Published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:11:29 -0600
Last Build Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:11:29 -0600Copyright: 2016, Minnesota Public Radio
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600Why are men of "prime age" missing from the workforce? And what does it mean for the economy?
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600Marijuana sales are expected to hit $23 billion by 2020, according to USA Today. But how much do state governments make from marijuana revenue? And how should business opportunities balance with ethical objections to legalizing marijuana?
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, a poet and climate advocate from the Marshall Islands, uses her writing to educate others about the threats facing her home.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600Movie maven, Stephanie Curtis talked about the latest Robert Zemeckis movie, "Allied." She said, "this is nostalgia in the best way."
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600What does the appointment of firebrand Michael Flynn say about how president-elect Donald Trump will run national security? Two national security experts talked about national security in the Trump administration.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600British journalist Ruth Whippman moved to America and was surprised that people pursuing happiness were only more unhappy as a result.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600This year, more than 900 people have been shot and killed by police officers, according to The Guardian. How are officers trained to ensure their judgement is clear during intense situations? And has training changed in light of the recent police shootings? Two former officers joined the program to discuss the psychological training that officers undergo, and talked about how biases and other psychological factors play into policing.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600Thread producer Tracy Mumford discussed which literary families would be the best to belong to, and which ones you'd want to avoid during the holidays.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600A dance critic and neuroscience professor discussed the physicality and personality it takes to live a graceful life.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600"The Mortifications" follows a family torn apart by political and personal choices. It opens in 1980, when the Mariel Boatlift offers a rural Cuban mother the chance to take her children to the U.S. northeast, leaving her husband behind.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600Following the death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, we looked at the future of U.S.-Cuban relations. Will it be easier for the normalization process started under President Obama to continue in the Trump administration? Does Fidel Castro's passing change the political equation in either nation?
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, discussed president-elect Donald Trump's accusations that millions of illegal votes were cast in November, and Jill Stein's push for a recount in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600Founder and CEO of Encore.org, a San Francisco based organization leading efforts in mentoring, Marc Freedman and MPR's senior economics contributor, Chris Farrell, discussed the mushrooming mentoring movement.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600In a culture obsessed with eternal youth, Ashton Applewhite is stubbornly defiant. Applewhite--who started a blog called "Yo, Is This Ageist?"--is out with a new book that celebrates growing older, "This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism."
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600George Washington University's Elizabeth Saunders and NYU's Paul C. Light discussed the mechanics of government.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600Stephanie Curtis, our resident movie maven, gave a rave review of the new Amy Adams movie, "Arrival."
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600This double dose of author Nathaniel Philbrick is a rebroadcast of two conversations where he discussed his books, "Mayflower" and "Valiant Ambition."
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600Kate Schatz's "Rad Women Worldwide" highlights the stories of writers, computer programmers, astronomers and other female role models from around the world.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600Two Democratic strategists discussed the future of the party and the dimly lit path they are on for the next two years before elections.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600Shelley DeWees, author of "Not Just Jane" talked about the many British women writers of Jane Austen's time who've had a major impact on literature.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600New York Times media columnist Jim Rutenberg believes that Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has an obligation to crack down on the fake news that runs rampant on the site, and may have contributed to the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600Thread producer Tracy Mumford gave an overview of books coming to the small screen.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600Donald Trump has made a lot of promises to make America's economy "great again." But which of his plans and promises do economists think will actually work?
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600Political Junkie Ken Rudin shared his concerns with host Kerri Miller about President-elect Trump's inability to separate his business affairs with his presidential duties. They also talked about Trump's potential cabinet appointments and Vice President-elect Mike Pence's lecture from the Hamilton cast.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600Dr. Amit Sood joined MPR News' Kerri Miller to talk about a key part of happiness: resilience. This is a rebroadcast.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600It's time for the Friday Roundtable, and our Thread Week finale. Today three smart people ponder: Do you power through a book you hate?
