This special MPR Archive collection highlights award-winning audio since the inception of organization. Over the 50+ years of broadcasting, Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media has been honored by numerous institutions for a varied selection of notable work.
Each award-winning audio story is presented with notations on award(s) received. If part of an award-winning series, links are provided within story to access other segments of series.
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January 1, 1973 - MER presents Greg Barron’s radio documentary “A Story About Dogs,” a feature which examines the plight of dogs caught up in Twin Cities area pounds. Program includes various interviews with animal advocates, dog owners, pound/kennel staff members, and various officials.
April 8, 1973 - MER’s Greg Barron rides along with Saint Paul Police Officers Joe Pelton and Keith Martenson as they patrol the streets of the city during the night watch. Barron captures events of the evening in dramatic fashion through sounds and actions that take place as they intervene in a domestic dispute.
December 7, 1973 - MPR’s Connie Goldman interviews Stillwater prison guards Greg Carlson and Mack Warren on rule revisions and inconsistent enforcement causing problems for inmates.
December 10, 1973 - MPR’s Connie Goldman interviews Stillwater prison guards Greg Carlson and Mack Warren on what they see as inaccurate public perceptions of prisons and what part the public can play in prison changes.
September 21, 1974 - Kevin McKiernan presents highlights of his long, fastidious, coverage of the Wounded Knee controversy.
December 15, 1974 - MPR’s Greg Barron produces “In Search of a Better Life,” a documentary which explores the origin, life and challenges of Mexican American community in Minnesota. The community of St. Paul’s West Side neighborhood is highlighted. Programs contains various interviews, commentary, translation, and music elements.
February 24, 1975 - A survey of the activities in and around the Alexian Brothers Monastery in Gresham, Wisconsin during the takeover by members of the Menominee Warrior Society. Includes comments by members of the Warrior Society, Ada Deer, Dennis Banks, National Guard commander Colonel Hugh Simonson, and others.
April 4, 1975 - MPR’s Connie Goldman reports on the controversy that’s erupted over a directive banning teaching, advising directing, or suggesting of abortion or birth control in the classroom, issued by superintendent of South St Paul's Public School District.
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.
November 15, 1976 - An exploration of the American burial ritual, including conversations with writers, funeral directors, ministers, sociologists, and anthropologists. Topics include problematic dichotomy of funeral industry as a business vs. providing a social service and the ceremonial nature behind burial or cremation.