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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Army veteran Dennis Krivinchuk recounts his tour in Vietnam, fighting the North Vietnamese Army in the A Shau Valley and Con Thien. Here’s Britt Aa...

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  • Added: May 15, 2023
  • Length: 01:30
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Ron Brodigan was part of the maintenance division aboard the USS Intrepid in 1959. He discusses the man facets of his office job aboard ship. Here’...

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Lina Knox met a sassy sergeant on a deployment in Iraq. Years later, she connected with her on Facebook. And now that sassy sergeant is her wife. H...

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Cindy Strange had a girlfriend in the military. But she didn’t tell anyone. It was the era of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. She didn’t want to get kicked...

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Stephen Rocheford, an Army officer, became a nuclear cryptologist. His job was to sit in a room with communications equipment and seven safes. Here...

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Ron Brodigan’s spent his first night at sea on the weather deck. Ron, a new member of the Navy, was smoking with a Marine when a wave swept them up...

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  • Added: May 15, 2023
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Richard Ekcholm had a dad in World War II. He also had friends in the military. So he volunteered for the Navy in 1974. Here’s Abdi Mohamed.

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Louis Hubbell volunteered to go into the Air Force. Right out of tech school, he got a sweet assignment to Misawa, Japan. Here’s Britt Aamodt.

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  • Added: May 15, 2023
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At Bilad airfield in Iraq, Lina Knox never expected to fall in love. She didn’t—not yet anyway—but she couldn’t help noticing that sergeant with th...

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  • Added: May 15, 2023
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Why did John Hill join the Marines? He’d dropped out of school and had an usher job. He wanted something better. So he flew off to boot camp in Sep...

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  • Added: May 15, 2023
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