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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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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109 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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2007: Groth Music had been buying and selling musical instruments since 1939. But this was the first time the Minnesota company was asked to find a...

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


  • Added: Oct 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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August 1998: Monica Lewinsky was in the hot seat, giving grand jury testimony about her affair with President Clinton. So why was she bringing up M...

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


  • Added: Oct 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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October 1982: Star Tribune music critic Jon Bream had never seen a band like the Go-Go’s. No one had. An all-female group that played their own ins...

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


  • Added: Oct 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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May 1937: College student John Hersey needed a summer job. He wasn’t thrilled about doing correspondence, basically busy work, but the employer was...

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


  • Added: Oct 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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On our final episode of our Education Series episode, the crew talks higher education. What does diversity and inclusion look like? We talk with Kh...

Bought by KWIT and WYAP


  • Added: Oct 13, 2022
  • Length: 28:44
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Sculpturer Duane Goodwin with Oganawedan Nibi , Credit: Leah Lemm
October 10th marked Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Minnesota and in cities and states across the United States. The day included official celebrations ...

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


  • Added: Oct 12, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Today Leah and Cole chat with Maggie Lorenz, an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe and descendant of the Spirit Lake Dakota Nati...

Bought by KWIT


  • Added: Oct 06, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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As we enter the another season of COVID 19, health care providers are bracing for another possible fall surge in COVID 19 cases. Similar to the Flu...

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


  • Added: Oct 05, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Minnesota’s, and possibly the country’s, first female Somali principal joins the crew to talk about her journey to becoming the principal of Gideon...

Bought by KWIT and WYAP


  • Added: Sep 29, 2022
  • Length: 28:41
  • Purchases: 2
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About one in five American adults are having health problems long after first contracting COVID-19. This week, learn more about these post-COVID co...

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


  • Added: Sep 29, 2022
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2