November 1, 1970 - A report by John Keefe on the Cedar-Riverside and urban renewal project. Includes various interviews with local residents.
September 8, 1972 - A discussion by local members of the Jewish community on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, following the slayings of the Israeli delegation to the Olympic Games 1972. Hosted by Connie Goldman, who is joined by Paul Gruchow. [Please note - audio contains explicit language]
May 13, 1973 - Part two of the MER documentary series, A Sense of Place. Program is titled “Prairie People, River Folk and Denizens of the Big Lake Region”, and focuses on how geography influenced the settlement of various regions in the state.
May 14, 1973 - Customers talk about why they like to eat at Al's Breakfast. Al talks about changes over twenty years he's had the restaurant.
May 20, 1973 - Part three of the MER documentary series, A Sense of Place. Program is titled “A Region Within Walls”, and looks at the lives of mothers of young children.
May 27, 1973 - Part four of the MER documentary series, A Sense of Place. Program is titled “How You Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm?”, and focuses on changes and challenges of farming in the region.
June 3, 1973 - Part five of the MER documentary series, A Sense of Place. Program is titled “Mining, Music and Much Ado about Sports”, exploring the relationship between a miner and the giant corporation he works for. Includes questions of Iron Range work in the region, excerpts from early works of Margaret Culkin Banning, and examples of ethnic music.
June 10, 1973 - Part six of the MER documentary series, A Sense of Place. Program is titled “All the News that's Fit”, and is a study of how journalism influenced regional feeling as the state grew. Program includes material from old newspapers, comment from humanists, a look at new radical journalism, how the coming of radio pulled regions together, the effects of television, and projections about cable potential. Also includes Interviews with people living in rural areas who are on the cable now and excerpts from Jane Swisshelm's book "Half a Century" talking about her radical journalism in Saint Cloud a hundred years ago.
June 24, 1973 - Part eight of the MER documentary series, A Sense of Place. Program is titled “The New Doctor on Old Main Street”, Discusses if physicians being adequately prepared to live in small communities and community reaction to them. Focus on a physician-associate from the University's Rural Physician Associate Program and his family. Also includes readings from Sinclair Lewis' "Mainstreet" and the Litchfield doctor who wrote "The Making of a Surgeon", as well as interviews with cooperating physicians, University of Minnesota instructors, and townspeople.
July 1, 1973 - Part nine of the MER documentary series, A Sense of Place. Program is titled “Just One Studded Tire”, and looks at the problems of people living on state borders. What do the boundaries prevent them from doing? Interviews with people about their lives, government officials trying to make things work, people providing goods or services across state borders with historical perspective and comments from governmental and academic regionalists.