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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11 Pieces

Documentaries and features from Minnesota Native News.

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

MN Native News: COVID-19 Daily Update

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 20, 2020
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1 Piece

MN Native News: Health Report

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 20, 2020
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254 Pieces

MN90: Minnesota History in 90 Seconds" is a history program airing on Ampers stations in Minnesota. It is a co-production of Ampers and the Minnesota Historical Society.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Jan 29, 2014
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17 Pieces

The special series of Native Lights is all about connecting with our neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Mar 27, 2020
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12 Pieces

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

Pieces

Caption: Minnesota's U.S. Senator Tina Smith sits on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
Tribes across the U.S. have been expecting their share of 8-billion dollars from the federal CARES Act that was passed at the end of March to suppo...

Bought by KUMD, KSRQ, and WGZS


  • Added: May 07, 2020
  • Length: 09:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Biidaapi: s/he comes laughing. (Ojibwemowin) Greetings! Today we’re happy to speak with Vanessa Goodthunder (Lower Sioux) who is the Director of ...

  • Added: May 06, 2020
  • Length: 12:38
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This week on Minnesota Native News, it’s May, and the 51st American Indian Month has kicked off in Minnesota! But this year… things are going to be...

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


  • Added: May 06, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
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We round out Season 2 of our Native Lights podcast by exploring the cultural influences that have shaped the work of two celebrated and accomplishe...

  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 40:43
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In this episode, two stories highlight significant work to build supportive environments for Native people to heal and thrive. Kwe Pack is a spect...

  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 59:27
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The program explores the unstoppable power when two visionaries come together to bring a special project to life. We meet Deb Foster (Ojibwe), the...

  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 36:16
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This episode explores work being done towards authentically and accurately representing Native people, communities, and our stories. Rebecca Crook...

  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 57:48
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Respected Anishinaabe elder and well-known physician, Dr. Arne Vainio (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe) tells the story of how he became one of only 3,40...

  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 32:49
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We kick off our new season with a story from Mnicoujou [mini-co-jew] Lakota doula, Takayla Lightfield. She stands side-by-side with Native women su...

  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 28:48
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Boozhoo! Join us for a fun conversation with Chef Benjamin Shendo (Cochiti and Jemez Pueblo), the Café Manager of Gatherings Café, at the American ...

  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 12:47