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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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

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  • 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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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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This week on Minnesota Native News, reporter Melissa Townsend tells us about the 35th Annual Native American Journalists Association Conference hos...

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


  • Added: Sep 25, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
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This week on Minnesota Native News, a groundbreaking, a grand opening and an update on wild rice. Red Lake Nation's new housing project is underway...

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


  • Added: Sep 18, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Britt Aamodt takes a tour of the history of bike sharing programs and Minneapolis’ Nice Ride system.

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


  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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Maggie Nichols had been a gymnast since age three. The Minnesota athlete knew there’d be injuries. They came with the sport. Britt Aamodt examines ...

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


  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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In 1924, Frances Gumm made her stage debut at age two in Grand Rapids, singing “Jingle Bells.” Britt Aamodt tells the story of the girl who became ...

Bought by WTIP, KVSC, WDSE, WDSE, KRPR and more


  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 18
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The Together Again tour was supposed to be a 29-city reunion tour of three of the original Rat Packers: Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin and Frank Sin...

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


  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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It was almost like Charles Schulz was destined to be an artist. Days after his birth, November 26, 1922, an uncle nicknamed him Spark Plug after a ...

Bought by KRPR, KSRQ, WTIP, KVSC, WTIP and more


  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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Mainstream institutions have struggled to accurately and ethically tell the story of what happened to the Dakota People in 1862. As Laurie Stern re...

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


  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
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And… September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The Division of Indian Work in Minneapolis speaks to the need and availability of culturally ...

Bought by WOUB


  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 02:59
  • Purchases: 1
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This week… the McKnight Foundation’s 2019 Distinguished Artist Award goes to a Native artist for the first time.

  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 02:00