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.


631 Pieces

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In 1977, a group met in New York to compile the playlist for a record to be launched on NASA’s Voyager I and II probes. The audience? Extraterrestr...

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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British actor and author Stephen Fry had an idea. To bring a TV crew to every state in America to tease out its unique character. In Tennessee, it ...

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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When the Guthrie Theater opened in 1063, it became a midcountry alternative to Hollywood and Broadway for actors looking to break in. One of those ...

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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August 1933, Charles Fremont Dight, Minnesota physician and founder of the Minnesota Eugenics Society, was tapping out a letter of congratulations....

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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September 1959, Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev arrived in “enemy” territory for a 13-day American road trip—that is, after his summit with Cold W...

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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The FBI got that Edward Lundeen was an isolationist. What it didn’t understand was why this U.S. Senator for Minnesota was letting George Sylvester...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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Life in post-Civil War Le Sueur County, Minnesota, was about survival for the young Edward S. Curtis. But he also developed an interest in photogra...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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In 1969, Peter Reed couldn’t help but hear about the new buzzy book, Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five. Reed, was after all, a literature profess...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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It was just one of those summer break trips. Elizabeth Perry of Excelsior, Minnesota, and her friend celebrated the end of freshman year of college...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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Web Text Frank Sheeran was sixty when he entered the federal correctional facility in Sandstone, Minnesota. He was just another mobster with a lock...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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Actor James Wong grew up in Minneapolis, braving snow drifts and subzero cold. But nothing could prepare him for the Los Angeles meat locker that s...

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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In 1986, a routine safety test resulted in the rupture of the Number 4 reactor in Chernobyl in the Soviet Union. Five thousand miles away and weeks...

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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The Federal Writers was winding down in 1940, when Minnesota writers were dispatched to report what and how people ate in their state for a propose...

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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Maurice Noble, born 1911 in Minnesota, had worked in Dr. Seuss’ animation unit during World War II. Back then Seuss was Major Theodore Geisel. Now ...

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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Cubby was a black bear living peaceably at a wildlife park near Sandstone, Minnesota—until he got dental problems and his owner sold him for a cann...

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 9
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Bernie Leadon, born in Minneapolis in 1947, wasn’t one of the heavy-hitting songwriters in the band The Eagles. That designation went to Don Henley...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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In 1977, the Thief River Falls company that’s now called Arctic Cat had a new personal watercraft that was a cross between a jet ski and a motorcyc...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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The fate of 303 Dakota men, alleged to be responsible for the US-Dakota War of 1862, lay in the hands of President Abraham Lincoln. Not surprisingl...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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In 1963, Maurice Sendak became a beloved world-famous author with the publication of Where the Wild Things Are. It was a different story with 1970’...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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Twin Cities Public Television is known for producing content with a local angle. But in 2019, it got behind a new documentary series that examined ...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9