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Preview: MPR: Midmorning Podcast (Hour 1) with Kerri Miller

MPR News with Kerri Miller - MPR News



In-depth conversations on news and culture, with host Kerri Miller.



Published: Sat, 27 May 2017 03:02:34 -0500

Last Build Date: Sat, 27 May 2017 03:02:34 -0500

Copyright: 2017, Minnesota Public Radio
 



What it means to be an American: Rosanne Cash

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Singer, songwriter Rosanne Cash on what it means to be an American. First in a series. This is a rebroadcast.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/24cash_rebroadcast_20170524_64.mp3




Op-ed: 'Removing Trump won't solve America's crisis'

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Every week we interview a conservative voice on a current topic. This week MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to Robert Merry - political editor of "The National Interest" - who recently wrote a piece for The American Conservative titled, "Removing Trump Won't Solve America's Crisis."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/23oped_trump_20170523_64.mp3




A look at the power dynamics of marriage in 'The Unmade Bed'

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Stephen Marche and Sarah Fulford joined us to discuss "The Unmade Bed," a new book about modern marriage. This is a rebroadcast.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/23unmade_reply_20170523_64.mp3




The latest in politics with the Political Junkie

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Ken Rudin, the Political Junkie, joined the program for his weekly chat about politics.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/22junkie_latest_20170522_64.mp3




Thread question: What are your summer reading plans?

Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Thread producer Tracy Mumford joined hosts Kerri Miller and Stephanie Curtis to talk about which books they're most excited about this summer.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/19question_summer_20170519_64.mp3




Mara Liasson recaps the week's news from Washington

Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

On Thursday President Trump held his first news conference since the Justice Department appointed a special counsel to investigate Russia's involvement in the 2016 election. MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to NPR political correspondent Mara Liasson for analysis.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/19mara_news_20170519_64.mp3




An author asks: What's wrong with the Democratic party?

Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Author Thomas Frank spoke with MPR News host Kerri Miller about his new book, "Listen, Liberal." This is a rebroadcast.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/19wrong_democratic_20170519_64.mp3




Why special counsel is not enough in Trump Russia probe

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Former FBI director Robert Mueller will now manage the investigation of Russian meddling in last year's presidential election. His appointment comes in the wake of the disclosure that President Trump asked the then-FBI Director to drop an investigation into Michael Flynn's contact with Russian officials. President Trump disputes that account of events, as recorded in a memo by Comey. What role will Comey's memos play in the investigation? What happens next? Kerri Miller asked Peter Zeidenberg. He served as an assistant special counsel in the prosecution of Scooter Libby, spent 17 years in the Department of Justice, and is currently a partner at Arent Fox LLP.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/18special_counsel_russia_20170518_64.mp3




The princess effect

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Researchers have found that the emphasis and marketing around princess stuff encourages girls to behave in stereotypical feminine patterns. So, with Beauty and the Beast out now and Disney's Cinderella on the horizon, Kerri Miller explored the pros and cons of "princess culture". This is a rebroadcast.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/18princess_drive_20170518_64.mp3




Foreign policy and Trump's first Presidential trip abroad

Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

President Trump leaves later this week for his first trip abroad in office. With all the news about leaks coming from the White House there are questions about how things will go while he's out of the country. MPR News host Kerri Miller invited two experts to talk about Trump's foreign policy and what we can expect from his upcoming trip.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/17policy_trip_20170517_64.mp3




Are we in a new housing bubble?

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Over the last 15 years the housing market has gone from bubble to bust, and is now back in a boom. Two housing experts discussed whether we might be headed for another housing bubble.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/16new_housing_20170516_64.mp3




Answering your questions about reported Trump leaks

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to Mitchell Hamline law professor John Radsan about the reports President Trump gave classified information to the Russians


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/16reported_leaks_20170516_64.mp3




The Political Junkie talks FBI and politics

Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

MPR News Host Kerri Miller runs down the week in politics with Ken Rudin, host of The Political Junkie Podcast. They were joined by Ronald Kessler, a New York Times bestselling author and investigative journalist.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/15junkie_fbi_20170515_64.mp3




What it means to be an America: Eddie Glaude

Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

This is a rebroadcast of a conversation between Kerri Miller and Eddie Glaude in which they discuss racism, patriotism, and what it means to be an American.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/15american_glaude_20170515_64.mp3




Grass isn't always 'greener'

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Why is it that Americans are so obsessed with their green lawns? And what is this cultural infatuation doing to the environment? MPR News chief meteorologist Paul Huttner spoke to professor Joan Nassauer about lawns, and alternatives to green sod.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/11grass_greener_20170511_64.mp3




Thread Question: What are the best weather moments in books?

