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


  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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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
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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