Britt Aamodt

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Recent Pieces from Britt Aamodt

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MN90: Harold and Maude at the Westgate (01:30)
From: Ampers

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 that film: Harold and Maude, ...
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MN90: The Laurel and Hardy Collectors (01:30)
From: Ampers

Minette and David Ponick became entranced with the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy watching their films on a local Twin Cities TV station. Decades later, the couple had collected ...
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MN90: Symphony in the Segregated South (01:30)
From: Ampers

In 1963, the symphony orchestra remained largely a privileged domain of white men. But with an upcoming tour of the American South, the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra had to ...
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MN90: The Opera Prodigy and the Lumberman (01:30)
From: Ampers

In 1856, singing prodigy 13-year-old Adelina Patty made a stagecoach stop in Stillwater to perform for the lumbermen, their families and other locals. A recognized hit in St. ...
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MN90: Ingrid Bergman and the Minnesota Swedes (01:30)
From: Ampers

In 1943, the United States Office of War Information dispatched Ingrid Bergman, star of Casablanca and a native Swede, to Minnesota with a film crew to create the documentary ...
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MN90: Alonzo J. Whiteman, Professional Scoundrel (01:30)
From: Ampers

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 cities with 43 arrests and 11 ...
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MN90: Cherry Blossom Season (01:30)
From: Ampers

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 gift of trees—and forty of ...
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MN90: Marcia, Marcia…Maureen (01:30)
From: Ampers

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 actor from Minnesota and ...
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MN90: The Death of Medgar Evers (01:30)
From: Ampers

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 voter registration rally, ...
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MN90: Keeping the Allies Afloat (01:30)
From: Ampers

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 Coast Guard sought an ...