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Preview: MPR: Midmorning Podcast (Hour 2) with Kerri Miller

MPR News with Kerri Miller - MPR News



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



Published: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:12:09 -0600

Last Build Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:12:09 -0600

Copyright: 2017, Minnesota Public Radio
 



'Truevine': The incredible story of two brothers, kidnapped by the circus

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Beth Macy's new book, "Truevine," was one of the New York Times 100 notable books of 2016. It's the true tale of two boys who were kidnapped in 1899 from Truevine, Virginia and enslaved in a circus sideshow because they black albinos.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/01/18truevine_story_20170118_64.mp3




Trump's conflicts: There or not, they're dangerous

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

President-elect Donald Trump's international connections have led to perceived conflicts of interest. Real or not, they undermine America's standing abroad. Two guests discussed what Trump is doing, and could be doing, to avoid those conflicts.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/01/18trump_conflicts_20170118_64.mp3




Thread Question: Why did Rep. John Lewis' book become a sudden best-seller this weekend?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

"March," a graphic novel trilogy about Rep. John Lewis' role in the Civil Rights movement, became the No. 1 best-seller on Amazon over the weekend after a series of tweets from President-elect Donald Trump.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/01/17q_lewis_20170117_64.mp3




Criminal Justice Series: Transparency is key

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman joined the program to talk about transparency in the criminal justice system, the importance of deescalation training for police officers, and other topics.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/01/17justice_transparency_20170117_64.mp3




Why are nationalist politicians winning elections all over the world?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Donald Trump, Brexit, Vladimir Putin, Marine Le Pen: What is fueling the rise of nationalism around the world? MPR's Kerri Miller spoke to American University professor, Robert Kelley and University of Minnesota's diplomat-in-residence, Mary Curtin to find out.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/01/17nationalist_politicians_20170117_64.mp3




'Kadian Journal': A memoir of a father's grief

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Thomas Harding's new memoir is about the sudden loss of his teenage son, Kadian, after a bicycle accident. Harding started a diary the day of his son's death in an attempt to chronicle his grief, the family's recovery, the investigation into how the accident happened, and write a biography for someone who had just started life.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/01/17kadian_journal_20170117_64.mp3




Political Junkie: Is Trump damaging his relationship with Americans?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Gallup polls are showing low approval ratings for President-elect Donald Trump and his Vice President-elect Mike Pence. Political Junkie Ken Rudin joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to talk about why that might be.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/01/17low_approval_20170117_64.mp3




Criminal Justice Series: Reform from within

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

How a judge, prosecutor and defense attorney would reform the criminal justice system.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/01/13roundtable_justice_20170113_64.mp3




Climate Cast: Can scientists predict the effects of climate change?

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Rex Tillerson has his doubts that scientists can measure our impact on the atmosphere. MPR's chief meteorologist discussed this with the Washington Post's deputy weather editor, Angela Fritz.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/01/12cast_effect_20170112_64.mp3




Where to start? A conversation about Trump's press conference

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

In his first press conference since July of last year, President-elect Donald Trump addressed conflict of interest concerns, which was initially the reason the press conference was called. But there was a whole lot more brought to the table. MPR News reporter Mark Zdechlik and his guests discussed what happened at that press conference.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/01/12trump_press_20170112_64.mp3




Political analysts discuss Obama's farewell address

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Two guests shared their thoughts on President Obama's speech. Reed Galen is a Republican strategist and commentator. Khalilah Brown-Dean is a professor of Political Science at Quinnipiac University.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/01/11obama_farewell_20170111_64.mp3




The number of women in prison is rising. Why?

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Women today are being jailed at a rate nearly 14 times higher than in 1970, despite the incarceration rate of the general population increasing five fold over that same time period. That's according to a recent report by the the Vera Institute of Justice and The Safety and Justice Challenge. Two professors discussed the causes and implications of this trend.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/01/10women_prison_20170110_64.mp3




Op-ed: Why dismantling Obamacare might be more difficult than you think

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

The Republican-controlled Senate is beginning the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act. However, Cornell University Economics Professor Robert Frank warns repealing Obamacare "would unleash the awesome power of loss aversion."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/01/10dismantal_obamacare_20170110_64.mp3




Thread Question: How can I shake up my reading habits in 2017?

