June 7, 2008 - U.S. Representative Jim Oberstar speaks at DFL State Convention
September 5, 2007 - The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held hearings today to figure out how to fix the nation's "structurally deficient bridges". After the I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis at the beginning of last month, both Congress and the transportation department have been focusing more of their attention on these vital, aging structures. U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Mary Peters provided testimony today. While she does not like the way bridges are getting classified, she says her department has not been neglecting them. Report also includes comments from U.S. Congressman Oberstar and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak.
September 5, 2007 - U.S. Transportation committee, chaired by U.S. representative Jim Oberstar, hears witnesses on I-35W bridge collapse and the state of bridges in general. Panel 1: Structurally Deficient Bridges in the U.S. Panel 2: Calvin Scovel, US DoT, Inspector General; and Mark Rosenker, NTSB Chairman. Panel 3: R.T. Rybak, mayor of Minneapolis; and Kathleen Novak, mayor of Northglenn, CO. The segment ends with the Colorado mayor's testimony before they broke for a House vote.
September 5, 2007 - Mostly Oberstar's opening statement plus testimony from Panel One, Transportation Secretary Mary Peters and her aide Richard Capka.
September 5, 2007 - Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak speaks at the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearings held to figure out how to fix the nation's "structurally deficient bridges". This segment was from an hours long hearing led by U.S. Representative Jim Oberstar.
August 2, 2007 - Rep. Jim Oberstar press conference on bridge collapse and results of Today's meeting of the Transpotation and Infrastructure Committee.
February 15, 2007 - Minnesota Democratic congressman Jim Oberstar, speaking in support of a resolution before the US House that expresses support for the troops in Iraq but opposition to the President's decision to increase the number of troops in Iraq. A vote is expected this afternoon. The resolution is expected to pass by a relatively wide margin, with virtually all the Democrats and a fair number of Republican supporting the resolution. The Minnesota delegation is expected to split 6-2, with Republican Jim Ramstad joining Minnesota's five Democrats in support of the resolution. It's unclear whether a similar resolution will come up for a vote in the Senate.
October 21, 2003 - Mainstreet Radio's Bob Kelleher looks back to 1978, when two lawyers drafted an historic compromise that still guides activities in the Boundary Waters today. Report includes various interviews and speech excerpts.
July 12, 1999 - MPR’s Sasha Aslanian interviews 8th District Democratic Congressman Jim Oberstar regarding aid for Boundary Waters disaster. Oberstar flew over the Boundary Waters to view the damage from blowdown, then returned to Washington D.C. to seek federal aid for the area, meeting with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
October 31, 1996 - MPR’s Bob Kelleher presents an election special Midday broadcast, with interview segments of the individuals running for Minnesota’s 8th District congressional seat. Stan Estes, Reform party candidate, Jim Oberstar, DFL candidate; Andy Larson, Republican candidate; and Larry Fuhol, Libertarian candidate, discuss subjects including environment, individual rights, taxes, abortion, and term limits.