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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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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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

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The McNally Smith College of Music started with two guitars teachers and a dream. Britt Aamodt looks at the St. Paul music school that nurtured the...

Bought by KQAL, KFAI Minneapolis, WTIP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Derrick Branch set himself a goal of writing 15 hip hop verses a day. Britt Aamodt looks at how that goal changed Branch’s sound and led to two alb...

Bought by KQAL, KFAI Minneapolis, WTIP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Chase Manhattan didn’t want to be pigeonholed as the native rapper. But his big brother gave him some advice that, as Britt Aamodt relates in this ...

Bought by KQAL, KFAI Minneapolis, WTIP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Stephen Paulus’ music has played at president’s funerals and won Grammy’s. Britt Aamodt tells another story, of the organ concerto in which the St....

Bought by KQAL, KFAI Minneapolis, WTIP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 4
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The Greycoats get their music before the public through touring and social media. But Britt Aamodt’s story examines a third route: through music pl...

Bought by KQAL, KFAI Minneapolis, WTIP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Jazz conductor and composer Maria Schneider was in the midst of a new album when David Bowie rang up. Britt Aamodt tells the story behind 2014’s “S...

Bought by KQAL, KFAI Minneapolis, WTIP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Phil Solem had already put out two albums with his duo The Rembrandts when the call came from a Hollywood producer came. Britt Aamodt looks at the ...

Bought by KQAL, KFAI Minneapolis, WTIP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Like a lot of working musicians, Lojo Russo can remember a period of life by what gig she was playing. The guitarist and songwriter gathered her li...

Bought by KQAL, KFAI Minneapolis, WTIP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Chastity Brown’s last album had come out in 2012. The clock was ticking. But the singer-songwriter scrapped her new recordings to start over. Britt...

Bought by KQAL, KFAI Minneapolis, WTIP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Steven Brust and Emma Bull are better known as fantasy writers. But in the 1980s, these co-founders of the Minneapolis writer’s group The Scribbles...

Bought by KQAL, KFAI Minneapolis, WTIP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 4