March 25, 1977 - Dr. E.F. Schumacher, British economist, speaking at a recent conference on Intermediate Technology sponsored by the Science Museum of Minnesota. This was Schumacher’s second lecture, titled “Intermediate Technology: Its Importance for the United States.” Topic was on how the U.S. can sustain and enhance prosperity and economic growth through decentralization of industry and a reduction in overly complicated and expensive technology.
March 26, 1977 - Dr. John Flagler, director of labor education at the University of Minnesota, speaking on the effects of alternative technology on workers. Speech given at the Conference on Intermediate Technology. Flagler is introduced by the conference moderator, Thomas Felt.
March 26, 1977 - Excerpts from the Intermediate Technology conference held in Minneapolis which brought together 500 Minnesotans involved or interested in low-energy-use alternative technology, designed to reduce our need for fossil fuels. Includes a panel discussion, in response to the lecture by British economist Dr. E.F. Schumacher. The first speaker is Dr. Ian Barbour, Professor of Religion and Professor of Physics at Carleton College in Northfield. Moderator of the program is Thomas Feldt, chairman of the Inter-Regional Financial Group
March 26, 1977 - James Summer, former vice chairman of General Mills, argues that small is not always beautiful, and he will also propose how industry can better work in the public interest. His speech was entitled, "Corporate America: New Challenges, New Responsibilities", and given at the Conference on Intermediate Technology.
April 2, 1977 - Bruce Watson, consulting meteorologist to the U.S. Weather Service, and Ron Willis, meteorologist at the National Weather Service, discuss weather, drought, effect of ozone, and results of elm tree cut down. Also includes an audio tour with Willis of the Twin Cities National Weather Service office.
April 30, 1977 - Dr. Herbert Benson, an associate professor at the Harvard School of Medicine, speaking at "Lifestyles in a Stressful World" conference at University of Minnesota, and sponsored by the University Hospitals Volunteer Association. Benson spoke on causes of hypertension and his suggestions for reducing it. After speech, Benson answered audience questions. Benson also heads the hypertension unit at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and is author of the book, "The Relaxation Response". In his address, Benson discussed some of the causes of hypertension and his suggestions for reducing it.
May 28, 1977 - On this regional public affairs program, an investigation of latest research at the University of Minnesota into agriculture. A tour of University of Minnesota Agricultural Experiment station is presented, highlighting food science, plant genetics, and animal science.
June 7, 1977 - Steven Weinberg, a Harvard University physicist talks with Rachel Kranz about some underlying concepts of nature. Weinberg attended the annual Nobel Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota.
June 23, 1977 - University of North Dakota medical professor Theodore Reiff at the annual Governor's Citizens Council on Aging Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter. Reiff spoke on how to prolong life. He began his remarks with a technical description of four theories of why we age. Later in his speech he focuses on what our culture has not done to prolong life.
October 10, 1977 - Dr. Jean Houston, Director of the Foundation for Mind Research with her husband Dr. Robert Masters, speaking at symposium on human potential sponsored by the Science Museum of the Minnesota. Houston discussed altered modes of thinking, human consciousness, and the effects of technology on the human personality.