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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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Short programs

Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo: Learning to Count to 10 in Ojibwemowin

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo series | 04:19

Today we learned from the Michael Lyons creator of Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo how to count to 10 in Ojibwe!

Nana_boozhoo_2_small Today we learned from the Michael Lyons creator of Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo how to count to 10 in Ojibwe!

NL: Biidaapi - Pilot

From Ampers | Part of the Native Lights: Biidaapi series | 05:56

Biidaapi: s/he comes laughing. (Ojibwemowin)

Greetings from Native Lights! Thanks for listening. During this COVID-19 pandemic, when we’re encouraged to keep a greater distance from our community members, friends, and loved ones, it’s so important to keep our relationships strong. And that’s what we’re doing here on Native Lights: Biidaapi. To us, “biidaapi” (s/he comes or arrives laughing) reminds us to keep our spirits up through connection and conversations. So, join us as we hear from people in our communities as we share how the COVID-19 pandemic affects us at home.

Biidaapi_small Biidaapi: s/he comes laughing. (Ojibwemowin) Greetings from Native Lights! Thanks for listening. During this COVID-19 pandemic, when we’re encouraged to keep a greater distance from our community members, friends, and loved ones, it’s so important to keep our relationships strong. And that’s what we’re doing here on Native Lights: Biidaapi. To us, “biidaapi” (s/he comes or arrives laughing) reminds us to keep our spirits up through connection and conversations. So, join us as we hear from people in our communities as we share how the COVID-19 pandemic affects us at home.

Votes for Women, Ja!: Jane Peck Brings Stories of Nordic Suffragists to the Bemidji Library

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the Area Voices series | 10:05

Stories of a great aunt traveling by train from northern Minnesota to the Twin Cities to attend demonstrations and lectures dedicated to the women's suffrage movement inspired Jane Peck to take a closer look at the role of Nordic women in the 19th Amendment. She's created a one women theatrical experience that brings her great aunt's story to life as well as the powerful stories of Clara Ueland, Bertha Moller and Nanny Mattson Jaeger who were dedicated to the cause of equal rights and women's right to vote.

Jane_peck_image_small Stories of a great aunt traveling by train from northern Minnesota to the Twin Cities to attend demonstrations and lectures dedicated to the women's suffrage movement inspired Jane Peck to take a closer look at the role of Nordic women in the 19th Amendment. She's created a one women theatrical experience that brings her great aunt's story to life as well as the powerful stories of Clara Ueland, Bertha Moller and Nanny Mattson Jaeger who were dedicated to the cause of equal rights and women's right to vote.

Vocalist Sarah M Greer and Saxophonist Nathan Hanson Team Up for High Level Improvisation

From KBEM | Part of the Minnesota Music Profiles series | 08:00

Vocalist Sarah M Greer and Saxophonist Nathan Hanson have each worked in improvisation-oriented jazz settings. The shared interest in improv has stimulated Sarah and Nathan to collaborate. When Phil Nusbaum talked with Sarah, she first addressed why she’s working with Nathan.

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Each Minnesota Music Profile treats a musician or musical group, focusing on the creative process. Pieces promote musicians as they tell about their backgrounds and are especially appropriate for broadcast when a musician or group profiled performs in a station’s local area.

Bruce Henry: Song Stylist and Composer

From KBEM | Part of the Minnesota Music Profiles series | 08:00

Bruce Henry is a song stylist beyond compare. He composes his own songs and picks great ones of others. In a conversation with Phil Nusbaum, Bruce first told of his early influences.

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Each Minnesota Music Profile treats a musician or musical group, focusing on the creative process. Pieces promote musicians as they tell about their backgrounds and are especially appropriate for broadcast when a musician or group profiled performs in a station’s local area.

Spirit on Lake offers new development for LGBT seniors

From KFAI | Part of the 10,000 Fresh Voices series | 04:55

Spirit on Lake is an affordable housing development for LGBT seniors in Minneapolis. Scheduled to open in fall 2013, the project is the brainchild of Barbara Satin--a 78-year-old transwoman and member of Spirit of the Lakes United Church of Christ. The development is the first residential facility of its kind for LGBT seniors in the upper Midwest. KFAI producer Dixie Treichel has more about the independent living facility at 13th Avenue and East Lake Street.

Spirthousing_barbara_satin_small Spirit on Lake is an affordable housing development for LGBT seniors in Minneapolis. Scheduled to open in fall 2013, the project is the brainchild of Barbara Satin--a 78-year-old transwoman and member of Spirit of the Lakes United Church of Christ. The development is the first residential facility of its kind for LGBT seniors in the upper Midwest. KFAI producer Dixie Treichel has more about the independent living facility at 13th Avenue and East Lake Street.

