October 25, 2012 - Minnesotans are involved in a passionate debate about marriage during 2012 election season. The two sides began squaring off more than 40 years ago. This project draws from MPR's extensive audio archive to explore the origins of this election day showdown over same-sex marriage.
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October 17, 1979 - Dulcie Lawrence on author and critic John Leonard.
December 17, 1977 - On this regional public affairs program, a sound portrait of the business of Christmas, with the shopping for gifts a core part of the holiday season. Program includes various interviews and comments from holiday shoppers, business owners, toy makers, department store Santas, credit services, a reminiscence from local resident.
January 23, 1976 - MPR’s Dulcie Lawrence interviews Phyllis Kahn, representative (DFL-Minneapolis), about prostitution bill going through Minnesota legislature.
December 15, 1975 - Non-candidate Hubert Humphrey intros friend Fred Harris. Harris: Office of president can move the country. Tells joke. Says privilege is a Bicentennial issue, quotes Jefferson. We have miseducated a generation that unemployment is good for us. No person should be out of work. More costly in unemployment, govt aid programs, crime, admissions to prisons, alcoholism; privilege keeps foreign policy on side of multi-nationals and side of status quo. Not many people are happy with the status quo. Harris says he likes MN, has friends here. Says Humphrey has said he won't run for president.
December 14, 1975 - Hubert H Humphrey speaks at DFL feminist caucus, saying law calling for equal pay for equal work isn't enforced. He talks about how much women earn compared to men.
December 14, 1975 - Hubert H. Humphrey speaks at DFL feminist caucus on the ERA Amendment and need to educate those who are needed for its ratification.
October 17, 1975 - Minnesota legislative pay raises are needed to allow ordinary citizens to serve. So says Charles Baxtrom of the Citizens' League. He says it should be in the form of salary, not "per diem." House Majority Leader Martin Sabo agrees that compensation should be higher, considering how much time lawmakers spend attending meetings, meeting with constituants, etc.
October 17, 1975 - Minnesota Senator Robert North says a domed stadium is "out of the question." Citizens do not want to be "held up" for the building cost of $60 million. Instead, he proposes improvements be made to Met Stadium and Memorial Stadium.