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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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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Many of those who fought in Vietnam came home to a public that greeted them with indifference or downright hostility. Those veterans have watched w...

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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Based in St Paul, the Minnesota Humanities Center has opened its doors to veterans, including those who served in Vietnam. The nonprofit’s initiati...

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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Fifty years after his service, veteran Michael Medina returned to Vietnam as a tourist. He was looking to the journey to help him come to terms wit...

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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Lee Walker still carries shrapnel in his body. He sustained multiple injuries when his squad walked into an ambush in Vietnam. But the legacy of th...

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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Serving in Vietnam left Ronn Easton with a combat injury and searing memories. Decades after his Army hitch was up, the former soldier found comfor...

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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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