December 11, 1982 - On this Weekend program, MPR’s Dan Olson talks with the Buttermilk Hill String Band. Members Rachel Nelson, fiddle and mandolin; Paula Brandes, guitar; and Liz Olds, banjo, discuss being street musicians. The band also perform songs and stories for the holiday season, as well as answer questions and take requests from listeners.
December 16, 1978 - On this regional public affairs program, MPR’s Nancy Fushan, with assistance of Claudia Hampston and Roger Gomoll, look at four artists of the Upper Midwest. Fushan interviews sculptors Mariann Angelica, Catherine Mulligan, Steve Beyer, and Judy Onofrio, who discuss their works, thoughts, and views of themselves in society.
August 30, 1978 - MPR’s Roger Gomoll interviews guitarist Cliff Fredrickson about his profession as a lounge musician. Segment includes music audio clips of Fredrickson performing at a local hotel in Fargo, North Dakota.
August 23, 1978 -
July 10, 1978 - As part of an Insight series, MPR’s John Ydstie produces a sound portrait titled “Migrant Series, Part 1.” Ydstie follows the daily life of Guillermo Flores, a migrant worker in the sugar beet fields of rural Minnesota.
July 11, 1977 - MPR’s John Ydstie presents sound portrait of a migrant family working the sugar beet fields of the Red River Valley.