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.

  • From: Ampers
  • 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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0 Pieces

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

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Apr 06, 2020
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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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In 1985, the union workers at the Hormel plant in Austin, Minnesota, went on strike. When they did, Minnesota’s musicians rallied behind them. Brit...

Bought by KQAL, KFAI Minneapolis, WTIP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 4
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In the 1990s, Venus de Mars was the goddess of Minneapolis dark glam with her group All the Pretty Horses. Today, she is an icon. Britt Aamodt take...

Bought by KQAL, KFAI Minneapolis, WTIP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Tou SaiKo Lee is a man of words. He’s a poet, spoken word artist and hip hop emcee. Britt Aamodt tells the story of how Lee married his Hmong herit...

Bought by KQAL, KFAI Minneapolis, WTIP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 4
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The ancient Hmong culture developed a number of musical instruments. Britt Aamodt looks at the qeej, an instrument whose tradition that is kept ali...

Bought by KQAL, KFAI Minneapolis, WTIP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Cornbread Harris was a Minneapolis pianist noodling around with a song recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra. Augie Garcia was a guitarist from St....

Bought by KQAL, KFAI Minneapolis, WTIP, KSRQ, and WGZS


  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 5
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Bruce Swedien set up his first recording studio in his parents’ basement in Minneapolis. But he’s best known for his work with Michael Jackson. Bri...

Bought by KQAL, KFAI Minneapolis, WTIP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 4
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How does a kid go from being a coffee shop guitarist to City Pages’ best new music act of the Twin Cities? Britt Aamodt unravels the legend of Thom...

Bought by KQAL, KFAI Minneapolis, WTIP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 4
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Terry Gilliam was the only American member of the legendry British comedy troupe Monty Python. Britt Aamodt has the story of Gilliam’s Minnesota co...

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


  • Added: Jun 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 20
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The Minnesota settlers called him Cut Nose. The Dakota knew him as He Who Stands on a Cloud, one of the 38 men hanged after the 1862 Dakota Uprisin...

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


  • Added: Jun 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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There’s a ghost town in Minnesota called San Francisco. Britt Aamodt has the history of William Foster, member of the Donner Party, murderer and to...

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


  • Added: Jun 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 21