May 25, 1974 - Paul Murphy, professor of history at University of Minnesota, and Professor Clyde W. Summers of Yale Law School debate the issue of impeachment, as it regarded to President Nixon. Murphy argued for precedence, Summers for uniqueness of current circumstance. Debate held at the University of Minnesota.
May 21, 1977 - On this regional public affairs program, an example of the Minnesota legislature and how they function. The debate on this program is on the Ban the Can Bill, which deals with container deposit and litter. Program includes several State Senators; the first being Minneapolis DFLer William Luther, followed by IR George Pillsbury of Wayzata, and appearances by a host of others. You might want to have a pencil and paper handy so you can take notes and keep track of the various amendments and arguments offered. MPR legislative reporter Debbie Gage to introduce the program.
January 26, 1978 - A live broadcast of the Minnesota Legislature debating the special election bill.
February 17, 1978 - Proponents and opponents of the controversial high-voltage power line under construction in western and central Minnesota debate the health and safety issues, the economic impact, and other issues. The forum debate was held in the Great Hall. Participants included power line pro¬testers Gloria Woida and John Tripp, Don Jacobsen of the United Power Asso-ciation, environmental expert Dan McConnon, and students Gaylen Schaubroeck and Catherine McGinnis.
March 17, 1978 - This bill prohibits the Minnesota County Welfare boards from paying for abortions except to prevent the death of the mother, or if the pregnancy is the result of rape in which case it must be reported within 48 hours, or if the pregnancy is the result of incest in which case the incident and relative must be reported to the police for investigation prior to the abortion. Normal child birth is given preference over abortion. Passed the House 107-27.
October 18, 1978 - Bruce Vento, Minnesota representative from the 4th District (DFL); Ed Zabinsky of the Boundary Waters Conservation Alliance; and Steve Payne of the Duluth Wilderness Society, discuss the BWAC bill that passed congress, and the divergent views of the use and protection of BWCA.
October 21, 1978 - On this regional public affairs program, 5th district candidates Martin Olav Sabo (DFL) and Michael Till (I-R), discuss and debate the issues.
October 24, 1978 - Gubernatorial debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters with the cooperation of Common Cause of Minnesota, held at the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center on the Macalester campus. First of three debates being held. This one features the DFL incumbent Governor Rudy Perpich, I-R nominee Al Quie, and American Party candidate Richard Peterson. Panelists are Dana Schroeder, co-publisher of the Grant County Herald; Arv Johnson, WCCO Radio government correspondent; and Ted Kolderie, executive director of the Citizens League, a non-partisan public affairs research organization in the Twin Cities. The moderator is Helene Borg, president of the League of Women Voters.
October 28, 1978 - On this regional public affairs program, 4th district candidates Bruce Vento (DFL) and John Berg (I-R), discuss and debate the issues.
October 30, 1978 - League of Women Voters Senate debate, held at Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center at Macalester College in St. Paul, and sponsored by the League of Women Voters with the cooperation of Common Cause of Minnesota. Participants were Paul Helm, American Party candidate; Dave Durenberger, I-R candidate; and Bob Short, DFL candidate. Topics included taxes, BWCA, social issues, women’s rights, international affairs, and guns. Debate was moderated by Jerry Franck, president of the Minnesota chapter of Common Cause. Questions were asked by a group of three panelists representing print journalism, broadcast journalism and the public. Panelists included Gary Dawson, staff writer for the St. Paul Dispatch and Pioneer Press; Jane Belau, public affairs interviewer for channel 13 cable television in Rochester; and Barbara Stuhler, associate dean of Continuing Education and Extension at the University of Minnesota.