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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 Flying Squirrel

MN90: The Flying Squirrel

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.

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MN90: Evidence of an Ancient Cataclysm

MN90: Evidence of an Ancient Cataclysm

The Ham Lake Fire of May 2007 devastated thousands of acres in Northeast Minnesota. Britt Aamodt looks at how it also turned up evidence of a cataclysmic event that took place 1.8 billion years ago.

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MN90: When Minnesota Learned to Meditate

MN90: When Minnesota Learned to Meditate

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.

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MN90: Moscow on the Mississippi

MN90: Moscow on the Mississippi

In 1952, men in masks and protective clothing started pumping a strange powder into the air over South Minneapolis. Britt Aamodt explains why this northern city became the staging area of simulated biological attack on Soviet Russia.

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MN90: Sister Suffragette

MN90: Sister Suffragette

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.

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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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