December 10, 2004 — Carl Eller, former Viking and Pro Football Hall of Famer. When Eller was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer, he vowed to use the honor to lead young African-American males "toward the great colleges and universities of our nation, not to prisons and jail cells." He will be honored during the half-time ceremony at Sunday's Vikings game.
August 11, 2004 — Carl Eller, who played for the Minnesota Vikings from 1964 to 1979, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Sunday. "What can I do with this great honor?" he asked in his acceptence speech. "I can use it to help young African-American males to participate fully in this society. I can give a message that will lead them toward the great colleges and universities of our nation, not to prisons and jail cells." Eller, who was one of the first African-Americans to play for the Minnesota Gophers back in 1961, talks about football and race with Gary Eichten. He also takes questions from MPR listeners.
April 5, 2004 — The Minnesota Twins are aiming for a third straight division title, and they're confident another one can be had. Host Gary Eichten and Howard Sinker, sports commentator and state news editor for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, discuss the outlook for the Minnesota baseball team on the opening day of the season.
March 16, 2004 — Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced his stadium plans Monday afternoon. The governor's stadium advisory commission recommended the state build new ballparks for both the Minnesota Twins and the Vikings.
August 13, 2003 — A funeral is planned Saturday in Minnesota for former U.S. Olympic hockey coach Herb Brooks. Minnesota authorities are trying to determine what caused his minivan to spin out of control on an interstate Monday. Brooks was best known for coaching a young American team of hockey players to one of the greatest upsets in history, beating the mighty Soviets in 1980 at the Lake Placid Olympics. Interviews feature Kathleen Ridder, Glen Sonmor, Wendell Anderson, and John Harrington.
June 27, 2003 — With his smallish stature, knobby knees, and slightly crooked forelegs, he looked more like a cow pony than a thoroughbred. But looks aren't everything; his quality, an admirer once wrote, "was mostly in his heart." Gary Eichten talks with Laura Hillenbrand, about the story of the horse who became a cultural icon in Seabiscuit: An American Legend. Program contains pledge drive segments.
June 27, 2003 — We continue to talk with Laura Hillenbrand, author of Seabiscut: An American Legend. Program contains pledge drive segments.
May 26, 2003 — The Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start for the summer tourist season. Tourism contributes nearly $10 billion to Minnesota's economy. Resorts and other tourist-oriented businesses are hoping for a summer season that will compensate for several years of struggle. Many Minnesotans will head to the water for a long weekend of fishing.
January 7, 2002 — Retired sports writer and popular Star Tribune columnist Jim Klobuchar talks with Gary Eichten about the Minnesota Vikings. Klobuchar is the author of "Knights and Knaves of Autumn."
November 7, 2001 — An update on the future of the Minnesota Twins and professional baseball in Minnesota.