23 March 2018

Pledge Drive - March 21st + 28th



For pledge drive this go around, Todd and Micah will be playing a crop of recent stories from KFAI's Minneculture collective. We'll hear pieces from Dixie TreichelEmily Bright, Britt Aamodt, Sophie Nikitas, Diane RichardXan HolstonErianna Jiles, and Nancy Rosenbaum. So tune-in and explore topics like pinball, poetry, punk rock, cheeky monkeys, cycling, art, and even more. We'll also be playing highlights from Minneculture's "Live from Minnesota" series.While you're listing, PLEASE VISIT kfai.org/donate or call 612-375-9030 and make a donation to keep this awesome stuff on the Twin Cities' airwaves. Each pledge, big or small, is extremely important to us. You can contribute online right here or you can give us a call at 612-375-9030 and show your endorsement of truly public, listener-supported, independent community radio!

13 March 2018

Ayvah + Jillian Rae - Airs March 14th

Jillian Rae from Minneculture
Recorded live at Broken World Records in Winona at the 5th annual MidWest Music Fest. Produced and recorded for KFAI’s Minneculture by the one and only Tom Garneau.
Jillian will be performing at the Hook and Ladder on Saturday, March 31st. Also, if you have a few minutes to spare, we recommend that you hear her cover of Prince's When Doves Cry at her Bandcamp page.

Ayvah from Minneculture
In the second half of our show, the  jazz and funk influenced Twin Cities quintet Ayvah perform live at The Icehouse in Minneapolis. Ayvah is Ava McFarlane on vocals, Samuel Rosenstone on piano, DeCarlo Jackson on bass, Joey C. Hays on drums and Andy Schupp on guitar. This "Live from Minnesota" concert was recorded by Ryan Mach. It was expertly mixed and produced by Tom Garneau. You can hear more from Ayvah by visiting their Soundclound.

06 March 2018

Revisiting the Minneculture Podcast - Airs March 7th

The Minneculture Podcast from KFAI
With Season 2 of the MinneCulture Podcast just around the corner, we are gearing up with three installments from their excellent first season. The Minneculture Podcast features the best arts, culture, and history reporting from KFAI. In these episodes, we'll learn how Black Lives Matter got an anthem, the story of a college student from Minnesota who got the Swedish band Roxette on U.S. radio, and a 28-hour music marathon. We'll also dive deep into the animal world in interviews with nature videographer Sam Easterson, taxidermist Sarina Brewer, and a harpist that has been playing for primates at the Como Zoo in St. Paul for nearly a decade. Our show will feature work by independent producers Diane Richard, Mason ButlerLila Cherneff, Sam Radwany, Ryan Dawes, and Nancy Rosenbaum. Minneculture is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. You can hear more stories from Minneculture at their Soundcloud page and download the podcast NOW from both iTunes and Stitcher.