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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1940 – Minnesota’s Eddie Arnold had followed his dream to become a successful Hollywood actor. Now he was putting his career on hold to go treasure...

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  • Added: May 26, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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1933 – Charles Albert “Charley” Bender was a clerk at a downtown Philadelphia sporting goods store. But twenty years ago, the 49-year-old, original...

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  • Added: May 26, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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1925 – Back when Vera Gammon was a student at Faribault’s school for the blind, the St. Paul girl, who’d lost sight and hearing age four, had been ...

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  • Added: May 26, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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American Indian Month in Minnesota continues this May. And, this weekend’s a busy one.

Bought by WDSE and KSRQ


  • Added: May 17, 2023
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
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December 2012, Stephen Rocheford asked a senior officer if the army would advertise for LGBTQ recruits in his magazine Lavender. The Army gave it a...

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  • Added: May 15, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Lina Knox, Minnesota National Guard, spent her first deployment at Balad Air Base in Iraq. The base had a nickname – Mortaritaville – because of th...

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  • Added: May 15, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Ron Brodigan (Navy 1959-60) talks about how difficult it was to grab a nap aboard his aircraft carrier. Here’s Britt Aamodt.

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  • Added: May 15, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Richard Ekholm served aboard an aircraft carrier that housed 5,300 Navy and Marines. This was during the Vietnam War, when service members were cou...

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  • Added: May 15, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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In Vietnam, Louis Hubbell’s Air Force job was to repair the autopilot system. Sometimes he’d hitch a ride with the Army into town for some R&R. Her...

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  • Added: May 15, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Iraq War vet Davalance DePoe talks about PTSD and the healing he’s found through the VA and his spiritual practices. Here’s Britt Aamodt.

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  • Added: May 15, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1