MN90: Minnesota History in 90 Seconds

Series produced by Ampers

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MN90: Minnesota History in 90 Seconds" is a history program airing on Ampers stations in Minnesota. It is a co-production of Ampers and the Minnesota Historical Society.

MN90: Minnesota History in 90 Seconds" is a history program airing on Ampers stations in Minnesota. It is a co-production of Ampers and the Minnesota Historical Society.


576 Pieces

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Abigail Quigley McCarthy, wife of US Senator for Minnesota Eugene McCarthy, had gotten to know Civil Rights activist Coretta Scott King through the...

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  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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In 1991, writer and poet Kathleen Norris found herself living at St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, praying with the monks and eating com...

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  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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In 1886, Luis Garzon was only in Minneapolis to play oboe in the touring orchestra Los Aires Nacionales de Mexico. Britt Aamodt looks at why Garzon...

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  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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In 1951, James Arness was having problems landing Hollywood roles because of his height, 6 feet 7 inches. But that all changed when he was cast as ...

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  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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Was U.S. Senator from Minnesota Ernest Lundeen an isolationist or a Nazi sympathizer? Britt Aamodt has the story of the Senator’s last flight and t...

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  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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Charles Perkins Strite was tired of burnt toast. So the Minnesota inventor set out to do something about it. Britt Aamodt offers up a tale of a new...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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July 2014, Patrick Sawyer just wanted to finish his conference in Nigeria and get home to Coon Rapids. Two of his daughters had birthdays coming up...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 14
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April 1997, David Madson, a talented Minneapolis architect, wasn’t looking forward to picking up his old boyfriend at the airport. Maybe he knew so...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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Victor Frankenstein and his Creature never had a true heart-to-heart in Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel. Britt Aamodt looks at how playwright Barbara Fie...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 13
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In 1962, Jay Ward, co-creator of The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, leased an island on the Minnesota-Canada border. Britt Aamodt tells us how a nuclea...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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They’re small. They’re furry. They have enormous eyes. And you’ve probably never seen one. Britt Aamodt has the scoop on Minnesota’s most elusive c...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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The Ham Lake Fire of May 2007 devastated thousands of acres in Northeast Minnesota. Britt Aamodt looks at how it also turned up evidence of a catac...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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He was called Paramahansa Yogananda but many knew him better at Swami Yoganada, the Indian guru whose spiritual mission brought him to America in 1...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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In 1952, men in masks and protective clothing started pumping a strange powder into the air over South Minneapolis. Britt Aamodt explains why this ...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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In 1870, African-American men were finally given the right to vote. But women would have to fight another half-century to get their voice heard at ...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 13
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They have pink noses, small black ears and fleshy finger-like claws. What are they? Britt Aamodt introduces us to Minnesota’s only marsupial, the o...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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Back in 1950, three-quarters of American households had party line telephones. That was even more true in rural Minnesota. Britt Aamodt looks at li...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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The world remembers Rock Hudson as a movie star and the first big celebrity to die of AIDS. To Phyllis Gates, he was her husband. Britt Aamodt has ...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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Minnesota’s Pavek Museum of Broadcasting has one of only 127 remaining RCA theremin known to still exist. Britt Aamodt takes a look at the history ...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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During World War II, more than 4,000 naval air cadets passed through Minneapolis’ Naval Air Station for a 3-week beginner’s course in piloting. Bri...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KSRQ, KRPR, KBEM, KVSC and more


  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12