Britt Aamodt

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Recent Pieces from Britt Aamodt

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MN90: Ike’s Farewell Speechwriter (01:30)
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In 2010, Grant Moos finally decided to go through the boxes left behind by his dead father, Malcolm Moos, President Eisenhower’s chief speechwriter. Britt Aamodt looks at how ...
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MN90: The Pioneer Seedswoman (01:30)
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Carrie H. Lippincott was merely looking for a way to support her mother, sister and brother-in-law. But out of necessity grew a flourishing seed business. Britt Aamodt ...
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MN90: Mr. Cool (01:30)
From: Ampers

Frederick McKinley Jones was an inveterate tinkerer. So it wasn’t surprising that after a sweltering summer drive in Minnesota, he hit upon an idea. Britt Aamodt looks at the ...
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MN90: Death by Hearse (01:30)
From: Ampers

To prepare lectures for his course on Death and Dying at Hamline University in St. Paul, Mark Berkson visited religious centers around the Twin Cities. But on a lunchtime ...
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MN90: Kodiak Days (01:30)
From: Ampers

They were southern Minnesotans who signed up for the National Guard during the Great Depression. Many did it for a job when jobs were scarce. But when America entered World ...
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MN90: Gary Paulsen’s Tales of the Wild (01:30)
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Gary Paulsen was working for an aeronautics firm when it suddenly dawned on him: he was meant to be a writer. Britt Aamodt finds the connections between Paulsen’s life in the ...
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MN90: Eat Well and Stay Well (01:30)
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Ancel and Margaret Keys, researchers at the University of Minnesota, wondered why Twin Cities businessmen were dying of heart disease, while, an ocean away, the townsfolk of ...
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MN90: Father Time (01:30)
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Franz Halberg, a scientist and physician at the University of Minnesota, was fascinated by the human body’s daily rhythms. Not only did people wake and sleep in concert with ...
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MN90: Cow Town (01:30)
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In 1886, Alpheus Beede Stickney built a stockyard along the Mississippi. Britt Aamodt traces the history of South Saint Paul as Minnesota’s cow town.
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MN90: Bon Appetit! (01:30)
From: Ampers

In 1995, hundreds of Minnesotans lined up at the Minneapolis Dayton’s with cookbooks under their arms. There were here to see cookbook author and television personality Julia ...