August 26, 2004 — In a live broadcast from the Minnesota State Fair, district attorneys of Ramsey County, Susan Gaertner; and Hennepin County, Amy Klobuchar; join Gary Eichten to discuss trends and issues in Minnesota law enforcement.
August 2, 2004 — Members of the Minneapolis City Council, Don Samuels and Dean Zimmerman, talk about their ideas to prevent crime in Minneapolis.
June 15, 2004 — Methamphetamine is one of the most addictive, most abused and most readily available drugs in America. Experts are calling it an epidemic, and Minnesota is anything but sheltered from it. Mainstreet Radio has compiled a series of stories on meth and the effect it is having on the state for the first half of this two-hour special report.
June 15, 2004 — Mainstreet Radio is live from Collegeville for the second hour of this special report. Rachel Reabe hosts a call-in discussion about Minnesota's methampetamine epidemic with three experts.
March 26, 2004 — Host Gary Eichten and Suzanna Sherry, law professor at Vanderbilt University, discuss "judicial activism," and how judges decide what is constitutional.
December 11, 2003 — Six children were crushed to death by a collapsing wall during an assault by U.S. forces on a compound stuffed with weapons in eastern Afghanistan, an American military spokesman said Wednesday, the second time in a week that civilians have died in action against Taliban and al-Qaida suspects. Today on MIDDAY, an update on the situation in Afghanistan and a discussion with Ambassador Peter Tomsen.
November 28, 2003 — Gary Eichten's studio guest is Hennepin County Chief Judge Kevin Burke, the 2003 winner of the William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence. He was honored in Washington last week.
August 21, 2003 — MPR’s Gary Eichten interviews Amy Klobuchar, Hennepin County District Attorney, and Susan Gaertner, Ramsey County District Attorney, at the Minnesota State Fair. Topics include current events and major issues of crime, law and justice facing the Twin Cities and Minnesota. Klobuchar and Gaertner also answer audience questions.
August 7, 2003 — Tuesday night marked the first shift for 12 state troopers who've come to Minneapolis to help the city's police force handle a spike in violent crime. Minneapolis Police Chief Robert Olson joins to discuss.
August 5, 2003 — More than 30,000 Minneapolis residents are expected to participate in National Night Out activities Tuesday. This year is the 20th anniversary of the event created to strengthen communities and reduce crime by getting neighbors out to meet each other. Minneapolis City Council member Don Samuels has worked to fight crime and violence in the city. He says he's pleased Gov. Tim Pawlenty will deploy 12 members of the State Patrol's Special Response Team to Minneapolis to help combat a recent spike in violence. The announcement follows several shootings in the city, including the critical wounding this week of a 19-month-old girl in North Minneapolis.