August 20, 1975 - MPR’s Martin Bunzel interviews sex-positive feminist Margo St. James, who discusses the decriminalization of prostitution.
September 29, 1975 - Kevin McKiernan spent several weeks in South Dakota reporting on various events in the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation - including the fatal shooting of two FBI agents and an Indian at the end of June. While there, McKiernan had a conversation with a Rapid City businessman, the night manager of a Western goods store, who asks to remain anonymous. The businessman discusses how Indian people are viewed by some people in the Rapid City white community.
September 29, 1975 - Kevin McKiernan spent several weeks in South Dakota reporting on various events in the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation - including the fatal shooting of two FBI agents and an Indian at the end of June. While there, McKiernan recorded the attitudes and feelings of South Dakota residents, both white and Indian. This is an interview with Pine Ridge medicine man Selo Black Crow. Black Crow begins by relating the story of a white sheriff who leased his land to a third party for cattle grazing. Black Crow imprisoned the cattle and was threatened by the FBI with a charge of cattle rustling. Here is his account of the standoff and its resolution.
September 30, 1975 - Watergate Judge John Sirica speaking at Concordia College, Moorhead. His topic was on strong and active citizenry in the United States.
October 21, 1975 - Vine Deloria, an expert in Indian treaties and author of "Custer Died For Your Sins" and "God is Red,” speaking at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth on Indian rights and public policy.
December 1, 1975 - Rick Baker, chairman of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Chippewa Indians; Eugene Savage, Duluth Action Council; and Ray Murdock, Duluth Indian activist discuss hunting and fishing rights of Indians in relationship with treaties. Moderator is Clyde Atwood, Coordinator of Indian Studies, College of St. Scholastica.
January 23, 1976 - MPR’s Dulcie Lawrence interviews Phyllis Kahn, representative (DFL-Minneapolis), about prostitution bill going through Minnesota legislature.
April 7, 1976 - United States Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger gave the keynote address at the National Conference on the Causes of Popular Dissatisfaction with the Administration of Justice (a.k.a. the Pound Conference) in St. Paul. Speech was titled “Agenda for 2000 AD: A Need for Systematic Anticipation.” Justive Burger was Introduced by Robert Sheran, Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice.
May 17, 1976 - New York Times political columnist and supreme court specialist Anthony Lewis speaking at Hamline University. Topic was “A Constitutional Faith."
October 2, 1976 - On this regional public affairs program, there is a discussion on residential burglary in Minnesota. Burglary was the subject of an intensive study by the Citizens League recently, and the League issued a report entitled, "Suppressing Burglary." Studio guests Gary Joselyn, who chaired the committee which wrote the report, and Calvin Clark, a Citizens League staff member who assisted the committee provide details of report and answer listener questions.