November 1, 1991 - MPR’s John Gaddo provides weather update in southern Minnesota, where large amounts of snow has fallen, limiting or preventing any type of travel.
February 4, 1988 - Midday presents the documentary “Liberty's Children: A Celebration of Citizenship," produced by KLSE’s Carol Gunderson. The half-hour documentary profiles a Mayo Clinic medical student from Mexico and his struggle to become an American citizen. It also includes commentary from others on their experience in becoming a U.S. citizen.
December 26, 1980 - A presentation of excerpts from 1980 Minnesota Writers Conference, held in Rochester. Part two features remarks by writers Michael Dennis-Browne, Carol Bly, Judith Guest, and John Judson. Beryl Byman was the writer, producer and director of program.
November 15, 1980 - Producer John Gaddo produced this sound portrait of life along the Mississippi River.
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August 18, 1979 - MPR’s John Gaddo reports on President Jimmy Carter’s visit to Wabasha, Minnesota. Segment includes clip of an energy speech by President Carter, followed by a group birthday celebration for Rosalynn Carter and comments from people in the crowd about the visit.
May 19, 1979 - On this special regional public affairs program, MPR’s Dale Connelly interviews Dave Durenberger, Independent-Republican U.S. senator of Minnesota. Topics include energy, foreign policy, agriculture, and other issues.
March 1, 1979 - Former Black Panther and political activist Bobby Seale speaking at the University of Wisconsin in La Crosse. Black activist and co-founder of the Black Panther Party Bobby Seale speaks at the University of Wisconsin in La Crosse, describing what should be done to improve the lives of poor, black, and other minorities in the United States. He organized and is the director of Advocates Scene, a group that works to represent the 60 million poor, black and minority people in the U.S.
February 6, 1979 - Report on the abandonment of a hundred-mile branch line railroad track in southeastern Minnesota and how that abandonment would affect the communities, residents and businesses along its route. Minnesota has about 7,000 miles of rail lines - that figure was 8,000 miles just over ten years ago. Since then, rail line abandonment has increased, and the pace of abandonment is picking up. Railroads operating in the state have requests before the Interstate Commerce Commission that 400 miles of track be scuttled. Minnesota officials say another 300 miles of line may become moribund in the next three years. One of the requests before the ICC is that a 100-mile branch line in Southeastern Minnesota be abandoned. The track follows the root river from La Crescent on the Mississippi River to Ramsey just north of Austin in Mower County. The rail serves 12 communities and about 50 businesses. But Milwaukee Road officials say the line is a loser because there isn't enough traffic. MPR's John Gaddo of KLSE in Rochester visited some of the businesses along the track and prepared this report.