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.
They’re small. They’re furry. They have enormous eyes. And you’ve probably never seen one. Britt Aamodt has the scoop on Minnesota’s most elusive critter, the flying squirrel.
He was called Paramahansa Yogananda but many knew him better at Swami Yoganada, the Indian guru whose spiritual mission brought him to America in 1920. Britt Aamodt fast forwards seven years to 1927 when, for three months, Swami Yogananda taught Minnesotans how to reach self-realization and meditate.
In 1870, African-American men were finally given the right to vote. But women would have to fight another half-century to get their voice heard at the ballot box. Britt Aamodt looks at one of Minnesota’s woman’s suffrage pioneers Sarah Stearns Burger.
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.
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.