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Chief meteorologist Paul Huttner and The Thread producer Tracy Mumford share their favorite stormy, snowy and sunny moments in books.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/11threadq_weather_20170511_64.mp3




Climate Cast: How cities are preparing for climate change

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Many cities around the country are already beginning to deal with the practical effects of climate change. MPR Chief meteorologist Paul Huttner spoke with environmental reporter Elizabeth Dunbar about how city planners are adjusting to the increase in rainfall. Then he spoke with Minneapolis Sustainability Program coordinator Kelly Muellman and Varun Sivaram, who is the acting director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change for the Council on Foreign Relations.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/11cast_cities_20170511_64.mp3




Discussing depression, suicide and '13 Reasons Why'

Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Is the hit Netflix series spurring a conversation about suicide? Or causing more harm than good? MPR News guest host Marianne Combs spoke with Dr. Ron Avi Astor, a behavioral health professor, and Phyllis Alongi, clinical director for the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/10thirteen_reasons_20170510_64.mp3




Context around Comey's ouster

Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Late yesterday, at the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, President Trump fired FBI director James Comey. In a letter to the director, the President said that it is "imperative that we find new leadership for the FBI that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission." However, Comey was leading an investigation into whether members of President Trump's campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election. Former federal prosecutor and Mitchell Hamline Law Professor John Radsan joined MPR News reporter Marianne Combs to discuss what will happen to the Russia investigation in the wake of Comey's removal.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/10context_comey_20170510_64.mp3




Working in the Obama White House

Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

MPR guest news host, Tiffany Hanssen spoke to Alyssa Mastromonaco, the former assistant to the President in the Obama White House about her memoir, "Who Thought This Was a Good Idea."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/09working_obama_20170509_64.mp3




The health care repeal and replace bill goes to the Senate

Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Sally Pipes of the Pacific Research Institute, and Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News joined MPR guest host Tiffany Hanssen to discuss what the American Health Care Act would mean for people with pre-existing conditions. A primary complaint of Obamacare supporters is that the replacement law would allow insurers to charge more to people with pre-existing conditions, but the details of that change would depend on how states decide to implement the law.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/09replace_healthcare_20170509_64.mp3




Political Junkie and the elections in France

Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

MPR News guest host Jana Shortal reviewed the week in politics with Ken Rudin, host of The Political Junkie Podcast. They discussed the latest in health care politics, and The Atlantic's Uri Friedman joined them with the results of France's presidential elections.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/08junkie_frenchelections_20170508_64.mp3




What to pay attention to in the Russia investigations

Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

MPR News guest host Jana Shortal spoke to foreign policy adviser, Molly McKew and The Washington Post's Tom Hamburger about investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/08attention_russia_20170508_64.mp3




Thread question: What's behind the plunge in e-book sales?

Thu, 04 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Consumer e-book are down in both the U.K. and the U.S. Publishing industry experts say it may be the affect of screen fatigue. Physical book sales are rising while e-books sales are dropping.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/04question_ebooks_20170504_64.mp3




Trump's foreign policy strategy: Reactionary, nimble, or both?

