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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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
  • Length: 02:00
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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
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While many veterans who were drafted or enlisted during the Korean War did not understand the demands of the battle that they would face, for one M...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
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Some of the most difficult situations in the Korean War came in two bitter winters when American troops were poorly prepared to face extended days ...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
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Only a small number of the veterans of the Korean War era are women. Ruth Perry originally joined the service during World War 2 but she extended h...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
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What is officially called the Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act is more commonly known as the GI Bill. Established after World War 2, Congress e...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
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When a group of Minnesota Korean War veterans began meeting on a monthly basis more than three decades ago, some of their wives tagged along. They’...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
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The commander-in-chief during the Korean War was President Harry Truman. Jim Bresnahan, a young Minnesota Air Force officer, was near the seat of p...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
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One of the biggest stars in Hollywood toured military bases in Korea to entertain thousands of lonely US servicemen. One Minnesota veteran remember...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
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What many Americans know about the Korean War comes from the popular television show MASH, which was set during the conflict. One GI from Albert Le...

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