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. 

Series

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30 Pieces

Memories and stories from Minnesota Veterans

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 12, 2023
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22 Pieces

Native American veterans explain why protecting our land and resources is an important part of Native culture and traditions.

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

Extended podcast versions of Kevyn Burger's interviews with some of the Minnesota Vietnam Veterans featured in the Ampers radio series

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Aug 24, 2017
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3 Pieces

Memories and stories from Minnesota's WWII Veterans

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Oct 21, 2019
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34 Pieces

Family conversations exploring the question “what matters most?” to those involved in providing or receiving care in the last stages of life. Allina Health helped fund this project.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Dec 29, 2016

Pieces

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A twenty dollar bill mailed from his mother in Minnesota may have saved the life of one Korean War veteran. That lucky gift led him to exit the nav...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
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Double Purple Heart recipient Bruce Nordan has chosen to remain tight-lipped about his combat experience in Korea. In some cases, even wives and ch...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
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Some of Minnesota’s Korean War veterans have found friendship and camaraderie with one another, many decades after their years of service ended. Ke...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
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Many Korean War veterans who returned home from a conflict that was not popular got the message that people did not want to hear their stories. The...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
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The men and women who fought in the Korean War are elders now, but many of them were teenagers or young adults when they were called to serve. Jame...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
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Today, the veterans who served in the Korean War are dwindling in number. The survivors, who are now in their 80’s and 90’s, still have stories to...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
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Businesses, artists, and freelance workers, among many others… are being hit hard by the economic reach of the COVID-19 pandemic and the precaution...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KVSC, KMSU, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Hosts Leah Lemm and Cole Premo check-in with Tall Paul (Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe) an Anishinaabe and Oneida Hip-Hop artist. Tall Paul calls in to ...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2020
  • Length: 11:40
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This week on Minnesota Native News, we get an update on how tribes across the state are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. We also hear about a n...

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


  • Added: Apr 01, 2020
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
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We talk with Brenda Child (Red Lake Nation) about the origin story of the Jingle Dress and how it relates to the 1918 Flu epidemic, and what the pa...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2020
  • Length: 14:50