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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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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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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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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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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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

Pieces

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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about a new development with the proposed Sandpiper Pipeline, Leech Lake declares a health emergency, Th...

Bought by KMSU, KUMD, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KVSC, WTIP and more


  • Added: May 06, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
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In this special edition of Minnesota Native News, we hear respected Oglala Lakota elder and education authority Dr. Sandra Fox talk about what scho...

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KFAI, and KUMD


  • Added: May 04, 2015
  • Length: 42:59
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about a new event to change the name of the Cleveland baseball team, and groups organizing to remove Chr...

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


  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about the state’s first Dakota Language Bowl. Organizers and participants say it’s a fun way to harness...

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


  • Added: Apr 22, 2015
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Red Lake Nation Chairman Darrell Seki recently gave his first State of the Nation address., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about the State of the Red Lake Nation, an effort to grow tribal food sovereignty, Native poets gather i...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KMSU, WGZS, KSRQ, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 15, 2015
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Dancers on the big screen at Bemidji's Sanford Center., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native News we're at the historic Bemijigamaag pow wow in Bemidji. The first pow wow at the city's Sanford Center Arena offe...

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


  • Added: Apr 08, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about a Senate bill that would establish a statewide American Indian and Indigenous People’s Day, a big ...

Bought by KVSC, KKWE Niijii Radio, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, WTIP and more


  • Added: Apr 01, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Daanis Chosa holds a pink shawl in honor of women with breast cancer., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about reconstruction of a Dakota burial ground in Hennepin county, pink shawls in honor of women with ex...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KSRQ, KMSU, KFAI, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: Mar 25, 2015
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 9
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Recent comments from Governor Dayton suggest is siding with mining industry and raising limits on sulfate emissions in Minnesota water ways. Sci...

Bought by KUMD, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, and WTIP


  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 08:46
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: George Strong is General Manager of KBFT.
This is a special 29 minute edition of Minnesota Native News from the Nett Lake Village on the Bois Forte Reservation. Melissa Townsend and Geor...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KVSC, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, WTIP and more


  • Added: Mar 23, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 8