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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In 1886, Luis Garzon was only in Minneapolis to play oboe in the touring orchestra Los Aires Nacionales de Mexico. Britt Aamodt looks at why Garzon...

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  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 18
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In 1951, James Arness was having problems landing Hollywood roles because of his height, 6 feet 7 inches. But that all changed when he was cast as ...

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


  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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Was U.S. Senator from Minnesota Ernest Lundeen an isolationist or a Nazi sympathizer? Britt Aamodt has the story of the Senator’s last flight and t...

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


  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: Native students from South High in Minneapolis have published a book of poetry, prose and artwork., Credit: Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute
This week on Minnesota Native News: young Native writers in Minneapolis publish a book and Leech Lake Tribal college gears up for another winning ...

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


  • Added: May 22, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we’re showcasing Isabella Callery, the Minnesota High School senior who recently won a national poetry recitati...

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  • Added: May 14, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: The crowd listens as the American Indian Month kick off event begins., Credit: Melissa Townsend
It’s American Indian Month in Minnesota! This week on Minnesota Native News we take you to the kick off event in Minneapolis and we hear about the...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KVSC, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KMSU and more


  • Added: May 08, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Charles Perkins Strite was tired of burnt toast. So the Minnesota inventor set out to do something about it. Britt Aamodt offers up a tale of a new...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 19
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July 2014, Patrick Sawyer just wanted to finish his conference in Nigeria and get home to Coon Rapids. Two of his daughters had birthdays coming up...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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April 1997, David Madson, a talented Minneapolis architect, wasn’t looking forward to picking up his old boyfriend at the airport. Maybe he knew so...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 18
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Victor Frankenstein and his Creature never had a true heart-to-heart in Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel. Britt Aamodt looks at how playwright Barbara Fie...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 19