Host, Carl Unbehaun, presents a cavalcade of songs by Minnesota songwriters along with his musical musings! More NEW ARTISTS on this episode, including tunes by Sara Noble, Ditchbird, Bo Allen & Willie West. And we report on the three Minnesota breweries who won medals at the 2023 World Beer Cup–all on MHB!
Fall 1986 – Minneapolis actress Ann Sothern had been acting most of her 77 years, going back to her first film credit in 1927. But on her latest film, she had the challenge of mastering a down east Maine accent, and staying out of the feud between costars Lillian Gish and Bette Davis. Here’s Britt Aamodt.
1966 – Dr. John C. Lilly’s life had taken him from his native St. Paul to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, where the neurophysiologist conducted research on dolphins. It was his hope that in 10 years humans would be able to communicate with the most intelligent creatures in the sea. Here’s Britt Aamodt.
1933 – Charles Albert “Charley” Bender was a clerk at a downtown Philadelphia sporting goods store. But twenty years ago, the 49-year-old, originally from the White Earth Reservation, was one of the greatest hurlers to ever pitch ball for the Philadelphia Athletics. Here’s Britt Aamodt.
1925 – Back when Vera Gammon was a student at Faribault’s school for the blind, the St. Paul girl, who’d lost sight and hearing age four, had been touted as Minnesota’s Helen Keller for her skill at speaking and writing. Now she was meeting the legend herself—Helen Keller—at the St. Paul Hotel. Here’s Britt Aamodt.
Polk County Historical Society Board Member Steve Hannah is a former Fisher, MN farmer and faculty member at University of Minnesota Crookston. Steve offers more information about the importance of the railroad in Polk County’s development in this episode of Hometown History.