February 21, 1974 - North Dakota has created a reclamation plan for land mined for coal, for gasification. Environmentalists are concerned about the impact. Dr. Donald Scoby, environmental biologist at North Dakota State University, talks about problems with reclamation, including disruption of aquifers and loss of biodiversity in the topsoil. Many environmentalists think we should be paying the true cost instead of passing it on to future generations.
February 22, 1974 - Katharine Graham, publisher of The Washington Post, speaks about the increasing secrecy in government and the role of the press. Graham states that while there are legitimate cases for presidents and advisors to have confidential communication, the executive branch can’t expect the press, which has have a different obligation, to keep its secrets for it.
August 9, 1974 - Midday rebroadcast of President Nixon resignation speech originally aired during All Things Considered.
November 8, 1974 - MPR’s Dick Daly reports a hearing on lake water use held in Duluth. All the Great Lakes have had too much water in recent years and high water and strong winds have eroded shorelines and caused flooding. Lake Superior water levels are held artificially high by the IJC, a US joint commission with Canada.
January 14, 1975 - MPR’s Dan Olson interviews a man who visited novitiate after Menominee Warrior Society takeover. Interviewee talks about who comprises novitiate occupiers, describes an Indian Grand Jury held to determine the complaints people had on the reservation, discusses how Menominee land lost for taxes and then sold, and an explanation of the Menominee tribe’s situation compared with other tribes in a white-dominated society.
January 20, 1975 - MPR’s Kevin McKiernan reports on continued occupation of the Gresham novitiate, which is in it’s in twentieth day. Issues and demands of Indians inside are starting to escalate. At this point 350 National Guardsmen surround the abbey, and tensions remain high.
November 11, 1975 - With the sinking of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald the day prior during a gale storm on Lake Superior, MPR’s Dick Daly interviews Dr. Julius Wolff, a maritime historian at University of Minnesota Duluth, about the dangerous history of shipping on the massive lake in November.
November 11, 1975 - MPR’s Claudia Hampston talks with Erling Hanson, of the Harbormasters' Club, to get his reaction of news that the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior during a gale storm on November, 10th 1975.
November 5, 1976 - On the anniversary of the Sioux Uprising of 1862, this program presents the historical events that culminated in the hangings of 38 Indians after the uprising. Program includes members of All Things Considered reading from the writings done at the time of uprising.
May 3, 1977 - MPR’s Alan Searle looks at Minnesota DNR attempts to bring more order to smelting activities along the North Shore with a Smelt Information Center. The goal is to provide better communication and education to public, both local and from afar.