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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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344 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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59 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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11 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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1936 – The Marx Brothers—Chico, Harpo and Groucho—arrived in Duluth. In overcoats. In July. The comedians heard it was cold up there. But they stuc...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, KSRQ, KBEM, WTIP, WDSE and more


  • Added: Sep 17, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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In 1978, Brenda Spencer just wanted to meet John Lennon. She’d traveled from Minnesota to join the other fans that hung outside his New York apartm...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, KSRQ, KBEM, WTIP, WDSE and more


  • Added: Sep 17, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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In 1942, one of the most recognizable women in America stepped off a train in St. Cloud. She was Marian Anderson, the opera singer called the Voice...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, KSRQ, KBEM, WTIP, WDSE and more


  • Added: Sep 17, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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Mary Welsh was not only Ernest Hemingway’s fourth (and last) wife but also his literary executor. But critics sniffed at the idea of this lumberman...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, KBEM, WTIP, WDSE, KVSC and more


  • Added: Sep 17, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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On today’s show, we turn the microphone on each other! No guest today… instead, we ask each other some questions about our own purpose and passion...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Sep 16, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This remix of a previous show features two Afghan organizers who give us a brief lesson on the history of Afghanistan and colonization. We talk abo...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Sep 16, 2021
  • Length: 28:33
  • Purchases: 1
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Dr. Gwen Nell Westerman has been appointed the new MN Poet Laureate. And a celebration is being held soon for the publication of five Ojibwe langua...

Bought by KVSC, WDSE, KMSU, KSRQ, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 14, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Anthony checks in with Georgia about the recent high speed chase leading to more community deaths questioning our willingness to change. Our hosts ...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Sep 10, 2021
  • Length: 28:32
  • Purchases: 1
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Minnesota is known for its abundance of natural outdoor spaces, but not everyone feels safe, knowledgeable or comfortable utilizing these spaces. C...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Sep 09, 2021
  • Length: 28:31
  • Purchases: 1
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Anthony and Georgia discuss the current developments in Louisiana and Afghanistan and check in with Zachary Hylton about changes in progress he has...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2021
  • Length: 28:32