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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50 Pieces

Individual stories from Minnesota Native news that make up the weekly newscasts.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Dec 29, 2016
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24 Pieces

MN Native News Special Edition: COVID-19 Community Conversations

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 20, 2020
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12 Pieces

Documentaries and features from Minnesota Native News.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Dec 29, 2016
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112 Pieces

MN Native News: COVID-19 Daily Update

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 20, 2020
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21 Pieces

MN Native News: Health Report

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 20, 2020
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504 Pieces

MN90: Minnesota History in 90 Seconds" is a history program airing on Ampers stations in Minnesota. It is a co-production of Ampers and the Minnesota Historical Society.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Jan 29, 2014
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24 Pieces

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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145 Pieces

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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12 Pieces

Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice is a journalism initiative from Ampers, Diverse Radio for Minnesota’s Communities, KMOJ Radio, and the Minnesota Humanities Center covering the trials of the officers accused of killing George Floyd, the community’s reaction, and exploring the changes needed to create a more just society.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Mar 08, 2021
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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

Pieces

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Biidaapi: s/he comes laughing. (Ojibwemowin) Greetings! Today we’re happy to speak with Vanessa Goodthunder (Lower Sioux) who is the Director of ...

  • Added: May 06, 2020
  • Length: 12:38
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This week on Minnesota Native News, it’s May, and the 51st American Indian Month has kicked off in Minnesota! But this year… things are going to be...

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


  • Added: May 06, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
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We round out Season 2 of our Native Lights podcast by exploring the cultural influences that have shaped the work of two celebrated and accomplishe...

  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 40:43
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In this episode, two stories highlight significant work to build supportive environments for Native people to heal and thrive. Kwe Pack is a spect...

  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 59:27
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The program explores the unstoppable power when two visionaries come together to bring a special project to life. We meet Deb Foster (Ojibwe), the...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 36:16
  • Purchases: 1
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This episode explores work being done towards authentically and accurately representing Native people, communities, and our stories. Rebecca Crook...

  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 57:48
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Respected Anishinaabe elder and well-known physician, Dr. Arne Vainio (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe) tells the story of how he became one of only 3,40...

  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 32:49
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We kick off our new season with a story from Mnicoujou [mini-co-jew] Lakota doula, Takayla Lightfield. She stands side-by-side with Native women su...

  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 28:48
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Boozhoo! Join us for a fun conversation with Chef Benjamin Shendo (Cochiti and Jemez Pueblo), the Café Manager of Gatherings Café, at the American ...

  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 12:47
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This week on Minnesota Native News we check in with Native leaders whose work has moved online and a couple of online movie recommendations while w...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KVSC, KMSU, WDSE, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Apr 30, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9