Northern Voices: Episode 15 - Moccasins with Michelle

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the Northern Voices: Celebrating Ties to Minnesota's Northland series | 10:00

Today I talk with Michelle Defoe, artist and moccasin maker. Her work is intricate, vibrant, and tells a story. I meet up with Michelle at her artist studio in Duluth.

Northern_voices_-_mocassins_with_michelle_-_ep_2_photo_2_small Today I talk with Michelle Defoe, artist and moccasin maker. Her work is intricate, vibrant, and tells a story. I meet up with Michelle at her artist studio in Duluth.

Powering Down: Off Grid with Art and Beth Kidd

From WTIP | Part of the Powering Down series | 09:50

Powering Down is a new series on WTIP taking a look at off-grid lifestyles and homes using alternative energy in Cook County. Art and Beth Kidd claim to be among the first people to choose wind and solar power in the area and share their experiences of living off-grid for several decades. They talk about the early challenges, the growth of green technology, and the adaptations of a daily routine that come with "the simple life".

Img_20200131_142958_small Powering Down is a new series on WTIP taking a look at off-grid lifestyles and homes using alternative energy in Cook County. Art and Beth Kidd claim to be among the first people to choose wind and solar power in the area and share their experiences of living off-grid for several decades. They talk about the early challenges, the growth of green technology, and the adaptations of a daily routine that come with "the simple life".

Intuitive Songwriter Bailey “26” Cogan

From KFAI | Part of the 10,000 Fresh Voices series | 05:18

Bailey “26” Cogan (They/Them) is the genderfluid leader, singer/songwriter and keyboardist for the Minneapolis band 26 BATS! Bailey resonates with the number 26, loves bats and writes intuitively, letting their creativity guide the direction a song takes. Produced by Dixie Treichel

Bailey_cogan_1_small Bailey “26” Cogan (They/Them) is the genderfluid leader, singer/songwriter and keyboardist for the Minneapolis band 26 BATS! Bailey resonates with the number 26, loves bats and writes intuitively, letting their creativity guide the direction a song takes. Produced by Dixie Treichel

Artist Interview: Vern Northrup

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the Area Voices series | 10:49

Vern Northrup is a member of the Fon du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. His newest photography exhibit is on display at the Watermark Art Center now thru February and is called Akinomaage: Teaching from the Earth. It's a photo series documenting Northrup's observations of the natural world around him thru the lens of his cell phone. In this Area Voices segment, he discusses his new show, how fire is used to enhance the blueberry crop, and what projects are on his horizon.

Vern_ice_small Vern Northrup is a member of the Fon du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. His newest photography exhibit is on display at the Watermark Art Center now thru February and is called Akinomaage: Teaching from the Earth. It's a photo series documenting Northrup's observations of the natural world around him thru the lens of his cell phone. In this Area Voices segment, he discusses his new show, how fire is used to enhance the blueberry crop, and what projects are on his horizon.

Northeast Minnesota - A history of fire, ice and inland seas

From WTIP | Part of the The Lake Superior Project series | 09:22

Northeast Minnesota has undergone many geologic events to produce the landscape we know today.

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Northeast Minnesota has undergone many geologic events to produce the landscape we know today. Most of us know that glaciers left a large imprint on northeast Minnesota, but in Part 1 of a two-part series, Producer Martha Marnocha explores our geologic history before the glaciers – a period of time that lasted over three billion years and known as Minnesota’s bedrock history.

Thanks to naturalist Margie Menzies for her contribution to this feature.


Longer programs

Centerstage Minnesota, February 28, 2020

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the Centerstage Minnesota series | 01:44:54

Centerstage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music.

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Centerstage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music. This week’s music includes: Velvet Negroni, Gabe Barnett & them Rounders, Tina and the B-Sides, Mary Bue, Hattie Peterson, Larry Long, Low, The Bad Companions, Ian Thomas Alexy, Janiva Magness, The Latelys, Carrellee, John Gorka, Connie Evingson, Har Mar Superstar, Papa John Kolstad, Claudia Schmidt, Zoo Animal, Northern Pinnacle, Dan Israel, Bob Dylan, Mike Michel, Trampled By Turtles, Dee Miller Band, Thea Ennen, and The Bitter Spills.

Minnesota HomeBrew Music Show - NEW ARTISTS

From KSRQ | Part of the Minnesota HomeBrew Music Show series | 56:56

Host, Carl Unbehaun, presents a cavalcade of songs by Minnesota songwriters along with his musical musings! We dig hard for new artists on MHB. This show features newbies Anne Deming, Skylar Bouchard, Jess Morrison, Drew Peterson, John Siqveland, Russ Parrish, Little Lizard, Keith Curtis & Travis Thamert. And we report on BEER FOR FEAR. All on MHB!

