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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30 Pieces

Memories and stories of Minnesota's Vietnam veterans.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Oct 04, 2017
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Memories and stories from Minnesota's military veterans

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Oct 21, 2019
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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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Memories and stories from Minnesota's WWII Veterans

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Oct 21, 2019
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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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In 1937, if you visited a friend or family member at the University of Minnesota Hospital, you might have been tapped on the shoulder and asked, “W...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KSRQ, KUMD, KRPR, KVSC and more


  • Added: Jan 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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Dr. Janis Amutuzio started collecting stories about the possibility of life after death, though she didn’t know it yet, as a first-year medical int...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KUMD, KRPR, KFAI, WTIP and more


  • Added: Jan 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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In 1954, Hugh Hall from Minnesota traveled west, to the University of Colorado – Boulder, for school. There he met Bob, a blond Californian who shu...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KSRQ, KVSC, KUMD, KRPR and more


  • Added: Jan 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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This week, an up and coming company builds its innovative business for the benefit of their community’s health and beyond.

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


  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
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This week, we hear about the homeless initiative recently announced by Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan aimed at getting pe...

Bought by KUMD, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KMSU, KQAL, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 07, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
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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 KMSU, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KUMD, KKWE Niijii Radio, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE and more


  • Added: Dec 30, 2019
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Melanie Benjamin is Chief Executive of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe., Credit: millelacsband.com
This week on Minnesota Native News, reporter Melissa Townsend talks with Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin about her visit...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KVSC, KUMD, KMSU, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 8
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December 20, 1980, it was midnight and 19-year-old Jean Hilliard just wanted to get home. But her car slid into a snowy ditch and stopped dead. Bri...

Bought by KFAI, KSRQ, KVSC, KRPR, KBEM and more


  • Added: Dec 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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Age thirteen, Marion Ross walked into her library in Albert Lea, Minnesota, and found a book that would change the course of her life. Britt Aamodt...

Bought by KFAI, KVSC, KSRQ, KRPR, KBEM and more


  • Added: Dec 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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It was nearing four in the afternoon on the second day of battle at Gettysburg when John O. Dolson of Richfield, Minnesota, received his mortal wou...

Bought by KFAI, KSRQ, KVSC, KRPR, KBEM and more


  • Added: Dec 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11