May 27, 1999 — Scott Ritter, former UNSCOM Chief Weapons Inspector and author of Endgame, addresses the Minnesota Meeting. Minnesota Meeting is a non-profit corporation which hosts a wide range of public speakers. It is managed by the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
May 21, 1999 — "Walking Out of History: The True Story of Shackleton's Endurance Expedition," an American RadioWorks documentary about Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance Antarctica expedition. MPR’s John Rabe presents various interviews, readings, sounds, and commentary.
March 29, 1999 — A Mainstreet Radio special broadcast from lobby of Nicollet Hotel in St Peter. A discussion on efforts to re-build, and preserve historic buildings, with guests Judy Bell of the St. Peter Heritage Preservation Commission; Charlie Nelson of the Minnesota Historical Society, and local residents.
March 29, 1999 — A Mainstreet Radio special broadcast from lobby of Nicollet Hotel in St Peter. A discussion on tornados and weather with Rich Naistat, of the National Weather Service; Mark Seeley, of the U of M and MPR; and Paul Douglas, of WCCO-TV.
February 19, 1999 — Jody Williams, winner of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize discusses her international campaign to ban landmines. She is in the Twin Cities to speak at the annual Peace Prize Forum, held this year at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. Williams also answers listener questions.
December 31, 1998 — An MPR Special report, presenting the big Minnesota news stories of 1998. Highlights include Governor election, Comfrey and St. Peter tornado, farm crisis, mergers, the Northwest strike and the big tobacco trial. Program ends with brief remembrance segments on various individuals that made news in the year.
July 20, 1998 — Lowell Pratt, President of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities; Ray Waldron, President of the Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council; and Harry Melander of the St. Paul Building Trades Council, discuss shortage of construction workers in the region and outlook for the construction trades. Group also answers listener calls. The program begins with a report from MPR’s Cara Hetland on the construction dilemma impacting Spencer, South Dakota and St. Peter, Minnesota, in the aftermath of tornados.
May 19, 1998 — A Mainstreet Radio special broadcast from the small community of Comfrey, Minnesota, following the destructive March tornadoes that struck the area. Mark Steil talks with residents and local officials about recovery, rebuilding, and remembering.
April 15, 1998 — A special Mainstreet Radio program from East Grand Forks, one year after the flood. Dan Gunderson provides a report of the flood disaster that took place last year. This is followed by Rachel Reabe interviewing Pat Owens, Grand Forks mayor; Lynn Stauss, East Grand Forks mayor; Cliff Barth, Breckenridge mayor; and Morris Lanning of the Red River Basin Coalition. Group answer listener questions.
April 15, 1998 — A special Mainstreet Radio program from East Grand Forks, one year after the flood. MPR's Laura McCallum provides a report on three residents of the Lincoln Drive neighborhood in East Grand Forks, an area severely impacted by the flooding. This is followed by Rachel Reabe interviewing several business people and families who were affected by the flood-- some who rebuilt, and some who moved away.