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.

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  • 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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Minneapolis native and legendary golfer Patty Berg made her mark and opened the door for women golfers in the 1930's. As Allison Herrera explains s...

Bought by KSRQ, KVSC, KKWE Niijii Radio, WTIP, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 01:31
  • Purchases: 27
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Nerf ball...the classic 70's toy got it's start right here in St. Paul Minnesota.

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


  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 01:32
  • Purchases: 11
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Walter Mondale is one of Minnesota’s most well-known and well respected politicians to make his mark on the national scene. Many people remember hi...

Bought by KSRQ, KVSC, KKWE Niijii Radio, KFAI, WTIP and more


  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 28
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Bogs and peatlands are specialized wetland communities formed at the end of the last ice age. They are low in oxygen and high in acidity-making it...

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


  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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Intercollegiate basketball conjures up images of March Madness and games played at some of the nations most popular universities. The birthplace of...

Bought by Radio K, KSRQ, KBEM, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KFAI and more


  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 26
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Just about every kitchen probably has one…a bundt cake pan. And as Allison Herrera tells us, you can trace the origin of the popular pan back her...

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


  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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The black box is one of the most crucial parts of an airplane. It's a recording device built to withstand extreme heat, high impact and water. It t...

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


  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 01:31
  • Purchases: 12
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The game of Twister got it's start as a back to school gimmick. St. Paul based ad man Reyn Guyer turned it into a legend by creating a game where t...

Bought by KSRQ, KVSC, WTIP, Radio K, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 01:31
  • Purchases: 27
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This week's quick hit of Native news from around the state looks at how tribal governments can benefit from members enrolled in MNSURE, a new propo...

Bought by KSRQ, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, WTIP, KFAI, KUMD and more


  • Added: Mar 26, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 6
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This week on Minnesota Native News: How will the state health insurance March deadline affect Native Americans? What motivates Minneapolis's first...

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


  • Added: Mar 19, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 6