(Aired 03/19/2020)

_logo-for-prx_small Host, Carl Unbehaun, presents a cavalcade of songs by Minnesota songwriters along with his musical musings! Minnesota Homebrew plays everything from Bob Dylan to Bob Muscovitz, leaning hard toward artists who get little if any airplay. Every episode, we share a song from an outstate artist and news from the wonderful world of beer. And, once in a blue moon (pardon the beer reference), Carl brings his guitar and plays a song from his catalog of "folk music run amok." Go to our Facebook page to learn how to submit your original songs coz our motto is, "You send it, we'll play it!"

"I Write the Songs," © 1975 by Bruce Johnston.
Minnesota HomeBrew Logo by Jon Tweet.

March 2020

From Radio K | Part of the K Local series | 33:24

Love Birds- Jackie Kean
Kelly Green- Tabby
All Alone Without You- Jack Pfeffer
mOth - Dua Saleh
I’m Enough- Early Eyes
With That Face- Green/Blue
Take Me to Your Leader- Little Lizard
Arm in a Sling- Extraterrestrials
Rot -Dad Bod
Overtones- Alina Maira feat. Dem Yuut

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K_local_small Love Birds- Jackie Kean Kelly Green- Tabby All Alone Without You- Jack Pfeffer mOth - Dua Saleh I’m Enough- Early Eyes With That Face- Green/Blue Take Me to Your Leader- Little Lizard Arm in a Sling- Extraterrestrials Rot -Dad Bod Overtones- Alina Maira feat. Dem Yuut

Tips and tricks on sleeping well from an expert

From WTIP | Part of the The Roadhouse series | 15:05

This weekend we "sprung forward", marking the beginning of daylight saving time. We thought this would be a good time to talk with a sleep expert about what happens to our body's rhythm during the time change and get some other sleep tips.

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Dave was joined by Dr. Michael Howell, associate professor of neurology at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

GREAT Theatre and KVSC Radio Present Nigh of the Living Dead!

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 01:13:54

Before Southerners hid in prisons and had to deal with barbed wire baseball bats and governors . . .

Before the overrun shopping malls . . .

Before Brad Pitt made a movie that had little to do with the book . . .

There was where it all started . . . Night of the Living Dead!

When you’re hiding out in the cellar trying not to get eaten, join GREAT Theatre for their gruesome adaptation of George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead!

Broadcast LIVE from the Helgeson Learning Lab Theater on Saturday, October 27, 2018, this is the second year of KVSC Radio and GREAT Theatre’s partnership to bring classic radio drama to your Halloween season!

Enjoy!

. . . while you can.

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Before Southerners hid in prisons and had to deal with barbed wire baseball bats and governors . . . 
Before the overrun shopping malls . . .
Before Brad Pitt made a movie that had little to do with the book . . .
There was where it all started . . . Night of the Living Dead!
When you’re hiding out in the cellar trying not to get eaten, join GREAT Theatre for their gruesome adaptation of George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead! 
Broadcast LIVE from the Helgeson Learning Lab Theater on Saturday, October 27, 2018, this is the second year of KVSC Radio and GREAT Theatre’s partnership to bring classic radio drama to your Halloween season!
Enjoy!
. . . while you can. 

Dig Deep - The Origins and Purposes of Environmental Regulation pt.1

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the Dig Deep series | 16:30

This week Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn began the conversation on the backstory of environmental regulations. This stems from the current contentious conversations and political movements concerning copper nickel mining in northern Minnesota.

Dig_deep_logo_small This week Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn began the conversation on the backstory of environmental regulations. This stems from the current contentious conversations and political movements concerning copper nickel mining in northern Minnesota.

Dig Deep - Environmental Regulation pt. 2

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the Dig Deep series | 18:44

We continue our Dig Deep conversation with Chuck Marohn and Aaron Brown. They delve into environmental regulation and suggest a need to rehaul our current system

Dig_deep_logo_small We continue our Dig Deep conversation with Chuck Marohn and Aaron Brown. They delve into environmental regulation and suggest a need to rehaul our current system

Dig Deep - Environmental Regulation pt. 3

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the Dig Deep series | 21:36

The final conversation of our Dig Deep series for the month with Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn. How should environmental regulations be set up?

Dig_deep_logo_small The final conversation of our Dig Deep series for the month with Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn. How should environmental regulations be set up?

Bernie

From Radio K | Part of the Real College Podcast series | 20:38

In this episode of RCP, we examine the topic of political campaigning, both on a national and local level.

0:23 - Bernie Sanders/Vampire Weekend Rally by Hannah Dove
5:20 - Talking to political campaign volunteers & an interview with artist Harry Gao by Tosin Faseemo
12:35 - From student government to local government by Ben Halom

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Bernie_small In this episode of RCP, we examine the topic of political campaigning, both on a national and local level. 0:23 - Bernie Sanders/Vampire Weekend Rally by Hannah Dove 5:20 - Talking to political campaign volunteers & an interview with artist Harry Gao by Tosin Faseemo 12:35 - From student government to local government by Ben Halom