March 20, 1973 - Speaker talks about the effect of a proposed bill on gun control. He is concerned about red tape and procedures that would deny firearms to the disadvantaged. it would be impossible for the poor, the black, the Indians, the Chicanos to comply with them. This is substantive denial of due process of law. He talks about scenarios, asking what are the chances a sheriff at Cass Lake or Wounded Knee will give a gun to an Indian? The speaker cites Hubert Humphrey, who said one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of the citizens to keep and bear arms. The speaker adds this is not to say firearms shouldn't be very carefully used. However, the right to bear arms is one safeguard against arbitrary government, against the tryanny which now appears remote now but has always been possible. For example, the Japanese Americans on the West Coast during WWII were stripped of their property and put in concentration camps. That was 30 years ago, more or less. It can happen; this bill makes it possible. Speaker is possibly Clyde Bellecourt, but is unknown for certain.
May 14, 1973 - Mondale talks about the prosecution of political crimes, corrupt practices, violations and conspiracies. He says it's becoming obvious these crimes which affect democracy and freedom are rarely prosecutes and investigated as they affect political allies. In the Watergate case we need an independent prosecutor who could grant immunity. Time is of the essence, early decisions regarding the prosecution are being made now.
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.
August 27, 1973 - Unidentified interviewee with Bob Potter verifying reports of Clyde Bellecourt allegedly being shot by AIM leader Carter Camp.
August 31, 1973 - MPR’s Kevin McKiernan reports on Clyde Bellecourt’s hospitalization, and discussion to move him over security risk.
September 2, 1973 - Third week of testimony in Reserve Mining trial. Judge Miles Lord presiding. Testifying for the state, Dr. Robert Dill says that taconite dumping in Lake Superior is affecting area drinking water. Expert witness Dr. Gary Glass concurs.
September 3, 1973 - MPR’s Kevin McKiernan reports on the condition and fall out from shooting of AIM leader Clyde Bellecourt.
September 17, 1973 - MPR’s Paul Gruchow reports on U.S. Senator Walter Mondale’s speech on the congressional floor about abuses of Nixon administration.
October 18, 1973 - Clyde Bellecourt talks about the federal government conspiracy to assassinate the leadership of the AIM. He says the government is blatantly trying to silence voices of oppressed, such as the Black Panther leaders, the May Day 1971 crowds, and the Indians indicted for Wounded Knee. Bellecourt atates that Oglala Nation and AIM accept the challenge of BIA.
November 27, 1973 - Radio Liberty invterview with Harrison Salisbury and Hans Morgenthal on Soviet affairs. This is followed with an interview with Walter Mondale about his career in politics and his views on Congress and the presidency. He also answers questions about his upbringing, personality and approach in dealing with others. (Mondale interview begins at 21:25 minute mark of program)