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Playlist: What's Good Ampers?

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A weekly updated collection of great programming from AMPERS and it's 18 Member stations!

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Housing First: KMOJ explores Housing Challenges and Opportunities Hour 1

From KMOJ-FM | Part of the Housing First: KMOJ Explores Housing Challenges and Opportunities series | 56:49

Housing First: KMOJ explores Housing Challenges and Opportunities, So Our Community Can Thrive – Hour 1
In this program KMOJ Host, Freddie Bell shines a light on how housing challenges affect people in our communities. Homeownership is the pathway to true equality and prosperity. But racial covenants on property titles in the early 20th century created structural barriers to safe housing and wealth building. The program explores how these restrictions served as powerful obstacles for people of color seeking safe and affordable housing. And we look at what is now being done to mediate the effects of these historical inequities, and current efforts to create more affordable housing in the twin cities, as well as what is being done to end homelessness in our communities.

Thumb_1593446083-artwork_1__small Housing First: KMOJ explores Housing Challenges and Opportunities, So Our Community Can Thrive – Hour 1 In this program KMOJ Host, Freddie Bell shines a light on how housing challenges affect people in our communities. Homeownership is the pathway to true equality and prosperity. But racial covenants on property titles in the early 20th century created structural barriers to safe housing and wealth building. The program explores how these restrictions served as powerful obstacles for people of color seeking safe and affordable housing. And we look at what is now being done to mediate the effects of these historical inequities, and current efforts to create more affordable housing in the twin cities, as well as what is being done to end homelessness in our communities.

Housing First: KMOJ Explores Housing Challenges and Opportunities – Hour 2

From KMOJ-FM | Part of the Housing First: KMOJ Explores Housing Challenges and Opportunities series | 56:13

In February of 2020, KMOJ hosted a live community conversation, moderated by KMOJ’s Zannie K, and featuring researcher Dr. Brittany Lewis, legal aid attorney Joey Dobson, Ward 5 Council Member Jeremiah Ellison, and former executive director the of MPHA, Tracey Scott. The program also highlights the voices and stories of many community members speaking about their housing challenges and opportunities.

Thumb_1593446083-artwork_1__small In February of 2020, KMOJ hosted a live community conversation, moderated by KMOJ’s Zannie K, and featuring researcher Dr. Brittany Lewis, legal aid attorney Joey Dobson, Ward 5 Council Member Jeremiah Ellison, and former executive director the of MPHA, Tracey Scott. The program also highlights the voices and stories of many community members speaking about their housing challenges and opportunities.

Fighting Back: The Rise of Anti-Racist Action in Minneapolis

From KFAI Minneapolis | Part of the MinneCulture In-Depth series | 54:37

In the days after Minneapolis police killed George Floyd, youth-led protests in the city helped spark rebellions around the globe. The police, military, and white supremacist groups all responded. President Trump blamed the protests on “antifa” and called for participants to be labeled terrorists.

Anti-Racist Action (ARA) started in Minneapolis and is a predecessor to the crews often now called antifa. ARA started in 1987 with a multiracial group of teenage skinheads who fought the rising white power movement. It grew into a network of groups in at least 120 towns and cities across the U.S. and Canada. ARA’s first principle was: “We go where they go. Never let the Nazis have the streets.” They eventually applied that not only to white power organizing, but to homophobic and anti-abortion organizing, and to police violence, which they saw as all connected.

Told through vivid first-person accounts, archival audio, and music from the era, “Fighting Back: The Rise of Anti-Racist Action in Minneapolis” starts under the railroad tracks in Uptown, Minneapolis and traces a movement that continues to shape the U.S. to this day.

The_baldies_1_-_credit_kara_la_lomia_small In the days after Minneapolis police killed George Floyd, youth-led protests in the city helped spark rebellions around the globe. The police, military, and white supremacist groups all responded. President Trump blamed the protests on “antifa” and called for participants to be labeled terrorists. Anti-Racist Action (ARA) started in Minneapolis and is a predecessor to the crews often now called antifa. ARA started in 1987 with a multiracial group of teenage skinheads who fought the rising white power movement. It grew into a network of groups in at least 120 towns and cities across the U.S. and Canada. ARA’s first principle was: “We go where they go. Never let the Nazis have the streets.” They eventually applied that not only to white power organizing, but to homophobic and anti-abortion organizing, and to police violence, which they saw as all connected. Told through vivid first-person accounts, archival audio, and music from the era, “Fighting Back: The Rise of Anti-Racist Action in Minneapolis” starts under the railroad tracks in Uptown, Minneapolis and traces a movement that continues to shape the U.S. to this day.

One Night Only: The Beatles in Minnesota

From KFAI Minneapolis | Part of the 10,000 Fresh Voices series | 04:41

August 21, 1965, the Beatles invaded Metropolitan Stadium for their first ever Minnesota concert, bringing together a high school photographer with a press pass, a teen dressed to impress, a Catholic schoolgirl and a newspaper intern posing as a waitress for a day they'd never forget. Who knew then that it would be the Fabs only Minnesota concert? Britt Aamodt has the story.