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

If you're wondering what to read, or how to read more, in the new year, we've got tips for that. Kerri Miller, Steph Curtis and Tracy Mumford shared their reading resolutions for 2017.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/01/10theadq_reading2017_20170110_64.mp3




A father advises his sons in 'Letters to a Young Muslim'

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

United Arab Emirates Ambassador to Russia Omar Saif Ghobash joined Kerri Miller to discuss his new book which is a series of letters written to young Muslims about what their role in global leadership should be in the coming century.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/01/09letters_muslim_20170109_64.mp3




Political Junkie: The chaotic week ahead

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Political Junkie Ken Rudin looked ahead to President-elect Donald Trump's busy week of Senate confirmations and where Trump stands on Russia's involvement in the 2016 election.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/01/09junkie_week_20170109_64.mp3




Russia's long-term strategy is bad news for the west

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Molly McKew, a foreign policy advisor, and Stephen Sestanovich from the Council on Foreign Relations discussed the Russsian long-view and how a Trump presidency may help or hurt our battle in the new Cold War.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/01/09russia_longterm_20170109_64.mp3




Friday Roundtable: Does social media inspire creativity or stifle it?

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Three artists from different disciplines consider how social media shapes their creative pursuits and their public image.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/01/06roundtable_media_20170106_64.mp3




How to buy yourself more time

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Would you want more money or time? Well, maybe you don't have to choose. Financial expert Ruth Hayden joined the program to talk about how to add more value to your time.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/01/05more_time_20170105_64.mp3




Climate Cast: Renewable energy under Trump

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Are wind turbines and other renewable energy resources under attack? Maybe not said Harvard's Jody Freeman.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/01/05renewable_energy_20170105_64.mp3




'Here Comes the Sun': A look at the other side of paradise

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Nicole Dennis-Benn's portrait of Jamaica goes beyond what you'll find on a postcard. In "Here Comes the Sun," the island nation is marked by sandy beaches, gorgeous waterfalls -- but also by poverty, racism and classism. It's home to both sprawling, luxurious resorts and tucked-away towns filled with struggling working class families. Writing about the harsher realities of her home country was difficult at first, Dennis-Benn told MPR News host Kerri Miller. She was worried about how her honesty would be received. This is a rebroadcast.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/01/05comes_sun_20170105_64.mp3




ScreenTime: What is 'audience bait'?

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis and host Kerri Miller talked about what drives people to see movies, is it the actors?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/01/04time_bait_20170104_64.mp3




Talking about bipolar disorder

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Carrie Fisher, famous for her role in "Star Wars" and an author, shined a light on mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder. What do we know about the mental disorder? A professor and doctor share what they know about the stigma, the treatments, and the latest research.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/01/04bipolar_disorder_20170104_64.mp3




How to be better with money

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Claudia Hammond, BBC host and author of "Mind over Money," joined the show to talk all things green.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/01/04money_how_20170104_64.mp3




The Unnatural World: How human influence could change the environment for the better

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

David Biello argues in "The Unnatural World" that man's innovative spirit can make the world a better place for humans, animals, plants and our planet.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/01/03unnatural_world_20170103_64.mp3




Political Junkie: 2016 is a year to remember

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

2016 was unprecedented in many ways, said Political Junkie Ken Rudin. The nastiness of the campaigns and the heightened level of the voter frustration made it a year to remember.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/01/03junkie_2016_20170103_64.mp3




The future of private prisons

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Last year, the Department of Justice said privately owned prisons are less safe than prisons ran by the federal government. They also announced they would not renew contracts with private prisons. Civil rights advocates praised this announcement and afterwards stock for those prisons plummeted, but rebounded with the election of Donald Trump. What exactly is the future of private prisons? A law professor and journalist tried to answer that question with MPR News host Kerri Miller.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/01/03private_prisons_20170103_64.mp3




2017: Looking ahead to the year in science

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

MPR News host Kerri Miller talks to fivethirtyeight.com science writer Maggie Koerth-Baker and the University of Minnesota's Susan Wolf about the news -- and controversy -- they're looking forward to in the world of science, health and medicine in 2017.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/01/022017_science_lookahead_20170102_20170102_64.mp3




Friday Roundtable: 'When Breath Becomes Air'

