Digitization made possible by the State of Minnesota Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, approved by voters in 2008.
May 1, 1973 - As part of KCCM's Home for the Weekend series, this program examines one's perception on matters of taste. Subjects include geography, art, architecture, and mass culture, amongst others. Various interviews and discussions from a regional viewpoint are presented.
May 1, 1973 - As part of KCCM's Home for the Weekend series, this program examines one's use of time, particularly what we do with our leisure. Various interviews and discussions of what this downtime is used for.
May 5, 1973 - State Representative Phyllis Kahn, District 57A, Southeast Minneapolis, released a statement critical of lobbying efforts of University of Minnesota during 1973 legislative session. Kahn presents views as a member of legislature, as faculty member of the University of Minnesota and member of the University community.
May 13, 1973 - Part two of the MER documentary series, A Sense of Place. Program is titled “Prairie People, River Folk and Denizens of the Big Lake Region”, and focuses on how geography influenced the settlement of various regions in the state.
May 20, 1973 - Part three of the MER documentary series, A Sense of Place. Program is titled “A Region Within Walls”, and looks at the lives of mothers of young children.
May 26, 1973 - A desperate act, a scream for attention, a cry for help: a discussion on adolescent suicide. Connie Goldman interviews members of the staff of the Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Center and youth counselors from the Center for Death Education and Research at the University of Minnesota.
May 27, 1973 - Part four of the MER documentary series, A Sense of Place. Program is titled “How You Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm?”, and focuses on changes and challenges of farming in the region.
May 31, 1973 - Journalist Carl Bernstein, co-winner of the Pulitzer prize, speaking at the University of Minnesota. Bernstein's speech is on Watergate and the current state of political affairs. Speech is followed by Bernstein answering questions from the audience.
June 3, 1973 - Part five of the MER documentary series, A Sense of Place. Program is titled “Mining, Music and Much Ado about Sports”, exploring the relationship between a miner and the giant corporation he works for. Includes questions of Iron Range work in the region, excerpts from early works of Margaret Culkin Banning, and examples of ethnic music.
June 10, 1973 - Part six of the MER documentary series, A Sense of Place. Program is titled “All the News that's Fit”, and is a study of how journalism influenced regional feeling as the state grew. Program includes material from old newspapers, comment from humanists, a look at new radical journalism, how the coming of radio pulled regions together, the effects of television, and projections about cable potential. Also includes Interviews with people living in rural areas who are on the cable now and excerpts from Jane Swisshelm's book "Half a Century" talking about her radical journalism in Saint Cloud a hundred years ago.