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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Short features documenting the impact of Minnesota's Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Jul 23, 2014
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A Look at Legacy

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Apr 12, 2015
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40 Pieces

Bearing Witness with Anthony Galloway and Georgia Fort is a production of Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice, a journalism project created and supported by Ampers, Diverse Radio for Minnesota's Communities, in partnership with KMOJ Radio and The Minnesota Humanities Center.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Mar 27, 2021
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First-hand experiences and advice about the challenges and rewards associated with caring for loved ones in the last stages of life. Allina Health helped fund this project.

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

We discuss race, identity, social justice and culture in a region grappling with demographic changes

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Jan 14, 2021
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select Ampers programming related to COVID19

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Apr 20, 2020
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Sex Trafficking - Breaking Free Sex traffic. At KMOJ, we're not letting it hide. We are pleased to present two hours of programming about people in our community trying to end it. We are proud that last year's program on sex trafficking won a first place award from the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists in the special projects category.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Jul 05, 2019
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Moments in the musical history of Minnesota

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Jul 14, 2017
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Minnesota Music Notes celebrating noteworthy artists, people and moments that shaped the history of Minnesota's Mainroom First Avenue

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Sep 26, 2019
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419 Pieces

Each week Minnesota Native News looks at social, economic, cultural, health issues and more facing Minnesota’s Native American communities. By informing and educating all Minnesotans about events, activities, and issues in Minnesota’s Native American communities this program interweaves the Native American culture into the rest of the communities of the state.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Jan 29, 2014

Pieces

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Valerie Buchan tells about being recruited by the Army, and serving as the head nurse in an emergency room in Vietnam, caring for soldiers who endu...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2017
  • Length: 18:06
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Trudell Guerue, a Lakota who grew up on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, speaks about how military service is part of a rich cultural tradi...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2017
  • Length: 12:55
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Fifty years after his service, veteran Michael Medina returned to Vietnam as a tourist. Medina shares how the journey helped him come to terms with...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2017
  • Length: 15:04
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Former Army Officer Jerry Newton talks about his most difficult and dreadful assignment, notifying families when their soldier sons were killed in ...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2017
  • Length: 16:06
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Tom Nelson was an electrical engineer living in Minnesota who got involved in a birding controversy. Britt Aamodt reports how the engineer weighed ...

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


  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 18
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August 27, 1979, deputy Val Johnson was on a regular night patrol in Warren, Minnesota, when a light came at him. Britt Aamodt gives the details on...

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


  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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Before Pixar was one of the top animation firms in the world, it was a subsidiary of George Lucas’s Lucasfilm Ltd. Britt Aamodt tells us how, in 19...

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


  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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Michael Koppelman has a foot in two worlds. He was engineer and producer for Prince. But he was also an amateur astronomer who, says Britt Aamodt, ...

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


  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 25
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After he was a professional wrestler but before he was governor of Minnesota, Jesse Ventura made a cameo appearance on X-Files. Ventura may not hav...

Bought by KSRQ, KVSC, WTIP, KFAI Minneapolis, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 22
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The Wallets were a band in 1980s Minneapolis known for their high-energy jams and theatric performances. Producer Daniel Zamzow describes how in on...

Bought by WTIP, KQAL, Radio K, and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 4