July 14, 2014 - MPR Special Report presents an MPR News Investigation “Betrayed by Silence: A radio documentary,” which looks at clergy abuse, cover-up, and crisis in the Twin Cities Catholic Church as three archbishops hid the truth.
September 30, 2013 - MPR’s Elizabeth Dunbar reports about the rise of water demands and potential options in the metro area. Water conservation/restrictions, utilizing St. Paul water for other cities, and pumping water from the Mississippi River are among the ideas and efforts being discussed.
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.
December 2, 2011 - Jerry Dennis and Darby Nelson have written about lakes, great and small. What do we most value about lakes and what should be done to protect them? Guests: Darby Nelson: Author of "For Love of Lakes." Aquatic ecologist and professor emeritus, Anoka-Ramsey Community College. Served three terms as Minnesota State Representative. Former board president, Conservation Minnesota. Currently on the board of the Freshwater Society.
September 17, 2010 - Minnesotan and #1 best-selling author John Sandford joins Midday to talk about his 4th book in the Virgil Flowers series. It takes place in southern Minnesota. Under his real name, John Camp, he was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
June 2, 2010 - MPR’s Sasha Aslanian reports on Sherburne County Sheriff's deputy use of a stun gun on a detained immigrant and the federal Immigration & Customs Enforcement agency’s relaxation of policy against the use of stun guns on detainees.
May 26, 2010 - Karl Marlantes, a decorated Marine veteran of the Vietnam War and author of the best-selling novel, "Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War" joins Midday to discuss war-time experiences. Guest: Karl Marlantes: Author of best-selling book, "Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War." A graduate of Yale University and a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, Karl Marlantes served as a Marine in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Navy Cross, the Bronze Star, two Navy Commendation Medals for valor, two Purple Hearts, and ten air medals. He spent 35 years writing this book, his first.
March 4, 2010 - MPR’s Sasha Aslanian and Paul Tosto present a tale about two women who have forged an unlikely alliance to help each other through a rough patch in the economy....and through one of life's tragedies.
January 27, 2010 - As part of MPR News series “Civil War Kids: Young Somalis in Minnesota,” MPR’s Laura Yuen reports on how countless young Somalis in Minnesota are succeeding, despite grim statistics in their community.
January 25, 2010 - As part of MPR News series “Civil War Kids: Young Somalis in Minnesota,” MPR’s Laura Yuen reports on how after escaping war, some Somali young men in Minnesota fall prey to gangs, guns and religious radicalization.