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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55 Pieces

People share their personal stories, strategies and perspectives on preventing and managing diabetes, in these relatable and inspirational segments.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Apr 12, 2017
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27 Pieces

Native Americans share their personal experiences and challenges of quitting commercial tobacco and reclaiming sacred tobacco.

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  • Updated: Apr 12, 2017
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30 Pieces

Memories and stories of Minnesota's Vietnam veterans.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Oct 04, 2017
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Memories and stories from Minnesota's military veterans

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

Memories and stories from Minnesota Korea War Veterans

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  • Updated: Apr 06, 2020
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20 Pieces

Veterans' Voices: Minnesota in Vietnam

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 16, 2022
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20 Pieces

Veterans' Voices: Minnesota in World War I

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  • Updated: May 16, 2022
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20 Pieces

Veterans' Voices: Minnesota in World War II

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 16, 2022
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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

Pieces

Caption: Melanie Benjamin is Chief Executive of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe., Credit: millelacsband.com
This week on Minnesota Native News, reporter Melissa Townsend talks with Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin about her visit...

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


  • Added: Dec 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 8
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December 20, 1980, it was midnight and 19-year-old Jean Hilliard just wanted to get home. But her car slid into a snowy ditch and stopped dead. Bri...

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


  • Added: Dec 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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Age thirteen, Marion Ross walked into her library in Albert Lea, Minnesota, and found a book that would change the course of her life. Britt Aamodt...

Bought by KSRQ, KVSC, WTIP, KFAI Minneapolis, KVSC and more


  • Added: Dec 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 14
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It was nearing four in the afternoon on the second day of battle at Gettysburg when John O. Dolson of Richfield, Minnesota, received his mortal wou...

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


  • Added: Dec 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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Maury Hurley wanted to make a career in films. So in 1972, he found himself directing his first feature about competitive snowmobiling in, of all p...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, KSRQ, WTIP, KVSC, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Dec 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 18
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In 1966, University of Minnesota research assistant Mary Ray volunteered for a study. As part of the study, she received a shot of LSD. Britt Aamod...

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


  • Added: Dec 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 14
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The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe held it’s 2nd annual tribal Opioid Response Summit on December 12-14, Northern Lights Casino. The three-day summit...

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


  • Added: Dec 17, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
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This week on Minnesota Native News, reactions to a new White House Executive Order on Missing and Murdered Indigeneous Women.

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


  • Added: Dec 11, 2019
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 8
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This week on Minnesota Native News, reporter Melissa Townsend tells us about the 35th Annual Native American Journalists Association Conference hos...

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


  • Added: Dec 02, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Musical groups from around North America gathered in early November at the Seneca Niagara Events Center at Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino in Niag...

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


  • Added: Nov 26, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9