Gary Eichten interviewed University Chair in Critical Thinking, Nick Hayes, on "Putin's Visible Hand" in the 2016 Presidential Election. January 18, 2017.
Gary Eichten interviewed Professor Louis Johnston for a yearly "Year-End Look at the Economy" December 8, 2016.
Gary Eichten interviewed Gov. Mark Dayton on campus March 3rd, 2016. Students and the community had th chance to ask his views on current issues.
Gary Eichten, renowned host from MPR's Midday, will
interview StarTribune Meterologist, Paul Douglas, on
the intersection of faith and climate change. February 8, 2016.
A Year-End Look at the Economy. December 10, 2015.
A conversation on Science, Religion and Public Policy featuring visiting professor Ken Miller, biologist from Brown University, and Noreen Herzfeld, Computer Science and Theology professor at CSB/SJU. March 25, 2015.
A conversation on the turbulent state of affairs in Russia will launch a new campus program, "On Campus with Gary Eichten." The featured guest was Nick Hayes, professor of history and the University Chair in Critical Thinking at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University. January 21, 2015.
"On Campus with Gary Eichten" enlists the talents of the award-winning host with nationally known speakers and the best of faculty members from CSB and SJU. The goal is to engage the public in key issues of our time approximately four to eight times a year.
Eichten has worn many hats during his 40-plus-year career at MPR, including news director, special events producer and station manager. He began his career at MPR as a student announcer at KSJR (MPR's first station). Among the honors Eichten has received during his career is the Corporation for Public Broadcasting award for best local news program. He also assisted in the development of two Peabody award-winning documentaries. In 2007, he was inducted into the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting's Hall of Fame. Eichten has also been awarded the prestigious 2011 Graven Award by the Premack of Public Affairs Journalism Awards Board for his contribution to excellence in the journalism profession. The event is co-sponsored by the Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement, serving students of CSB and SJU, and the University Chair in Critical Thinking.