July 28, 1999 — A Mainstreet Radio special broadcast from the International Wolf Center in Ely. A discussion about bears with Dave Garshelis, of DNR; Lynn Rogers; and Bill Lea, of American Bear Association, discuss bears. Program also includes a report from MPR's Leif Enger.
May 26, 1999 — A Mainstreet Radio special broadcast from Lake Benton. A discussion on Minnesota's wind farm on Buffalo Ridge outside Lake Benton.
March 8, 1999 — Dr. Arthur Caplan, Director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania addresses the Minnesota Meeting. Caplan's speech was titled, "The Ethics of Making Babies: And Other Moral Dilemmas in the Brave New World of Medicine." 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.
January 6, 1999 — This January edition of Voices of Minnesota features MPR’s Dan Olson interviews with Dean Abrahamson, medical doctor and professor at University of Minnesota, and Eville Gorham, recently retired professor of ecology at University of Minnesota. Abrahamson discusses global warming, and its present and future impact on the Minnesota region. Gorham, who discovered the harmful influence of acid rain, discusses the past and current state of this pollution problem on the global environment.
November 10, 1998 — Mark Seeley, University of Minnesota meteorologist and climatologist, discusses Minnesota's long tradition of nasty blizzards that have marked Veteran's Day/Armistice Day over the decades, and Minnesota weather lore. Seeley also answers listener questions.
October 7, 1998 — A Mainstreet Radio special broadcast from the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center in Fergus Falls. Program highlights the wetlands and waterfowl. Rachel Reabe interviews Tim Bodeen, Director of the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center; Kevin Brennan, member of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife; and Dr. Jay Leitch, economist at North Dakota State University. They discuss Minnesota's vanishing wetlands, actions being taken to protect them, and educating the public about the wetlands. Bodeen, Brennan and Leitch also answer listener questions.
October 7, 1998 — A Mainstreet Radio special broadcast from the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center in Fergus Falls. Program highlights the wetlands and waterfowl. Rachel Reabe interviews both Doug Wells, Wildlife Manager at the Fergus Falls office of Natural Resources, and Tom Brimhall, Chairman of the local Ducks Unlimited. They discuss hunting in Minnesota's vanishing wetlands, which are one of the nation's premier duck hunting destinations. Minnesota has more waterfowl hunters than any other state. Wells and Brimhall also answer listener questions. Reabe then interviews John Haus, wildlife artist, and winner of DNR duck stamp contest. Program begins with a report from MPR’s Dan Gunderson as he follows group on a duck-hunting trip.
August 27, 1998 — Mark Seeley presents his annual weather quiz to the audience at the State Fair. Topics include history of State Fair weather, hurricanes, and upcoming winter. Seeley also answers audience questions.
August 20, 1998 — Tom Satre and Jim Silva, both from the MN Office of Technology, and Jerry Podkopacz, Co-Chair of Leonard Street and Dienard law firm's Y2K team, discuss the upcoming Y2K problem. Topics include definition of problem, potential impacts, and what individuals should do. Guests also answer listener questions.
June 22, 1998 — Rich Naistat of the National Weather Service in Chanhassen talks about the weather. Topics include summer, long days, dew points, global temperatures, and severe weather. Naistat also answers listener questions.