Britt Aamodt

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Recent Pieces from Britt Aamodt

Caption: Bruce Brockway and Rene Valdes, 1980., Credit: Alan Lessik

Generation AIDS: Minnesota's HIV/AIDS Crisis (01:31:39)
From: KFAI

In July 1981, the New York Times published an article about a mysterious illness plaguing gay men in New York City. After reading the article, Bruce Brockway, a gay activist ...
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MN90: Wadena’s Cozy Film History (01:30)
From: Ampers

Wadena’s Cozy Theater screened its first silent film in 1914, The Last Days of Pompeii. Britt Aamodt explores the history of film through one long-standing Minnesota landmark.
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MN90: Minnesota's First Telegram (01:30)
From: Ampers

The first telegram was sent in the United States in 1838. Minnesota wanted to get hooked in but it had to wait for the trains to bring the telegraph west. Britt Aamodt has ...
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MN90: Hiroshima, Mr. Nier (01:30)
From: Ampers

Al Nier was a physics researcher at the University of Minnesota when he figured out how to separate the isotopes of uranium. Britt Aamodt traces the scientific discovery ...
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MN90: Don the Gorilla (01:30)
From: Ampers

Don was one of the last lowland gorillas taken from the wild before 1973’s Endangered Species Act. Britt Aamodt remembers the gorilla who not only drew crowds at Como Zoo but ...
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MN90: Kofi Annan’s 1960 Road Trip (01:30)
From: Ampers

In 1960, Kofi Anna was an economics student at Macalester College in St. Paul. Britt Aamodt takes a snapshot of the future United Nations secretary general’s summer road trip ...
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Out of Synch (02:00)
From: Ampers

As the war in Vietnam escalated, so did the protests on college campuses. When Doug Bekke volunteered to fight, he was the same age as many of the students staging anti-war ...
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MN90: Tom Nelson vs. the Ghost Bird (01:30)
From: Ampers

Tom Nelson was an electrical engineer living in Minnesota who got involved in a birding controversy. Britt Aamodt reports how the engineer weighed on the resurrection of the ...
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MN90: The Val Johnson UFO in Warren, Minnesota (01:30)
From: Ampers

August 27, 1979, deputy Val Johnson was on a regular night patrol in Warren, Minnesota, when a light came at him. Britt Aamodt gives the details on the Val Johnson UFO case.
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MN90: Pixar’s Minneapolis Debut (01:30)
From: Ampers

Before Pixar was one of the top animation firms in the world, it was a subsidiary of George Lucas’s Lucasfilm Ltd. Britt Aamodt tells us how, in 1984, the fledgling company ...