Thu, 04 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

President Trump's foreign policy may seem inconsistent to some, including our allies abroad, but to others the inconsistencies themselves present a unique, nimble strategy. MPR News guest host Tiffany Hanssen spoke with Stephen Sestanovich from the Council on Foreign Relations about the foreign policy strategy of the Trump administration.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/04trump_foreginpolicy_20170504_64.mp3




A new memoir explores belief, doubt and faith in Hollywood

Thu, 04 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

"My Adventures with God" by actor Stephen Tobolowsky follows the arc of the Torah in five sections.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/04hollywood_god_20170504_64.mp3




The weird world of sleep

Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

MPR News guest host Jana Shortal spoke to two experts about what happens to our brains when we sleep.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/03weird_sleep_20170503_64.mp3




The AHCA flopped. What's next for healthcare reform?

Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Mary Agnes Carey, senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News, joined MPR News guest host Jana Shortal for a conversation about the newest iteration of the American Health Care Act and it's political viability.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/03ahca_flop_20170503_64.mp3




Trump voters happy with their choice

Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

A new Washington Post and ABC poll shows Trump voters are happy with the president's performance, even though he remains the least popular president at the 100-day mark. MPR News guest host Tiffany Hanssen spoke to Republican strategist Reed Galen and Mary Kate Cary, senior fellow for Presidential Studies at the University of Virginia's Miller Center.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/02voters_happy_20170502_64.mp3




Asking big questions about our technological future

Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Guest host Tiffany Hanssen interviewed David Rothkopf, CEO and editor of Foreign Policy and author of "The Great Questions of Tomorrow."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/02technology_future_20170502_64.mp3




Workplace sexual harassment happens beyond Fox News

Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Bill O'Reilley was recently ousted from Fox News after investigations into reports he sexually harassed women he worked with. However, many professionals, men and women alike, struggle with being sexually harassed and it's often under reported. Guest host Jana Shortal of Kare 11 was joined by attorney Gillian Thomas of the ACLU Women's Rights Project and Bryce Covert the economic editor at ThinkProgress.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/01sexual_harassment_20170501_64.mp3




Political Junkie: Budget talks, a call to Manila, and on to the next 100 days

Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

MPR News guest host Jana Shortal of Kare 11 discussed the week in politics with Ken Rudin, host of The Political Junkie Podcast.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/01junkie_manila_20170501_64.mp3




Friday Roundtable: When books get adapted for the screen

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Four bibliophiles discuss when Hollywood adaptations went right and when they went terribly wrong.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/04/28roundtable_books_to_screen_20170428_64.mp3




Thread Question:How did an almost entirely blank book become a best-seller on Amazon?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

A political satire skewering Democrats became a best-seller earlier this year, and has bounced back up the charts after President Trump tweeted about it. It is 266 pages and almost entirely blank.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/04/27question_blank_20170427_64.mp3




Exerting control over a budget

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Personal finance expert Ruth Hayden spoke to MPR News Host Kerri Miller about managing debt.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/04/27managing_debt_20170427_64.mp3




What's the best way to reform American taxes?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

A majority of Americans view the tax system as unfair according to a new poll from Pew. President Trump has promised to simplify the tax system and scale back corporate taxes. Will he be able to combat the perception that the system is unfair? Caroline Bruckner of American University and tax analyst Joseph Thorndike discussed.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/04/26tax_reform_20170426_64.mp3




Thread Book Hour: David Grann on 'Killers of the Flower Moon'

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

In "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI," David Grann tells a gripping tale of greed, prejudice and callousness. This is for fans of American history, true crime and rip-roaring storytelling. Grann is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning staff writer at The New Yorker magazine. MPR's Stephen Smith hosted and event for the Thread Book Hour, at the Fitzgerald Theater on April 20, 2017.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/04/26thread_grann_20170426_64.mp3




Op-ed: John Carney on the case for Trump's 'Buy American' policy

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to Breitbart writer, John Carney about his recent op-ed, "The Libertarian Case for Trump's 'Buy American' order."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/04/25oped_policy_20170425_64.mp3




Trump administration plans for high drug prices

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Before he was elected, Donald Trump promised to take on big pharma lobbyists and prescription drug price-fixing. What, if anything, can he do now that he's president? Dr. Walid Gellad and MIT professor of economics Sara Ellison discussed drug pricing and what changes, if any, we may see to rising drug costs.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/04/25trump_drugs_20170425_64.mp3




