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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36 Pieces

In an effort to contain the spread of communism in Southeast Asia, the United States recruited, trained and financed the Hmong and Loas to serve as surrogate soldiers in the American armed forces. Today, there are over 350,000 Hmong living in the United States, with over 81,000 individuals in Minnesota, the largest urbanized Hmong population in the US. Veterans Voices': The Secret War is a program featuring the stories of some of these veterans. To learn more, visit MinnesotaVets.org

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 02, 2023
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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

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Coming up... COVID 19 Vaccine rollout in MN is underway. And Indian Country responds to the attack on the U.S. Capitol building in Washington DC on...

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


  • Added: Jan 12, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This week we kick off a special series of vaccine conversations, starting with Antony Stately (Ojibwe and Oneida). Dr. Antony Stately has a Ph.D. i...

Bought by KVSC and WTIP


  • Added: Jan 06, 2021
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
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This week we are happy to revisit our conversation with Lakota doula Takayla Lightfield (Mnicoujou Lakota, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dako...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Dec 30, 2020
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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It’s the “Best of Native Lights” as we revisit a wonderful conversation with Respected Anishinaabe elder and well-known physician, Dr. Arne Vainio ...

Bought by KVSC and WGZS


  • Added: Dec 23, 2020
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dawn Goodwin prays in the path of the Line 3 oil pipeline., Credit: Dawn Goodwin
In early December - after years of resistance from many tribes and Native communities - Enbridge Energy company began construction on the new Line ...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, WGZS, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KVSC, WDSE and more


  • Added: Dec 23, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Over the years, Ojibwe sayings have turned up in very public forums, like on the 2019 presidential campaign trail with U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar a...

Bought by KSRQ, KQAL, KVSC, WDSE, WTIP and more


  • Added: Dec 18, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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In 1990, Bruce Hyde took a position as a theater professor in the communications department at St. Cloud State University. But to fans of the origi...

Bought by WGZS, KSRQ, WTIP, KVSC, WDSE and more


  • Added: Dec 18, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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In 1930, hot dish apparently got its print debut in a Mankato cookbook. Here’s producer Britt Aamodt with milestones in Minnesota hot dish history.

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


  • Added: Dec 18, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 14
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The year 1965 marked two things for Charles Schulz. It was forty-three years since he was born in Minneapolis. And it was the year he had only six ...

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


  • Added: Dec 18, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 19
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Barkhad Abdi was 27, living in Minneapolis, working as a limo driver when a casting call came for Somali actors. He’d never acted in a film. But wi...

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


  • Added: Dec 18, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15