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Playlist: What's Good Ampers?

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A weekly updated collection of great programming from AMPERS and it's 18 Member stations!

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Short programs

Area Voices: Nik Nerburn discusses MNartists.org

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the Area Voices series | 10:46

Nik Nerburn is a documentary storyteller, a photographer, a blogger and a filmmaker. He's also the Greater Minnesota Outreach Associate for MNartists.org. MNartists.org is a website that is home to art, writing, project opportunities and conversations by, for and about Midwestern artists working in every discipline. He spoke with us on the morning show about the many ways MNartists.org is a powerful resource for artists living all across the Midwest and specifically how it can be a resource for rural artists.

Nik_n__2__small Nik Nerburn is a documentary storyteller, a photographer, a blogger and a filmmaker. He's also the Greater Minnesota Outreach Associate for MNartists.org. MNartists.org is a website that is home to art, writing, project opportunities and conversations by, for and about Midwestern artists working in every discipline. He spoke with us on the morning show about the many ways MNartists.org is a powerful resource for artists living all across the Midwest and specifically how it can be a resource for rural artists.

Freaque

From Radio K | Part of the Behind the Scenes with MN Musicians: Off-Mic & On-Camera series | 10:30

Freaque stopped by our studio (http://www.radiok.org/instudios/) to chat about the blues, nostalgic pianos, and pokin' keys with pencils. Recorded 8.30.19 at Radio K. http://radiok.org

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Freaque_small Freaque stopped by our studio (http://www.radiok.org/instudios/) to chat about the blues, nostalgic pianos, and pokin' keys with pencils. Recorded 8.30.19 at Radio K. http://radiok.org

Journey to Wellness in Indian Country: saying goodbye to "helicopter research"

From KUMD | Part of the Journey to Wellness in Indian Country series | 10:07

When you think of world-class medicine in Minnesota, you probably think of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. But Johns Hopkins has just opened up a center here in Duluth, and the new director is also an adjunct professor here at UMD.

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When you think of world-class medicine in Minnesota, you probably think of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. But Johns Hopkins has just opened up a center here in Duluth, and the new director is also an adjunct  professor here at UMD.

Not only is the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health Great Lakes Hub good news for the 11 Ojibwe bands it's partnering with, Director Melissa Walls is excited about rewriting the script when it comes to research projects and tribal people.  And she's keeping her hand in as an adjunct professor and guest lecturer at UMD's Center for American Indian and Minority Health and the Medical School, now second in the nation for successfully graduating Native American medical doctors, to make the most of those partnerships as well.

Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women - A Tragedy

From KSRQ | Part of the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Corner series | 11:00

Shalese (Shu-leese) Snowden of Warroad, MN - a student at a Wisconsin college majoring in Indigenous Studies and Legal Studies - discusses her undergraduate research, which is focused on missing and murdered indigenous women. The current NWMAC art exhibit at Northland Community & Technical College – Thief River Falls campus – is based on domestic violence and missing and murdered indigenous women.

Nwmac_logo_small Shalese (Shu-leese) Snowden of Warroad, MN - a student at a Wisconsin college majoring in Indigenous Studies and Legal Studies - discusses her undergraduate research, which is focused on missing and murdered indigenous women. The current NWMAC art exhibit at Northland Community & Technical College – Thief River Falls campus – is based on domestic violence and missing and murdered indigenous women.

Ricardo Levins Morales Celebrates 50 Years of Art for Social Change

From KFAI | Part of the 10,000 Fresh Voices series | 05:50

It’s been 50 years since Minneapolis artist Ricardo Levins Morales published his first piece of political art. KFAI's Sheila Regan spoke with Levins Morales about his practice drawing on Latin American printmaking traditions and his own sense of humor to create art that's aimed at creating change in the world.

P999_mi_montana_mid_small It’s been 50 years since Minneapolis artist Ricardo Levins Morales published his first piece of political art. KFAI's Sheila Regan spoke with Levins Morales about his practice drawing on Latin American printmaking traditions and his own sense of humor to create art that's aimed at creating change in the world.

Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo: Amik - a Story of How the Beaver Got Its Tail

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo series | 06:14

Today on Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo we hear a story from Natasha and Nana Boozhoo. This Ojibwe language podcast is created by Michael Lyons and supported by the MN Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Boozhoo_nana_boozhoo_small Today on Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo we hear a story from Natasha and Nana Boozhoo. This Ojibwe language podcast is created by Michael Lyons and supported by the MN Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

What We're Reading: The Round House, by Louise Erdrich / NEA's Big Read Bemidji

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the What We're Reading series | 08:12

The National Endowment for the Arts awards 75 Big Read programs annually across the country. The Big Read program is a shared community reading experience and this year, the Bemidji community is the sole Minnesota recipient of this award. Patrick Leeport, librarian with the A.C. Clark Library at Bemidji State University and Ara Gallo, assistant branch manager at the Bemidji Public library are the organizers behind the Big Read Bemidji program, which also includes the Red Lake Nation College. The book selection is The Round House by Louise Erdrich.

Roundhouse_small The National Endowment for the Arts awards 75 Big Read programs annually across the country. The Big Read program is a shared community reading experience and this year, the Bemidji community is the sole Minnesota recipient of this award. Patrick Leeport, librarian with the A.C. Clark Library at Bemidji State University and Ara Gallo, assistant branch manager at the Bemidji Public library are the organizers behind the Big Read Bemidji program, which also includes the Red Lake Nation College. The book selection is The Round House by Louise Erdrich.

Always Been Warriors

From Ampers | Part of the Veterans’ Voices Native Warriors series | 01:30

Eugene Standingcloud speaks about how Native communities honor and appreciate the service of veterans.

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Eugene Standingcloud speaks about how Native communities honor and appreciate the service of veterans.

Iron Range Pasty Festival: Mountain Iron, MN

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the Close to Home series | 07:29

Host Grant Frashier attends the first ever Iron Range Pasty Festival in Mt. Iron.

Pasty_fest_small Host Grant Frashier attends the first ever Iron Range Pasty Festival in Mt. Iron.

Elevated Art in the Far North!

From KSRQ | Part of the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Corner series | 08:44

Teens in Thief River Falls, MN are being "elevated" through art, thanks to a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC). Thief River Falls residents Mary Sieckert and Kelsey Brateng enthusiastically share details!

Nwmac_logo_small Teens in Thief River Falls, MN are being "elevated" through art, thanks to a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC). Thief River Falls residents Mary Sieckert and Kelsey Brateng enthusiastically share details!

Sarah Agaton Howes

From Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio | 04:11

Sarah Agaton Howes is an Anishinaabe artist, teacher, and community organizer from Fond du Lac Reservation in Minnesota. She is widely known for her moccasin, beadwork, and regalia classes connecting the community through art. As an Inspired Natives collaborator, Sarah brings together the Ojibwe timeless tradition with contemporary design to make heirloom usable art.

Sarah_small Sarah Agaton Howes is an Anishinaabe artist, teacher, and community organizer from Fond du Lac Reservation in Minnesota. She is widely known for her moccasin, beadwork, and regalia classes connecting the community through art.  As an Inspired Natives collaborator, Sarah brings together the Ojibwe timeless tradition with contemporary design to make heirloom usable art.

Their Fathers' Legacy

From Ampers | Part of the Veterans' Voices Vietnam series | 02:02

Many who fought in Vietnam were the offspring of the soldiers who fought in previous wars and enjoyed the whole-hearted backing of the American public. Three Vietnam vets contrast their experiences with that of their fathers.

Valerie_buchan_with_uniform_small Many who fought in Vietnam were the offspring of the soldiers who fought in previous wars and enjoyed the whole-hearted backing of the American public. Three Vietnam vets contrast their experiences with that of their fathers.

Want to Know Your Neighbors? Write Songs Together

From KFAI | Part of the 10,000 Fresh Voices series | 04:58

Composer in Residence. It’s not a common job. But that was the title Kashimana Ahua held for a year in the central Minnesota town of Willmar. The goal was to help the town's increasingly diverse community of residents get to know each other--by writing songs together. Emily Bright reports.

Dsc07582_small Composer in Residence. It’s not a common job. But that was the title Kashimana Ahua held for a year in the central Minnesota town of Willmar. The goal was to help the town's increasingly diverse community of residents get to know each other--by writing songs together. Emily Bright reports.


Longer programs

Trudell Guerue – Episode 2

From Ampers | Part of the Veterans’ Voices Vietnam Podcast series | 12:55

Trudell Guerue, a Lakota who grew up on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, speaks about how military service is part of a rich cultural tradition, and how he barely escaped being a combat casualty, after being wounded in Vietnam.

Truedell_guerue_small Trudell Guerue, a Lakota who grew up on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, speaks about how military service is part of a rich cultural tradition, and how he barely escaped being a combat casualty, after being wounded in Vietnam.

