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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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31 Pieces

Join us as we dive into Minnesota's rich and diverse heritage, from Dakota voices and Latin artists to wildlife conservation and cultural festivals. Discover stories of resilience, creativity, and community, exploring everything from herbalist traditions and creative writing programs for youth to the vibrant performances of South Asian theater companies. These episodes celebrate the multifaceted legacy of Minnesota, shining a light on the past, present, and future contributions of its diverse communities.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Jun 21, 2024
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514 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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147 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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Sean talks about confronting myths and misconceptions about his type 1 diabetes.

  • Added: Apr 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Ryan shares how he lives with diabetes and keeps this challenge in perspective.

  • Added: Apr 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Roger shares how cooking meals and honoring food has prevented his pre-diabetes from progressing.

  • Added: Apr 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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As a trucker, Roger developed a bad soda pop habit, which he had to change.

  • Added: Apr 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Piper shares how at first, her diabetes made her feel like an outcast, until she went to Camp Needlepoint.

  • Added: Apr 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Piper talks about overcoming her anger at having diabetes, and how it inspired her to help others do the same.

  • Added: Apr 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Phoebe knows she must take care of her diabetes, but she does not let it define her identity.

  • Added: Apr 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Norma shares how managing her diabetes is a life-long process.

  • Added: Apr 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Norma talks about how she put her diagnosis into a healthy perspective.

  • Added: Apr 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Nancy shares how her Lakota tradition helps her face her diabetes with hope and strength.

  • Added: Apr 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30