KFAI 90.3 FM/106.7 FM

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

KFAI is a volunteer-based community radio station that exists to broadcast information, arts and entertainment programming for an audience of diverse racial, social and economic backgrounds.

Today’s Schedule

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    Power Hour 2.5 02:00:00
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    AM Drive 06:00:00
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    Surface Noise 08:00:00
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    Afrique Nomad 10:00:00
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    Democracy Now 12:00:00
  • Freewheelin' Freewheelin' with Jackson Buck - Every Thursday afternoon (4:00-6:00pm).Jackson Buck holds court every Thursday afternoon (4:00-6:00pm) on KFAI with his roots-rock show Freewheelin'. Tune in as Freewheelin’ delivers a free-flowing roots musical journey through the years of recorded history featuring the sounds of Americana, rockabilly, blues, alt-country, rock @ roll, swing, folk, Cajun @ zydeco, old-time, and a whole bunch of other crapola for your listening enjoyment.No matter how it's labeled, this great music all falls under the roots umbrella. Jackson not only plays historical tracks from days gone by, but weaves the past into the present by including modern interpreters of the roots genre. Each show features new releases as well as a journey thru the years.Live performances, interviews, information, and lots of great rootsy music…..all on Freewheelin’E-MAIL COMMENTS AND REQUESTS TO JACKSON BUCK at: freewheelinjackson@gmail.comWanna' be Jackson's buddy on Facebook? Click here: https://www.facebook.com/freewheelinjackson Sorry, some other dude stole the jackson buck name on facebook. Click on "Episode Details" link below for playlists. You may also listen to archives of the show from that page. Just remember, the louder you play Freewheelin', the better it sounds.
    LIVE @ 4:00 PM
  • Disability and Progress DISABILITY AND PROGRESS is the radio show that brings you insights into, ideas about and discussions of disability topics, hosted each week by Sam.If you wish to be added to the email list, email DisabilityAndProgress@tcq.net. No email addresses are shared.
    LIVE @ 6:00 PM
  • Fresh Fruit Fresh Fruit, the longest running weekly Queer radio show in the country, has been live on KFAIFresh Air Radio since May 11, 1978.Fresh Fruit Collective Hosts:1st Thursdays- Quinn Villagomez and guest hosts, standing in for Leigh CombsGeneral topics, Pop Culture, Queer People of Color2nd Thursdays-Roxanne Anderson @ Quinn Villagomez and guest hostsGeneral topics, RARE Productions, Trans @ Queer people of Color3rd Thursdays-Dixie Treichel @ John Townsend and guest hostsArts, Entertainment, Philosophy, Politics, Surprises4th Thursdays- Keith Pederson @ Trevor Charon and guest hostsHumor, identity, @ highlighting local queer-identified artistsEngineers - Roxanne Anderson, Dixie Treichel, Quinn Villagomez, Trevor CharonVisiting Hosts/Engineers - Leigh Combs, Peter Gokey, Andy Birkey, Jeremy Brezovan, Pat Nelson
    LIVE @ 7:00 PM
  • Encuentro Every Thursday, Encuentro brings you the immense variety and amazing richness of Latin American folk music. Listen to the voices, genres and sounds that express how the Latin American peoples see, feel, sing and dance to life. Be awed by the dazzling creativity of the Latin American folk creators. Be moved by the ancestral accents, deep feeling and enormous beauty of the traditional music created from Mexico to Argentina and beyond.In addition, the music of language is also celebrated on Encuentro: The last half-hour of each program presents poetry, short stories, fiction, essays, chronicles, proverbs, etymologies . . . the boundless and magical universe of the Spanish language.************************************************************************Cada jueves, Encuentro te trae el folklore musical latinoamericano, su prodigiosa diversidad, su extraordinaria riqueza. Escucha las voces, géneros y sonidos que expresan nuestra manera de ver, sentir, cantar y bailar la vida. Maravíllate con la portentosa creatividad, el refulgente talento, la asombrosa sensibilidad de nuestros creadores populares. Conmuévete con el acento ancestral, el profundo sentimiento, la diáfana belleza de la música tradicional de nuestra patria grande.Además de la música, la palabra también está presente y canta en Encuentro: la última media hora de cada programa presenta poesía, cuento, novela, ensayo, crónica, refranes, etimologías. . . el universo mágico e inagotable del idioma español.Host: Gilberto Vázquez ValleContact the host by email: encuentrokfai@gmail.com
    LIVE @ 8:00 PM
  • International Jazz Conspiracy The program is a sonic journey through contemporary jazz, free improvisation, new music, hindustani music, flamenco, world music, underground, avant garde and art music from different corners of the globe, as well as interviews and live studio performances by local and visiting artists and the occasional musical restructuring*. An adventure in sound, a journey into the tone world.We strive to present music with duende, a term originally used by flamenco musicians referring to inspiration, magic and fire in music. There is no direct translation for it in English, but the closest would be "soulful".The famous Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca often speaks of duende. In his lecture "El juego y la teoria del duende" (Play and Theory of the Duende) he says:"All through Andalucia. . . people speak constantly of duende, and recognize it with unfailing instinct when it appears... These dark sounds are the mystery, the roots... from which we get what is real in art... Thus duende is a force and not a behavior, it is a struggle and not a concept. I have heard an old master guitarist say: ‘Duende is not in the throat; duende surges up from the soles of the feet.’ Which means it is not a matter of ability, but of true living style; of blood; of ancient culture; of spontaneous creation."Duende is not just found in flamenco though. In the liner notes of Miles Davis' 1964 album My Funny Valentine, Nat Hentoff says: "In trying to distill the particular mesmeric quality of Miles Davis, Kenneth Tynan has referred to the Spanish word DUENDE: 'It has no English equivalent,' he explained, but it denotes 'the ability to transmit a profoundly felt emotion with the minimum of fuss and the maximum of restraint... Miles Davis has DUENDE.' "Hosted by Emel Sherzad.'May music never just become another way of making money.'- Keith Tippett*musical restructuring: simultaneous playback/mixing of various audio sources, a.k.a. audio collage.
    LIVE @ 10:00 PM