film's newest endeavor: taking over the St. Anthony Main Theater for good. They'll relaunch as MSP Film at the Main. "The experience that the film festival has, and the energy that it creates with our something that we want to be bringing on a daily […]


Somali Link Radio with Abdirizak Bihi

Somali Link Radio – Meet Amane Badhasso

Originally aired April 19, 2022. Amane Badhasso is a Congressional candidate in Saint Paul, a longtime organizer in Minnesota and the DFL, and someone who has never been afraid to get involved in key economic, racial, environmental, and social justice fights. She joins Bihi on KFAI to discuss her journey from a childhood in rural Ethiopia to Kenya and the US, what she sees as some of her most pressing […]


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Write On! Radio – Chris Stark + Carole Lawrence

Originally aired April 19, 2022.  Dave opens the show with Chris Stark and her new book, Carnival Lights. Set in a summer of hippie Vietnam War protests and the moon landing, Carnival Lights also spans settler arrival in the 1800s, the creation of the reservation system, and decades of cultural suppression, connecting everything from lumber barons’ mansions to Nazi V-2 rockets to smuggler’s tunnels in creating a narrative history of Minnesota. After the […]


A gravestone at Memorial Pet Cemetery in Roseville, MN


MinneCulture | Metro’s Oldest Pet Cemetery Reflects Enduring Sentiments towards Furry Friends

Less than ten yards from an onramp onto Highway 36 lies a small plot of land that serves as the final resting place for thousands of beloved pets. It’s the Memorial Pet Cemetery and has been there since at least 1924. It looks like a conventional cemetery but with slightly smaller tombstones and much more open hearted epitaphs. ‘Snuggles: Who Really Lived up to his Name…’. The cemetery was started […]


Sibley Park in Mankato, NOT the site of a massive hot springs complex


MinneCulture | The Not-Springs of Mankato, MN

If you believe everything you read on the internet, Mankato has one of the biggest hot spring complexes in the world. Only one problem: they aren't actually there. This rumor was started in the 1990s by Minnesota State University, Mankato Professor Don Decsy as a way to teach students about misinformation on the then-burgeoning internet. He created a very real page on boasting a very fake 17.5 acres of […]