July 16, 2019 — On this Saturday Midday, Catherine Watson, travel editor for the Star Tribune, discusses various world travel. Topics include Mexico, outdoor experiences, and handicapped travel. Watson also answer listener questions.
May 18, 2010 — The day after Minnesota's 2010 Legislative session adjourned, Gov. Tim Pawlenty is in the MPR studio to answer questions about the budget, taxes and other major issues.
April 8, 2010 — Nick Hayes, professor of history at Saint John's University in Collegeville, joins Midday in the studio to talk about his new memoir, "And One Fine Morning: Memories of My Father." The memoir traces his family origins and his father's story, including his father's experience growing up Catholic in Protestant Minneapolis. Guest: Nick Hayes, professor of history and University Chair in Critical Thinking at St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn.
February 3, 2010 — On the eve of the 2010 legislative session, Gov. Tim Pawlenty joins Gary Eichten in the MPR studios to answer questions about the state budget and the issues that will be the focus of the upcoming legislative session. He talks about the legislature, government spending, unallotment, GAMC, teacher unions, mortgage foreclosures
October 13, 2009 — Best-selling author Harold Kushner joins Midday to talk about his newest book, "Conquering Fear: Living Boldly in an Uncertain World."
October 5, 2009 — David Allen Sibley on tree and bird identification. The acclaimed wildlife artist and best-selling author of "The Sibley Guide to Birds" is out with his latest book, "The Sibley Guide to Trees." Many consider David Sibley to be the "new John James Audubon."
October 1, 2009 — NAACP chairman Julian Bond reflects on the state of the civil rights movement now that a black man is president of the United States. In 1968, Julian Bond, now chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, was the first African-American man to be nominated by a major party as a candidate for the vice presidency.
May 30, 2008 — Midday broadcasts live from the Republican State Convention in Rochester. Ccommentators Tom Horner and Todd Rapp offer political analysis and take listener questions as the Republican party gears up to nominate its candidates for the 2008 elections.
December 26, 2006 — This year in politics. Midday examines the 2006 elections, and looks ahead at the future of politics. Guests: Tom Horner: Republican commentator, Bob Meek: DFL commentator
December 7, 2006 — Memories of Pearl Harbor. It was 65 years ago that the bombs fell. Japanese war planes attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, killing 2,400 people and drawing the United States into World War II. A special two-hour Midday features Minnesotans' memories.