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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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
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30 Pieces

Memories and stories from Minnesota Veterans

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 12, 2023
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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
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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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Britt Aamodt takes a look at music club First Avenue from the perspective of the DJ, who kept the music spinning during the ’70 disco era, crowd-te...

Bought by KSRQ and KQAL


  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 01:38
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we talk with a native artist who has been selected for a new commission at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Oct 02, 2019
  • Length: 03:54
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear about a new change at the Pipestone National Monument after years of concerns from tribes.

  • Added: Oct 02, 2019
  • Length: :34
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we talk with a native artist who has been selected for a new commission at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, an...

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


  • Added: Oct 02, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Laurie Lindeen’s health scare made her reassess life. What did she want to do? Start a band. Britt Aamodt has the story of Zuzu’s Petals.

Bought by KSRQ, KQAL, and KMSU


  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:38
  • Purchases: 3
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It was 2010 and Minnesota supergroup GAYNGS was hosting a CD release party at First Ave, when Prince appeared side stage. Britt Aamodt recounts wha...

Bought by KSRQ, KQAL, and KMSU


  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:38
  • Purchases: 3
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Before First Avenue was a club, it was a bus terminal. Britt Aamodt looks at the origins of the Greyhound Northland Bus Depot.

Bought by KSRQ, KQAL, and KMSU


  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:38
  • Purchases: 3
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David Carr put it this way in his New York Times column: First Avenue Is Dead (Long Live First Avenue). Britt Aamodt looks at the bankruptcy that n...

Bought by KSRQ, KQAL, and KMSU


  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:38
  • Purchases: 3
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Dan Corrigan’s first photographic assignment at First Avenue/7th Street Entry in 1981 wouldn’t be his last. Not by a long shot. Britt Aamodt’s piec...

Bought by KSRQ, KQAL, and KMSU


  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:38
  • Purchases: 3
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Lucinda Williams had played First Avenue before. But this night was special. Britt Aamodt reports on the wedding of the country star with her Minne...

Bought by KSRQ, KQAL, and KMSU


  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:37
  • Purchases: 3