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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55 Pieces

People share their personal stories, strategies and perspectives on preventing and managing diabetes, in these relatable and inspirational segments.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Apr 12, 2017
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27 Pieces

Native Americans share their personal experiences and challenges of quitting commercial tobacco and reclaiming sacred tobacco.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Apr 12, 2017
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30 Pieces

Memories and stories of Minnesota's Vietnam veterans.

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

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Oct 21, 2019
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36 Pieces

Memories and stories from Minnesota Korea War Veterans

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Apr 06, 2020
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20 Pieces

Veterans' Voices: Minnesota in Vietnam

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 16, 2022
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20 Pieces

Veterans' Voices: Minnesota in World War I

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  • Updated: May 16, 2022
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20 Pieces

Veterans' Voices: Minnesota in World War II

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 16, 2022
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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

Pieces

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July 4, 1968: Ronald Myron Cloud was a skytrooper with the 1st Cavalry Division (Air Mobile). They rode helicopters into battle, jumping into LZs o...

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  • Added: May 16, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
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May 2, 1968: Dean Vasquez and his unit, the 2nd Battalion 4th Marines, aka, the Magnificent Bastards, were in their third day of battle. The odds d...

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  • Added: May 16, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 2
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April 19, 1968: Vietnam wasn’t Herb Hayashida’s first war. That had been World War II, when his Japanese-American family was incarcerated in an int...

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  • Added: May 16, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
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January 1968: Richard “Dickie” Sharp didn’t pick the start date to his tour in Vietnam. The Army did. But it couldn’t have been worse because it ca...

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  • Added: May 16, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
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October 17, 1967: Stanley Donald Gilbert and his unit were on a search and destroy mission, heading into the jungle to take out a Viet Cong bunker ...

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  • Added: May 16, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
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November 19, 1966: Thomas Serrano was racing through the jungle into the heat of battle. But that was his job as a medic. He set to work on his wou...

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  • Added: May 16, 2022
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November 6, 1965: Richard Bolstad flew a Sandy as part of a search and rescue team. Yesterday, a pilot had gone down over North Vietnam. But instea...

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  • Added: May 16, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
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September 1965: Barry Bondhus got something in the mail. He was turning twenty in a few days. But it wasn’t a gift. And it wasn’t wanted. It was hi...

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  • Added: May 16, 2022
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1965: Jim Northrup had been a Marine four years before he shipped to Vietnam. Now, for the first time in his life, he was trying to kill men. And t...

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  • Added: May 16, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
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February 2, 1962: Air Force pilot Robert D. Larson brought his C-123 low, just over the treetops, as he triggered the sprayers. He was part of Oper...

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  • Added: May 16, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
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