Ampers

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Ampers is an association of 18 independent community radio stations in Minnesota.  Each station is locally managed and programmed by and for the local communities they serve.  Ampers is the largest network of community radio stations in the state of Minnesota and one of the largest of its kind in the United States. From Grand Marais, and Thief River Falls, to Mankato and Winona, and just about everywhere in between, we’ve got Minnesota covered. Our combined audience is about 250,000 devoted listeners.  Ampers has no affiliation with Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) and receives no financial support from MPR. 

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We amplify stories of people within Minnesota’s Native communities. We explore the history, work, strength, and resiliency of Native people who are shaping the future, while appreciating those who came before.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Aug 28, 2019
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Weekly series from KRPR radio, about happenings around town in Rochester, MN and surrounding areas.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Jun 20, 2019
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55 Pieces

People share their personal stories, strategies and perspectives on preventing and managing diabetes, in these relatable and inspirational segments.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Apr 12, 2017
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27 Pieces

Native Americans share their personal experiences and challenges of quitting commercial tobacco and reclaiming sacred tobacco.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Apr 12, 2017
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Veterans' Voices

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 17, 2015
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30 Pieces

Memories and stories of Minnesota's Vietnam veterans.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Oct 04, 2017
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22 Pieces

Native American veterans explain why protecting our land and resources is an important part of Native culture and traditions.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Dec 29, 2016
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8 Pieces

Extended podcast versions of Kevyn Burger's interviews with some of the Minnesota Vietnam Veterans featured in the Ampers radio series

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Aug 24, 2017
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Veteran's Voices

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Apr 12, 2015
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34 Pieces

Family conversations exploring the question “what matters most?” to those involved in providing or receiving care in the last stages of life. Allina Health helped fund this project.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Dec 29, 2016

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Curt Almstead, known in the Twin Cities music scene as Curtiss A, couldn’t believe it. Some deranged man had just shot John Lennon dead. Almstead w...

Bought by KSRQ and KMSU


  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:38
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on Minnesota Native News, reporter Melissa Townsend tells us about the 35th Annual Native American Journalists Association Conference hos...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KSRQ, KQAL, KMSU, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 25, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
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This week on Minnesota Native News, a groundbreaking, a grand opening and an update on wild rice. Red Lake Nation's new housing project is underway...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KVSC, KMSU, KUMD and more


  • Added: Sep 18, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Britt Aamodt takes a tour of the history of bike sharing programs and Minneapolis’ Nice Ride system.

Bought by KVSC, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KSRQ, KKWE Niijii Radio, KBEM and more


  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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Maggie Nichols had been a gymnast since age three. The Minnesota athlete knew there’d be injuries. They came with the sport. Britt Aamodt examines ...

Bought by KSRQ, KVSC, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, KBEM and more


  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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In 1924, Frances Gumm made her stage debut at age two in Grand Rapids, singing “Jingle Bells.” Britt Aamodt tells the story of the girl who became ...

Bought by KSRQ, KVSC, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, KBEM and more


  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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The Together Again tour was supposed to be a 29-city reunion tour of three of the original Rat Packers: Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin and Frank Sin...

Bought by KSRQ, KVSC, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, KBEM and more


  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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It was almost like Charles Schulz was destined to be an artist. Days after his birth, November 26, 1922, an uncle nicknamed him Spark Plug after a ...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, KBEM, KUMD, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7
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Mainstream institutions have struggled to accurately and ethically tell the story of what happened to the Dakota People in 1862. As Laurie Stern re...

Bought by KVSC, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KSRQ, KMSU, WTIP and more


  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
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And… September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The Division of Indian Work in Minneapolis speaks to the need and availability of culturally ...

Bought by WOUB


  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 02:59
  • Purchases: 1