Jerry Newton – Episode 1

From Ampers | Part of the Veterans’ Voices Vietnam Podcast series | 16:06

Former Army Officer Jerry Newton talks about his most difficult and dreadful assignment, notifying families when their soldier sons were killed in combat, and how this experience prompted him to volunteer to go into the war zone of Vietnam.

Newton_in_army_small Former Army Officer Jerry Newton talks about his most difficult and dreadful assignment, notifying families when their soldier sons were killed in combat, and how this experience prompted him to volunteer to go into the war zone of Vietnam.

Valerie Buchan - Episode 4

From Ampers | Part of the Veterans’ Voices Vietnam Podcast series | 18:06

Valerie Buchan tells about being recruited by the Army, and serving as the head nurse in an emergency room in Vietnam, caring for soldiers who endured life threatening injuries. After coming home, Buchan became an early supporter of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial, devoted to the contributions of military nurses.

Valerie_buchan_with_uniform_small Valerie Buchan tells about being recruited by the Army, and serving as the head nurse in an emergency room in Vietnam, caring for soldiers who endured life threatening injuries. After coming home, Buchan became an early supporter of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial, devoted to the contributions of military nurses.

Lee Walker + Don’t Mean Nothin – Episode 8

From Ampers | Part of the Veterans’ Voices Vietnam Podcast series | 13:49

Retired Army Veteran Lee Walker sustained multiple injuries when his squad walked into an ambush in Vietnam. He explains how he has learned to live with the pain.
And, Kevyn explores a terse and tough “four word catch phrase” that bubbled up and stuck as a coping mechanism and mantra.

Leewalker2_small Retired Army Veteran Lee Walker sustained multiple injuries when his squad walked into an ambush in Vietnam. He explains how he has learned to live with the pain. And, Kevyn explores a terse and tough “four word catch phrase” that bubbled up and stuck as a coping mechanism and mantra.

Mid West Music Fest 2019: Graveyard Club

From KQAL | Part of the The Live Feed series | 33:01

On this episode of The Live Feed we continue our coverage of the 2019 Mid West Music Fest with Graveyard Club. This Minneapolis based bands sound pulls from 80s pop and new wave, science fiction and even 50s crooners. We talk about their new album which will be released this summer, a new tour and we even discuss the existence of bigfoot. Air Date: 06/05/19.

20190505_005909_small On this episode of The Live Feed we continue our coverage of the 2019 Mid West Music Fest with Graveyard Club. This Minneapolis based bands sound pulls from 80s pop and new wave, science fiction and even 50s crooners. We talk about their new album which will be released this summer, a new tour and we even discuss the existence of bigfoot. Air Date: 06/05/19.

Michael Lyons: the Man Behind Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the Area Voices series | 22:00

Michael Lyons is an artist, author and puppeteer using his talents to spread knowledge and understanding of Ojibwe language and culture. His puppets Nana Boozhoo and Natasha share skits and music and conversations in their podcast and on their YouTube channel that educate their fans on Anishinaabe words, stories and history. They've been featured on the morning show since August and we've loved the magic they add to our mix of national news and local features. In this segment, Michael shares excerpts from his family's history that inspired his passion for spreading awareness of Anishinaabe culture and shaped his multi-faceted view of Indian boarding schools.

Michael_lyons_small Michael Lyons is an artist, author and puppeteer using his talents to spread knowledge and understanding of Ojibwe language and culture. His puppets Nana Boozhoo and Natasha share skits and music and conversations in their podcast and on their YouTube channel that educate their fans on Anishinaabe words, stories and history. They've been featured on the morning show since August and we've loved the magic they add to our mix of national news and local features. In this segment, Michael shares excerpts from his family's history that inspired his passion for spreading awareness of Anishinaabe culture and shaped his multi-faceted view of Indian boarding schools.

From Soup to Nuts, it's the Campbell Public Library of East Grand Forks, MN!

From KSRQ | Part of the Community Voices series | 13:44

Campbell Library Director Charlotte Helgeson reveals the hottest new books of the week and what to do when you're" bored"; the antidote is "board" games!

Community_voices_small Campbell Library Director Charlotte Helgeson reveals the hottest new books of the week and what to do when you're" bored"; the antidote is "board" games!

