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.


626 Pieces

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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: 15
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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: 15
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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: 18
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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: 16
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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...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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Before Jeffrey Dahmer was a serial killer, he was a high school student. Britt Aamodt has the story of Dahmer’s school trip visit to the office of ...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 19
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Britt Aamodt takes a look at Minnesotans’ summer preoccupation with fun in the sun, and what they wore while they were at it.

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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In 1977, Anita Bryant and her organization Save the Children led a crusade to repeal gay rights laws across the country. Britt Aamodt looks at what...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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Alexander Graham Bell rang in America’s centenary in 1876 with his new invention, the telephone. Britt Aamodt looks at how the telephone arrived in...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 13
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By 1884, thousands of St. Paul’s citizens gathered at the train station to greet the arrival of a famous visitor. Britt Aamodt has the story behind...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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Fritz Haber is famous as Albert Einstein’s buddy and infamous as the man who brought poison gas to the battlefields of World War I. But Britt Aamod...

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 16
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In 1860, William H. Seward, governor of New York and failed presidential hopeful, came to St. Paul to stump for Abraham Lincoln. He spent four days...

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 13
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Everybody knows that before First Ave was an iconic live music venue it was a Greyhound bus station. But fewer know the history of the in-between y...

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 13
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In 1975, George Lucas was pitching a new space opera to Hollywood. To help him with the pitch, Lucas brought along work by John Berkey who speciali...

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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Growing up in Minnesota, Michael Wilson knew he wanted to work with primates after he watched a documentary on Dian Fossey. Britt Aamodt looks at W...

Bought by KSRQ, KKWE Niijii Radio, KVSC, WTIP, KFAI Minneapolis and more


  • Added: Dec 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15