Britt Aamodt

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Recent Pieces from Britt Aamodt

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MN90: Vera Winzen and the Balloon Girls (01:30)
From: Ampers

In 1957, two polyethylene balloons, tethered to manned capsules, launched from Minnesota. The mission was to see how high-altitude flight impacted the human body. Britt ...
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MN90: Willa Cather and the Diva (01:30)
From: Ampers

By 1913, Willa Cather had written two novels but had yet to break out. In the meantime, she wrote articles for McClure’s Magazine. Britt Aamodt has the story of Olive ...
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MN90: Minnesota Normals (01:30)
From: Ampers

In 1937, if you visited a friend or family member at the University of Minnesota Hospital, you might have been tapped on the shoulder and asked, “Would you like to take a ...
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MN90: Forever Ours (01:30)
From: Ampers

Dr. Janis Amutuzio started collecting stories about the possibility of life after death, though she didn’t know it yet, as a first-year medical intern in Minneapolis. Later, ...
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MN90: My Pal Bob (01:30)
From: Ampers

In 1954, Hugh Hall from Minnesota traveled west, to the University of Colorado – Boulder, for school. There he met Bob, a blond Californian who shucked the conservative dress ...
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MN90: Mrs. Cunningham (01:30)
From: Ampers

Age thirteen, Marion Ross walked into her library in Albert Lea, Minnesota, and found a book that would change the course of her life. Britt Aamodt has the story of the actor ...
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MN90: A Confederate Yankee (01:30)
From: Ampers

It was nearing four in the afternoon on the second day of battle at Gettysburg when John O. Dolson of Richfield, Minnesota, received his mortal wound. But how did this Yankee ...
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MN90: Lights, Camera, Snowmobiles (01:30)
From: Ampers

Maury Hurley wanted to make a career in films. So in 1972, he found himself directing his first feature about competitive snowmobiling in, of all places, Thief River Falls. ...
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MN90: Acid Days (01:30)
From: Ampers

In 1966, University of Minnesota research assistant Mary Ray volunteered for a study. As part of the study, she received a shot of LSD. Britt Aamodt looks at the Air ...
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MN90: Trouble Boys (01:30)
From: Ampers

Music journalist Bob Mehr wanted to write a biography of the Replacements, the Minneapolis punk/alt-rock group that formed in a basement in 1979, recorded great songs, ...