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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55 Pieces

People share their personal stories, strategies and perspectives on preventing and managing diabetes, in these relatable and inspirational segments.

  • From: Ampers
  • 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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0 Pieces

Memories and stories from Minnesota's military veterans

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Oct 21, 2019
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36 Pieces

Memories and stories from Minnesota Korea War Veterans

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Apr 06, 2020
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20 Pieces

Veterans' Voices: Minnesota in Vietnam

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 16, 2022
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20 Pieces

Veterans' Voices: Minnesota in World War I

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 16, 2022
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20 Pieces

Veterans' Voices: Minnesota in World War II

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 16, 2022
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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

Pieces

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The ancient Hmong culture developed a number of musical instruments. Britt Aamodt looks at the qeej, an instrument whose tradition that is kept ali...

Bought by KQAL, KFAI Minneapolis, WTIP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Cornbread Harris was a Minneapolis pianist noodling around with a song recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra. Augie Garcia was a guitarist from St....

Bought by KQAL, KFAI Minneapolis, WTIP, KSRQ, and WGZS


  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 5
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Bruce Swedien set up his first recording studio in his parents’ basement in Minneapolis. But he’s best known for his work with Michael Jackson. Bri...

Bought by KQAL, KFAI Minneapolis, WTIP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 4
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How does a kid go from being a coffee shop guitarist to City Pages’ best new music act of the Twin Cities? Britt Aamodt unravels the legend of Thom...

Bought by KQAL, KFAI Minneapolis, WTIP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 4
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Terry Gilliam was the only American member of the legendry British comedy troupe Monty Python. Britt Aamodt has the story of Gilliam’s Minnesota co...

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


  • Added: Jun 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 20
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The Minnesota settlers called him Cut Nose. The Dakota knew him as He Who Stands on a Cloud, one of the 38 men hanged after the 1862 Dakota Uprisin...

Bought by KSRQ, KVSC, WTIP, KFAI Minneapolis, KBEM and more


  • Added: Jun 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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There’s a ghost town in Minnesota called San Francisco. Britt Aamodt has the history of William Foster, member of the Donner Party, murderer and to...

Bought by WDSE, KSRQ, KVSC, WTIP, KFAI Minneapolis and more


  • Added: Jun 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 21
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Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are remembered as the romantically doomed outlaw couple of Depression-era Texas. So why does a Minnesota town lay cl...

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


  • Added: Jun 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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Before William “Buzz” Schneider was a Miracle on Ice, he was a sports-obsessed boy growing up on the Iron Range. Britt Aamodt looks back the career...

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


  • Added: Jun 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we explore the state of suicide in the native community and get a look at a new urban program launched to addre...

Bought by KRZA, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KQAL and more


  • Added: Jun 20, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 14