Political Junkie: Taking a look at France's presidential elections

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

MPR News Host Kerri Miller runs down the week in politics with Ken Rudin, host of The Political Junkie Podcast. And they discussed the presidential elections in France with Foreign Policy staff writer, Emily Tamkin.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/04/24junkie_france_20170424_64.mp3




How changes to Title X funding might impact public health

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The Trump administration is working to reverse Obama-era rules on funding for reproductive health. If places like Planned Parenthood can't get federal funds, what impact will that have on public health? Public health professional Elizabeth Dawes Gay and Gretchen Borchelt of the National Women's Law Center discussed.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/04/24title_x_20170424_64.mp3




Remembering Prince one year later

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Guests shared their experiences, their perceptions and their memories of Prince on the one year anniversary of his death.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/04/21prince_anniversary_20170421_64.mp3




Economist editor-in-chief on populism, technology and aging around the world

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Zanny Minton Beddoes is the first female editor-in-chief of global publication. She'll be in Minnesota to give a talk on April 25. MPR News chief economics editor Chris Farrell spoke to her ahead of her visit about the pressing economic issues she's watching.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/04/20economist_aging_20170420_64.mp3




Are oligopolies bad for the U.S. economy?

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

MPR News chief economics editor Chris Farrell spoke with Derek Thompson from The Atlantic and Luigi Zingales, professor at Chicago's Booth School of Business, about the effect oligopoloies - airlines, cellphone carriers, internet providers - have on micro and macro economies in the U.S.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/04/20oligopolies_bad_20170420_64.mp3




Why Georgia's special election is a big deal

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

National Review columnist John Fund said an upcoming special election in Georgia is a bellwether for how voters feel about Republicans' performance in Washington DC. He spoke to MPR News host Kerri Miller about what's at stake in the race to replace Georgia's Tom Price in Congress.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/04/19georgia_specialelection_20170419_64.mp3




A look at the power dynamics of marriage in 'The Unmade Bed'

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Stephen Marche and Sarah Fulford joined us to discuss "The Unmade Bed," a new book about modern marriage.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/04/19unmade_bed_20170419_64.mp3




Why higher education doesn't close the gender wage gap

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

New research from the Economic Policy Institute shows that the wage gap persists even when women pursue advanced degrees. The Institute's Elise Gould discussed that research along with Rhonda Sharpe, the president and founder of the Women's Institute for Science, Equity and Race.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/04/18highered_gendergap_20170418_64.mp3




Professor: The Korean peninsula is more stable than you might think

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

David Kang, the director of the University of Southern California's Center for International Studies, discussed the developing situation in North Korea.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/04/18korean_stable_20170418_64.mp3




Political Junkie on the Democratic party

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Ken Rudin joined host Kerri Miller to talk about what opportunities the Democrats have to regain some power on Capitol Hill.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/04/17junkie_dems_20170417_64.mp3




Friday roundtable on rural politics, special elections and the partisan divide

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

An in-depth look at the national significance of special elections, priorities for rural voters and growing fault lines within the Democratic and Republican parties.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/04/14friday_roundtable_20170414_64.mp3




The Thread Question: What are the most frequently challenged books in schools and libraries?

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The American Library Association has released its annual list of the books that receive complaints.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/04/13question_library_20170413_64.mp3




Are we living through 'The Sixth Extinction'?

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Elizabeth Kolbert joined the program to discuss climate change and mass extinctions. Her latest book is "The Sixth Extinction."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/04/13sixth_extinction_20170413_64.mp3




Minnesota Book Award winner Peter Geye

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

This is a rebroadcast of Geye's conversation about his book, "Wintering," which won a Minnesota Book Award.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/04/12geye_award_20170412_64.mp3




What is the most effective political activism?

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

What is the best way for concerned citizens to make sure their voices are heard? MPR News Host Kerri Miller spoke to sociology professor David S. Meyer about effective political activism.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/04/12effective_activism_20170412_64.mp3




The princess effect

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Researchers have found that the emphasis and marketing around princess stuff encourages girls to behave in stereotypical feminine patterns. So, with Beauty and the Beast out now and Disney's Cinderella on the horizon, Kerri Miller explored the pros and cons of "princess culture".


