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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55 Pieces

People share their personal stories, strategies and perspectives on preventing and managing diabetes, in these relatable and inspirational segments.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Apr 12, 2017
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27 Pieces

Native Americans share their personal experiences and challenges of quitting commercial tobacco and reclaiming sacred tobacco.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Apr 12, 2017
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6 Pieces

Half hour collections from AMPERS' Veterans' Voices Series hosted by Britt Aamodt and Kevyn Burger

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Jan 25, 2023
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30 Pieces

Memories and stories of Minnesota's Vietnam veterans.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Oct 04, 2017
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0 Pieces

Memories and stories from Minnesota's military veterans

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Oct 21, 2019
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36 Pieces

Memories and stories from Minnesota Korea War Veterans

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Apr 06, 2020
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20 Pieces

Veterans' Voices: Minnesota in Vietnam

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 16, 2022
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20 Pieces

Veterans' Voices: Minnesota in World War I

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 16, 2022
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20 Pieces

Veterans' Voices: Minnesota in World War II

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 16, 2022
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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

Pieces

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Post-traumatic stress disorder was not recognized as a psychiatric disorder until 1980, years after many Vietnam veteran had returned home. St Paul...

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


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Minnesota is home to a large number of Lao and Hmong warriors. In their homeland, they were recruited and trained by the CIA as part of its secret ...

Bought by WDBM, KSRQ, KBEM, KRPR, KMSU and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Some 300,000 American servicemen were injured in Southeast Asia. Army veteran Truedell Guerue is one of them, hospitalized for more than a year aft...

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  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:07
  • Purchases: 10
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Dennis Mitchell remembers being given a machete when he served in Vietnam—not as a weapon, but to clear the jungle. Eluding the enemy in the dense ...

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


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 10
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Many who fought in Vietnam were the offspring of the soldiers who fought in previous wars and enjoyed the whole-hearted backing of the American pub...

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


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:02
  • Purchases: 10
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Minnesota soldiers who arrived in Vietnam had to adjust to the blistering heat as they carried out their duties in the tropical climate. Living and...

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  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 10
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After his service in Vietnam ended, Army veteran Doug Bekke became the longtime curator of the Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley. In that po...

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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Every year, Minnesota veterans who fought in every conflict gather at the State Capitol to lobby state lawmakers and listen to their agenda for leg...

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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For Trudell Guerue, a Lakota who grew up on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, military service is part of a rich cultural tradition. Native ...

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


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Many veterans who returned home to their wives after serving in Vietnam had problems reconnecting. Three veterans who experienced marital struggles...

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


  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 10