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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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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The music charts of the 60’s and early 70’s were filled with anti-war anthems performed by rockers who used their songs to protest the Vietnam War....

Bought by KSRQ, KBEM, KRPR, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, WDSE and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 10
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When Valerie Buchan was recruited by the Army, she considered it her duty to serve. As the head nurse in an emergency room in Vietnam, she cared fo...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KSRQ, KBEM, WDSE, KVSC and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 9
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A year after Tom Dimond was arrested at a celebrated protest of the Vietnam War, he was drafted into the Army. Once he was in the service, the St P...

Bought by KSRQ, KBEM, KRPR, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, WDSE and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Many Vietnam veterans felt alienated as they returned home, enduring insults related to their service in an unpopular war. Veteran Pat Logan even f...

Bought by KRPR, KSRQ, KBEM, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, WDSE and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Years after the war ended, it continued to claim casualties. Thousands of soldiers exposed to Agent Orange, the chemical used to defoliate the jung...

Bought by KRPR, KSRQ, KBEM, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, WDSE and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Jerry Newton in was in the midst of his Army career when he was given his most difficult and dreadful assignment: he was the officer who notified f...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KSRQ, KBEM, WDSE, KVSC and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 9
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As the war in Vietnam escalated, so did the protests on college campuses. When Doug Bekke volunteered to fight, he was the same age as many of the ...

Bought by KSRQ, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KBEM, WDSE, KVSC and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 9
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When Ronn Easton joined the Army, he thought that he would find the equality that had eluded him as an African American raised in the south. But he...

Bought by KSRQ, KBEM, KRPR, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, WDSE and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Years after his service ended, former Marine infantry soldier Fletcher Hinds remained deeply troubled by his actions during the war. As part of his...

Bought by KSRQ, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KBEM, WDSE, KVSC and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Long hours, harsh conditions and horrific wounds. Nurse Suzanne Constantini’s year of caring for wounded soldiers in an ICU in Vietnam left her wit...

Bought by KRPR, KSRQ, KBEM, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, WDSE and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:03
  • Purchases: 10