October 1, 1976 - "Preserving the Rural Environment" was discussed at the Conversations in the Countryside conference held this summer at Southwest State University in Marshall. Speakers were Stewart Udall, a former Secretary of the Interior and Charles Reinert, an Associate Professor of Physics at Southwest State University. Moderator of the discussion was Morris Behrman, a farmer from Wood Lake. Another participant was Clint Haroldson, a farmer from Renville, who served as a resource person for the discussion. The program began with some formal remarks from Udall.
November 9, 1976 - An interview with Andy Jones, of the Metropolitan Senior Federation of the Twin Cities, on the priorities many seniors are concerned about. Jones just completed his term as president of the federation, which includes many separate senior citizens groups as its members.
December 20, 1976 - Senator Gary Hart of Colorado; J. Kevin Murphy, president of KMA Industries; Howard Rowan, economic editor of the Washington Post; and Robert D. Lilley, retired president of AT&T, discuss government regulation of business at First National Forum on Business, Government and the Public Interest.
December 21, 1976 - James C. Miller, president's council on wage and price stability; Michael K. Evans, president of Chase Econometric Association; and David Pittle, vice chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, discuss government regulation of business at First National Forum on Business, Government and the Public Interest. This is the second program of a three-part series reporting on the First National Forum on Business. Government and the Public Interest.
December 22, 1976 - Harry Holiday, president of Armco Steel Corp; Senator Edmund Muskie; Joseph A. Califano, Jr., former Johnson aide; Walter Heller, University of Minnesota Economics; and Cornell Maier, president of Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corp, discuss government regulation of business at First National Forum on Business, Government and the Public Interest.
February 3, 1977 - Highlight speeches from second Minnesota Horizons conference, a seminar for state legislators, sponsored by the State Planning Agency and the Commission on Minnesota's Future, designed to show lawmakers and citizens some of the long-range problems the state faces. This part of conference focuses on population changes, and the effects it has on state. Speakers include: State demographer Hazel Reinhardt, on the nature of population change Ed Hunter, Deputy Director of the State Planning Agency, on the changing state labor force Jim Solum, Director of the Local and Urban Affairs Office of the Planning Agency, on housing needs in the next 10-15 years
February 4, 1977 - Conclusion of the second Minnesota Horizons conference, a seminar for state legislators, sponsored by the State Planning Agency and the Commission on Minnesota's Future, designed to show lawmakers and citizens some of the long-range problems the state faces. Twelve major areas were studied: Settlement, Population, Economy, Values, Energy, Transportation, Land use, Agriculture, Housing, Health, Education and Environment. Highlights from the final report is presented.
March 5, 1977 - Marilyn Chou, a policy analyst from the Hudson Institute in New York, speaking at the Farm Forum in Minneapolis. Chou talked about her impressions of agriculture on the People's Republic of China. She was introduced by Fritz Corrigan of the Peavey Company.
March 24, 1977 - At recent conference on Intermediate Technology, sponsored by the Future Department of the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Minnesota Humanities Commission, British economist Dr. E.F. Schumacher gave a speech titled “Economics for a Changing World.” Schumacher is author of the book "Small is Beautiful: Economics As If People Mattered."
March 25, 1977 - Dr. E.F. Schumacher, British economist, speaking at a recent conference on Intermediate Technology sponsored by the Science Museum of Minnesota. This was Schumacher’s second lecture, titled “Intermediate Technology: Its Importance for the United States.” Topic was on how the U.S. can sustain and enhance prosperity and economic growth through decentralization of industry and a reduction in overly complicated and expensive technology.