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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. 

Pieces

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Should a politician’s faith bar him from serving in Congress? Britt Aamodt has the story of a Minnesota congressman whose election said it shouldn’t.

  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
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Minnesota abolished the death penalty in 1911. Britt Aamodt examines the case that tipped public and political opinion against capital punishment.

  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
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Growing up in Hibbing, MN, Vincent Bugliosi never could have predicted that one day he would encounter the man some called the most dangerous man a...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
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Northwest Airlines was Minnesota’s airlines from 1926 until the merger with Delta in 2008. Britt Aamodt looks at the museum that keeps the airline ...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
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Dick Erdall was president of Minneapolis’ city council. And it was that position, says Britt Aamodt, that installed Erdall in the mayor’s office, u...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
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The art and photography exhibit of Mazinaakizige: American Indian Teen Photography Project is on display at Two Rivers Gallery.

  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • Length: 02:23
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Governor Mark Dayton has appointed key Mille Lacs Band Police leader to the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training.

  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • Length: 02:09
Caption: Joe Hobot is the author of a new report about culturally specific schools for Native youth.
This week on Minnesota Native News, reducing recidivism among American Indians involved in the corrections system, and a new report examines best p...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KKWE Niijii Radio, and WGZS


  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Governor Mark Dayton has appointed key Mille Lacs Band Police leader to the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training. And the art an...

Bought by KMSU, KUMD, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KFAI, KQAL and more


  • Added: Jan 16, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
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This is a special edition of Minnesota Native News, a radio documentary about young people learning new and ancient respect for water. In this one-...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 57:17
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Solar energy professional Robert Blake discusses solar power opportunities, social justice, and his entrepreneurial and life goals of making solar ...

Bought by KMSU, KKWE Niijii Radio, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KUMD and more


  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 10
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This is a special edition of Minnesota Native News, a radio documentary about young people learning new and ancient respect for water. In this one-...

Bought by KQAL, WTIP, KUMD, KKWE Niijii Radio, KFAI and more


  • Added: Dec 22, 2017
  • Length: 57:17
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: This UMD report has come under fire for conflict of interest., Credit: Apexgetsbusiness.com
A report from the University of Minnesota Duluth about the proposed Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project is coming under fire over concerns abou...

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


  • Added: Dec 20, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Hip Hop artist, Tall Paul, talks about his latest song and music video based on the impact the legendary athlete, Jim Thorpe, has had on his life.

Bought by KMSU, KKWE Niijii Radio, KUMD, KVSC, KQAL and more


  • Added: Dec 12, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
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This week on Minnesota Native News: help for college students who want to be teachers; a potential windfall for some Native veterans; and honoring ...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KMSU, KKWE Niijii Radio, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KQAL and more


  • Added: Dec 06, 2017
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 10
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In 2017, the Minnesota Vikings caused a controversy. After a touchdown, the offensive line acted out a game of Duck, Duck, Goose. Or, wonders produ...

Bought by KSRQ, KRPR, KVSC, KBEM, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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When the United States went to war in Vietnam, Minnesotans—male and female, from every corner of the state—put on the uniform. This segment by Brit...

Bought by KSRQ, KRPR, KBEM, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, WGZS and more


  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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As drummer for the Twin Cities-based hardcore punk band Husker Du, Grant Hart traveled the world and rubbed shoulders with creative giants. One of ...

Bought by KVSC, KSRQ, KRPR, KBEM, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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Roy Wilkins earned his professional chops as a Twin Cities journalist. But it was as an activist and director of the NAACP, says producer Britt Aam...

Bought by KRPR, KVSC, KSRQ, KBEM, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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Tim O’Brien knew he wanted to write from a young age. This piece by Britt Aamodt looks at how the writer-to-be found his source material in the Vie...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KSRQ, KVSC, WGZS, WTIP and more


  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10