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Minnesota Governor Wendell Anderson's "State of the State" address

1974
Jan 16, 1974

Minnesota Governor Wendell Anderson gives his State of the State address, the "Energy Crisis" being his highest priority. He supports a separate Department of Energy to address this issue. He also supports the federal 55 MPH bill to save on gasoline usage.

Activists reaction to abortion discussions at caucus

1974
Feb 27, 1974

Geri Rasmussen, Pro-Abortion DFL Feminist Caucus and the Abortion Rights Council, was optimistic about the publics reaction to the discussions at the caucus. Although the Catholic representatives anti-abortion stance did have a public impact of the potential of legalizing abortion.

State Senator Allen Spear talks about his no-fault divorce bill

1974
Mar 4, 1974

Explanation of divorce legislation. Senator Spear's no-fault divorce bill is a compromise, measure only deals with grounds for divorce. Traditional grounds replaced by "irretrievable breakdown of marriage", other terms also changed. 

Grand Old Days celebration on Grand Ave. in St. Paul

1974
Jun 6, 1974

Architect Jim Wengler talks about the preservation of the Grand Ave. neighborhood and about the Grand Old Days celebration. Grand Ave. represents what they consider a solution to energy and problems by renovating existing urban areas rather than building out the suburbs.

Jesse Jackson speaks at groundbreaking for inner city shopping mall

1974
Nov 4, 1974

Jesse Jackson is part of group called PUSH (People United to Save Humanity) which encourages minority business ownership. Jackson's in the Twin Cities for a groundbreaking on an inner city shopping complex, one of first in country conceived and developed by minorities.

Heating costs to rise in Minnesota

1974
Nov 5, 1974

Deputy director of the Minnesota Energy Agency, Phil Getz, says heating costs will go up, even though energy companies aren't short of coal (yet). But as coal supplies dwindle, utility companies will have to switch over to oil. Also, a coal strike looms on the horizon.

Jim Klobuchar on the Iron Range

1975
Aug 25, 1975

Jim Klobuchar reflects on immigrants to the Iron Range and how they made their living in this news feature. 

 

This recording was made available through a grant from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission.

Jim Klobuchar on Immigration

1975
Aug 25, 1975

Jim Klobuchar reflects on diversity, immigration, and racism in this news feature.  

 

This recording was made available through a grant from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission.

Jim Klobuchar on Hubert Humphrey

1975
Aug 26, 1975

Jim Klobuchar reflects on Hubert Humphrey's "bleeding heart politics" and how it affected the national picture of American politicis.  

 

This recording was made available through a grant from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission.

Jim Klobuchar #5 on Local Sports

1975
Aug 27, 1975

A news feature where Jim Klobuchar discusses local professional sports teams, specifically the Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Twins, and the benefits of a new stadium. 

Midday on the extended family

1987
Oct 20, 1987

As part of Minnesota Public Radio's "Minnesota Family Strength Project" Midday features a discussion about the role of extended family with guest Miriam Reibold, past president of the Minnesota Senior Federation.  Listeners call in with questions. 

Voices of Minnesota: Sara Evans and Rosalie Wahl

1995
Jul 21, 1995

Special rebroadcast of highlights from the Voices of Minnesota series. Stephen Smith interviews historian Sara Evans, a founder of the womens' studies movement in America, at her home. Catherine Winter interviews retired justice Rosalie Wahl, the first woman on the Minnesota Supreme Court.

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