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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36 Pieces

In an effort to contain the spread of communism in Southeast Asia, the United States recruited, trained and financed the Hmong and Loas to serve as surrogate soldiers in the American armed forces. Today, there are over 350,000 Hmong living in the United States, with over 81,000 individuals in Minnesota, the largest urbanized Hmong population in the US. Veterans Voices': The Secret War is a program featuring the stories of some of these veterans. To learn more, visit MinnesotaVets.org

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 02, 2023
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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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By the time the Army sent Henry Dabruzzi to South Korea, an armistice ending the years of shooting had been signed. The Minnesotan was assigned to ...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
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The Korean War took a tragic toll, with a high number of injuries and casualties and soldiers who survived battles that were horror-filled. At the ...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
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When Roy Charon left his hometown of Cloquet to serve in the Air Force, he imagined that he would serve in Korea. Instead, he was shipped to an isl...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
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For many veterans who served in Korea, the war is remembered by the days, weeks and months that they counted down as they waited to come home. Toda...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
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Those who entered military service during the Korean War had been children during World War 2, and wartime shaped their youth. Many of them grew up...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
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Roger Gardin enlisted in the Navy and served aboard the USS Laffey, a legendary destroyer that survived several notable battles in World War 2 and ...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
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The men and women who fought in the Korean War were born when many farms still relied on horses. They have been eyewitnesses to massive societal ch...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
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The US Navy played a key role in the Korean War. Korea is situated on a peninsula, so control of the seas was essential. In today’s Veterans Voices...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
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When American troops were sent to South Korea in 1950, it was with the goal of stopping the spread of communism there. Two former GI’s who served t...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
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Today, Marjorie Johnson is famous as Minnesota’s “Blue Ribbon baker.” She became a television celebrity and cookbook author after earning thousands...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
  • Length: 02:00