Arts & Culture

Coldwater Spring/Mini Owe Sni
Produced by Allison Herrera

Some people believe that Coldwater Spring has been flowing for more than 10,000 years. Located south of Minnehaha Park on the former Bureau of Mines Campus, and formerly known as Camp Coldwater, the spring provided fresh drinking water to the soldiers who built Fort Snelling. A civilian settlement sprang up, and fur traders, blacksmiths and the state’s first Indian agent all settled and lived among military personnel. Coldwater Spring sits near some of the most sacred Dakota sites: Wita Tanka, Pike Island, where Dakota buried there dead; Taku Wakan Tipi, Carvers Cave near the VA hospital, the dwelling place of Native American gods and spirits; and B’dote, the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers, where the first Dakota emerged. In 2010 the National Park Service took over the land at Coldwater Spring with the intention of making it a public park. Controversy ensued among Dakota people and environmental activists, who believe the site is sacred and worthy of protection under the National Register of Historic Places. KFAI producer Allison Herrera explores the complicated history of Coldwater Spring in this exclusive MinneCulture documentary.

Holistic Dentistry – Dr. Kari Severson -  Tooth By The Lake.


Important discussion of the role our mouth plays in our overall health. The discussion included Floridation issues, Is Silver safe for me? Root Canals and the meridians of the mouth

This show from May of 2011 features Peterneras and Bamberas, as well as a snippet of an interview with flamenco documentarian Bill Davidson.

Music Host: ?
News Host: Shannon Jankowski
Producer: Dale Connelly

Honey West: Murder on Mars – Tonight we begin the story of detective Honey West investigating the death of a B-movie actress as she goes undercover on the movie set.
If You’re Glad, I’ll Be Frank – a Tom Stoppard play from the BBC.

Graduation Party

Members of the KFAI Saturday Control Board Certification class hosted and engineered their first radio show on the Wave Project. They had concluded their studies and completed their examinations only the day before!

Promoter and impresario Rico Morales presented and ran audio for the Walker Church Band, live in-studio, who played several songs with timely themes. Rico’s classmate Cher Dial interviewed band members about recollections of the old Walker Church and a young KFAI that started in the bell tower.
Band members included:
Steve Sandberg of The Brass Messengers and Southside Aces.
David West of Store Bought Hair.
Jim Feldman and Howard Kranz of The Kranz/Feldman Duo.

Interviewer and music blogger Cher Dial offered prerecorded interviews she conducted with music personalities plus talked by telephone with Patricia Nelson, co-instructor for the class, about training programs at KFAI, the relevance of community radio and on being a volunteer.

Music lovers and DJs Lawrence Sheldon and Douglas Solomon rounded out the Wave Project with some of their favorite music. Lawrence proved that KFAI is “Radio Without Boundaries” by even providing current conditions and the weather forecast for Winona, MN, for his family members there!

Congratulations to the most recent Saturday Board Class – go forward and do great things at KFAI. Best wishes for your future …
– Instructors Pat Nelson and Mike Stapp