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MN90: Minnesota History in 90 Seconds a fun exploration of wide-ranging topics including sports, politics, environment, business, entertainment, pop culture, and more

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: Have a Nice Ride

MN90: Have a Nice Ride

Britt Aamodt takes a tour of the history of bike sharing programs and Minneapolis’ Nice Ride system.

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MN90: The Worst Sex Abuse Scandal in Sports History

MN90: The Worst Sex Abuse Scandal in Sports History

Maggie Nichols had been a gymnast since age three. The Minnesota athlete knew there’d be injuries. They came with the sport. Britt Aamodt examines the trial of Dr. Larry Nassar, the doctor who was supposed to help Nichols and other injured gymnasts for but a quarter century did quite the opposite.

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MN90: The Youngest Gumm Sister

MN90: The Youngest Gumm Sister

In 1924, Frances Gumm made her stage debut at age two in Grand Rapids, singing “Jingle Bells.” Britt Aamodt tells the story of the girl who became Judy Garland.

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MN90: Together Again without Dean

MN90: Together Again without Dean

The Together Again tour was supposed to be a 29-city reunion tour of three of the original Rat Packers: Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. But when the concert rolled into Bloomington, MN, in 1988, there were only two. Britt Aamodt has the story of the missing Dean Martin.

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MN90: A Boy Called Sparky

MN90: A Boy Called Sparky

It was almost like Charles Schulz was destined to be an artist. Days after his birth, November 26, 1922, an uncle nicknamed him Spark Plug after a popular comic strip character. Britt Aamodt looks at the genesis of one of the greatest comic strip artists of the 20th century.

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MN90: Robert Alexander’s Russian Trilogy

MN90: Robert Alexander’s Russian Trilogy

R.D. Zimmerman’s fascination with Russia took root with an introductory Russian language class at Macalester College in St. Paul. Britt Aamodt examines the transformation of Zimmerman into an author, under the pen name Robert Alexander, and his Russian trilogy, beginning with the 2003 novel The Kitchen Boy.

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MN90: From St. Louis Park to the Middle East

MN90: From St. Louis Park to the Middle East

Growing up in St. Louis Park, Thomas Friedman looked forward to afternoon golf games with Dad. Friedman figured he’d be a pro golfer. Britt Aamodt looks into the high school journalism class that altered his destiny—while also making room for the occasional tee time.

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MN90: Hazeltine National Golf Club

MN90: Hazeltine National Golf Club

Totten “Tot” Heffelfinger was an amateur golfer who worried that Minnesota’s golf courses were becoming too small and cramped for a new era of hard-hitting pro golfers. What was needed was a bigger, better course. Britt Aamodt investigates the origins of Hazeltine National Golf Club.

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MN90: Actors with Minnesota Accents

MN90: Actors with Minnesota Accents

Beginning with the 1996 film “Fargo” and continuing in 2014 with the spin-off TV series, actors have inhabited a fictional universe centered in small-town Minnesota. Britt Aamodt looks at one of the biggest challenges those actors face: learning the Minnesota accent.

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MN90: Mark Sertich: World’s Oldest Hockey Player

MN90: Mark Sertich: World’s Oldest Hockey Player

Mark Sertich from West Duluth was a hockey player but not just any old hockey player. Britt Aamodt takes a page from the Guinness Book of Records with this story of the world’s oldest hockey player.

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