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Greg Barron Listens to audio

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

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Bao Vang left Thailand for the U.S. at 10. Courtesy of Bao Vang

2015 year marks the 40th anniversary of the Hmong arrival in Minnesota. Take a tour through the MPR archives to look back at the story of Hmong resettlement in the state.

This Week in History

A lesson in mudcat fishing in Saint Paul

1973
Jul 4, 1973

Greg Barron learns about the bottom feeding Mudcat at the unlikely fishing spot in downtown Saint Paul. Riley, Hainey, a local expert on the scavenger fish discusses the methods for catching the fish, preparing the fish, and how they compare to other species of Minnesota fish.

Food prices a volatile issue at home and around the world

1973
Jul 5, 1973

Hiram Drache, an expert on agricultural history and economics discusses food policy in the United States, and how talk of an embargo on foreign bulk sales are ill-advised.

Concerns over food prices stemming from tightening supplies

1973
Jul 5, 1973

Martin Abel, an expert on agriculture from the University of Minnesota, discusses the current state of supply and demand of the United States food supply with regards to foreign markets. Included is a discussion regarding inflationary practices, and possible solutions.