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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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 1960, Kofi Anna was an economics student at Macalester College in St. Paul. Britt Aamodt takes a snapshot of the future United Nations secretary...

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


  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 18
Caption: Joy Friedman with MIWRC hands out snacks to those gathered in the tent camp., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week reporter Melissa Townsend has the latest on a homeless tent camp in Minneapolis. There are roughly 300 people - mostly Native - in the ca...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KMSU, KSRQ, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 19, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Jazz guitarist, Briand Morrison, talks about his and his father’s art.

  • Added: Sep 12, 2018
  • Length: 02:04
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Concerned community members come together to show support to those battling addiction in Mille Lacs.

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 12, 2018
  • Length: 03:02
  • Purchases: 1
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Concerned community members come together to show support to those battling addiction in Mille Lacs, and jazz guitarist Briand Morrison talks about...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, KKWE Niijii Radio, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KMSU, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 11, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 11
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This week on Minnesota Native News, hard work is underway to address the housing crisis – and the wild rice harvest begins.

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KMOJ-FM, KKWE Niijii Radio, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 05, 2018
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 13

  • Added: Aug 31, 2018
  • Length: 02:06
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Treaty Rights, Climate Justice, and Decolonization were discussed in packed house in Duluth.

  • Added: Aug 31, 2018
  • Length: 02:34
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Treaty Rights, Climate Justice, and Decolonization were discussed in packed house in Duluth… and Franklin Avenue bustled with energy for Open Stree...

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


  • Added: Aug 29, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Sharon Day completes this year's Nibiwalk along the Wisconsin River., Credit: Chas Jewett
Bois Forte Ojibwe Grandmother Sharon Day has just finished this year’s Nibiwalk. It was an 11 day journey — 387 miles along the Wisconsin River.

  • Added: Aug 28, 2018
  • Length: 01:08