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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. 

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Robert Bly was a poet of the Minnesota prairie. Charles Bukowski was a poet of Los Angeles barrooms and hard luck despair. Britt Aamodt talks about...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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In a Minneapolis hotel room in 1990, Johnny Cash lamented the decline of his career. Britt Aamodt looks at how the music legend rose from the ashes...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Gregory Corso was a beat poet. He’d been born in New York and made his literary reputation. But, says Britt Aamodt, Corso’s last reading was record...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Tony Glover played harmonica with the trio Koerner, Ray and Glover, formed in Minneapolis during the early ‘60s folk boom. But in the late ‘60s, LA...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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The Carlton Celebrity Room was featured in the film Fargo. But Britt Aamodt tells us this dinner club was more than a piece of Coen Brothers fiction.

  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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This week on Minnesota Native News, honoring Native veterans, celebrating Native languages and remembering beloved elders, Frannie Fairbanks and De...

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


  • Added: Nov 14, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Chef Sean Sherman's Tatanka Truck will now be the new White Earth Market Truck on the White Earth reservation.
This week on Minnesota Native News: White Earth’s new food truck and Hennepin County Judges reach out to the urban Native community.

Bought by KFAI, KMSU, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, WTIP, KVSC and more


  • Added: Nov 08, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
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A group of leaders from Minnesota’s tribal communities have the opportunity to hone and develop their leadership skills as part the Native Nations ...

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


  • Added: Oct 31, 2017
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 9
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This week on Minnesota Native News, a preview of our upcoming radio documentary called “We Will Do it for the Water.”

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


  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
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The Indigenous Food Network aims to introduce and increase traditional Native food in Minneapolis schools and youth programs.

Bought by KMSU, WTIP, KUMD, KVSC, KQAL and more


  • Added: Oct 17, 2017
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 9
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After more than a year of negotiations, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe leaders and Mille Lacs County Administrators seem no closer to solving a policing...

Bought by KMSU, KVSC, WTIP, KUMD, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more


  • Added: Oct 11, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Post-traumatic stress disorder was not recognized as a psychiatric disorder until 1980, years after many Vietnam veteran had returned home. St Paul...

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


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Minnesota is home to a large number of Lao and Hmong warriors. In their homeland, they were recruited and trained by the CIA as part of its secret ...

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


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Some 300,000 American servicemen were injured in Southeast Asia. Army veteran Truedell Guerue is one of them, hospitalized for more than a year aft...

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


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:07
  • Purchases: 10
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Dennis Mitchell remembers being given a machete when he served in Vietnam—not as a weapon, but to clear the jungle. Eluding the enemy in the dense ...

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


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 9
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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 pub...

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


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:02
  • Purchases: 10
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Minnesota soldiers who arrived in Vietnam had to adjust to the blistering heat as they carried out their duties in the tropical climate. Living and...

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


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 9
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After his service in Vietnam ended, Army veteran Doug Bekke became the longtime curator of the Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley. In that po...

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


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Every year, Minnesota veterans who fought in every conflict gather at the State Capitol to lobby state lawmakers and listen to their agenda for leg...

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


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 10
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For Trudell Guerue, a Lakota who grew up on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, military service is part of a rich cultural tradition. Native ...

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


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 10