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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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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319 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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44 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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Brainerd, Minnesota, couldn’t be farther from the Philippines. But, says Britt Aamodt, every year the city remembers the Minnesota guardsmen who fo...

Bought by KSRQ, KVSC, WTIP, KKWE Niijii Radio, KFAI Minneapolis and more


  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 20
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Before his death in 2015, David Carr was a larger-than-life columnist at the New York Times. But when he decided to write a memoir, says Britt Aamo...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, KFAI Minneapolis, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KVSC, WTIP and more


  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: Black Bears Eating Blueberries is a new Native focused publishing company based in the Great Lakes region., Credit: Blackbearsandblueberries.com
Two well-respected Anishinaabe writers and educators have started a new publishing company focused on Native stories. Tom and Betsy Peacock plan to...

Bought by KMSU, KUMD, WTIP, KVSC, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota and more


  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Melissa Boyd is a 2017 Bush Fellow., Credit: Bush Foundation
This week on Minnesota Native News, a new Bush Fellow talks about her plans for an Ojibwe language pipeline on the Mille Lacs Reservation, a new on...

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


  • Added: Jun 07, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Patrice Kunesh is the Director of the Center for Indian Country Development in the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. , Credit: CICD
The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis recently held a roundtable conversation about helping American Indians and Alaska Natives build their own h...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KMSU, KKWE Niijii Radio, WTIP, KUMD and more


  • Added: May 30, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
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The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Natural Resources Division recently co-hosted a community event celebrating water and discussing the...

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


  • Added: May 24, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
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This week on Minnesota Native News, the permitting process for the line 3 oil pipeline replacement project is moving forward, a small group of Red ...

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


  • Added: May 16, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Marine veteran Roger Allen Higby shares how military service can help you grow up, become more responsibile and take care of yourself.

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: May 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Sharlan Diver talks about his time in the U.S. Army, and how he was the youngest of six brothers who all served in the military.

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: May 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Shearld Hanks experienced both criticism and honor for his time serving in the Military during the Vietnam War era.

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: May 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1