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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

The possibilities of an economic relationship with the Soviet Union

1973
Feb 8, 1973

A number of changes on the world stage point to possible easing in tensions with the Soviet Union. An economic relationship that benefits both sides may do well to bring the two nations together. Natural gas holdings in Russia being mentioned as a leading contender for United States interest.

Pharmacists oppose allowing drug companies to advertise

1973
Feb 8, 1973

Pharmacists claim that allowing drug companies to advertise would undermine the work of the pharmacist and would open the door to drug abuse. An amendment would exempt controlled substance drugs from advertising.

Congressional debate on created co-ed prisons in Stillwater and St. Cloud

1973
Feb 8, 1973

Amendment debated to create co-ed prisons in Stillwater and St. Cloud. However, the male and female prisoners would not co-mingle. The facilities would be equal and somewhat integrated. Separate but equal is the proposal.