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/04/11princess_effect_20170411_64.mp3




Interview with war correspondent Janine di Giovanni

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Di Giovanni is the author of "The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches from Syria." Her book is an account of how the war in Syria has invaded the everyday lives of that country's ordinary citizens.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/04/11giovanni_syria_20170411_64.mp3




The Political Junkie on Syria, Justice Neil Gorsuch and the state of the GOP

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Ken Rudin joined the program to discuss the mixed reactions to President Trump's decision to launch 59 Tomahawk missiles into Syria last week, the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch today and how the Trump administration is prioritizing what issues to tackle next.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/04/10junkie_syria_20170410_64.mp3




Growing fractures in the Republican party

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The Republican Party controls the House, the Senate and the White House, but they remain divided. MPR News Host Kerri Miller spoke to The Atlantic's McKay Coppins and University of Miami political science professor Joseph Uscinski about the growing fractures in the Republican Party.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/04/10fractures_gop_20170410_64.mp3




The Thread Hour: Authors Molly Brodak and Paul Auster

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

In our debut episode, MPR News host Kerri Miller interviewed Molly Brodak about her memoir, "Bandit." Then, Euan Kerri interviews Paul Auster about his latest novel, "4 3 2 1." And throughout the show producer Tracy Mumford joins in on the book fun. Keep an eye out for another episode later in April.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/04/06thread_brodak_20170406_64.mp3




International politics roundup

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

North Korea is testing missiles. South Korea's president was impeached. China is concerned about President Trump's campaign promises to create a "better" trading relationship. David Kang from the University of Southern California and Stephen Sestanovich from the Council on Foreign Relations discussed our relationships with these crucial countries.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/04/06international_politics_20170406_64.mp3




Housing is hot, time to buy? Not so fast

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Chris Farrell, MPR's senior economics correspondent, joined the show to discuss important things to consider when buying a house-- wage growth and the job market.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/04/05housing_hot_20170405_64.mp3




Is age nothing but a mindset?

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Are the mind and body on separate tracks? Or are they inextricably intertwined? Psychologist Ellen Langer spoke to MPR News host Kerri Miller about how the way we think influences the way our bodies age. This is a rebroadcast.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/04/05age_mindset_rebroadcast_20170405_64.mp3




What's wrong with the Democratic party?

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Author Thomas Frank spoke with MPR News host Kerri Miller about his new book, "Listen, Liberal." In the book Frank says Democrats have done little to move the needle on their core ideals: expanding opportunity, working for social justice and working class Americans.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/04/05wrong_democratic_20170405_64.mp3




Political Junkie: Freedom Caucus fractures, campaigning vs. governing and presidential nepotism

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Ken Rudin, the Political Junkie, joined host Kerri Miller to discuss this week's political news.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/04/03junkie_freedom_20170403_64.mp3




Where Medicaid stands today

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Many states expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, with the ACA facing replacement or adjustments the future Medicaid is uncertain. This is despite the fact that millions of Americans depend on the program for basic care. MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with two experts about what's really happening with Medicaid.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/04/03medicaid_today_20170403_64.mp3




Friday Roundtable: Women in science work for recognition and equal pay

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Three female scientists discuss the gender gap in their field and how to close it.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/03/31roundtable_science_20170331_64.mp3




Political landscape shifts with new revelations from the Intelligence Committee

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Former CIA officer Michael Hurley talked about the Committee Hearings and revelations around Russia's involvement in the 2016 election and Huffington Post senior political reporter Amanda Terkel discussed the dizzying amount of political news that came out of Washington this week.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/03/30revelations_intelligence_20170330_64.mp3




Climate Cast: Capitol Hill report with Jason Samenow

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Washington Post weather editor Jason Samenow joined MPR's chief meteorologist Paul Huttner to discuss what's going on in Washington D.C.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/03/29cast_hill_20170329_64.mp3




Climate Cast: Climate opinion in the U.S.

