November 2010 MinneCulture Archives

Five stories from KFAI’s 10,000 Fresh Voices series:

1. Swedish Traditions, Starring Donald Duck?!
Produced by Susan Gray

2. Choreographer Emily Johnson
Produced by Allison Herrera

3. Ivey-Award Winner Wendy Lehr
Produced by Dixie Treichel

4. Historic Grain Belt Building: Castle of Northeast
Produced by Michelle Bruch

5. Creative Arts High School
Produced by Dan Greenwood

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In Da Tradition: The History of Minnesota Spoken Word, Pt II
Produced by e.g. Bailey & Sha Cage

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In Da Tradition: The History of Minnesota Spoken Word, Pt I
Produced by e.g. Bailey & Sha Cage

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A History of Twin Cities Streetcars
Produced by Jessica Folker
The first electric streetcar appeared in the Twin Cities in 1889, and within two years, the streetcar’s predecessor—the horse car—had been almost entirely replaced. This new technology would exist in Minneapolis and St. Paul in some form for more than 60 years, and its debut meant new potential for urban mobility, land use, and lifestyle.

Jessica Folker explores the history of Twin Cities streetcars, and whether or not they might return to the modern day urban landscape.

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Five stories from KFAI’s 10,000 Fresh Voices series, featuring:

1. Flarf, produced by Diane Richard
2. Writer Allison Berglund Johnson, produced by Britt Aamodt
3. St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, produced by Elena Erofeeva
4. St. Paul Soapboxing Team, produced by e.g. Bailey
5. Arthur Kleiner Silent Film Music Collection, produced by Susan Gray

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Disorganized Crime: Dillinger, Karpis and the Yeggmen of St. Paul
Produced by Britt Aamodt

John Dillinger and Alvin “Creepy” Karpis robbed banks for a living. In their day—Depression-Era America—they were legends, as famous as Babe Ruth. But instead of home runs and ERAs, they counted stolen money and dead bodies. And when things got too hot, they ran to St. Paul, Minnesota, where they were welcomed with open arms and no questions asked. KFAI’s Britt Aamodt follows the trail of two of America’s most famous gangsters to 1930s St. Paul, with a guided tour provided by Paul Maccabee, author of “John Dillinger Slept Here.”

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Five stories from KFAI’s 10,000 Fresh Voices series, featuring:

1. Artist Julie Buffalohead, produced by Allison Herrera
2. Sven’s Clogs, produced by Diane Richards
3. Film Archivist Bob DeFlores, produced by Britt Aamodt
4. Performing Artist T Mychael Rambo, produced by Dixie Treichel
5. Cambodian Band Roi Kabal Kewu, produced by Dan Greenwood

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Five stories from KFAI’s 10,000 Fresh Voices series, featuring:

1. Dia de los Muertos, produced by Allison Herrera
2. The Haunted Soap Factory, produced by Jessica Folker
3. Graphic Novelist Will Dinski, produced by Britt Aamodt
4. Sound Artist Viv Corringham, produced by Bill Lindeke
5. Global Mamas, produced by Michelle Alimoradi

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Lakewood Cemetery
Produced by Susan Gray

Lakewood Cemetery is a Minneapolis landmark. Producer Susan Gray tours the resting place adjacent to Lake Calhoun, and uncovers stories about the cemetery’s rich history, which includes memorials to Minnesota artists, political figures and business leaders.

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