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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49 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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458 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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128 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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1965 – The Beatles were not granting interviews after their Minnesota concert. But intern reporter Holly Stocking needed a story—and she’d just got...

Bought by KSRQ, KRPR, KBEM, KVSC, WDSE and more


  • Added: Feb 21, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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1976 – Lou Bellamy had learned the power of theater at a young age. Now he was creating Penumbra, St. Paul’s first theater to give a stage to an al...

Bought by KSRQ, KRPR, KBEM, KVSC, WDSE and more


  • Added: Feb 21, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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Today we chat with Annie Humphrey (Leech Lake Ojibwe). She’s an Anishinaabekwe mother, grandmother, and an award-winning musician who’s been a pres...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Feb 17, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Young Indigenous creatives from the Twin Cities are carving their path by using traditional practices and teachings. MN Native News reporter Isavel...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KSRQ, and WDSE


  • Added: Feb 16, 2023
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3
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“Pretendians” is a term new to many of us. Really, it’s another term for fraud and cultural appropriation, specific to the Indigenous communities. ...

Bought by KWIT and KVSC


  • Added: Feb 16, 2023
  • Length: 28:46
  • Purchases: 2
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“Pretendians” is a term new to many of us. Really, it’s another term for fraud and cultural appropriation, specific to the Indigenous communities. ...

Bought by KVSC and KWIT


  • Added: Feb 09, 2023
  • Length: 28:35
  • Purchases: 2
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New Artificial Intelligence or AI programs can generate art based on phrases and prompts entered into a program that references art pieces and styl...

Bought by KSRQ, KKWE Niijii Radio, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, and WDSE


  • Added: Feb 09, 2023
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Today we chat with LeAnn Littlewolf, a Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe citizen and co-Executive Director for the American Indian Community Housing Organi...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Feb 09, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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On this special episode of Counter Stories, producer Hlee Lee is joined by members of the Asian-Pacific Islander community to talk about Lunar New ...

Bought by KWIT, KVSC, and WYAP


  • Added: Feb 02, 2023
  • Length: 28:36
  • Purchases: 3
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Today, we’re speaking with Rebekah Fineday, a Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe citizen and Air Force veteran who serves as Sanford Health’s Native America...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Feb 02, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1