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Studies show more people accept climate change in the U.S. than they did before. How do the numbers break down for Minnesota? Do people have an "optimism bias," that climate change will harm others, but not affect them? MPR's chief meteorologist Paul Huttner discussed climate opinion with Anthony Leiserowitz, the director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/03/29cast_opinion_20170329_64.mp3




Climate Cast: Snow in the Sierras has increased

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Snowfall in the Sierra Nevada mountain range is making a much needed comeback. After years of drought in California, this year's snowfall has exceeded recent averages, but does this mean the region is in the clear? Climate researcher Dan Cayan joined MPR's chief meteorologist Paul Huttner to talk about the state of snowpack in California.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/03/29cast_sierras_20170329_64.mp3




How proposed cuts to funding affect those in the science community

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

President Donald Trump's proposed budget outlines cuts to major federal science programs. Chris Farrell spoke with two guests about what that budget could mean for science research.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/03/28science_cuts_20170328_64.mp3




Thread question: What is cli-fi, and is it sticking around?

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

A new genre has been developing over the last few years: cli-fi, short for "climate fiction." Books in the genre take on issues of global warming, and present unsettling views of the future.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/03/28thread_q_cli_20170328_64.mp3




The jobs boom in the American South

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The American South is undergoing a manufacturing renaissance, but what are working conditions really like? Bloomberg Businessweek's Peter Waldman spoke to Marketplace economics editor, Chris Farrell.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/03/28jobs_south_20170328_64.mp3




Political Junkie: Confusion in the Republican ranks, a defeat for health care and more intel from Chairman Nunes

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Our regular segment with Ken Rudin was hosted by Chris Farrell, chief economics correspondent for MPR News.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/03/27junkie_nunes_20170327_64.mp3




Analysis of President Trump's budget proposal

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Earlier this month, President Trump released his preliminary 2018 budget proposal which covers discretionary spending and outlines his priorities. In general, the plan proposes cuts to agencies like the State Department and the Environmental Protection Agency and would bolster the Department of Defense, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs. Congress will have the final say, of course, although many lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have already expressed concerns with pieces of the proposal. MPR News chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell spoke with Washington Post Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell and Harvard Business School professor Rosabeth Kanter about what to expect of the Trump budget.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/03/27trump_budget_20170327_64.mp3




Political Junkie: The politics of health care

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

MPR News Host Kerri Miller spoke to Ken Rudin, host of The Political Junkie Podcast. They talked about President Trump's relationship with GOP members of the House who are saying they won't vote for the American Health Care Act, and other political news from this week.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/03/23junkie_ahca_20170323_64.mp3




Political repercussions of the House vote on the health care bill

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The House is poised to vote on the American Health Care Act today. However, some members of the Republican party are taking a step back from the President's bill, casting widespread speculation about its fate. What would defeat mean for Speaker Ryan, President Trump and others who were banking on a quick repeal and replacement of the ACA for political gain? MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with Politico's Adam Cancryn and Dave Daley who is the former editor at Salon.com.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/03/23repercurssions_house_health_20170323_64.mp3




Thread question: What happens you break literature down by the numbers?

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

A new book looks at how often authors use certain words, and what we can glean from that. Take J.R.R. Tolkien for example: Big fan of the word "suddenly."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/03/23thread_q_numbers_20170323_64.mp3




What's the economic impact of the proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare?

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Voting is expected in the House today on the American Health Care Act. The Republican proposal to replace President Obama's Affordable Care Act has been harshly criticized by doctors, nurses, Democrats and a contingent of Republicans. NPR's Alison Kodjak and Leighton Ku of George Washington University discussed the bill and the it's potential economic impact.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/03/23economics_ahca_20170323_64.mp3




How planned giving actually helps you save

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

It seems strange, but learning how to let go of money can also help you save it. Ross Levin, founder of Accredited Investors, shared his secrets with economics correspondent Chris Farrell.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/03/16planned_giving_20170316_64.mp3




'Dark at the Crossing': A story of love and loss in Syria

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Journalist, novelist and former Marine Elliot Ackerman writes about the conflict in Syria with stories about the internal conflicts, deception and emotional ambivalence that permeates the lives of those surrounded by violence.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/03/14dark_crossing_20170314_64.mp3




