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

Caption: Susan Allen, Credit: MN House Website
This week on Minnesota Native News we hear from State Representative Susan Allen. Allen was a tribal attorney living in the Powderhorn neighborh...

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


  • Added: Mar 18, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
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This Week on Minnesota Native News we get an update on work at the Legislature that may affect Native American families in the state.

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


  • Added: Mar 13, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
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This week on Minnesota Native News, updated state road maps will reflect new tribal land boundaries, White Earth is working to add 1900 acres, a co...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KMSU, KKWE Niijii Radio, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KVSC and more


  • Added: Feb 25, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about a Minneapolis-based organization working for justice in Rapid City and a South Minneapolis art gal...

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


  • Added: Feb 18, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about a language revitalization class teaching words and culture and a community resource for continuing...

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


  • Added: Feb 11, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
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This week on Minnesota Native News - a critique of the state hearings over the proposed Sandpiper pipeline, an assessment of tribal lands' vulnera...

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


  • Added: Feb 04, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: A mural outside Waite House in the Phillips neighborhood in Minneapolis., Credit: Megan Kocher/flickr.com
The national news site Al Jazeera America recently published a five part series focused on Native American gangs in Minneapolis. Online reaction to...

Bought by KMSU, KUMD, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KFAI, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 28, 2015
  • Length: 05:04
  • Purchases: 9
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This week on Minnesota Native News, The Red Lake Nation considers growing marijuana, Mill Lacs Band Members gather for the State of the Band, State...

Bought by KMSU, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KFAI, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, WTIP and more


  • Added: Jan 21, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This week on Minnesota Native News — Native Americans have mixed reaction to proposed changes to the state child protection system and a lawsuit is...

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


  • Added: Jan 14, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about a Minneapolis-based chef growing the indigenous food movement and a new book about the evolution o...

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


  • Added: Jan 07, 2015
  • Length: 05:02
  • Purchases: 15