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. 

Series

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55 Pieces

People share their personal stories, strategies and perspectives on preventing and managing diabetes, in these relatable and inspirational segments.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Apr 12, 2017
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27 Pieces

Native Americans share their personal experiences and challenges of quitting commercial tobacco and reclaiming sacred tobacco.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Apr 12, 2017
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6 Pieces

Half hour collections from AMPERS' Veterans' Voices Series hosted by Britt Aamodt and Kevyn Burger

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Jan 25, 2023
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30 Pieces

Memories and stories of Minnesota's Vietnam veterans.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Oct 04, 2017
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0 Pieces

Memories and stories from Minnesota's military veterans

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Oct 21, 2019
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36 Pieces

Memories and stories from Minnesota Korea War Veterans

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Apr 06, 2020
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20 Pieces

Veterans' Voices: Minnesota in Vietnam

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 16, 2022
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20 Pieces

Veterans' Voices: Minnesota in World War I

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 16, 2022
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20 Pieces

Veterans' Voices: Minnesota in World War II

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 16, 2022
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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

Pieces

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The virtuoso accordionist and bandleader of the 1920’s and ‘30s, Thorstein Skarning would play anywhere there was a chance to blend Norwegian tradi...

Bought by WTIP, KQAL, and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Tetes Noires were known for their eclectic sound, funky fashion, and badass attitude in the 1980s. But as producer Daniel Zamzow learned of Twin Ci...

Bought by WTIP, KQAL, and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 3
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In 1903, Norwegian descendant F. Melius Christiansen was hired to teach music at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. As producer Daniel Zamz...

Bought by WTIP, KQAL, and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 3
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The multi-talented Ardis Wells together with her Rhythm Ranch Gals are considered the earliest all-female country band in the United States. Though...

Bought by WTIP, KQAL, KFAI Minneapolis, and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Folk music in Minnesota is as rich as the waters that led explorers through the state in the first place. Producer Daniel Zamzow explains how Frenc...

Bought by WTIP, KQAL, and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 3
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What is known as the Asian Holocaust of World War II, is a far-reaching tale of tragedy that affected Asian cultures all around the world. Producer...

Bought by WTIP, KQAL, and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 3
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The Godfather of Minnesota Rock n’ Roll, Augie Garcia, was hired to open for Elvis Presley when he played The St. Paul Auditorium in 1956. Producer...

Bought by WTIP, KQAL, and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Prince Rogers Nelson had played in a few bands while growing up in North Minneapolis. According to producer Daniel Zamzow, the first full-band show...

Bought by WTIP, KQAL, and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 3
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For young Patty, Maxene, and LaVerne Andrews, a Minneapolis talent show was how their star began to rise. Daniel Zamzow describes how Minnesota’s m...

Bought by WTIP, KQAL, and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 3
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“Hail Minnesota” is Minnesota’s official State Song, but has a history that is tied to the University of Minnesota. Producer Daniel Zamzow describe...

Bought by WTIP, KQAL, KSRQ, and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Jul 14, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 4