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.


541 Pieces

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They have pink noses, small black ears and fleshy finger-like claws. What are they? Britt Aamodt introduces us to Minnesota’s only marsupial, the o...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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Back in 1950, three-quarters of American households had party line telephones. That was even more true in rural Minnesota. Britt Aamodt looks at li...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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The world remembers Rock Hudson as a movie star and the first big celebrity to die of AIDS. To Phyllis Gates, he was her husband. Britt Aamodt has ...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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Minnesota’s Pavek Museum of Broadcasting has one of only 127 remaining RCA theremin known to still exist. Britt Aamodt takes a look at the history ...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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During World War II, more than 4,000 naval air cadets passed through Minneapolis’ Naval Air Station for a 3-week beginner’s course in piloting. Bri...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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Before Jeffrey Dahmer was a serial killer, he was a high school student. Britt Aamodt has the story of Dahmer’s school trip visit to the office of ...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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Britt Aamodt takes a look at Minnesotans’ summer preoccupation with fun in the sun, and what they wore while they were at it.

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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In 1977, Anita Bryant and her organization Save the Children led a crusade to repeal gay rights laws across the country. Britt Aamodt looks at what...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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Alexander Graham Bell rang in America’s centenary in 1876 with his new invention, the telephone. Britt Aamodt looks at how the telephone arrived in...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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By 1884, thousands of St. Paul’s citizens gathered at the train station to greet the arrival of a famous visitor. Britt Aamodt has the story behind...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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Fritz Haber is famous as Albert Einstein’s buddy and infamous as the man who brought poison gas to the battlefields of World War I. But Britt Aamod...

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 9
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In 1860, William H. Seward, governor of New York and failed presidential hopeful, came to St. Paul to stump for Abraham Lincoln. He spent four days...

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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Everybody knows that before First Ave was an iconic live music venue it was a Greyhound bus station. But fewer know the history of the in-between y...

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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In 1975, George Lucas was pitching a new space opera to Hollywood. To help him with the pitch, Lucas brought along work by John Berkey who speciali...

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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Growing up in Minnesota, Michael Wilson knew he wanted to work with primates after he watched a documentary on Dian Fossey. Britt Aamodt looks at W...

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 10
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How did Richard Sears become the 19th-cenury’s king of mail order catalogs? Britt Aamodt has a tale of an unwanted crate of pocket watches and an i...

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  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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Since the 1970s, Craig Packer of the University of Minnesota’s Lion Center has studied lion behavior in the wild. For six years, Packer and two stu...

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  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 11
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Paul Volberding grew up in Rochester with a bedroom window that overlooked the Mayo Clinic. Britt Aamodt picks up the story years later when Volber...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KUMD, KSRQ, KKWE Niijii Radio, KRPR and more


  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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Judith Guest had only been living in Edina for a year when she received the news every writer wants to hear. Britt Aamodt looks back at Guest’s bre...

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  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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Summer tourists know Brainerd as a lake destination. But epidemiologists know about it for another reason. Britt Aamodt has the case history of Bra...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KSRQ, KVSC, KBEM, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 8