November 2, 1991 - Weekend Edition’s Jim Wishner talks with MPR reporters Rich Dietman(KZSE-Rochester) and Joe Kelly(WSCN-Duluth/Superior) about storm impact outside the metro area. Both are at home, as their respective stations are off the air due to storm.
June 23, 1988 - On this Soundprint program, a profile of August Wilson, one of the most celebrated writers in contemporary American theater. In this portrait of the playwright, August Wilson shows how the rhythms and patterns from the 'sacred book of blues' are transformed into words and movement in his plays.
January 28, 1988 - Midday presents the MPR documentary “The Politics of Joy: A Radio Remembrance of Hubert Humphrey.” MPR’s Mark Heistad reflects on political life and impact of Hubert H. Humphrey in both Minnesota and the nation.
January 2, 1988 - MPR's Mainstreet Radio team presents a documentary entitled "Against the Grain," which collects conversations with rural Minnesotans about how they are adapting to the forces of economic change.
September 28, 1987 - MPR Journal presents the documentary “A Visit to Atwater.” The farm crisis of the early 1980s has taken a toll on small towns. MPR reporters Dan Olson and Stephen Smith spent some time in the West Central Minnesota farm town of Atwater to see how one small community is faring, and what the future may hold.
November 10, 1986 - Minnesota poet and storyteller, Robert Bly, answers listener questions about his writing and his relatively new interest in men's groups. Bly also reads some of his poetry.
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.