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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Weekly series from KRPR radio, about happenings around town in Rochester, MN and surrounding areas.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Jun 20, 2019
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People share their personal stories, strategies and perspectives on preventing and managing diabetes, in these relatable and inspirational segments.

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  • Updated: Apr 12, 2017
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Native Americans share their personal experiences and challenges of quitting commercial tobacco and reclaiming sacred tobacco.

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  • Updated: Apr 12, 2017
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Half hour collections from AMPERS' Veterans' Voices Series hosted by Britt Aamodt and Kevyn Burger

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  • Updated: Jan 25, 2023
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Memories and stories of Minnesota's Vietnam veterans.

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  • Updated: Oct 04, 2017
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Memories and stories from Minnesota's military veterans

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  • Updated: Oct 21, 2019
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Memories and stories from Minnesota Korea War Veterans

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  • Updated: Apr 06, 2020
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Veterans' Voices: Minnesota in Vietnam

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  • Updated: May 16, 2022
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Veterans' Voices: Minnesota in World War I

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  • Updated: May 16, 2022
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Veterans' Voices: Minnesota in World War II

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  • Updated: May 16, 2022

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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.

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  • Added: May 17, 2023
  • Length: 05:00
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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