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. 

Series

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30 Pieces

Memories and stories from Minnesota Veterans

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 12, 2023
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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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3 Pieces

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

Pieces

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In 2009, Todd Bol, who’d grown up in Stillwater, was renovating his garage when he decided to turn the old door into a memorial for his mother Esth...

Bought by KSRQ, KVSC, WDSE, KSRQ, KVSC and more


  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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In 1939, Gregg Jakobson was born in St. Paul, where he was adopted by a police chief and his wife. By 1968, Jakobson was a California session arran...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, KSRQ, KVSC, KSRQ, KRPR and more


  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 13
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September 17, 1909, President William Howard Taft arrived in Winona, one stop in hundreds during the new president’s 56-day whistle-stop tour of Am...

Bought by KSRQ, KRPR, KKWE Niijii Radio, WDSE, KVSC and more


  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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In the late 19th century, with the Twin Cities rapidly expanding, it was becoming harder to reach distant points. St. Paul solved with the transpor...

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


  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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There is now a digital option: Minnesotans with low incomes are now able to purchase food online using their SNAP benefits

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle


  • Added: Jun 15, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Over the past three weeks, more businesses and community facilities have reopened and thousands of people have been gathering at protests and event...

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle


  • Added: Jun 12, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on the Minnesota Native News Health Report, artists take a stand against Covid and more of your questions answered. Laurie Stern reports.

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


  • Added: Jun 12, 2020
  • Length: 04:57
  • Purchases: 2
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Phase Three of Minnesota’s stay-safe plan is underway, with more restaurants, gyms and retail stores open. Social distancing is still required and ...

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle


  • Added: Jun 11, 2020
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Biidaapi: s/he comes laughing. (Ojibwemowin) Hello! Today we talk with 13-year-old Xander Ripley-Jaakoa, an Anishinaabe youth from Cloquet, MN. Xa...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2020
  • Length: 16:33
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Biidaapi: s/he comes laughing. (Ojibwemowin) Boozhoo! We catch up with our friend Mike Laverdure (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in Nor...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2020
  • Length: 17:16