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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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324 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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47 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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What is known as the Asian Holocaust of World War II, is a far-reaching tale of tragedy that affected Asian cultures all around the world. Producer...

Bought by WTIP, KQAL, and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 3
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The Godfather of Minnesota Rock n’ Roll, Augie Garcia, was hired to open for Elvis Presley when he played The St. Paul Auditorium in 1956. Producer...

Bought by WTIP, KQAL, and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Prince Rogers Nelson had played in a few bands while growing up in North Minneapolis. According to producer Daniel Zamzow, the first full-band show...

Bought by WTIP, KQAL, and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 3
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For young Patty, Maxene, and LaVerne Andrews, a Minneapolis talent show was how their star began to rise. Daniel Zamzow describes how Minnesota’s m...

Bought by WTIP, KQAL, and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 3
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“Hail Minnesota” is Minnesota’s official State Song, but has a history that is tied to the University of Minnesota. Producer Daniel Zamzow describe...

Bought by WTIP, KQAL, KSRQ, and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Jul 14, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 4
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This Week on Minnesota Native News: redefining healthy communities, disavowing the Doctrine of Discovery and helping homeless families land on thei...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, KFAI Minneapolis, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, WTIP and more


  • Added: Jun 27, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
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The Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College has earned accreditation from the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium — or WINHEC. [W...

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


  • Added: Jun 21, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 12
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The RMS Titanic is probably the most famous ship in history. On April 14, 1912, an iceberg sent over 1,500 people to their deaths. Britt Aamodt int...

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


  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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It isn’t a Minnesota summer with the sound of a loon coming off the lake. Producer Britt Aamodt wonders what are all those sounds the loon makes an...

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


  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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Neil Gaiman may have been born in England, but he’s owned a house in Wisconsin for years. Britt Aamodt also discovered that Gaiman has spent a good...

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


  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 18