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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Short features documenting the impact of Minnesota's Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Jul 23, 2014
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A Look at Legacy

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Apr 12, 2015
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40 Pieces

First-hand experiences and advice about the challenges and rewards associated with caring for loved ones in the last stages of life. Allina Health helped fund this project.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Dec 29, 2016
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82 Pieces

Moments in the musical history of Minnesota

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Jul 14, 2017
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234 Pieces

Each week Minnesota Native News looks at social, economic, cultural, health issues and more facing Minnesota’s Native American communities. By informing and educating all Minnesotans about events, activities, and issues in Minnesota’s Native American communities this program interweaves the Native American culture into the rest of the communities of the state.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Jan 29, 2014
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30 Pieces

Individual stories from Minnesota Native news that make up the weekly newscasts.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Dec 29, 2016
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Documentaries and features from Minnesota Native News.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Dec 29, 2016
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154 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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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

Pieces

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This week on Minnesota Native News, we hear from the Prairie Island Indian Community, which has joined other Minnesota Dakota tribes in a lawsuit a...

Bought by WTIP, KQAL, KKWE Niijii Radio, KSRQ, and WGZS


  • Added: Oct 17, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Six hundred people gathered at Mystic Lake Conference Center in Prior Lake for the Third Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition. Tribal lea...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KVSC, KMSU, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: Oct 10, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: An encampment of homeless people in Minneapolis is receiving the attention of media, Native leaders and other local officials.  , Credit: Melissa Townsend
A tent encampment of homeless folks continues to grow in Minneapolis. There are about 300 people there, many of whom are Native. The camp shines...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KMSU, KVSC, KKWE Niijii Radio, KUMD and more


  • Added: Oct 03, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we get an update on the Minneapolis homeless encampment, also known as “the wall of forgotten natives.” We also...

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KMSU, KSRQ, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 26, 2018
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 11
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Wadena’s Cozy Theater screened its first silent film in 1914, The Last Days of Pompeii. Britt Aamodt explores the history of film through one long-...

Bought by KVSC, KFAI, KUMD, KRPR, WGZS and more


  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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The first telegram was sent in the United States in 1838. Minnesota wanted to get hooked in but it had to wait for the trains to bring the telegrap...

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


  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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Al Nier was a physics researcher at the University of Minnesota when he figured out how to separate the isotopes of uranium. Britt Aamodt traces th...

Bought by KFAI, KUMD, KSRQ, KVSC, KRPR and more


  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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Don was one of the last lowland gorillas taken from the wild before 1973’s Endangered Species Act. Britt Aamodt remembers the gorilla who not only ...

Bought by KFAI, KVSC, KUMD, KSRQ, KRPR and more


  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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In 1960, Kofi Anna was an economics student at Macalester College in St. Paul. Britt Aamodt takes a snapshot of the future United Nations secretary...

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


  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Joy Friedman with MIWRC hands out snacks to those gathered in the tent camp., Credit: Melissa Townsend
This week reporter Melissa Townsend has the latest on a homeless tent camp in Minneapolis. There are roughly 300 people - mostly Native - in the ca...

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


  • Added: Sep 19, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9