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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: Minnesota Marsupial

MN90: Minnesota Marsupial

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 opossum.

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MN90: Party Line Days

MN90: Party Line Days

Back in 1950, three-quarters of American households had party line telephones. That was even more true in rural Minnesota. Britt Aamodt looks at life with a party line.

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MN90: Phyllis Gates’ Husband, Rock Hudson

MN90: Phyllis Gates’ Husband, Rock Hudson

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 the story of the Minnesota woman who married Rock Hudson.

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MN90: Pavek Museum’s Theremin

MN90: Pavek Museum’s Theremin

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 of the world’s first electronic instrument.

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MN90: Cadet George H.W. Bush

MN90: Cadet George H.W. Bush

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. Britt Aamodt has the story of one of those cadets, George H.W. Bush.

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MN90: The Vice President and the Serial Killer

MN90: The Vice President and the Serial Killer

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 the Vice President of the United States, Walter Mondale.

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MN90: Catching Some Rays

MN90: Catching Some Rays

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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MN90: Anita Bryant’s Pie in the Face

MN90: Anita Bryant’s Pie in the Face

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 happened when a Minneapolis gay rights activist met Bryant with a pie and when her crusade arrived in St. Paul in 1978.

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MN90: The Dawn of the Telephone Age

MN90: The Dawn of the Telephone Age

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 Minnesota.

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MN90: Sitting Bull in St. Paul

MN90: Sitting Bull in St. Paul

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 Sitting Bull’s weeklong tour of St. Paul.

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