Voices of Minnesota, a long-running MPR series, highlights the many interesting voices that make up the people and history of Minnesota. It has appeared on Mid-Morning, MPR, Midday, and News Feature broadcasts in short form, and part of Midday hour programming in long form. Over the years, MPR’s Dan Olson, Gary Eichten, and numerous others, produced hundreds of fascinating interviews from the land of 10,000 Lakes.
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March 9, 1995 - Voices of Minnesota, featuring a conversation with doctor John Najarian and his work with organ transplants.
April 10, 1995 - Hour 2 of Midmorning featuring Voices of Minnesota with Elmer Anderson, Kay Hills, author of "From Pocahontas to Power Suits: Everything You Need to Know about Women's History in America." Also, women comment on violence against women at rally in Loring Park.
April 17, 1995 - A Voices of Minnesota feature with former Senator Rudy Boschwitz about his work in the US senate. Part 2 of 2.
April 17, 1995 - A Voices of Minnesota feature with former Senator Rudy Boschwitz about his work in the US senate. Part 1 of 2.
May 1, 1995 - Hour 2 of Midmorning featuring Voices of Minnesota with Harry Davis, Minneapolis School Board member, internet activists, computer link to government, and Clifford Stoll, author of Silicon Snake Oil on the internet.
May 8, 1995 - Hour 2 of Midmorning, featuring Voices of Minnesota with Professor Sara Evans, founder of women's history at the University of Minnesota. Also Josip Novakovich, Croatian author of Apricots from Chernobyl and Christian Science Monitor's Cynthia Ingle on relations between Russia and United States.
May 15, 1995 - Hour 2 of Midmorning featuring Vern Mikkelsen and the Lakers basketball Hall of Fame, as well as Dr. Jim Mootz of Winona State on grades versus competency and NPR's Steve Rowland on Frank Zappa.
May 22, 1995 - Hour 2 of Midmorning featuring Voices of Minnesota. Rosalie Wahl was the first woman on Minnesota Supreme Court, Sister Dianna Ortiz at The Center for Victims of Torture 10th Anniversary, Michelle Hensley of Ten Thousand Things Theater on a play by Maria Irene Fornes.
May 29, 1995 - Hour 2 of Midmorning, featuring Voices of Minnesota with Harold Stassen; Rev. G. F. Thompson, the author of Slow Miracles: Urban Women Fighting for Liberation; Paul Huber's transcription of Ludwig Senfl's Costi regis nata premiered at Luther College Collegium Musicum.
May 31, 1995 - As part of the Voices of Minnesota series, MPR’s Gary Eichten interviews former Federal Judge Miles Lord. Now a personal injury attorney, Lord says he is in excellent health and having a very good time.