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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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339 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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55 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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11 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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Lee Walker still carries shrapnel in his body. He sustained multiple injuries when his squad walked into an ambush in Vietnam. But the legacy of th...

Bought by KSRQ, KBEM, KRPR, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KUMD and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Serving in Vietnam left Ronn Easton with a combat injury and searing memories. Decades after his Army hitch was up, the former soldier found comfor...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KSRQ, KBEM, KUMD, KVSC and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 9
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The music charts of the 60’s and early 70’s were filled with anti-war anthems performed by rockers who used their songs to protest the Vietnam War....

Bought by KSRQ, KBEM, KRPR, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KUMD and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 10
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When Valerie Buchan was recruited by the Army, she considered it her duty to serve. As the head nurse in an emergency room in Vietnam, she cared fo...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KSRQ, KBEM, KUMD, KVSC and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 9
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A year after Tom Dimond was arrested at a celebrated protest of the Vietnam War, he was drafted into the Army. Once he was in the service, the St P...

Bought by KSRQ, KBEM, KRPR, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KUMD and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Many Vietnam veterans felt alienated as they returned home, enduring insults related to their service in an unpopular war. Veteran Pat Logan even f...

Bought by KRPR, KSRQ, KBEM, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KUMD and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Years after the war ended, it continued to claim casualties. Thousands of soldiers exposed to Agent Orange, the chemical used to defoliate the jung...

Bought by KRPR, KSRQ, KBEM, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KUMD and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Jerry Newton in was in the midst of his Army career when he was given his most difficult and dreadful assignment: he was the officer who notified f...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KSRQ, KBEM, KUMD, KVSC and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 9
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As the war in Vietnam escalated, so did the protests on college campuses. When Doug Bekke volunteered to fight, he was the same age as many of the ...

Bought by KSRQ, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KBEM, KUMD, KVSC and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 9
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When Ronn Easton joined the Army, he thought that he would find the equality that had eluded him as an African American raised in the south. But he...

Bought by KSRQ, KBEM, KRPR, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KUMD and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 10