November 19, 1973 - MER Special presenting a tribute to poet Pablo Neruda. Program contains various readings and commentary of Neruda’s work performed by Robert Bly and others.
October 19, 1974 - D. Smith presents a profile of Black poet Ramona Austin. Feature includes reading by Austin at opening and close of segment. There is also a short interview, where she discusses her thoughts on poetry and how race plays into her writing.
February 10, 1976 - MPR’s Kate Williams reports on the funeral of prominent African American Cecil Newman, who passed away on February 8th, 1976. Newman was both a local civil rights leader, active in numerous organizations, and a longtime editor/publisher. Segment includes interviews and remembrances.
March 4, 1977 - Midday presents segments of a sound portrait on Strasburg, North Dakota, a town rich in old-world heritage. It examines the town through music and discussion by the people of Strasburg.
March 18, 1977 - Midday presents segments of a sound portrait on Dunn Center, Mayville, a North Dakota prairie town rich in culture and heritage.
April 22, 1977 - Midday presents segments of a sound portrait on Dunn Center, a small town in Western North Dakota, whose fate will be determined by the massive coal development scheduled for the area.
February 15, 1978 - Selected readings demonstrate the broad historical and contemporary range of black literature and authors, in honor of Black History Month. Includes work featured by authors Dorothy West, Frank Yerby, Langston Hughes, Chester Himes and Ted Poston.
April 15, 1978 - MPR’s Neal St. Anthony presents an opening day profile of the 1978 Minnesota Twins. Includes audio clips on days of old, and interview about current players with pitching coach, Camilo Pascual (a former Minnesota Twins pitcher, and eventual Minnesota Twin Hall of Famer). A discussion with new Twin outfielder, Bombo Rivera, about Garrison Keillor’s song “The Ballad of Bombo Rivera,” closes out segment.
October 23, 1978 - The 150th anniversary of the birth of the Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy is celebrated in a special radio profile produced by Radio Moscow. Includes readings from Tolstoy's works.
February 12, 1979 - Piece for Black History Month on Frederick Douglas