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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Maury Hurley wanted to make a career in films. So in 1972, he found himself directing his first feature about competitive snowmobiling in, of all p...

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


  • Added: Dec 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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In 1966, University of Minnesota research assistant Mary Ray volunteered for a study. As part of the study, she received a shot of LSD. Britt Aamod...

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


  • Added: Dec 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe held it’s 2nd annual tribal Opioid Response Summit on December 12-14, Northern Lights Casino. The three-day summit...

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


  • Added: Dec 17, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
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This week on Minnesota Native News, reactions to a new White House Executive Order on Missing and Murdered Indigeneous Women.

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


  • Added: Dec 11, 2019
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 8
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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, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KSRQ, KMSU, KUMD and more


  • Added: Dec 02, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Musical groups from around North America gathered in early November at the Seneca Niagara Events Center at Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino in Niag...

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


  • Added: Nov 26, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Music journalist Bob Mehr wanted to write a biography of the Replacements, the Minneapolis punk/alt-rock group that formed in a basement in 1979, r...

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


  • Added: Nov 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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Elizabeth, a Minnesota woman with relationship questions, and Pedro, a young man struggling with the death of his brother, were both patients of Dr...

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


  • Added: Nov 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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Why do the University of Minnesota’s Golden Gophers and the University of Michigan’s Wolverines football teams battle over a Little Brown Jug? Brit...

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


  • Added: Nov 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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In 2015, photographer Joel Sartore and National Geographic established the Photo Ark, a 25-year project to photograph every species held at a zoo o...

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


  • Added: Nov 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11