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July 16, 1972 - MPR Classical Host Michael Barone interviews Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, music director of the Minnesota Orchestra. They discuss various composers, classical pieces, and Skrowaczewski’s own compositions.
October 3, 1972 - MPR’s Bob Potter interviews Phyllis Schlafly, author and movement conservative, on her views of women’s rights and her opposition of the Equal Rights Amendment. Phyllis Schlafly states women should not be equal to men. Excerpt Schlafly: under our present system women enjoy a wonderful status that's better than equality. Women would be sacrificing many things they now have, and it would be taking a step down to go for equality. Boys and girls are naturally different. Potter: Would you like to see a woman elected president? Schlafly: Oh yes, I consider myself quite a feminist in that I am for women holding better jobs, having a say in government, I've been active in politics myself. it's advantageous for the country to have women in Congress and the legislature. I hope we'll have more women lawyers, college deans, doctors, etc. They shouldn't be hired in jobs just because they're women but because they deserve them.
May 14, 1973 - Customers talk about why they like to eat at Al's Breakfast. Al talks about changes over twenty years he's had the restaurant.
May 7, 1974 - A peace rally at the University of Minnesota in May, 1974, Mulford Q. Sibley talks about the anti-war movement.
October 19, 1974 - MPR reporter D. Smith presents a profile of black poet Ramona Austin. Feature includes reading by Austin at opening and close of segment. There is also a short interview, where she discusses her thoughts on poetry and how race plays into her writing. Austin will perform a one woman show at Macalester College, St. Paul. She teaches English and poetry in the Minneapolis school system.
February 14, 1975 - Gwyn Jones-Davis, head of Antioch Communiversity in North Minneapolis, speaks on juvenile delinquent rehabilitation programs at a hearing on behalf of defendant J.E.C. Report includes statements by Hennepin County Court Services Director Kenneth Young; Hennepin County District Court Judge Lindsay Arthur; Minnesota Corrections Commissioner Kenneth Schoen; Hennepin County Attorneys Representative Leonard Broad; and Jim Krieger of the Legal Rights Center, Inc. in Minneapolis, attorney for J.E.C.
April 15, 1978 - MPR’s Neal St. Anthony presents an opening day profile of the 1978 Minnesota Twins. Includes audio clips on days of old, and interview about current players with pitching coach, Camilo Pascual (a former Minnesota Twins pitcher, and eventual Minnesota Twin Hall of Famer). A discussion with new Twin outfielder, Bombo Rivera, about Garrison Keillor’s song “The Ballad of Bombo Rivera,” closes out segment.
April 4, 1980 - MPR’s Rich Dietman interviews musician Steve Tibbetts on his process in producing “Yr” album, which included Tibbetts building his own studio and promoting/marketing to small record stores. Includes music clips throughout segment.
June 9, 1981 - Bob Cary (a.k.a. “Jackpine Bob”), from Ely, provides a humorous commentary on the history of the American pastime, baseball.
October 11, 1985 - MPR’s Bill Wareham interviews Paul Stark, co-founder of Twin/Tone Records. Stark speaks about the Replacements and Husker Du. Segment also features a Bob Mould interview in the Nicollet Studios, and commentary from East Village Eye critic on Twin Cities music scene.