Beatles_minneapolis_1965_small August 21, 1965, the Beatles invaded Metropolitan Stadium for their first ever Minnesota concert, bringing together a high school photographer with a press pass, a teen dressed to impress, a Catholic schoolgirl and a newspaper intern posing as a waitress for a day they'd never forget. Who knew then that it would be the Fabs only Minnesota concert? Britt Aamodt has the story.

There's More to Roseau, MN than Hockey.... It's Baseball!

From KSRQ | Part of the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Corner series | 28:36

With the help of a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, Tracey Wensloff and Sue Suess of Roseau, MN spearheaded a project to build a baseball complex archway for Gilbertson Field in Roseau.

Gilbertson_field_archway_-_roseau_small With the help of a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, Tracey Wensloff and Sue Suess of Roseau, MN spearheaded a project to build a baseball complex archway for Gilbertson Field in Roseau.

Sonic Flavor: The Lyricism of D Mills

From KFAI Minneapolis | Part of the 10,000 Fresh Voices series | 05:08

Minneapolis rapper Diane Miller aka D Mills creates thought provoking hip hop work that expresses her authentic self and engages the audience with a fusion of sonic flavors. Produced by Dixie Treiche

Diane_miller_photo_by_erin_piesert_small Minneapolis rapper Diane Miller aka D Mills creates thought provoking hip hop work that expresses her authentic self and engages the audience with a fusion of sonic flavors. Produced by Dixie Treiche

Jazz Pianist and Educator Laura Caviani Returns to Musical Roots During the Covid Era

From KBEM | Part of the Twin Cities Weekend series | 07:59

Many know Laura Caviani as jazz piano player who leads performing groups. She also teaches at Carlton College in Northfield. But there are no classes now, and scant opportunities to perform, so Laura is doing other projects reflecting her musical roots. For one, Laura is writing music for poetry, an activity she started many years ago.

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Twin Cities Weekend is an eight minute program that combines artist interviews and music and keeps listeners up to date on what's happening musically.

 

The GI Bill (Extended)

From Ampers | Part of the Veterans’ Voices World War II series | 20:18

Veterans returning from World War 2 were the first servicemen and women to be able to access the benefits of the GI Bill, officially known as the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944. Far more GI's than expected took advantage of the opportunity to have Uncle Sam pay for their education. The University of Minnesota was a leader in welcoming the veterans to campus. The college degrees they earned lifted thousands of those who served into the middle and professional class and gave them the knowledge and skills that fueled the post-War economy.
This episode features Minnesota veterans Jeanne Bearmon and Sherman Garon.

Artwork-vv-wwii-smoll1_small Veterans returning from World War 2 were the first servicemen and women to be able to access the benefits of the GI Bill, officially known as the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944. Far more GI's than expected took advantage of the opportunity to have Uncle Sam pay for their education. The University of Minnesota was a leader in welcoming the veterans to campus. The college degrees they earned lifted thousands of those who served into the middle and professional class and gave them the knowledge and skills that fueled the post-War economy. This episode features Minnesota veterans Jeanne Bearmon and Sherman Garon.

Shot Down (Extendeded)

From Ampers | Part of the Veterans’ Voices World War II series | 25:49

When Minnesota's Greatest Generation marched off to war, they had no idea the trials and trauma that awaited them in combat missions. In this episode, we hear from three Minnesota veterans who were stationed in England and flew bombing missions targeting the Nazis when they were shot down and put into harsh Prisoner of War camps. We also hear from a veteran who was serving in Europe at the end of the war as labor and concentration camps there were liberated.
This episode features Minnesota veterans Lester Schrenck, Walter Grotz, Claude Williams and his sister Lois and Bernie Lieder.

Artwork-vv-wwii-smoll1_small When Minnesota's Greatest Generation marched off to war, they had no idea the trials and trauma that awaited them in combat missions. In this episode, we hear from three Minnesota veterans who were stationed in England and flew bombing missions targeting the Nazis when they were shot down and put into harsh Prisoner of War camps. We also hear from a veteran who was serving in Europe at the end of the war as labor and concentration camps there were liberated. This episode features Minnesota veterans Lester Schrenck, Walter Grotz, Claude Williams and his sister Lois and Bernie Lieder.

Remembering Pearl Harbor (Extended)

From Ampers | Part of the Veterans’ Voices World War II series | 17:51

The day of the Pearl Harbor attack, what FDR memorably called 'the day that will live in infamy,' struck a nerve with a generation of patriotic Americans and motivated them to serve. In this episode, we hear from two Minnesota GI's who signed up at recruiting stations in the aftermath of the surprise attack. There's also the eyewitness account of a third Minnesota veteran who was there, aboard ship at the time the swarm of Japanese planes took aim at the US fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor.
This episode features Minnesota veterans Bill Olson, Herbert Gager and George Vandersluis.

Artwork-vv-wwii-smoll1_small The day of the Pearl Harbor attack, what FDR memorably called 'the day that will live in infamy,' struck a nerve with a generation of patriotic Americans and motivated them to serve. In this episode, we hear from two Minnesota GI's who signed up at recruiting stations in the aftermath of the surprise attack. There's also the eyewitness account of a third Minnesota veteran who was there, aboard ship at the time the swarm of Japanese planes took aim at the US fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor. This episode features Minnesota veterans Bill Olson, Herbert Gager and George Vandersluis.