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600When we aired this program about marijuana on Wednesday, Kerri incorrectly said that there are 7 states that have approved recreational marijuana use. It's actually 8, if you count Maine, which narrowly approved recreational use in a referendum on Election Day. Because this conversation was cut short due to a breaking news story, we are planning another show about marijuana policy in the next few weeks. Stay tuned.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600Cube Critics Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr talked about the family movies that are worth your time this Thanksgiving.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600A group of 21 young people are suing the federal government for failing to protect them from the harmful effects of greenhouse gas emissions. Last week they won their first victory of sorts when a U.S. district judge in Oregon denied the government's attempt to dismiss the lawsuit. The plaintiffs, who range in age from 9 to 20, contend that the government has known for decades that carbon pollution causes climate change, but failed to take action.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600Ramsey County Attorney John Choi has decided to criminally charge St. Paul police officer Jeronimo Yanez in the shooting of Philando Castile during a traffic stop last summer. Conversations and changes around police conduct have been evolving nationwide. How does fear play a role in an officer's decision to fire a weapon?
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600A look at nonfiction works that help us understand our current political landscape.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600It's the season of giving, and for those who give too much, the season of debt. Personal financial expert Ruth Hayden shared her tips on how to have a happy holiday without draining your bank accounts.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600Psychologist Dan Ariely explained what actually motivates us from the kindergarten classroom to the boardroom. His new book is "Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations."
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600Voters in California, Nevada, Maine and Massachusetts voted last week to legalize recreational use of marijuana. That makes 7 states that now permit recreational use, and even more that permit medical use. Kerri Miller talks to Washington Post reporter Christopher Ingraham and Kevin Sabet, former senior advisor at the White House Office of national Drug Control Policy about what the consequences of legalizing marijuana might be.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600The data-drive website FiveThirtyEight took a look at why there are so many book titles with the word "girl" in them, and Thread producer Tracy Mumford shared their results.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600In the midst of Belle Boggs' efforts to get pregnant, she experienced a vivid ache so powerful that she called it "child longing," in her book, "The Art of Waiting."
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600In a week of of protests around our region - over the Dakota Access Pipeline, the election of Donald Trump, and the anniversary of the death of Jamar Clark in Minneapolis - our guests the importance of protest in American politics and culture
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600Assuming that President-elect Donald Trump goes to Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare, what will the replacement look like? Sally Pipes and Steve Parente discuss.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600In crafting her novel, Brit Bennett said she wanted to trace "how girls become women without mothers to guide them through that transformation."
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600Political Junkie Ken Rudin recaps the surprising results of the 2016 presidential election.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600In "On Living," hospice chaplin Kerry Egan shares tales of patients with whom she worked and what she learned about life while counseling the terminally ill.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600One of the most urgent issues that President-elect Donald Trump promises to address is immigration reform. Two guests joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to outline the most necessary concerns and what the Republican-led house might deal with first.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600This week on the Friday Roundtable MPR News host Kerri Miller and her guests talk about how to leave the tumult of the 2016 election behind. Everyone knows there's work to be done, but how do everyday citizens get down to it?
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600Special coverage of the 2016 election with MPR News host Kerri Miller. Several guests joined the show to talk about the surprising result, President-elect Donald Trump, and what we can anticipate moving forward.
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600Two media experts talk about the nature of modern media and how news consumers can become more informed about the type of content they're relying upon.
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600"New Yorker" writer Lauren Collins recounts the divide between herself and her husband. She's a writer, he's a numbers guy. She speaks English. He is a multi-lingual native French speaker. Collins's new memoir is about the gulfs we reach across to build a marriage.
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600Political Junkie Ken Rudin joined the program on the eve of the 2016 presidential election to talk about more emails, Trump's stops in Minnesota and other mostly blue states, and what it means that Latino voters are showing up to polls in record numbers, while Black voters might be sitting this election out.
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600Most people don't argue about the value of civic and volunteer service. But should it be mandatory? Tim Kaine has been talking about it. Three guests who study philanthropy or work for philanthropic foundations discussed volunteering, mandatory public service, and how all of this affects our democracy, citizenship, and the civility of public discourse.
Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500Author Colson Whitehead joined MPR News host Kerri Miller on stage at the Fitzgerald Theater. Whitehead is the author of the acclaimed book, "Underground Railroad."
Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500We're taking a break from the divisions of the election to talk about something that unites us--food. MPR News host Kerri Miller, Marcus Samulesson, Sameh Wadi, and Ann Kim talked about the dishes that create community.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500The Twin Cities are about to break the all-time records for the latest freeze and longest growing season on record at MSP.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500Political reporters in key states shared what indicators they'll be tracking on election night.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500The United Nations has named Wonder Woman their new ambassador for female empowerment. Our guests talked feminist symbols and role models.
