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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: The Man behind Churchill and the Guthrie Theater

MN90: The Man behind Churchill and the Guthrie Theater

Tyrone Guthrie was a noted theater director when, in 1940, he was called upon to assist England’s new prime minister. Britt Aamodt looks at a later chapter in Guthrie’s life, when he brought his philosophy of theater design and direction to Minnesota.

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MN90: Stephen King at the Opera

MN90: Stephen King at the Opera

Does Stephen King like opera? Who knows? But he gave the Minnesota Opera the green light to adapt one of his novels. Britt Aamodt goes behind the curtain for The Shining.

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MN90: Winona of Minnesota

MN90: Winona of Minnesota

Can Minnesota really claim Winona Ryder as one of its own? Britt Aamodt explores the actor’s North Star roots.

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MN90: A Last Toast to Company B

MN90: A Last Toast to Company B

In 1930, on the anniversary of the First Battle of Bull Run, Charles Lockwood uncorked a bottle of wine and drank a toast to a roomful of empty chairs draped in black crepe. Here’s producer Britt Aamodt on a Civil War veterans’ club and its annual tradition.

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MN90: Minnesota’s First Documented AIDS Case

MN90: Minnesota’s First Documented AIDS Case

In 1981, Bruce Brockway wasn’t feeling well. Doctors didn’t know what was wrong. Then in June, the CDC published a report on five men in Los Angeles dead from a mysterious ailment. Britt Aamodt looks at Minnesota’s first documented AIDS case.

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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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