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. 

Series

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30 Pieces

Memories and stories from Minnesota Veterans

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 12, 2023
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22 Pieces

Native American veterans explain why protecting our land and resources is an important part of Native culture and traditions.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Dec 29, 2016
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8 Pieces

Extended podcast versions of Kevyn Burger's interviews with some of the Minnesota Vietnam Veterans featured in the Ampers radio series

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Aug 24, 2017
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3 Pieces

Memories and stories from Minnesota's WWII Veterans

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Oct 21, 2019
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34 Pieces

Family conversations exploring the question “what matters most?” to those involved in providing or receiving care in the last stages of life. Allina Health helped fund this project.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Dec 29, 2016

Pieces

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As we dig deeper in Black History Month, the crew is joined by Sweet Potato Comfort Pie founder Rose McGee. Digging deeper beyond the surface of cu...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2024
  • Length: 28:31
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Staci Lola Drouillard is a Grand Portage Band of Ojibwe direct descendant. She lives and works in her hometown of Kitchibitobig—Grand Marais, on Mi...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2024
  • Length: 28:30
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This week's Headlines from Minnesota Native News include an update from Camp Nenookasi and the transfer of the Upper Sioux Agency Park, as well as ...

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


  • Added: Feb 15, 2024
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
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All together once again, the crew talks Black history. From George Bunga, a Black-Indigenous fur trader from the 1890s to sundown towns, the crew s...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2024
  • Length: 28:29
Caption: NAGPRA Logo, Credit: National Park Service Website
The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act or NAGPRA, was recently amended and the new rules became effective this year.

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


  • Added: Feb 08, 2024
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Michael Migizi Sullivan Sr. is a lifelong student of the Ojibwe language, father, husband, ceremonial drum keeper of the Ojibwe, powwow emcee, up-a...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2024
  • Length: 28:30
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As we enter Black History Month, the crew talk about its history, and how they were exposed to Black history growing up. In this Grab Bag show, the...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2024
  • Length: 28:38
Caption: Reintroduction of buffalo enhances the prairies on tribal lands in Minnesota by promoting biodiversity, Credit: Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community are reintroducing themselves to the buffalo nation, welcoming them back to their Dakota homelands here in ...

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


  • Added: Feb 01, 2024
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Fern Renville is a storyteller, artist, playwright, and enrolled citizen of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate. Fern lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, where s...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2024
  • Length: 28:30
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We continue our conversation on Minnesota’s historic tenant protection laws that took effect on January 1, 2024, ensuring safe, stable, and afforda...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2024
  • Length: 28:38