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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How did Richard Sears become the 19th-cenury’s king of mail order catalogs? Britt Aamodt has a tale of an unwanted crate of pocket watches and an i...

Bought by KVSC, WTIP, KFAI Minneapolis, KSRQ, KVSC and more


  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 19
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Since the 1970s, Craig Packer of the University of Minnesota’s Lion Center has studied lion behavior in the wild. For six years, Packer and two stu...

Bought by KUMD, KVSC, WTIP, KFAI Minneapolis, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 19
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Paul Volberding grew up in Rochester with a bedroom window that overlooked the Mayo Clinic. Britt Aamodt picks up the story years later when Volber...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KUMD, KSRQ, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 13
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Judith Guest had only been living in Edina for a year when she received the news every writer wants to hear. Britt Aamodt looks back at Guest’s bre...

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


  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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Summer tourists know Brainerd as a lake destination. But epidemiologists know about it for another reason. Britt Aamodt has the case history of Bra...

Bought by KVSC, KSRQ, WTIP, KFAI Minneapolis, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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In 1926, Donald Wandrei was a 19-year-old university student when he decided to write a fan letter to H.P. Lovecraft. Britt Aamodt has an account o...

Bought by KSRQ, KVSC, WTIP, KFAI Minneapolis, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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Since its opening in 1902, Dayton’s was a Minneapolis destination for shopping, dining and making memories. Britt Aamodt gives a brief history of t...

Bought by KVSC, WTIP, KKWE Niijii Radio, KFAI Minneapolis, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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In 1946, Forrest O. Wiggins was the first African-American instructor hired by the University of Minnesota. Two years later, he was fighting to kee...

Bought by KUMD, KSRQ, KVSC, WTIP, KFAI Minneapolis and more


  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 16
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What is that pest that chases joggers down roads and plagues summer bathers with its piercing bite? Britt Aamodt takes a closer look at the deer fly.

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


  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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In 1924, Minnesota entomologist Marshall Hertig and a colleague discovered a bacteria residing in mosquitoes. He called it Wolbachia. Britt Aamodt ...

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


  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 24
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Wadena’s Cozy Theater screened its first silent film in 1914, The Last Days of Pompeii. Britt Aamodt explores the history of film through one long-...

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


  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 19
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The first telegram was sent in the United States in 1838. Minnesota wanted to get hooked in but it had to wait for the trains to bring the telegrap...

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


  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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Al Nier was a physics researcher at the University of Minnesota when he figured out how to separate the isotopes of uranium. Britt Aamodt traces th...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KFAI Minneapolis, KUMD, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 13
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Don was one of the last lowland gorillas taken from the wild before 1973’s Endangered Species Act. Britt Aamodt remembers the gorilla who not only ...

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


  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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In 1960, Kofi Anna was an economics student at Macalester College in St. Paul. Britt Aamodt takes a snapshot of the future United Nations secretary...

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


  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 18
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Tyrone Guthrie was a noted theater director when, in 1940, he was called upon to assist England’s new prime minister. Britt Aamodt looks at a later...

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


  • Added: Aug 13, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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Does Stephen King like opera? Who knows? But he gave the Minnesota Opera the green light to adapt one of his novels. Britt Aamodt goes behind the c...

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


  • Added: Aug 13, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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Can Minnesota really claim Winona Ryder as one of its own? Britt Aamodt explores the actor’s North Star roots.

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


  • Added: Aug 13, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 19
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In 1930, on the anniversary of the First Battle of Bull Run, Charles Lockwood uncorked a bottle of wine and drank a toast to a roomful of empty ch...

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


  • Added: Aug 13, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17
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In 1981, Bruce Brockway wasn’t feeling well. Doctors didn’t know what was wrong. Then in June, the CDC published a report on five men in Los Angele...

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


  • Added: Aug 13, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 17