November 15, 1985 - MPR Special broadcast of the inauguration of Kenneth H. Keller as the twelfth president of the University of Minnesota, live from the Northrop Auditorium.
July 15, 1985 - Russell Fridley, director of the Minnesota Historical Society, discusses History Center and historic sites throughout the state. Fridley also answers listener questions.
July 12, 1984 - Rich Dietman and George Boosey report live from State Capitol. Former Vice President and Democratic Presidential candidate Walter Mondale offically announces his choice of Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate for the 1984 election, Annoucement is made in the Minnesota House Chambers.
March 24, 1984 - On this Weekend program, Kathleen Morris, Scott County attorney, discusses the laws governing sexual abuse of children. Morris has prosecuted several widely publicized sexual abuse cases. Morris also answers listener questions.
December 27, 1983 - Rozanne L. Ridgway, the U.S. Ambassador to the German Democratic Republic (East Germany), discusses U.S. relations with East Germany and other eastern bloc nations. Ridgway also answers listener questions.
December 18, 1983 - Harlan Cleveland, former U.S. ambassador to NATO and head of Hubert H. Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, discusses world politics. Topics include Beirut bombing of marine barracks, arms control negotiations, and Middle East peace talks. Cleveland also answers listener questions.
November 1, 1982 - Sherokee Ilse, Twin Cities area author, talks about pregnancy loss, infant death, bereavement, and her book “Empty Arms.” Ilse also answers listener questions.
April 20, 1982 - This live debate on the ballot measure in St. Paul that would authorize the city to award a cable television franchise to a public, non-profit corporation includes Roger Christianson and Larry Winans of the Committee for Risk Free Cable Now arguing for private ownership and Councilman Bill Wilson and College of Saint Catherine Communications professor Jim Townsend speaking for public management of the system.
March 19, 1982 - In this Science Town Meeting, Dr. James Rutherford, of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, speaks on science education in the school system. Rutherford’s speech is titled “Science Education in the Schools: Are We Failing?” Dick Clark, science program specialist with the Minnesota Department of Education, also provides a regional perspective on the science education debate. MPR’s Rich Dietman hosts and moderates’ program.
February 26, 1982 - In this Science Town Meeting, held at Arts and Science Center Auditorium in St. Paul, Dr. Arthur Harkins, Associate Professor of Future Studies at the University of Minnesota, speaks on co-existence of humanity and robots. Harkin’s address is titled "A Robot in Your Life." Following Harkins address, a counter-response is given by Dr. Arthur Norberg, director of the Charles Babbage Institute for the History of Information Processing and associate professor of computer science at the University of Minnesota. Norberg speaks on negative aspects in culture, and the unknown of technological use and response. After speeches, Harkins and Norberg answer questions from the audience.