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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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413 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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108 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

Pieces

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2005 – A thief stole into the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids and stole a pair of ruby slippers the actress wore in The Wizard of Oz. When they...

Bought by WTIP, KSRQ, WDSE, KQAL, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: Jan 18, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7
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1905 – The French had failed to build the Panama Canal. Now it looked like the Americans would too. That’s when John Stevens, former chief engineer...

Bought by WTIP, WDSE, KQAL, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KRPR and more


  • Added: Jan 18, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 6
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1994 – On Gao Hong’s first tour of America, a radio listener, hearing of her concert, wondered how this Chinese musician could play a peapod? Hong ...

Bought by WDSE, KQAL, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KRPR, and WGZS


  • Added: Jan 18, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 5
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1958 – The Minnesota democrats couldn’t wait to get the freshman senator for Massachusetts to Minnesota for their fundraiser. John F. Kennedy, rich...

Bought by WDSE, KQAL, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KRPR, and WGZS


  • Added: Jan 18, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 5
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1983 – Dave Rusan had never built a guitar. He only repaired them. But now he’d been given the job of a lifetime: to create the iconic cloud guitar...

Bought by WDSE, KQAL, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KRPR, and WGZS


  • Added: Jan 18, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 5
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The crew talks Hollywood and what movies are on their must-see list, some dating as far back as the 1920s. Movies that make a statement, are inclus...

Bought by KWIT, KVSC, and WYAP


  • Added: Jan 12, 2023
  • Length: 28:37
  • Purchases: 3
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Today Leah and Cole chat with Amber Annis, a Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe citizen who is currently the director of Native American Initiative at the ...

  • Added: Jan 12, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
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This week, Emma Needham talks with story-keeper Hope Flanagan about why stories are essential to keeping native knowledge, culture, and language al...

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


  • Added: Jan 11, 2023
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Is it possible to be your full, unapologetic, authentic self while being a creditable person in your community? The crew talks about what it looks ...

Bought by KWIT and KVSC


  • Added: Jan 05, 2023
  • Length: 28:41
  • Purchases: 2
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We’re happy to present our first Unplugged show – a show we didn’t plan, it’s really just the four of us talking about what’s on our minds. We talk...

Bought by KWIT and WYAP


  • Added: Dec 29, 2022
  • Length: 28:35
  • Purchases: 2