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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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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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
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Nkem talks about how her husband’s role as caregiver shifted, as her illness went into remission.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Betsy talks about how family members might have different preferences about how doctor communicates when the end is near.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Betsy shares how when her sister was dying of cancer, the family disagreed about when to involve hospice.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Teresa learned how to advocate for herself, while facing serious illness.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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Teresa shares how support from friends and co-workers helped her know she was not alone, while she battled cancer.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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LeMoine talks about how death is understood from the perspective and tradition of his Lakota heritage.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
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LeMoine shares how his Lakota tradition provides a philosophy for life that guides his family in dealing with end of life decision making.

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