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Over the past 40 years, MPR has been a conduit for regional authors to connect with their readers and for the past year, the Archive team has been actively identifying and digitizing the best of these interviews, essays and public appearances.

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Greg Barron is a Peabody award winning reporter who worked in the MPR newsroom in the early 1970s.

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Minnesota support for Right to Read program gets praise

1973
Mar 20, 1973

The speaker (Holloway?) says the governor reaffirmed his commitment to Right to Read in the state of Minnesota and agreed to try to get some of his colleagues to hear about the program and get involved.

Gun control bill would deny constitutional rights to disadvantaged

1973
Mar 20, 1973

Speaker talks about the effect of a proposed bill on gun control. He is concerned about red tape and procedures that would deny firearms to the disadvantaged. it would be impossible for the poor, the black, the Indians, the Chicanos to comply with them.

Minnesota model for reading programs is ahead of other states

1973
Mar 20, 1973

Female speaker (Holloway?) says Minnesota has moved far ahead on reading programs and has been able to coordinate resources to focus on a central goal. We want to take the concept from Minnesota and share it with other states, and perhaps learn from them as well.