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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Richard discusses how being present and asking hospital staff questions was how he could best support his dying friends.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Carolyn shares how she found strength in the face of her mother’s unexpected terminal illness, so she could provide good care for her.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Alice shares the importance of undeterred yet polite persistence to get family members needs met.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Carol shares the fulfillment she gets from caring for her mother, who has now moved into her home.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Professional caregiver Kathryn encourages people to explore complimentary medicine, like aroma therapy, yoga, and acupuncture, in addition to conve...

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