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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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
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30 Pieces

Memories and stories from Minnesota Veterans

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 12, 2023
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22 Pieces

Native American veterans explain why protecting our land and resources is an important part of Native culture and traditions.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Dec 29, 2016
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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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Justice talks about how he keeps trying to quit smoking, and hopes to give it up soon, so he can set a good example for his daughters.

Bought by KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm


  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Gary shares how he finally quit smoking after becoming an avid runner.

Bought by KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm


  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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After quitting twenty years ago, Teresa says everyone must find their own way to giving up smoking.

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  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Lana speaks about the feeling of receiving a prayer when she smokes her traditional tobacco as part of ceremony.

Bought by KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm


  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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David shares how he gave up commercial tobacco, and now only uses Sacred tobacco.

Bought by KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm


  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Jennifer says as an ex-smoker, she knows she is a puff away from a pack a day.

Bought by KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm


  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Jeff talks about being a ceremonial pipe maker and how people use their pipes in their daily lives.

Bought by KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm


  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Robert talks about how sacred tobacco is one of the grounding and initial parts of his culture.

Bought by KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm


  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Robert shares how he learned about ceremony, by asking respectful questions from the time he was a young boy.

Bought by KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm


  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Matthew speaks about how all sacred tobacco and ceremony was outlawed until 1978, and how important it is to reclaim spiritual and cultural traditi...

Bought by KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm


  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1