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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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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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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30 Pieces

Memories and stories from Minnesota Korea War Veterans

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Apr 06, 2020
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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

Pieces

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The men and women who fought in the Korean War are elders now, but many of them were teenagers or young adults when they were called to serve. Jame...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
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Today, the veterans who served in the Korean War are dwindling in number. The survivors, who are now in their 80’s and 90’s, still have stories to...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
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Businesses, artists, and freelance workers, among many others… are being hit hard by the economic reach of the COVID-19 pandemic and the precaution...

Bought by KSRQ, WTIP, KUMD, WOUB, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Hosts Leah Lemm and Cole Premo check-in with Tall Paul (Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe) an Anishinaabe and Oneida Hip-Hop artist. Tall Paul calls in to ...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2020
  • Length: 11:40
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we get an update on how tribes across the state are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. We also hear about a n...

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


  • Added: Apr 01, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
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We talk with Brenda Child (Red Lake Nation) about the origin story of the Jingle Dress and how it relates to the 1918 Flu epidemic, and what the pa...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2020
  • Length: 14:50
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Biidaapi: s/he comes laughing. (Ojibwemowin)Greetings from Native Lights! Sometimes we just want to talk to a parent or elder during uncertain time...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2020
  • Length: 16:01
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Biidaapi: s/he comes laughing. (Ojibwemowin) Greetings from Native Lights! Thanks for listening. During this COVID-19 pandemic, when we’re encoura...

Bought by WTIP


  • Added: Mar 27, 2020
  • Length: 05:56
  • Purchases: 1
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Lives are changing drastically due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people are out of work, more and more people are holding work meetings virtually,...

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


  • Added: Mar 24, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
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In 2010, Grant Moos finally decided to go through the boxes left behind by his dead father, Malcolm Moos, President Eisenhower’s chief speechwriter...

Bought by KUMD, KRPR, KKWE Niijii Radio, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KVSC and more


  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9