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Paul Wellstone tours poor America

May 29, 1997

Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone will tour several towns in the Mississippi Delta today ... in the first part of what he's billing as a nationwide poverty tour. Over the coming weeks, Wellstone plans to retrace the steps of Robert Kennedy...

Poverty - Paul Welltone's hidden agenda

Jul 7, 1997

Senator Paul Wellstone brought his poverty tour to Minneapolis and rural Aitkin County this (last) week. The Democrat is touring pockets of poverty across the country this summer and fall. He says he wants to evoke Robert Kennedy's poverty tour of thirty years ago.

Midday on tobacco trial

Jul 9, 1997

Midday discusses the lawsuits against tobacco companies with Minnesota Attorney General Skip Humphrey.  Listeners call in with questions.

Midday on education in Minnesota

Sep 2, 1997

On the first day of school, Midday features a a back-to-school show with guest Joe Nathan, Director of the Center for School Change at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute.

Gubernatorial candidate Tim Pawlenty call-in

Sep 10, 1997

State Representative and Gubernatorial candidate Tim Pawlenty will be in the MPR studios to talk about his ideas and vision for the future of the Republican Party and to answer questions from MPR listeners.

Voices of Minnesota: Alice Rainville, Walt Dziedzic, and Dennis Schulstad

Jan 2, 1998

The January edition of our Voices of Minnesota series, featuring interviews with three outgoing Minneapolis City Council members, who have nearly 70 years of experience between them: Alice Rainville, Walt Dziedzic, and Dennis Schulstad.