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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6 Pieces

Half hour collections from AMPERS' Veterans' Voices Series hosted by Britt Aamodt and Kevyn Burger

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Jan 25, 2023
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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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36 Pieces

In an effort to contain the spread of communism in Southeast Asia, the United States recruited, trained and financed the Hmong and Loas to serve as surrogate soldiers in the American armed forces. Today, there are over 350,000 Hmong living in the United States, with over 81,000 individuals in Minnesota, the largest urbanized Hmong population in the US. Veterans Voices': The Secret War is a program featuring the stories of some of these veterans. To learn more, visit MinnesotaVets.org

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 02, 2023

Pieces

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Leah and Cole chat with artist Sam Zimmerman (Grand Portage). After two decades on the east coast in public education Sam moved back to Minnesota t...

  • Added: Aug 10, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
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This week MN Native News reporter Emma Needham brings us some of the latest from Minnesota's native communities including a new novel from the auth...

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


  • Added: Aug 09, 2023
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Leah and Cole are joined by the multi-talented Rhiana Yazzie (Diné Nation), a remarkable theatre artist, filmmaker, playwright, and the visionary f...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
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By now you've probably heard of Chef Sean Sherman. Maybe you've eaten at his award winning restaurant Owamni, overlooking the river in downtown Min...

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


  • Added: Aug 02, 2023
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on Minnesota Native News, reporter Emma Needham provides an update about ongoing work by Native organizations and activists to protect wa...

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


  • Added: Jul 27, 2023
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3
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In 1922, Ralph Samuelson steamed the ends of two 8-foot boards, strapped them to his feet, and water skiing was born. But it was 40 years until any...

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KRPR, KSRQ, WDSE, and KQAL


  • Added: Jul 25, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 5
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1975 – St. Paul composer and lyricist Dave Frishberg was known for hits like “I’m Hip” and “Peel a Grape.” Now he was being asking to write a song ...

Bought by KSRQ, KBEM, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KRPR, WDSE and more


  • Added: Jul 24, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7
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1986 – Virginia Clemens’ multiple sclerosis was making it harder for her to go outside and enjoy her favorite flowers. So her husband gave the land...

Bought by KSRQ, KBEM, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KRPR, WDSE and more


  • Added: Jul 24, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7
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1996 – Hollywood director Tim Burton fell in love with Topps trading card images created by two Minnesota artists thirty years before. But would au...

Bought by KSRQ, KBEM, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KRPR, WDSE and more


  • Added: Jul 24, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7
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2005 – Jim Denomie, Ojibwe artist from Minneapolis, had only been painting for fifteen years. Now 50, he wanted to bring the fun back into his art ...

Bought by KSRQ, KBEM, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KRPR, WDSE and more


  • Added: Jul 24, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7