August 28, 1972 - MPR’s Paul Gruchow reports on debate over copper-nickel mining development in northeastern Minnesota. Report includes comments from residents and environmental officials.
September 11, 1972 - People react to McGovern speech, which included farm issues. They also discuss the Vietnam war, mentioning it as a deterrent to Communists being right here, it’s time to get out of Vietnam, Nixon has failed, to stop the war we need an economy on sound basis.
September 26, 1972 - MPR’s Paul Gruchow interviews David Roe, president of the Minnesota AFL-CIO, about politics, elections, and convention.
October 6, 1972 - Excerpt of Kate Millett speaking at Macalester College on discrimination against women professionals, and about women academics at Columbia appealing to HEW for fair treatment.
October 13, 1972 - Kate Millett speaks on self-publishing for/by women. In speech, Millett talks on filtering through the male establishment and the autonomy of women to do their own thing; that an editor is not a writer; and about the opposition to any new artistic form. She states that outsiders are better to have their own presses and should not depend on fat-cat capitalism.
October 13, 1972 - Walter Mondale speaks about bill to preserve the St. Croix River (the federal Lower St. Croix River Act of 1972).
October 16, 1972 - Jack Anderson, an American newspaper columnist, speaking at the St. John's University auditorium. Anderson's speech was on the public's right to know. Speech followed by Anderson answering questions from the audience.
November 15, 1972 - MPR’s Connie Goldman reports on the work of Sigurd Olson, and his book "Wilderness Days." Report also presents a question and answer period with Olson from an appearance at the Minnesota Press Club, where he called Minnesotans to protect the environment. This recording was made available through a grant from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission.
January 20, 1973 - Eugene McCarthy speaks at the Peace Conference held at the Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, MN. The speech focuses on the ongoing Vietnam War.
January 28, 1973 - On this Forum program, the subject is ‘The State of English.’ Participants in the 1972 meeting of the National Council of English Teachers talk about the quality of education in the United States. Report also includes recorded remarks by Margaret Mead, Jonathan Kozol, Murray Kepton, Malcolm X and others.