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.


669 Pieces

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By 2018, Ronald A. White, Minneapolis-born historian, was poring over the 135-odd notes Abraham Lincoln had written to himself. Ideas for speeches....

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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When she was 18, Kathleen Winsor, born in Olivia, Minnesota, wrote down her life’s goals. One of them was to write a best-selling novel. That came ...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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Ed Asner played Lou Grant, the director of a fictional Minneapolis TV station, on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. So it felt like something of a homecom...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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August 1964 – Two competing delegations from Mississippi arrived at the Democratic National Convention: the official one all-white, the unofficial ...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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St. Paul had had hotels before, but not a Hilton. September 15, 1966, the city celebrated the opening with three days of festivities. And it was pr...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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In September 1887, Duluth’s Grand Opera House announced a touring Shakespeare production. One of the actors was Edwin Booth, famous Shakespearean a...

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  • Added: Dec 20, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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Not every West Coast American of Japanese descent was herded into an internment camp after Pearl Harbor. Some, like Ruth Tanbara and her husband Ea...

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  • Added: Dec 20, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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February 1969, St. Paul’s Winter Carnival hosted an out-of-this world event: Breakfast with Spock. This cozy nosh at the St. Paul Hilton took place...

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  • Added: Dec 20, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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August 1963, 58 Minnesotans boarded a bus in the early dawn for nation’s capital. They were headed to one of the most historic events in American h...

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  • Added: Dec 20, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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In 1961, Charles W. Bailey II was a Washington correspondent for Cowles Publications in Minneapolis when he and a fellow had an idea for a novel. T...

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  • Added: Dec 20, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8
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In 1972, Minnesota’s Westgate Theater hit on a novel idea to compete with the large multiplex theaters being built. Play the same film, and only th...

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  • Added: Nov 22, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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Minette and David Ponick became entranced with the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy watching their films on a local Twin Cities TV station. Decades late...

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  • Added: Nov 22, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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In 1963, the symphony orchestra remained largely a privileged domain of white men. But with an upcoming tour of the American South, the Minneapolis...

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  • Added: Nov 22, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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In 1856, singing prodigy 13-year-old Adelina Patty made a stagecoach stop in Stillwater to perform for the lumbermen, their families and other loca...

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  • Added: Nov 22, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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In 1943, the United States Office of War Information dispatched Ingrid Bergman, star of Casablanca and a native Swede, to Minnesota with a film cre...

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  • Added: Nov 22, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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Alonzo J. Whiteman, aka, AJ Whiteman, aka the Penman, was a Minnesota legislator from Duluth. By the time he died in 1922, he was wanted in 40 citi...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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In 1912, Japan gifted 3,000 cherry trees to the United States, which were planted in Washington, D.C. One hundred years later, Japan made a second ...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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By the early 1980s, Maureen McCormick, oldest sister Marcia Brady on The Brady Bunch, was coming off a 5-year cocaine addiction, when she met an ac...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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In 1963, Bob Dylan was a folkie with a guitar when he appeared in Greenwood, Mississippi, on the front lines of the fight for Civil Rights. At a vo...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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In World War II, the Japanese occupation of the Pacific region cut off a precious kapok, a product of an Asian tree, used for life vests. So the Co...

Bought by KSRQ, KVSC, KBEM, WDSE, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota and more


  • Added: Oct 18, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12