April 9, 2008 — Five religious women speak about their views on social justice. Four of them are sisters, and also Catholic nuns. The Rev. Peg Chemberlin is president-elect of the National Council of Churches. Guests: Kate, Rita, Brigid & Jane McDonald: Sisters and Catholic nuns, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul. Rev. Peg Chemberlin: President-elect, National Council of Churches. Executive director, Minnesota Council of Churches.
July 9, 2003 — An Evangelical Lutheran Bishop says the prayers of people throughout the nation were answered following today's release of a St Paul Hmong-American pastor from a Lao jail. Authorities released Rev. Naw-Karl Mua and two journalists following intense diplomatic pressure by the French, Belgian and U.S. governments; and reportedly a payment of nearly 25-hundred dollars from Mua's wife to Lao authorities. Minnesota Public Radio's Elizabeth Stawicki reports:
June 13, 2003 — A Hmong pastor from St. Paul is one of three men being detained in Laos. Karl Mua is the pastor of the Light of Life Lutheran Church in St. Paul. The Lao government says he was arrested, along with two international journalists, for helping "bandits" kill a security official in a remote village. But at least one international reporters' group has said it fears the journalists are being punished for reporting on Hmong rebels. Peter Rogness (ROG -- like cog -- ness) is the bishop of the St. Paul Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and he's on the line now. That is bishop Peter Rogness (ROG -- like cog -- ness) of the St. Paul Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
April 23, 2002 — Polygamy is illegal in Minnesota. Yet activists in some immigrant groups in the Twin Cities say, while the practice is kept under wraps, it is relatively common. Younger members of the Hmong community are now trying to get the issue out into the open.
December 5, 2000 — The second hour of Midday and the latest edition of our "Voices of Minnesota" series features the recently retired Catholic Bishop of New Ulm, Raymond Lucker. During his twenty five years of service, his outspoken and liberal views were often controversial. The program also includes Rabbi Bernard Raskes interview and Dan Gunderson report on faith-based healing.
February 3, 1997 — A Voices of Minnesota segment featuring three interviews. Monsignor J. Jerome Boxleitner, head of Catholic Charities talks with Dan Olson about our attitudes toward poor people. Paula Schroeder interviews former St. Cloud dairy farmer Veryl Fenlason, a member of a search team looking for Amelia Earhart's plane. Their expedition leaves for an island in the South Pacific this week. Governor Carlson has proclaimed today, "Read to a Child Day." We'll find out about how reading to children increases their intelligence from Dr. Hillary Stecklein, Health Partners pediatrician. She's the designer of Reading R-X.
July 9, 1976 — Joan Halifax-Grof, a medical anthropologist specializing in psychiatry and religion, speaking on transformation and human consciousness, transformation and initiation and visionary states, and transformation and the experience of death. Grof was at conference titled “Exploration into the Forces of Life.”
February 25, 1976 — A news feature with art historian Rena Coen on the history of religious art, especially the Norwegian immigrants to Minnesota in the 19th century. Rena Coen's sons are the filmmakers, Joel and Ethan Coen.
May 1, 1972 — Paul Gruchow interview with Father Lorrie Gavin and his sexuality and his vow of celibacy.