Britt Aamodt

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Recent Pieces from Britt Aamodt

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MN90: Going Dutch (01:30)
From: Ampers

In 1856, a group of men and women drove ox carts hundreds of miles from Wisconsin to Minnesota. Their settlement in Greenleafton became the first Dutch enclave in that state. ...
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MN90: James McPherson and the Battle Cry of Freedom (01:30)
From: Ampers

Growing up in 1950s St. Peter, Minnesota, James McPherson immersed himself in comics and books about the Army Air Corps in World War II. The Civil War was the farthest thing ...
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MN90: Frank Lloyd Wright Goes Shopping (01:30)
From: Ampers

It had never been seen before, a fully-enclosed shopping mall that sprawled over 500 acres in the Minneapolis suburb of Edina. Britt Aamodt tells the story of Southdale, the ...
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MN90: Babbit (01:30)
From: Ampers

In 1920, Sauk Centre native Sinclair Lewis became a sensation with the publication of his novel Main Street. Now the pressure was on for a follow-up. Britt Aamodt turns the ...
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MN90: The Hire (01:30)
From: Ampers

In 2001, David Carter was an artistic director and writer at Minneapolis ad agency Fallon but his scripts for luxury car manufacturer BMW were turned into short films with ...
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Ep. 18: Our Most Memorable Snowfall (33:50)
From: KFAI

In Minnesota, freezing winters and big snowfalls come with the territory. But three feet of snow on Halloween? That was a day to remember. In this episode of the MinneCulture ...
Caption: Bruce Brockway and Rene Valdes, 1980., Credit: Alan Lessik

Generation AIDS: Minnesota's HIV/AIDS Crisis (01:31:39)
From: KFAI

In July 1981, the New York Times published an article about a mysterious illness plaguing gay men in New York City. After reading the article, Bruce Brockway, a gay activist ...
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MN90: Wadena’s Cozy Film History (01:30)
From: Ampers

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-standing Minnesota landmark.
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MN90: Minnesota's First Telegram (01:30)
From: Ampers

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 telegraph west. Britt Aamodt has ...
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MN90: Hiroshima, Mr. Nier (01:30)
From: Ampers

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 the scientific discovery ...