Over the decades, MPR has presented the many different perspectives of Minnesota politics and politicians. This collection is home to a multitude speeches, interviews and debates on the issues of the day. Important topics of civil rights, environment, crime, budget, legislation, and campaigns are addressed.
Click on link to these well-known figures to see audio segments directly related to them: Michele Bachmann Arne Carlson Keith Ellison Hubert Humphrey Amy Klobuchar Eugene McCarthy Walter Mondale Tim Pawlenty R.T. Rybak Jesse Ventura Paul Wellstone
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March 2, 1973 - U.S. Senator Walter Mondale speaks on proposed Nixon budget social budget cuts as military spending continues.
August 17, 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 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 22, 1973 - Judge Miles Lord, from the Federal District Court of Minnesota, discusses with Greg Barron.
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)
December 16, 1973 - Eugene McCarthy speaks about political personalities and current issues before a campus audience at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
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January 17, 1974 - U.S. Senator Walter Mondale is contemplating a run for U.S. president. Fundraising has begun, says Mr. French, a Mondale supporter and spokesperson.
January 17, 1974 - Minnesota U.S. Senator Walter Mondale says if he makes a presidential run, he will not allow his campaign to interfere with his senatorial obligations to Minnesota.