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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There may be no time machines. But Britt Aamodt has found a ride at the Minnesota State Fair that’ll take you back to 1915.

Bought by WGZS, WDSE, KSRQ, KKWE Niijii Radio, WTIP and more


  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 22
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The 1976 film Logan’s Run posited a utopian city under a dome. But that science fiction nearly became reality in Northern Minnesota. Producer Britt...

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


  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 21
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Violence against Native people is disproportionately high. The CDC reports for the year 2014 that homocide was the fourth leading cause of death in...

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


  • Added: Feb 21, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Leaders at the White Earth Band Public Health Department are trying new ways to connect tribal members with the Band’s health services. February is...

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


  • Added: Feb 14, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Wild Rice , Credit: Cole Premo
This week on Minnesota Native News: We hear about researchers using wild rice to predict the health of Minnesota’s lakes and streams -- and get an ...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KMSU, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KQAL, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: Feb 06, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 11
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This week on Minnesota Native News, crisis may be averted at a unique home for Native women, and a Minnesota tribe sues big pharmaceutical companie...

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


  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3
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American Indian tribes across Minnesota may soon have a greater say in what happens at the five University of Minnesota campuses.

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and WTIP


  • Added: Jan 31, 2018
  • Length: 02:40
  • Purchases: 2
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Fond du Lac photographer and retired wildland fire fighter Vern Northrup has a new photography exhibit in Duluth, Minnesota. It’s called Ishkode, t...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2018
  • Length: 02:23
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about how American Indian tribes may soon have a greater say in what happens at University of Minnesota ...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, KKWE Niijii Radio, KMSU, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KQAL and more


  • Added: Jan 31, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Tribal communities received grants from the Super Bowl Host Committee, some with reservations.
This year thousands of football fans flooding into Minneapolis for the Super Bowl, spend money on hotels, restaurants, and souvenirs in the Twin Ci...

Bought by KVSC, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KMSU, WDSE, WTIP and more


  • Added: Jan 24, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9