Britt Aamodt

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Recent Pieces from Britt Aamodt

Caption: C.H. Lippincott Seed Catalogue, Credit: Image Courtesy of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Miss C.H. Lippincott: Seedswoman of Minneapolis (06:00)
From: KFAI Minneapolis

In 1886, no one expected much from Carrie H. Lippincott. She was a single woman in desperate need of money when she launched what would become one of the most successful seed ...
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MN90: Can I Play With U? (01:30)
From: Ampers

By 1985, Miles Davis was five years out of a self-imposed retirement, when he didn’t even pick up his trumpet. Now the jazz legend, eager for new creative challenges, was ...
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MN90: Film Nights with Chaplin (01:30)
From: Ampers

In 1941, the news from Europe was grim. The war was going badly for the good guys. That year, an insurance company employee decided to bring comedy to rural Minnesota with ...
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MN90: YES Yoko Ono (01:30)
From: Ampers

By 2001, the world at large still thought of Yoko Ono as John Lennon’s widow. That year’s retrospective at Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center, however, reminded the art world ...
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MN90: Last Stop Bloomington (01:30)
From: Ampers

December 3, 2015, Scott Weiland, former front man of the Stone Temple Pilots, pulled into a parking lot in Bloomington, Minnesota. It was a day off on a busy tour with new ...
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MN90: Dress Rehearsal for World War (01:30)
From: Ampers

In 1938, war correspondent Martha Gellhorn arrived in Minnesota as part of a 22-city lecture tour. She had a purpose: to sound the alert that the Spanish Civil War was much ...
Caption: FUN collage, Credit: Dave Mruz

Ep. 35: The Toonsmith: Dave Mruz, Minnesota’s Cartooning Historian (18:58)
From: KFAI Minneapolis

When Dave Mruz was three, his parents bought him a subscription to Donald Duck comics. Years later, he learned those same comics had been created by men who’d lived and ...
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MN90: The Price of Murder (01:30)
From: Ampers

November 28, 1914 – Frederick Price was the distraught husband when the ambulance collected his dead wife, the victim of a fall off a river bluff. Then he sued the park board ...
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MN90: The Problem with Professor Sanford (01:30)
From: Ampers

In the late 19th-century, Maria Louise Sanford was a star of the regional lecture circuit and one of the most charismatic professors at the University of Minnesota. She was ...
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MN90: The Fairbault WASP (01:30)
From: Ampers

1943 – Elizabeth “Betty” Wall, a pilot from Faribault, Minnesota, arrived in Texas, to do her part in the war. But, unlike male recruits, she had to pay her train fare—and ...