October 9, 2000 — A new MPR special called "A Common Place." In this edition, a cancer researcher who is an orthodox Jew, a computer scientist who is a theologian, and a Buddhist monk explores what it means to be human.
September 1, 2000 — "A Common Place", a documentary about work, meaning, and purpose.
November 26, 1998 — Cuomo, former New York governor, speaking at Adath Jeshurun Congregation in Minnetonka about community involvement. After speech, program presents a report from MPR’s John Rabe on Eric Sevareid, CBS journalist and commentator on CBS Evening News. Sevareid was a North Dakota native and went to University of Minnesota. Program closes out with various individuals “giving thanks” for Thanksgiving.
August 4, 1998 — Susan Stamberg report on Miep Gies, a Dutch woman who hid Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis for 25 months before they were discovered on August 4, 1944. Gies was the woman who preserved Anne Frank's diary. Report is followed by Dan Olson interviewing Lucy Smith, a Holocaust survivor.
April 28, 1998 — As part of MPR's month-long series of programs and reports on "Religion in Everyday Life,” this program presents various reports, interviews and commentaries compiled from the series, and looks at the contemporary impact and influence of religion in America.
April 28, 1998 — Theologian Martin Marty, director of the Public Religion Project at the University of Chicago School of Divinity, addresses the Minnesota Meeting. Marty’s speech was titled, "Religion in America: Should we Bring Religion Out of the Shadows and into Public Life?" Speech is followed by a question and answer period. Minnesota Meeting is a non-profit corporation which hosts a wide range of public speakers. It is managed by the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
April 27, 1998 — As part of MPR's month-long series of programs and reports on "Religion in Everyday Life,” Lynn Neary, National Public Radio's religion correspondent, gives a speech in the Twin Cities titled "Exploring the Landscape of Religious America."
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.
April 9, 1992 — Camelia Sadat, president and one of the founders of the Sadat Peace Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting world peace, speaking at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, as part of the 1992 Peace Prize Forum “Striving for Peace: Resolving Cultural Conflicts”. The theme of address was “Islamic Culture and the West.” Camelia Sadat is the daughter of the late Egyptian president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Anwar Sadat. She is an assistant professor at Bentley College in Massachusetts and is writing a book about the changing role of Arab women in Muslim society.
April 9, 1992 — Robin Wright, correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, speaking at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, as part of the 1992 Peace Prize Forum “Striving for Peace: Resolving Cultural Conflicts”. The theme of address was “Islamic Culture and the West.” Wright has spent several years living in the Middle East. She has worked as a correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, CBS News, and the London Sunday Times.