Ep. 24: The Purple One

From KFAI | Part of the MinneCulture Podcast series | 26:17

For our Season 3 finale, stories about the late, great Prince Rogers Nelson. You'll hear from the guy credited with "discovering" Prince, what it was like to get phone calls from Prince at 3 a.m., and we take a tour of "Purple Places" that mark Prince's roots in North Minneapolis. This episode was produced by KFAI’s Nancy Rosenbaum.

Ep24_small For our Season 3 finale, stories about the late, great Prince Rogers Nelson. You'll hear from the guy credited with "discovering" Prince, what it was like to get phone calls from Prince at 3 a.m., and we take a tour of "Purple Places" that mark Prince's roots in North Minneapolis. This episode was produced by KFAI’s Nancy Rosenbaum.

Listening to Strong Women in Focus Groups: Speak Up Lady!

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the Strong Women series | 21:50

What are our cultural assumptions about women’s relationship with power, influence and authority and how does this show up in the way we talk?

The position women are placed in the socially defined hierarchy of power impacts and affects all aspects of our lives, our thoughts, our passions, the way we conduct ourselves, the way we talk and also the conduct of others towards us.

What is the cultural template that disempowers women and where do we get it from? Why are we constantly apologizing? Why is it easier for us to just be quiet? What are the mechanisms that silence women, refuse to take them seriously, and that sever them from the centers of power? What is our common experience? What words are we using, who is listening to us?

The public voice of women – is there an authoritative one? Are women’s voices publicly heard? And what is the price women pay to be heard?

How do women get their point heard? How do they get noticed, How do they get to belong in the discussion?

What are our gendered assumptions about public speech?

I_m_sorry_0_small What are our cultural assumptions about women’s relationship with power, influence and authority and how does this show up in the way we talk? The position women are placed in the socially defined hierarchy of power impacts and affects all aspects of our lives, our thoughts, our passions, the way we conduct ourselves, the way we talk and also the conduct of others towards us. What is the cultural template that disempowers women and where do we get it from? Why are we constantly apologizing? Why is it easier for us to just be quiet? What are the mechanisms that silence women, refuse to take them seriously, and that sever them from the centers of power? What is our common experience? What words are we using, who is listening to us? The public voice of women – is there an authoritative one? Are women’s voices publicly heard? And what is the price women pay to be heard? How do women get their point heard? How do they get noticed, How do they get to belong in the discussion? What are our gendered assumptions about public speech?

Dan Israel talks about "Social Media Anxiety Disorder"

From WTIP | Part of the The Scenic Route series | 16:19

Dan Israel is a musicians from St. Louis Park, and a longtime member of the Twin Cities music community. His latest album is called Social Media Anxiety Disorder - and Dan talks about what that feeling means, along with the ins and out of the new rockin' record, during an interview with Will Moore on the Scenic Route.

Img_20191007_135532_small Dan Israel is a musicians from St. Louis Park, and a longtime member of the Twin Cities music community. His latest album is called Social Media Anxiety Disorder - and Dan talks about what that feeling means, along with the ins and out of the new rockin' record, during an interview with Will Moore on the Scenic Route.

Author Ivor Davis Discusses Manson Family in Manson Exposed!

From KSRQ | 31:11

Glen Braget chats with American based Foreign correspondent Ivor Davis, author of Manson Exposed: A Reporter’s 50-Year Journey into Madness and Murder. Davis shares his first hand accounts of covering the Manson murders and the bizarre court trial that followed.

Manson_small Glen Braget chats with American based Foreign correspondent Ivor Davis, author of Manson Exposed: A Reporter’s 50-Year Journey into Madness and Murder. Davis shares his first hand accounts of covering the Manson murders and the bizarre court trial that followed.

Bemidji's April Aylesworth Wins Minnesota Sings!

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the Area Voices series | 14:09

After setting her guitar aside for several years, April Aylesworth picked it up three years ago. The decision opened up creative channels and opportunities. Shortly thereafter, April sang on Don Ziemans Minstrels of the North Woods album and she now performs regularly at open mic nights and at outdoor venues like Farm by the Lake in Bagley and a recent outdoor celebration at Harmony Food Co-op in Bemidji.

April_aylesworth_on_area_voices_small After setting her guitar aside for several years, April Aylesworth picked it up three years ago. The decision opened up creative channels and opportunities. Shortly thereafter, April sang on Don Ziemans Minstrels of the North Woods album and she now performs regularly at open mic nights and at outdoor venues like Farm by the Lake in Bagley and a recent outdoor celebration at Harmony Food Co-op in Bemidji.