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500Tomorrow (Nov. 3) during the 10 o'clock hour, Kerri Miller will be hosting a discussion about the UN's decision to make Wonder Women their symbol for female empowerment. This prompted a newsroom discussion with reporter Euan Kerr about how comics (specifically Marvel) are taking over the silver screen. He and Stephanie Curtis joined Kerri in the studio to relive that conversation.
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500The current presidential campaign has been full of surprises, but few of us anticipated that the election would prompt a national conversation on sexual assault. This hour on MPR News, two guests gave their advice on how to discuss consent and assault with your kids.
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500Three guests share three views on the decision FBI director James Comey made to share the additional Clinton emails found in an entirely separate investigation. Reporter Aaron Blake laid out the complicated situation. Former federal prosecutor Peter Zeidenberg provided legal context. Reporter Hadas Gold shared how this has impacted media coverage of this presidential campaign.
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500You wake up and your dream has come true: You work in a bookstore. You get to recommend your favorite books all day long. So what book do you pick? If you could recommend just one book to an eager customer, what would it be? MPR News' Kerri Miller, Stephanie Curtis and Tracy Mumford shared their personal picks, and listeners added their own must-reads.
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have spent their campaigns making promises about what they will do, if they're granted access to the White House. But what realistically will they be able to accomplish in the first term of their presidency, if elected?
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500The requirements for getting a ballot have always varied state by state. But this year the rules seem to be changing weekly in some places as courts and legislatures push and pull over what kind of restrictions are allowed. Ari Berman, author of "Give Us the Ballot" and professor Dan Tokaji discussed what has happened in many states around voter access and why the facts simply don't support Donald Trump's claims of a rigged election.
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500The Affordable Care Act is at a crisis point in many states around the country. Steve Parente, director of the Medical Industry Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota, and Daniel Dawes, author of "150 Years of ObamaCare," talked about which issues are the most urgent to solve and if the problems with Obamacare reflect overall problems with the American health care system.
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, talked about the FBI's decision to re-open its investigation into Hillary Clinton's e-mails and whether the constant drip of stolen e-mails from Wikileaks will erode Clinton's recent gains in swing states.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500Chris Dombrowski's two great passions are fishing and poetry. His new book explores the life of a legendary bonefishing guide in the Bahamas, and the wisdom the man has earned from his time at sea.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500MPR News Host Kerri Miller asked Naaima Khan, Pakou Hang and Brian Rosenberg to reflect on the series so far and add their own perspective on what it means to be an American.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500Jose Santos, an anthropologist and professor, joined the program for the final, live segment of "What it means to be an American." Callers contributed as well.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500"Love Warrior" by Glennon Doyle Melton is a memoir about marriage and infidelity.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500MPR's chief meteorologist Paul Huttner spoke with journalist Cynthia Barnett about the "Blue Revolution" and cities with "water ethics," places in America where communities are adjusting to having less water.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500Movie maven Stephanie Curtis asked callers to give titles of movies that make them think about what it means to be an American.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500This election we are talking about what it means to be an American. Today on our series we are featuring Eddie Glaude Jr. Glaude grew up in Mississippi. He is now a Professor of Religion at Princeton where he chairs the Department of African American Studies.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500In Stephanie Kuehn's, "The Smaller Evil," a teenager is sent to a self-help retreat run by a guru.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500Thread producer Tracy Mumford talked about the Man Booker Prize and why it was recently changed to include books outside of the United Kingdom.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500While many male evangelical leaders are supporting the U.S. republican nominee for president, their female counterparts are speaking out. Rev. Lisa Sharon Harper was one of over 700 women who signed a letter condemning Trump's "abusive remarks" about women.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500Gallup's most recent report shows that trust in the media has dropped eight points over the course of one year. Pamela Newkirk, journalism professor, and Brian Stelter, correspondent for CNN Worldwide, talked about why.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500This election we are talking about what it means to be an American. Today on our series we are featuring Julissa Arce. Arce is a Mexican American who achieved her version of the American dream when she became an executive at Goldman Sachs while undocumented.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500On average, seven children and teens are killed by guns each day in the U.S. Reporter Gary Younge picked one day -- Nov. 23, 2013 -- and profiled the ten boys who died on that date.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to Political Junkie about the three presidential debates and what races might push the democrats into the majority.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500In the coming weeks, MPR News host Kerri Miller will interview artists, activists and other influential thinkers about what defines American identity. Poet and playwright Claudio Rankine joined the program.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500Author Ann Patchett wrote her latest novel, "Commonwealth," because she couldn't find any other book that captured "the big messiness that is modern family."
