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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

Artist Interview: Vern Northrup

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the Area Voices series | 10:49

Vern Northrup is a member of the Fon du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. His newest photography exhibit is on display at the Watermark Art Center now thru February and is called Akinomaage: Teaching from the Earth. It's a photo series documenting Northrup's observations of the natural world around him thru the lens of his cell phone. In this Area Voices segment, he discusses his new show, how fire is used to enhance the blueberry crop, and what projects are on his horizon.

Vern_ice_small Vern Northrup is a member of the Fon du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. His newest photography exhibit is on display at the Watermark Art Center now thru February and is called Akinomaage: Teaching from the Earth. It's a photo series documenting Northrup's observations of the natural world around him thru the lens of his cell phone. In this Area Voices segment, he discusses his new show, how fire is used to enhance the blueberry crop, and what projects are on his horizon.

Time Signatures Explained, Then Deranged

From KFAI | Part of the 10,000 Fresh Voices series | 06:07

These Twin Cities musicians go beyond the metronome in their explorations of odd measures. Using uncommon time signatures or, in some cases, no time signatures at all, their shifting uses of time offer a window into the limitless musical possibilities. KFAI’s Sheila Regan visits the Cedar Cultural Center for this Minnesota music story.

Cedar_oddmeasures_k2-214_small These Twin Cities musicians go beyond the metronome in their explorations of odd measures. Using uncommon time signatures or, in some cases, no time signatures at all, their shifting uses of time offer a window into the limitless musical possibilities. KFAI’s Sheila Regan visits the Cedar Cultural Center for this Minnesota music story.

Northeast Minnesota - A history of fire, ice and inland seas

From WTIP | Part of the The Lake Superior Project series | 09:22

Northeast Minnesota has undergone many geologic events to produce the landscape we know today.

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Northeast Minnesota has undergone many geologic events to produce the landscape we know today. Most of us know that glaciers left a large imprint on northeast Minnesota, but in Part 1 of a two-part series, Producer Martha Marnocha explores our geologic history before the glaciers – a period of time that lasted over three billion years and known as Minnesota’s bedrock history.

Thanks to naturalist Margie Menzies for her contribution to this feature.

Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo: Learning to Count to 10 in Ojibwemowin

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo series | 04:19

Today we learned from the Michael Lyons creator of Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo how to count to 10 in Ojibwe!

Nana_boozhoo_2_small Today we learned from the Michael Lyons creator of Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo how to count to 10 in Ojibwe!


Longer programs

Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island Art Exhibit

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the Area Voices series | 13:27

Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island is a collaborative, curated, traveling art exhibit featuring the works of 20 Indigenous artists from across the United States - jewelry, beadwork, multi-media pieces, oil paintings, clothing and much more. Highlighting the epidemic of violence against native women, the artists tell their own stories and those of impacted women, families and communities thru their artwork. In doing so, they are raising awareness of the ongoing issue that affects so many native families.

We spoke with Angela Two Stars on the morning show about the exhibit, the epidemic of violence against native women, and the impact the traveling art experience has had on viewers thus far.

Bring_her_home_1_small Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island is a collaborative, curated, traveling art exhibit featuring the works of 20 Indigenous artists from across the United States - jewelry, beadwork, multi-media pieces, oil paintings, clothing and much more. Highlighting the epidemic of violence against native women, the artists tell their own stories and those of impacted women, families and communities thru their artwork. In doing so, they are raising awareness of the ongoing issue that affects so many native families. We spoke with Angela Two Stars on the morning show about the exhibit, the epidemic of violence against native women, and the impact the traveling art experience has had on viewers thus far.

Live From Minnesota: Lady Midnight

From KFAI | Part of the Live from Minnesota series | 29:08

Lady Midnight is a Twin Cities-based synth-pop musician. On this recording at the Icehouse in Minneapolis, she was backed up by DJ Sophia Eris. This "Live from Minnesota" was recorded by Ryan Mach and was mixed and produced by Tom Garneau for KFAI. Lady Midnight's debut album, "Death Before Mourning" was released in May of 2019.

Lady_midnight_enloe_small Lady Midnight is a Twin Cities-based synth-pop musician. On this recording at the Icehouse in Minneapolis, she was backed up by DJ Sophia Eris. This "Live from Minnesota" was recorded by Ryan Mach and was mixed and produced by Tom Garneau for KFAI. Lady Midnight's debut album, "Death Before Mourning" was released in May of 2019.

Humbird performs live on Scenic Route

From WTIP | Part of the The Scenic Route series | 38:01

Humbird is the musical project of Minneapolis songwriter Siri Undlin, who on her new album Pharmakon, explores mythological women and how their experiences would apply to our modern American life. She plays live on the air along with Pat Keen on bass and Pete Quirsfeld on percussion and keys, bringing a unique and rich sound to the airwaves.

Humbirdfull_small Humbird is the musical project of Minneapolis songwriter Siri Undlin, who on her new album Pharmakon, explores mythological women and how their experiences would apply to our modern American life. She plays live on the air along with Pat Keen on bass and Pete Quirsfeld on percussion and keys, bringing a unique and rich sound to the airwaves.

Dig Deep: Live at the Reif Center

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the Dig Deep series | 59:55

Chuck Marohn and Aaron Brown meet at the Reif Center for a live event moderated by Heidi Holtan. They talk about rebuilding and making sustainable communities vis a vis Chuck’s new book, ‘Strong Towns - A Bottom Up Revolution to Rebuild America’.

Reif_center_small Chuck Marohn and Aaron Brown meet at the Reif Center for a live event moderated by Heidi Holtan. They talk about rebuilding and making sustainable communities vis a vis Chuck’s new book, ‘Strong Towns - A Bottom Up Revolution to Rebuild America’.

Garbage, Justice & Drab Majesty

From Radio K | Part of the Real College Podcast series | 30:42

Ride along with the garbage man, learn about a local restorative justice program and listen to an exclusive interview with LA-based Drab Majesty.

What did you find in the Trash? by Drew Birschbach -- 0:41,
The Curb Couch by Nathan Fervoy -- 3:14,
Ethos by Ben Halom -- 15:22,
Drab Majesty by Lizzie Ritchie -- 21:46

Garbage_small Ride along with the garbage man, learn about a local restorative justice program and listen to an exclusive interview with LA-based Drab Majesty. What did you find in the Trash? by Drew Birschbach -- 0:41, The Curb Couch by Nathan Fervoy -- 3:14, Ethos by Ben Halom -- 15:22, Drab Majesty by Lizzie Ritchie -- 21:46

Charlie Parr plays live on Blues n' Things

From WTIP | Part of the The Scenic Route series | 39:05

Duluth blues guitarist Charlie Parr returns to WTIP - this time on Blues n' Things with Carl Solander. Will Moore also joins as Charlie plays some of his new material on the air. He chats with Carl and Will about his latest self-titled album, his new experimental trio Portal III, and shares some of his formative musical memories of neighborhood polka bands and his favorite blues records.

Img_20200111_153644_small Duluth blues guitarist Charlie Parr returns to WTIP - this time on Blues n' Things with Carl Solander. Will Moore also joins as Charlie plays some of his new material on the air. He chats with Carl and Will about his latest self-titled album, his new experimental trio Portal III, and shares some of his formative musical memories of neighborhood polka bands and his favorite blues records.