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MN90: Roy Wilkins, the Civil Rights Act and LBJ

MN90: Roy Wilkins, the Civil Rights Act and LBJ

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Roy Wilkins earned his professional chops as a Twin Cities journalist. But it was as an activist and director of the NAACP, says producer Britt Aamodt, that Wilkins helped change history with the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

MN90: MinneWeed

MN90: MinneWeed

Dandelion isn’t the only weed growing in Minnesota backyards. Britt Aamodt has the story on ditch weed, also known as wild marijuana.

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MN90: A Psychiatrist at Nuremberg

MN90: A Psychiatrist at Nuremberg

Dr. Douglas Kelley was an American psychiatrist whose job it was to decide whether 22 Nazi officials were “mentally fit” to stand trial for war crimes at Nuremberg. Britt Aamodt looks at Minnesota author Jack El-Hai’s book The Nazi and the Psychiatrist.

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MN90: Dr. Tanner and his Fabulous Fasts

MN90: Dr. Tanner and his Fabulous Fasts

Henry S. Tanner became a Gilded Age sensation for what he didn’t do. Britt Aamodt has the story of the Minneapolis doctor whose publicized fasts became the subject of paying crowds and the 1880 biography Forty Days without Food!

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MN90: Minnesota’s First Sex Reassignment Surgery

MN90: Minnesota’s First Sex Reassignment Surgery

In 2017, newspapers announced the Mayo Clinic had performed Minnesota’s first male-to-female sex reassignment surgery. They were off by 50 years. Britt Aamodt looks at the University of Minnesota’s pioneering sex reassignment program, which began in 1967 under Dr. Donald Hastings.

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MN90: When the Torrance Tornado Hit Minnesota

MN90: When the Torrance Tornado Hit Minnesota

In 1938, when the University of Minnesota held the NCAA Track and Field Championships at Memorial Stadium, many wondered if Louis Zamperini would break the 4-minute mile. In this story, Britt Aamodt also looks at the rival coaches who didn’t want that to happen.

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MN90: And Now for Something Completely Gilliam

MN90: And Now for Something Completely Gilliam

Terry Gilliam was the only American member of the legendry British comedy troupe Monty Python. Britt Aamodt has the story of Gilliam’s Minnesota connection.

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MN90: He Who Stands on a Cloud and the Father of the Mayo Brothers

MN90: He Who Stands on a Cloud and the Father of the Mayo Brothers

The Minnesota settlers called him Cut Nose. The Dakota knew him as He Who Stands on a Cloud, one of the 38 men hanged after the 1862 Dakota Uprising. Britt Aamodt looks at what happened next: the grave robbing of the 38 Dakota men.

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MN90: The Donner Party Man Who Founded a Town

MN90: The Donner Party Man Who Founded a Town

There’s a ghost town in Minnesota called San Francisco. Britt Aamodt has the history of William Foster, member of the Donner Party, murderer and town founder.

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MN90: Bonnie & Clyde’s Okabena Bank Heist?

MN90: Bonnie & Clyde’s Okabena Bank Heist?

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are remembered as the romantically doomed outlaw couple of Depression-era Texas. So why does a Minnesota town lay claim to a part of their legend? Britt Aamodt looks back at May 1933 and the Okabena bank heist.

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MN90: Buzz Schneider’s Miracle

MN90: Buzz Schneider’s Miracle

Before William “Buzz” Schneider was a Miracle on Ice, he was a sports-obsessed boy growing up on the Iron Range. Britt Aamodt looks back the career of a Minnesota hockey legend.

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