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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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50 Pieces

Individual stories from Minnesota Native news that make up the weekly newscasts.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Dec 29, 2016
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24 Pieces

MN Native News Special Edition: COVID-19 Community Conversations

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 20, 2020
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12 Pieces

Documentaries and features from Minnesota Native News.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Dec 29, 2016
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112 Pieces

MN Native News: COVID-19 Daily Update

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 20, 2020
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21 Pieces

MN Native News: Health Report

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 20, 2020
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509 Pieces

MN90: Minnesota History in 90 Seconds" is a history program airing on Ampers stations in Minnesota. It is a co-production of Ampers and the Minnesota Historical Society.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Jan 29, 2014
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24 Pieces

The special series of Native Lights is all about connecting with our neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Mar 27, 2020
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145 Pieces

We amplify stories of people within Minnesota’s Native communities. We explore the history, work, strength, and resiliency of Native people who are shaping the future, while appreciating those who came before.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Aug 28, 2019
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12 Pieces

Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice is a journalism initiative from Ampers, Diverse Radio for Minnesota’s Communities, KMOJ Radio, and the Minnesota Humanities Center covering the trials of the officers accused of killing George Floyd, the community’s reaction, and exploring the changes needed to create a more just society.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Mar 08, 2021
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Weekly series from KRPR radio, about happenings around town in Rochester, MN and surrounding areas.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Jun 20, 2019

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The government that tried to destroy Indigenous culture used it as a weapon on the battlefield. Listen to Decoded: Untold stories of Native Veteran...

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  • Added: Jul 05, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
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In a Minneapolis hotel room in 1990, Johnny Cash lamented the decline of his career. Britt Aamodt looks at how the music legend rose from the ashes...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 6
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1978 – A new interstate, I-90, would soon be passing through Blue Earth County. So why not create something to grab motorists’ attention? Why not b...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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August 1969 – Dave Arneson loved war games. That’s what drew him to the board game convention Gen Con, and to fellow gamer Gary Gygax. Five years l...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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June 1952 – Paul Robeson was one of the most famous singers in America. But he was also one of the most blacklisted because of his ties to Soviet R...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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November 1946 – Jazz bassist Oscar Pettiford was only in Minneapolis for a couple days. To play a concert with Duke Ellington. And to hang out with...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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June 1986 – Dr Derek Nottman stared at a face thawed from the ice of Beechy Island. The dead man was a crewmember from the doomed 19th century Fran...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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Leah and Cole take a trip to Four Sisters Farmers Market in Minneapolis! It’s the first market day of the year, and our hosts chat with poet, playw...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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The crew is joined by the St. Paul Parks & Rec Director, a BIPOC hometown boy, to talk about the importance of rec centers and staying active. They...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2023
  • Length: 28:33
  • Purchases: 1
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Leah and Cole take a trip to Four Sisters Farmers Market in Minneapolis! It’s the first market day of the year, and our hosts chat with nature-insp...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1