May 31, 1972 - MPR’s Connie Goldman interviews Jewish-American author Meyer Levin about his book, "The Settlers." This is part 2 of interview (part 1 was aired on May 30th, 1972). This file was digitized with the help of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
June 17, 1972 - Tony Russo, a key figure in the Pentagon Papers case, talks with Paul Gruchow and Marvin Granger about social justice under the Nixon administration. Russo describes his personal experience in jail. (Please note - This is a "raw" interview, with audio prior to start of proper interview, and fluctuations in audio quality)
July 16, 1972 - MPR Classical Host Michael Barone interviews Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, music director of the Minnesota Orchestra. They discuss various composers, classical pieces, and Skrowaczewski’s own compositions.
July 28, 1972 - MPR’s Paul Gruchow presents interview about the unfair treatment and racism against Black women working in General Mills and other corporations.
August 4, 1972 - MPR’s Paul Gruchow talks with community Mankato drug stores on the struggles of medication costs and cooperatives.
August 18, 1972 - MPR’s Paul Gruchow interviews U.S. Congressman John M. Zwach on education funding. Topics of discussion include busing and final bill passage.
September 6, 1972 - MPR’s Connie Goldman reports on the differing opinions of the Mary Tyler Moore TV show, which is set in Minneapolis.
September 8, 1972 - A discussion by local members of the Jewish community on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, following the slayings of the Israeli delegation to the Olympic Games 1972. Hosted by Connie Goldman, who is joined by Paul Gruchow. [Please note - audio contains explicit language]
September 18, 1972 - Connie Goldman reviews Vance Packard's latest book "A Nation of Strangers" which discusses the increasing number of isolated and lonely individuals in a highly mobile society, and the chaos caused by big business moving employees all over the globe. In an interview, when Packard was in town recently, Goldman asked him why he didn't challenge the audience with questions about alienation instead of telling jokes and anecdotes.
October 3, 1972 - MPR’s Bob Potter interviews Phyllis Schlafly, author and conservative movement leader, on her views of women’s rights and her opposition of the Equal Rights Amendment. Phyllis Schlafly states women should not be equal to men.