December 11, 2003 - A remembrance of the late Gisela Konopka, U of M professor, an expert on helping troubled kids. The internationally known University of Minnesota professor of social work died Tuesday (12/09/2003). She was born in Berlin, Germany, and was a resistance fighter during World War II. She was interviewed in 1995 for MPR's Voices of Minnesota series.
February 28, 2000 - The February edition of Voices of Minnesota highlights the work of two African American women. MPR’s Stephanie Curtis interviews Mary Easter, Northfield dancer and choreographer, who discusses the political nature of her work. MPR’s Dan Olson interviews Dr. Geneva Southall, author and retired University of Minnesota Afro-American Studies history professor, who talks about her personal reflections on race, and her research on "Blind Tom" (Thomas Green Wiggins).
February 28, 2000 - The February edition of "Voices of Minnesota" featuring retired University of Minnesota Afro-American Studies history professor Geneva Southall and Northfield dancer and choreographer Mary Easter. Geneva Southall is speaking at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. Stephanie Curtis invus Easter in the first part of the program.
February 22, 2000 - At the start of his new book, conservative onlooker David Frum assesses life in America in the year 2000. We are richer than ever before, he says, there are more jobs, and great social advancements. But it's a mistake, he says, to think the turbulent 1960s laid the entire foundation for the improvements we enjoy today. Frum is a regular contributor to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Morning Edition, and his new book is called "How We Got Here: The Seventies the Decade that Brought You Modern Life, for Better or Worse".
December 27, 1999 - To close out the millennium, Minnesota Public Radio's All Things Considered presents a look back at Minnesota life in 1900 via a 12-part series, entitled “A Minnesota Century.” This segment, a look back at what was the news at the turn of the last century.
December 14, 1999 - Charles M. Schulz, the creator of the comic strip "Peanuts," announced today he will retire on Jan. 4th, after more than fifty years of drawing the cartoon. Schulz is quitting to concentrate on treating his newly-diagnosed case of colon cancer. Schulz was born and raised in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and drew inspiration from his life here.
December 9, 1999 - Writer Bill Holm reflects on Christmas letters in this Voices of Minnesota holiday favorite. Originally broadcast in 1997.
October 15, 1999 - In a little over one-year, Minnesota's Ann Bancroft and a Norwegian will attempt to become the first female team to cross Antarctica. Bancroft, a 43-year old former schoolteacher, is the first woman to both poles, she led the aborted All Women's Expedition to Antarctica in 1993, and she's fairly well-known to our listeners. But we haven't yet met her partner in the endeavor, Liv Arneson. Arneson is a 45-year old Norwegian schoolteacher who in 1994 skied alone and unsupported to Antarctica. She wrote a book about that trip that has just recently been translated into English. It's called Good Girls Don't Ski to the South Pole. Arneson says the Bancroft Arneson Expedition will be their toughest challenge.
September 27, 1999 - To close out the millennium, Minnesota Public Radio's All Things Considered presents a look back at Minnesota life in 1900 via a 12-part series, entitled “A Minnesota Century.” This segment is the the story of a woman who had mixed success as a novelist but eventually found her voice in the character of Betsy, whose antics and adventures mirrored Maud's real-life childhood in Mankato at the turn of the century.
July 8, 1999 - The July edition of our Voices of Minnesota Series featuring two Minnesota athletes - Greg Lemond, winner of the Tour de France bicycle race, and Nancy Mudge Cato, a woman who played in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.