After listening to a news story about yet another case of violence against the Asian community, Katie Hae Leo wanted to organize a self defense class for AAPI women and nonbinary people. She texted a group of friends, including Jennifer Weir, who is the Executive Director of non-profit Taiko Arts Midwest. Taiko Arts Midwest took on the endeavor of creating and hosting a workshop, which is rooted in martial arts and empowerment.
MinneCulture arts, culture and history stories air on KFAI. We also record and produce concerts featuring local musicians in our "Live from Minnesota" series. In 2019, five (5!) MinneCulture stories won Page One awards from the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, including a 1-2-3 sweep of the "Best Radio Feature" category. Support for MinneCulture on KFAI comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. View full bio »