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 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
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This week… the McKnight Foundation’s 2019 Distinguished Artist Award goes to a Native artist for the first time. And… September is Suicide Preven...

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


  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Many Native people are dissatisfied with the media portrayal of Indigenous communities across Turtle Island. In this episode, we hear from a Nativ...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 53:44
  • Purchases: 1