May 16, 1972 - MPR’s Paul Gruchow reports on University of Minnesota faculty and student representatives of group against President Nixon’s Vietnam War policy meeting with congressmen in Washington D.C. The protest delegation asked politicians about their positions.
August 18, 1972 - MPR’s Paul Gruchow interviews U.S. Congressman John M. Zwach on education funding. Topics of discussion include busing and final bill passage.
September 7, 1972 - After racial disturbances at several Minneapolis high schools last year, human relations programs are appearing in high schools.
September 29, 1972 - Candidates for school board form a organization called CURE (Committee United for Responsible Education) to identify candidates, democrates, republicans, and even tea party members, who will uphold their standards of educational best practices.
October 6, 1972 - Excerpt of Kate Millett speaking at Macalester College on discrimination against women professionals, and about women academics at Columbia appealing to HEW for fair treatment.
October 30, 1972 - Grand Rapids, MN School board candidate, Darlene Vobejda talks about why she should be elected to the school board.
October 30, 1972 - An interview about young women on college campuses and their involvement with older women’s organizations.
November 24, 1972 - Teacher and poet Don Luther Lee, later known as Haki R. Madhubuti, performs poetry reading and speaks on the importance of language to some African American poets.
January 28, 1973 - On this Forum program, the subject is ‘The State of English.’ Participants in the 1972 meeting of the National Council of English Teachers talk about the quality of education in the United States. Report also includes recorded remarks by Margaret Mead, Jonathan Kozol, Murray Kepton, Malcolm X and others.
February 5, 1973 - Student lobbyists rally against increased tuition. They recommend low-cost, quality education. Also, they are pulling for more financial aide. They currently feel that the budget is anti-education. The group calls themselves the sons and daughters of Minnesota farmers and working men.