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Featured Projects--By Project/Producer

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Blue Earth County Young Historians

An emerging collection of oral histories conducted by students in the Young Historians program at the Blue Earth County Historical Society.

Community Recording Sessions

Featured thoughts and stories from participants in our Community Recording Sessions


Four stories of members of the Minnesota State University, Mankato community whose jobs involve skillful professional communication.  

Echoes From Laurels Edge

A collection of thoughts and stories from individuals living in Laurels Edge, an assisted living facility located in Mankato, Minnesota

Extraordinary Ordinary: Motherhood in the Face of Unrealistic Stereotypes...

A scripted reading exploring the experiences of mothers in contemporary American culture

The Front Street Project

An emerging collection of audio recordings focusing on Mankato's Front Street

Four Stories...

Audio slideshows produced by students in John Cross's Advanced Photojournalism class at Minnesota State, Mankato.

Human Race Radio

A monthly program airing on Mankato's KMSU (89.7 FM). Host Greg Husak interviews a wide range of guests in an exploration of diversity issues and cultural exchange.

Mankato Works Project

Residents of Greater Mankato talk about their jobs.  

Ramblin' Round Radio

Audio stories produced by Dave Engen on topics such as Mankato's Wagon Wheel Cafe and The Bandwagon Old-Time Music Show

Rural Wonders...

Seven stories of rural life collected and edited by Carolyn Mager as part of her graduate work in Minnesota State University's Department of Speech Communication

Submitted Voices

This portion of our website features audio sent to us by folks in the community--from the old recording of your grandfather to interviews conducted years ago on local radio. 

The Third Place Project

Audio and photographs from four of Greater Mankato's oldest and most unique gathering spots--Dan's Barber Shop, Mocol's Supermarket, Mutch's Hadware, and the Wagon Wheel Cafe.

Voices from Old Main

Highlights of interviews with residents from Old Main Village, a senior living community in Mankato, Minnesota.