George Floyd: A Year Later" from KMOJ Radio and Ampers, Diverse Radio for Minnesota's Communities

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd took his last labored breaths, while Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck. What happened that night reverberated around the world. One year later, we reflect on how George Floyd's death galvanized a racial justice movement in Minnesota that was years in the making. Independent Journalist Georgia Fort looks at what progress has been made since then.

George Floyd: A Year Later" was written and produced by Georgia Fort and Marianne Combs, with production assistance from Justus Sanchez and Erin Warhol.

George Floyd: A Year Later" is a production of Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice, a journalism project created and supported by Ampers, Diverse Radio for Minnesota's Communities, in partnership with KMOJ Radio, The Minnesota Humanities Center, and with support from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Amidst the COVID-19 crisis Minnesota broadcasters have come together to deliver the most up to date news to listeners across the state. The below offerings have been made public and broadcasters are encouraged to share as they see fit, with the understanding that the original producer will be credited.

COVID-19 Almanac Special Coverage: Friday Evenings--9PM

Coronavirus: An Almanac Special, Ep. 115 – 6/12/2020, 8 pm

MBA is partnering with TPT, AMPERS, and other community-based media to distribute vital information to communities throughout the state. Below are the LIVE LINKS for tonight’s broadcast.

Some recommendations prior to SHOW TIME:

1-TEST YOUR CAPABILITY TO “see/hear” Live Stream by visiting:   (



2-Tech Tip: Broadcasters can take the audio output from your computer that is aimed at one of the livestream links offered below and feed that stream into the audio input of your board for broadcast.

Broadcast Night Links:  (NOTE: Beginning around 6:30-6:45pm, the livestream will display a slate (“Almanac Coming Up Next”) AND feed an audio tone/or music for level check. The links below give you access for broadcast/simulcast AND streaming the TPT Almanac Special: Coronavirus (@9pm) programming:

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              For radio re-broadcast will be:

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For the 8pm Almanac Coronavirus Special the broadcast is 26:40.

Over the weekend, TPT NOW will be re-recording the Almanac Special: Coronavirus in Spanish, Hmong and Somali. You Tube links to the multi-lingual broadcast versions will be provided for re-broadcast, streaming or sharing. ALL COVID-19 content including Almanac Specials, video shorts, FAQ’s and social media banners may be viewed TPT website at (click on resources for multilingual COVID-19).

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AMPERS Statewide Conversation with MN's Lt. Gov Peggy Flanagan

KAXE’s Heidi Holtan will host a live discussion on Fridays 11:30am to 12pm, to air on community radio stations across Minnesota. Live stream link:


To submit questions call 612-562-9895 to pre-record your question, email at The download for rebroadcast will be available at this link:



For weeks when the Lt. Governor is not available, her office will help us to secure a Commissioner to fill in that week in her absence.


Minnesota Military Radio is a weekly public relations program that reaches this group and highlights all things related to the veteran and military communities, including topics like benefits and medical care. The issues MMR carries are especially relevant to your listeners right now. Each show is packaged into 4 segments, 45 minutes or less total, and includes optional ad segments stations can sell to generate revenue. The weekly program is recorded on Thursdays from about noon to 1:30 p.m., a link with show is sent out on Thursday afternoons and airs over the following weekend. MMR has an established presence and has been running for 10+ years. Learn more or listen to a sample at

MMR currently runs on 58 frequencies across Minnesota, with an estimated 300,000 listeners. Thank you to our loyal stations already in the MMR family. If you do not currently carry the program, but are interested in adding it to your weekly lineup, please contact Anna Long at 612-636-4108 or