November 28, 1975 - Congressman Bill Frenzel speaking on the Tax Reform Act of 1975 at the 21st annual Tax Conference in Minneapolis.
February 17, 1976 - Dr. Milton Friedman, noted economist from the University of Chicago, speaking to the Economic Education Winter Institute at St. Cloud State University. Friedman’s address was titled, "The Outlook for the Economy and the Dollar." Following speech, Friedman answered listener questions. Milton Friedman is a member of the research staff of the National Bureau of Economic Research and is a columnist and contributing editor for Newsweek magazine.
May 7, 1976 - Consumer advocate Ralph Nader speaking at a symposium on "Corporate Responsibility and the North Country" in Duluth. The day-long session was one of seven being held around Minnesota sponsored by the Minnesota Public Interest Research Foundation.
June 7, 1976 - Discussion on problems encountered by the shortages of fossil fuel. Experts and humanists gathered for Food and Fuel Institute sessions at Fergus Fall, Detroit Lakes and Moorhead over a two-month period. Includes excerpts of speeches, including 7th District Congressman Bob Bergland.
August 5, 1976 - An address by educator-farmer-writer Hiram Drache on the family farm and the future of American farming before a conference on rural America, held in Crookston, Minnesota. The speech is titled "Agriculture in the Year 2000."
August 7, 1976 - On this regional public affairs program, a discussion on trends regarding the health of the city of Minneapolis. After a downturn of 1950s-1960s due to suburban growth, the 1970’s show positive changes, including increase in middle- and upper-income families moving back into the city, and investment in neighborhoods and older buildings.
August 14, 1976 - On this regional public affairs program, a look at the various aspects on the use and impact of the Mississippi river. Contains various interviews of officials, residents and historians, speaking about the river. Program also includes reading of Mark Twain by Garrison Keillor, and music intro/outro segments.
August 16, 1976 - Excerpts from Conference on Rural America held in July at Crookston, Minnesota. Father John McRaith, director of the National Catholic Rural Life Conference, spoke about land use and the future of rural America; and Father William Ryan, director of the Center of Concern in Washington, D.C., discussed options in international politics. William Ryan’s speech was titled “Toward a New International and Political Order” John McRaith’s speech was titled “People, Justice, Land (Suggestions for Rural America)”
August 23, 1976 - Rachel Kranz report on the controversy with the attempt by Northern States Power to raise its electric rates and the attempts by citizen groups to oppose the rate hike. Kranz examines how rates are set, how the company justifies its request for a rate increase, and why critics of NSP feel the publicly monitored utilities request should be denied.
September 18, 1976 - While governments issue bonds to pay for major buildings and other improvements, the Minnesota Taxpayers Association released a report in August warning that the amount of debt per capita is too high, especially in St. Paul. This is a panel discussion on local government debt, comprising of John Haynes, Governor Wendell Anderson's staff assistant for taxation and school finance; State Senator Joseph O'Neill, Independent-Republican from Saint Paul who serves on the Taxes, Education and Rules Committees in the State Senate; Don Patterich, executive director of the Minnesota Taxpayers Association; and Charles Hanna, executive Secretary of the Capital Long Range Improvements Committee for the city of Minneapolis.