October 9, 1974 - Documentary on Southwestern Minnesota tour of ‘Minnesota Poetry Out Loud’ - a week-long caravan of Minnesota poets operating out of Camden State Park, south of Marshall, giving formal and informal readings at the end of July 1974.
April 14, 1975 - MPR’s Greg Barron presents the documentary “A Matter of Life and Death.” Barron rides with a paramedic unit at the Ramsey County Hospital in St. Paul, and in the process records during a call to save the life of a heart-attack victim.
August 14, 1976 - On this regional public affairs program, a look at the various aspects on the use and impact of the Mississippi river. Contains various interviews of officials, residents and historians, speaking about the river. Program also includes reading of Mark Twain by Garrison Keillor, and music intro/outro segments.
August 21, 1976 - On this regional public affairs program, MPR’s Dan Olson profiles the Minneapolis Police Department. Olson reports on a 1976 League of Women Voters “Police Community Report,” which highlights issues in the politics of appointments, law enforcement budgets, training, communications, community relations, administravitive rules & planning, discriminatory actions, and stability in leadership.
September 18, 1976 - On this regional public affairs program, a panel discussion on local government debt. While governments issue bonds to pay for major buildings and other improvements, the Minnesota Taxpayers Association released a report in August warning that the amount of debt per capita is too high, especially in St. Paul.
October 2, 1976 - On this regional public affairs program, a discussion on residential burglary in Minnesota. Burglary was the subject of an intensive study by the Citizens League recently, and the League issued a report entitled, "Suppressing Burglary."
October 23, 1976 - This regional public affairs program includes Citizens League breakfast address by St. Paul Board of Education chairman Eleanor Weber, answering questions about tax increase ballot referendum and other issues, followed by superintendent George Young, discussing instructional television and daycare.
November 27, 1976 - On this regional public affairs program, a panel discussion on the state of the arts in the Twin Cities. The six panel members met at The Place, a downtown club of the Arts Alliance. Panelists share their thoughts on trends, problems, and future of various fields in art community.
November 30, 1976 - An MPR Special, titled “Power Line Dispute,” looks into the controversy over high voltage power lines planned in numerous rural counties in order to bring additional electrical power to Minnesota and the Twin Cities.
December 4, 1976 - On this regional public affairs program, a discussion of handbook on agricultural areas (aka Agricultural Planning Handbook), in the metropolitan area. Dan Olson interviews Alexander Dean and Jim Schoettler, both from the Metropolitan Planning Commission, about strategizing land use in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, including farming.