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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 Listens to audio

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

This Week in History

Campfire Girls study timber wolves as part of troop project

1974
Apr 25, 1974

An Earth Week interview with Campfire Girls in Eagan Township, Minnesota, who have chosen to study the timber wolf. The children share their wolf knowledge.

St. Cloud Minnesota become an All American City: acknowledged by president, governor and legislators

1974
Apr 25, 1974

A congratulatory letter from Congressman John Zwach recognizes St. Cloud on becoming an All American City, as well as other letters from President Nixon, Minnesota Governor Wendell Anderson and Minnesota Senator Walter Mondale.

Dr. Benjamin Hooks says the media distorts minority reality

1974
Apr 25, 1974

Civil Rights leader Dr. Benjamin Hooks says media does a poor job of representing minorities, emphasizing the sensational over achievements and ignoring events affecting minority communities.