Canada's private refugee sponsorship program

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor discussed Canada's thriving refugee sponsorship program in a country where the "government can barely keep up with the demand to welcome refugees." She was interviewed by MPR's Elizabeth Shockman.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/03/14private_refugee_20170314_64.mp3




The politics leading up to Gorsuch's hearings

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The political landscape is heating up, how will this impact the hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch? A political reporter and a political professor weigh in.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/03/13politics_gorsuch_20170313_64.mp3




Political Junkie: It's more than a health care bill

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The GOP is working furiously to pass a health care bill before Easter break, but what if they can't? Political Junkie Ken Rudin weighs in on the consequences of a divided Republican House and Senate.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/03/13junkie_health_20170313_64.mp3




Friday Roundtable: Where is health care going? Where should it go?

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Three health care professional discussed key issues facing patients, doctors and insurers today.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/03/10roundtable_healthcare_20170310_64.mp3




Where Trump is succeeding

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Susan Del Percio is a Republican strategist and she joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to go over what Trump is doing well and what his supporters--and even detractors--should be happy about.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/03/09trump_succeeding_20170309_64.mp3




Trump promises federal crackdown on marijuana

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600

MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with two experts about the future of the legalize movement.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/03/09federal_marijuana_20170309_64.mp3




You're out of prison. What now?

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600

According to the Department of Justice, more than half a million inmates are released from prison each year. What happens next?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/03/08prison_out_20170308_64.mp3




The American Healthcare Act and the future of Planned Parenthood

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600

The women's health organization might take a financial hit of the GOP plan goes into effect. Sarah Stoesz of Planned Parenthood spoke with MPR News host Kerri Miller.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/03/08ahca_plannedparenthood_20170308_64.mp3







Thread Question: Why are authors hiring "sensitivity readers"?

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Some authors are hiring "sensitivity readers" to check their manuscripts for authenticity and potentially offensive content. These readers specialize in topics like transgender issues, topics of race and religion, and content about living with disabilities. While some think the trend is an important step in diversifying representation in literature, others are concerned about cultural appropriation.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/03/07threadq_sensitivity_20170307_64.mp3




Op Ed: Travel ban is necessary for safety

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies said the travel bans aren't about politics. They're about proper vetting.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/03/07oped_travel_20170307_64.mp3




Political Junkie: Distractions from an ambitious agenda

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Political Junkie Ken Rudin was joined by two specials guests, Mollie Hemingway, senior editor at The Federalist, and Vann Newkirk, politics and policy reporter for The Atlantic, to talk about the agenda President Trump laid out for Congress earlier this month and how tweets about potential wiretapping might distract from that.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/03/06junkie_distractions_20170306_64.mp3




Media and Pres.Trump: Have they been too hard on him?

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Journalists Mollie Hemingway and Vann Newkirk discussed what duties news organizations have when covering presidential administrations and if Trump is getting a fair shake.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/03/06media_trump_20170306_64.mp3




How to improve sex education at school, and at home

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600

MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with Dr. Leslie Walker, chief of the division of adolescent Medicine at Seattle Children's Hospital, and Al Vernacchio, sex educator at Friends' Central, a private school near Philadelphia, about the state of sex education across the country.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/03/02sex_ed_20170302_64.mp3




Analysis of President Trump's first address to Congress

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Trump addressed Congress Tuesday night and emphasized the need to invest in the military and other programs. What do Trump's budget proposals mean? An economist joined the program to discuss.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/03/01trump_address_20170301_64.mp3




How America's 'pursuit of happiness' is making us feel worse

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Ruth Whippman hails from the U.K. -- and she was not prepared for all the happiness talk she hit when she moved to California. Whippman's new book, "America the Anxious," argues that the incessant chase and unrealistic expectations around happiness are in fact "creating a nation of nervous wrecks." Whippman spoke to MPR News host Kerri Miller. This is a rebroadcast.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/02/28america_anxious_20170228_64.mp3