August 13, 1979 - Midday presents “The Way to 8-A,” a documentary sound portrait on the involuntary commitment to Hennepin County General Hospital's Ward 8-A, a psychiatric ward. Program looks at the people being committed, those doing the committing, the staff, and the entire process of involuntary commitment.
July 21, 1979 - On this special Spectrum/Home for the Weekend broadcast, MPR’s Rich Dietman presents a group discussion and live call-in program on Minnesota Public Radio's programming decisions, its technical operations, and funding of the network.
March 3, 1979 - On this special Spectrum/Home for the Weekend broadcast, MPR’s Rich Dietman interviews Minnesota U.S. Senator Rudy Boschwitz. Reporters and listeners throughout the state ask Boshcwitz questions. Topics include conservative trends, SALT treaty, D.C. voting amendment, and federal deficit.
February 3, 1978 - Closing remarks to "The Zestful Generation: Exploding the Myths of Age" two-day conference on aging held at the Dayton's Department Store Auditorium in Minneapolis given by author Garson Kanin. His most recent book was titled "It Takes a Long Time to Become Young: An Entertainment in the Form of a Declaration of War on the Mindless Youth Cult That Has Our Time in Its Grip." Introduction by WCCO Radio's Charlie Boone.
November 14, 1977 - Minnesota Public Radio presents reporter/producer Greg Barron’s “The Prairie Was Quiet,” a sound portrait of the American Prairie. MPR’s Dan Olson narrates the documentary as it recounts million year history of the prairie.
June 26, 1976 - Report on the results of straw ballot results, including platform items on abortion, sports stadium, ERA, regional development commissions, Milepost 7, and gun control.
June 26, 1976 - Report providing a summary on election of delegates, straw ballot, Hubert Humphrey opponent Gerald Brekke endorsement, as well as platform items Milepost 7 and regional development commissions. Also includes excerpts from Tom Hagedorn speech, black delegate Effie McKerson, and staying awake routines during long hours of convention.
June 26, 1976 - A summary report upon completion of the 1976 Minnesota State I-R Convention at St. Paul Civic Center. Collects highlights, including excerpts of interviews, speeches, and a description of events and actions during convention. Report focuses on the battle for delegate selection between Ford and Reagan supporters, Gerald Brekke's senate nomination, and adoption of party platforms.
June 26, 1976 - Endorsement of Gerald Brekke as I-R senatorial candidate announced, with a summary of Brekke's speech to convention.
June 25, 1976 - Day 2 of 1976 Minnesota State I-R Convention, held at St. Paul Civic Center. Brief reporting on events at convention, followed by speeches from presidential candidate Ronald Reagan, and Betty Ford, wife of President Ford.