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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50 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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31 Pieces

Join us as we dive into Minnesota's rich and diverse heritage, from Dakota voices and Latin artists to wildlife conservation and cultural festivals. Discover stories of resilience, creativity, and community, exploring everything from herbalist traditions and creative writing programs for youth to the vibrant performances of South Asian theater companies. These episodes celebrate the multifaceted legacy of Minnesota, shining a light on the past, present, and future contributions of its diverse communities.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Jun 21, 2024
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514 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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147 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

Pieces

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This week, the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resources Center (MIWRC) welcomed Ruth Anna Buffalo, the organization's new CEO.

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


  • Added: Mar 14, 2024
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3
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In recognition of Women’s History Month, we’ll be joined all month by powerful and inspirational women. This week, that person is Sagal Ali. She jo...

Bought by KLCC, KTSW 89.9, and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Mar 07, 2024
  • Length: 28:33
  • Purchases: 3
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Willard Malebear Jr. is a Lakota artist who is the CEO and owner of Unified Theory Collective, he is also the Executive Chairman of Art Shelf. Both...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2024
  • Length: 28:30
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The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s $5 million dollar campaign to indigenize K12 curriculum has ended with some major accomplishments. Three...

Bought by WDSE and WGZS


  • Added: Mar 07, 2024
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 2
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This week’s headlines include The Return of the Cloquet Forestry Center Lands, a newly available Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relative’s license...

Bought by KSRQ and WDSE


  • Added: Feb 29, 2024
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
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We wrap up our celebration of Black History Month with a conversation with James Burroughs, who has worn many hats within community. As the Chief E...

  • Added: Feb 29, 2024
  • Length: 28:34
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Mary LaGarde is the Executive Director of the Minneapolis American Indian Center (MAIC) and a member of the White Earth Nation. She was selected to...

  • Added: Feb 29, 2024
  • Length: 28:30
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For nearly a decade, the Minneapolis Native community has gathered in the East Phillips neighborhood to keep the missing or murdered Indigenous rel...

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


  • Added: Feb 23, 2024
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3
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As we look at Black History Month, we need to also look to the future. How do Black Minnesotans imagine the future through innovative, Black-center...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2024
  • Length: 28:34
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Sounds of Blackness is a Grammy Award-winning vocal and instrumental ensemble from Minneapolis, Minnesota, formed in the late 1960s. They gained wi...

Bought by KSRQ, KVSC, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KBEM, KRPR and more


  • Added: Feb 20, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 6