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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

Economist Burton Malkiel predict U.S. economy will improve

1974
May 23, 1974

Princeton economist Burton Malkiel makes an economic prediction that inflation is going to fall. Oil prices will drop and food prices will get better.

Minneapolis Alderman John Derris moderates animal neutering ordinance meeting

1974
May 23, 1974

A neutering ordinance is discussed in a heated townhall meeting moderated by Minneapolis Alderman John Derris. Veterinarian Dr. James Crockett says mandatory neutering will not work because of the sheer number of animals.

Ralph Nader says energy shortage is an oil company fabrication

1974
May 23, 1974

Ralph Nader says Exon is the entity telling America it has an energy shortage. Nader posits that three things are needed to "orchestrate" a shortage: oil company monopolies, White House co-operation, and a cover--in this case,the Arab oil embargo.