February 15, 1972 - MPR’s Bob Potter reports on local Corporate War Crimes Investigation Conference sponsored by the Honeywell Project.
May 2, 1972 - MPR’s Paul Gruchow reports on the efforts of Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) to have toys deemed dangerous by group removed from retail stores.
May 2, 1972 - Kitty Kelly, a freelance writer for Time Magazine, speaking at luncheon meeting of the Minnesota Press Club while in Minneapolis. Kelly told the group about the world of Women's Wear Daily.
July 28, 1972 - MPR’s Paul Gruchow presents interview about the unfair treatment and racism against Black women working in General Mills and other corporations.
August 4, 1972 - MPR’s Paul Gruchow talks with community Mankato drug stores on the struggles of medication costs and cooperatives.
August 28, 1972 - MPR’s Paul Gruchow reports on debate over copper-nickel mining development in northeastern Minnesota. Report includes comments from residents and environmental officials.
September 4, 1972 - Protestor talked with workers. She encouraged one worker not to quit, because what good would it do for him to quit, he could easily be replaced and unemployment is high. He should stay and talk to other workers. One woman worker views the work as a job, putting little things together. She had trouble finding a job at hours she could take, with this job she could work the shift she wanted. She?s physically scared the components she assembles might blow up, doesn?t like being around explosives, transferred to another part of the operation.
September 8, 1972 - Statement by member of the Twin Cities People?s Blockade: part of national blockade effort, a nonviolent protest against Vietnam War and the war?s continuing destruction. Two arrested for blocking train track leading into Twin Cities Arsenal. This underscores Nixon administration?s intent to continue the war at the same if not greater level of destruction as the Johnson administration. Group of seven protestors vigiling on railroad tracks since Aug. 28 to highlight our responsibility to end the war in Vietnam. Arriving 15 minutes before train came US Federal Marshals removed for second time a nine foot cross and olive tree on the track, read statement ordering people off the tracks, they refused and sat down in front of oncoming train, they were removed from ordnance track, train went into arsenal. When train boxcars come out will be loaded with ammunition destined for use in what almost everyone considers an immoral and illegal war.
September 8, 1972 - Two weeks ago President Nixon announced he was against minority hiring quotas established in the ?60s. An Urban League worker who works with unions to get minorities into skilled trades says Nixon?s statement makes his job harder. He says this dilutes the whole effort, this is another way of pacifying minorities and not meaningfully integrating the construction trade. It?s a ploy by government to get the labor vote. The construction industry wants to return to business as usual, The industry wants to cut back on minorities going into construction via special programs such as LEAP. Construction unions have political and economic concerns. If minorities become mobile and more affluent and move out of the inner city, this is viewed as a threat. Older craftsman feel their jobs suddenly will be gobbled up or taken away by unskilled or unqualified blacks.
September 26, 1972 - MPR’s Paul Gruchow interviews David Roe, president of the Minnesota AFL-CIO, about politics, elections, and convention.