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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389 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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92 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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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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On today’s show, we talk with Emma Needham (Red Lake Nation). She is a mother, water protector, and reporter. We talk with Emma about the impacts o...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
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A Food and Art Market in Duluth uplifts Indigenous and BIPOC entrepreneurs, while providing goods to the local community. And a new children’s bo...

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


  • Added: Jul 06, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Our latest show explores how people of color often experience extractive experiences when in predominantly white spaces. From professional compensa...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 30, 2022
  • Length: 28:27
  • Purchases: 1
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On today’s show, we talk with Darek DeLille (Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa/Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa), Artistic Produce...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
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The Twin Cities Pride Festival celebrated its 50th anniversary last weekend…Just a few miles away, local organizers held a different type of pride ...

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


  • Added: Jun 30, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Our latest Grab Bag show touches on a variety of topics including the January 6th hearings, the first Indigenous Miss Minnesota, the record settlem...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2022
  • Length: 28:32
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The State of Minnesota is offering the Pfizer vaccine at its Mall of America community vaccination site, where appointments are now open. It plans ...

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


  • Added: Jun 23, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3
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On today’s show, we talk with Great-Grandmother Mary Lyons (Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe) a spiritual advisor, storyteller, activist, wisdom keeper, a...

  • Added: Jun 16, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
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As Juneteenth becomes a more mainstream celebration, we wondered if those benefiting from the holiday know the history behind it. Rose McGee, the b...

Bought by KWMR, RADIOLEX, WORT, and WJSU


  • Added: Jun 16, 2022
  • Length: 28:28
  • Purchases: 4
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The Food and Drug Administration recently determined both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines appear “safe and effective” for ages 6 months and older. ...

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


  • Added: Jun 15, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 6