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500Gyasi Ross, a Blackfeet author and attorney, talked about what it means to be an American.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500The third and final presidential debate of 2016 is over. Two professors discuss.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500World leaders agree to limit planet-warming hydrofluorocarons, former Clinton White House climate official Paul Bledsoe talked about why this new deal is significant.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500Mexican-American writer and poet Luis Urrea talked about what it means to be an American.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500Thread producer Tracy Mumford talked about the books that took 6 days and 16 years.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500Ben Zimmer of the Wall Street Journal examined the political phrases of presidential candidates.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500Singer, songwriter Rosanne Cash on what it means to be an American. First in a series.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500According to a poll conducted by Edison Research and Marketplace, 71% of Americans think the economy is rigged to favor certain groups over others. In this election year, three experts spoke with MPR News host Kerri Miller about the implications for candidates and voters alike. This is a rebroadcast.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500Parents of young people know that their lives are as scheduled and busy as adults' are, sometimes more. Sandwiching in four chapters between soccer practice and homework may be unrealistic or even feel like drudgery. What gets middle grade and YA readers to crack open a book? And what if they're really not readers to begin with? MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with YA author and creative writing professor Geoff Herbach and author-librarian Dhonielle Clayton about motivating young people to read. This is a rebroadcast.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500Kelly Oxford sent a Tweet encouraging women to share an account of their first sexual assault. Fifty Tweets per minute came back to her. That movement inspired a conversation about sexually motivated assault with activist Jaclyn Friedman and professor Kimberlé Crenshaw.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500Political Junkie Ken Rudin joined the program to review an unprecedented week in presidential election politics and to look ahead to the final debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500Donald Trump has said that the general election will likely be "rigged." Bernie supporters long complained that the Democratic primary election was rigged, a notion that gained credibility with the leaking of the DNC emails and the departure of DNC chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz. But what does calling an election rigged really mean? What does it signal to voters? MPR News host Kerri Miller asked Robert Smith, professor of political science at San Francisco State University, and former Mitt Romney strategist Stuart Stevens about the notion that our elections are rigged and what that means for voter turnout and voter confidence. This is a rebroadcast.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500Politico published an article with the headline "Something is Rotten in the State of Minnesota." The article highlights an opportunity, healthcare and education gap between the white population and people of color. Abdul Omari, Tayion Coleman, and Sondra Samuels, discussed these disparities. This is a rebroadcast.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500The "Take It To The Lake" summer book series continues with Jessie Burton's follow up to her international bestseller, "The Miniaturist." Her new novel, "The Muse," is a historical drama about two women in different times and different countries who have a mysterious tie to one another. This is a rebroadcast.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500Years after Joanna Connors was raped, she decided to investigate the life of the man who attacked her. He had been a complete stranger who then died in prison. She chronicles what she found in her new book. This is a rebroadcast.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500The Friday Roundtable discusses a man who changed the Midwestern music scene: Bob Dylan. One of his most prolific albums Blood on the Tracks is in its 40th year. We talk about the origin of the album and the impact it had on the music, culture, and the Midwest at large. This is a rebroadcast.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500Campaign season is inundated with discussions on voting blocs. Participants in polls are often grouped by race, gender or generation, but how does their level of education play into who voters choose to support? Reporters Asma Khalid and Janell Ross shared their insight on voting patterns with MPR News host Kerri Miller. This is a rebroadcast.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500Both major party conventions featured retired generals on stage. Veteran health care and military readiness are hot button issues on the campaign trail. But are these issues equally as important to the veteran voting bloc? MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to reporter Leo Shane III and CEO Paul Rieckhoff with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. This is a rebroadcast.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson discussed her first book for adults in twenty years, "Another Brooklyn." It's set in 1970s New York, and follows a group of friends on the cusp of adulthood. This is a rebroadcast.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500How are women planning to vote in this year's presidential election? The Atlantic's Michelle Cottle, The Post's Scott Clement, and the New York Times' Susan Chira spoke about what's influencing America's female electorate.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500E.L. Doctorow didn't consider himself a political figure when he penned this text in 1975, but his writing on police brutality, immigration and capitalism fits seamlessly into the political conversations of today. Theater Latte Da is keeping these conversations going with a staging of "Ragtime" at the Ritz Theater now through October 23rd.