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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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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As a professional caregiver, Kathryn advises that the key is to clear your own mind, be fully present, and to listen carefully.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Richard talks about some of the conversations he had with his sister, before she died, brought them closer together.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Richard shares how daily visits to his dying niece affected him and his perspective on end of life.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Phoebe experienced the role of guardian as a responsibility similar to caring for the needs of an infant.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Phoebe shares how her Dakota heritage guided her caregiving efforts.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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April talks about the stress of handling the challenging job her mother’s estate in accordance with her wishes, as she faced her last days.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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April talks about how she was the only person in her family able to care for her terminally sick mother.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Shavon drew inspiration from seeing how gracefully her grandparents handled their illnesses in their declining days.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Shavon talks about the importance of having (sometimes difficult) family conversations about health history and treatments.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Nkem advises pausing to seek support, when you learn of a serious health diagnosis.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 01:30