Digitization made possible by the National Historical Publications & Records Commission.
July 1, 1968 - Taking a break from his campaign for the presidency, Eugene McCarthy reads his own poetry to a group of students at a Minnesota university (possibly St. Johns).
April 4, 1971 - Benjamin Spock speaking at Augsburg College. Address was in honor of the Minnesota 8, sponsored by the Minnesota 8 Defense Committee. Topics of Spock’s address were on politics, social injustice, environment, and health. Spock’s speech was initially interrupted by women right’s protesters, reading excerpts from his book that the protesters viewed as marginalizing women.
May 9, 1971 - Writer and philosopher Ayn Rand speaking at the Ford Hall Forum. Rand’s speech is titled “The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution" based on a 1971 collection of essays, in which Rand she argues that religion, the New Left, and similar forces are irrational and harmful.
January 1, 1972 - MPR’s Marvin Granger and author/journalist Gerald Vizenor discuss the case of Thomas Whitehawk, and the civil right issues of Native Americans in the U.S. court system.
February 15, 1972 - MPR’s Bob Potter reports on local Corporate War Crimes Investigation Conference sponsored by the Honeywell Project.
March 26, 1972 - MPR’s Paul Gruckow talks with Robert Tennessen about mass transit.
April 30, 1972 - Existential psychologist and author Dr. Rollo May gives lecture, entitled "The Courage to Create," at Central Presbyterian Church in Saint Paul as part of The Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research memorial ‘Paul Tillich: Celebration of a Life.’
May 1, 1972 - MPR’s Paul Gruchow interviews Father Larry Gavin, of Wilmont Minneosta, about his sexuality and his vow of celibacy.
May 1, 1972 - MPR’s Rosemary Dahlen reports on architect and futurist Buckminster Fuller, who delivered the keynote address for the University of Minnesota's Earth week 72’. Fuller believes that global resources can support the entire population with higher standard of living, using current technology.
May 2, 1972 - MPR’s Paul Gruchow reports on the efforts of Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) to have toys deemed dangerous by group removed from retail stores.