Interview with former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Sandra Gardebring as part of the Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society's oral history project. Gardebring was a justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court from 1991 to 1998. Subjects discussed: her childhood in North Dakota; her decision to attend law school; her entry into Minnesota state politics; her views on feminism; her experiences on the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Author of "Iron Lake," a mystery set in northern Minnesota and a 1999 book, Boundary Waters; interviewed at the St. Clair Broiler in St. Paul, at the booth where he does most of his writing, by mystery book reviewer Bruce Southworth.
Mystery writer originally from St. Paul, and author of "The Flower Master," "Zen Attitude" and "The Salaryman's Wife" (HarperCollins), the "Rei Shimura" series of suspense novels; interviewed at Micawber's Bookstore in St. Paul by book reviewer Bruce Southworth.
Architect and author of the national best seller, "The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live" (Taunton Press), a 1999 Minnesota Book Award winner which suggests design principles for modern residences; interviewed by Connie Nelson, Star Tribune.
Catholic bishop, attorney, university president, former head of the General Mills Foundation, and author of "Reluctant Dissenter: An Autobiography" (Crossroad Publishing), a fascinating account of his personal and spiritual life; interviewed at the Minnesota State Law Library by Dr. Terry Dash, a church historian.
Minnesota historian and author of 'A Place at the Lake" (Afton Historical Society Press), a pictorial account of the many summer cabins, cottages and houses that have proliferated along Minnesota's lakeshores; interviewed by Joanna Vail at the Fillebrown House, an enchanting 1879 cottage on White Bear Lake which is featured in the book.
Author of "Stopping the Presses: The Murder of Walter W. Liggett," published by University of Minnesota Press, a compelling account of the 1935 murder of the progressive newspaper publisher in Minneapolis who was also the author's father; interviewed by David Braddock, actor Itour guide with Down in History Tours. David also discusses the history and notoriety of St. Paul's Wabasha Caves and tours of local gangster-era sites.
Author of "Shadow Mothers: Stories of Adoption and Reunion" (North Star Press), heartfelt stories from ten women who placed a child for adoption and were reunited years later; interviewed by writer Carol Connolly at Children's Home Society of Minnesota.
Noted popular mystery writer, plus coverage of some of the exciting panel sessions presented at Bouchercon 27 World Mystery Convention held in St. Paul in October 1996, including a session with Mirmesotans Ron Handberg and John Sandford, a Sherlockian panel, and a "Mysteries On Tape/Online" discussion.
Author of "Minnesota Gardens: An Illustrated History" winner of the Best of Show at the Midwest Independent Publishers Association Awards held in 1997, and a 1996 Minnesota Book Awards winner; published by Afton Historical Society Press; interviewed at the Como Conservatory by Roberta Sladky. Also featured: selected highlights of the Midwest Independent Publishers Association Awards Ceremony in the Twin Cities.
Author of "Icy Pleasnres," a historic expedition of pictures and stories depicting Minnesotans celebrating the infamous winter season, published by Afton Historical Society Press; interviewed outdoors in Como, Powderhorn & Rice Parks by Jennifer Eyrich of the St. Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation (Winter Carnival sponsors). Also: Excerpts of a presentation by Paul Larson about his book Minnesota Architect: The Life and Work of Clarence H. Johnston.
Mollie Hoben and Glenda Martin, founders and directors of the Minnesota Women's Press, talk with Joanne Hart about their newest national publication, "Book Women," their library and bookstore in St. Paul; reading groups; newspaper; and their mission and future.
Authors of "F. Scott Fitzgerald: Toward the Summit," an account of the fascinating life of one of the states' most famous literary figures; interviewed by Margot Fortunato Galt. Also featured: A pictorial look at the 1996 F. Scott Fitzgerald literary celebration in St. Paul.
Author of "Grand Avenue," a look at St. Paul's successful and well-known retail and cultural area, and "Mexican Odyssey," reflections on the author's experiences in running the Grand Avenue store of that name; interviewed by Edie Meissner.
Interview with former Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Sheran on his legal and judicial career. Sheran was first appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court as an Associate Justice in 1963 and served until 1970. He was reappointed to the Court as Chief Justice in 1973 and served until 1981. Subjects discussed: his education and experiences as a judge. Interviewed by Tim Baland at the Minnesota Judicial Center.
Diego Vazquez and Zainab Ali, two writers and contributors to Do You Know Me Now?, an anthology of multicultural writings published by Normandale Community College, are interviewed by the editor Elisabeth Rosenberg.
Interview with former Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Peter Popovich as part of the Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society's oral history project. Popovich was appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court in 1987 and was Chief Justice from 1989 to 1990. Subjects discussed: his early decision to become a lawyer; growing up on the Iron Range in the 1920's and 1930's; being the son of an immigrant; his experiences as a lawyer, a legislator, and a judge.
Interview with former Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Sandy Keith as part of the Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society's oral history project. Keith was appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court in 1989 and was Chief Justice from 1990 to 1998. Subjects discussed: His childhood in Rochester, Minnesota near the Mayo Clinic, and his mother's influence; his experiences at Amherst; race and the law; the selection of U.S. Supreme Court Justices; his experiences with family law; being in the Legislature; the creation of the Minnesota Court of Appeals; his experiences being on the Minnesota Supreme Court and the role of the courts.
Interview with former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Glenn E. Kelley on his life and legal and judicial career. Kelley was appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court in 1981 and served until 1990. Part one of the interview recorded on January 29, 1990 and part two was recorded on August 16, 1990. Interviewed by Steve Young at the Minnesota State Capitol.