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Paul Kalanithi was in his final year of a neurosurgery residency when he was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. His memoir asks: What makes life worth living in the face of death? For the Friday Roundtable, MPR News host Kerri Miller invited three people with ties to the medical field to read Kalanithi's book and reflect on the lessons he offers. Syl Jones, a playwright and resident fellow in narrative medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center; the Rev. Dr. Deb DeMeester, a clinical faculty member at the University of St. Thomas; and Dr. Mahmoud Nagib, the president of Neurosurgical Associates, Ltd., joined the conversation. This is a rebroadcast.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/30roundtable_air_20161230_64.mp3




The growing urban, rural divide

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

America isn't growing in size, but Americans are growing apart. As urban communities grow, rural communities are shrinking. Does this fuel political and cultural divides? Two guests answer that question.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/29divide_urban_20161229_64.mp3




Write your book in 2017

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

The first line of a book can instantly draw you in. That's a feat most writers aspire to and others obsess over. Today on MPR News with Kerri Miller, two writers discussed creative writing, finding inspiration in unexpected places and how to work around writer's block.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/29write_2017_20161229_64.mp3




We're not giving as much to faith institutions

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

What happens if this downward trend continues? MPR News host Kerri Miller posed that question to two guests.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/28faith_institutions_20161228_64.mp3




Books for new beginnings: The best books you read this year

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

MPR News host Kerri Miller chatted with Matt Keliher of Subtext Bookstore and Lisa Lucas of the National Book Foundation about 2016's best books.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/28books_2016_20161228_64.mp3




Why 2017 should be a good year to make a change at work

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Labor market conditions point to 2017 being a great year to make a change at work. Marketplace Economics Editor Chris Farrell talks to career coach John Tarnoff and business journalist Bobbi Rebell to answer all your work and career questions - from asking for a raise, to changing companies.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/27changeatwork_tw_20161227_64.mp3




Your Green Line guide to grub

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

The Heavy Table crew did an exhaustive survey of the independent food vendors along the Green Line train route, and they're here to share the gems they've found.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/23green_grub_20161223_64.mp3




Penumbra Theatre founder talks August Wilson ahead of 'Fences' movie release

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

MPR News host Euan Kerr went to see "Fences" with Penumbra Theatre's Founder, Lou Bellamy, who was good friends with August Wilson. Wilson wrote the play, "Fences" which was originally staged at Penumbra. Bellamy joined Euan in studio to talk about the film, the play, and the Wilson's legacy.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/23wilson_fenses_20161223_64.mp3




What were the biggest climate events this year in Minnesota?

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

MPR Chief Meteorologist, Paul Huttner spoke to MN Department of Natural Resources State Climatologist, Pete Boulay about this year's biggest climate events


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/22climate_2016_20161222_64.mp3




Trump signals radical changes to energy policy with cabinet choices

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

President-elect Donald Trump is nominating cabinet members that might change our country's response to climate change. A researcher and journalist weigh in on the possibilities.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/22energy_policy_20161222_64.mp3




Giving gifts that matter

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Two gift-giving experts weigh in on ethical and essential gifts for this holiday season.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/22holiday_giving_20161222_64.mp3




How communities process grief

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

The year of 2016 will go down in infamy as difficult and heartbreaking. How can we process the loses as a community? MPR News host Marianne Combs spoke with two experts about grief in communities.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/21community_grief_20161221_64.mp3




Investigating assault on college campuses

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

MPR News host Marianne Combs asked guests to discuss the process of investigating assault on college campuses and the differences between various types of investigations. They also discussed the rights of the alleged victim and the accused.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/21assault_on_campus_20161221_64.mp3




An update on the humanitarian crisis in Syria

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Two humanitarian leaders spoke about the effort to help Syrians who are struggling to leave war-torn Aleppo.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/20humanitarian_syria_20161220_64.mp3




Is your holiday food plate FDA approved?

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Conflicting news about what to eat and what to avoid are buzzing around us constantly. How do you know what to follow and what to ignore? A doctor and a nutrition journalist discussed what guidelines to pay attention to with MPR News host Euan Kerr.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/20fda_food_20161220_64.mp3




Special investigation into Russia's involvement in U.S. elections

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

MPR reporter Euan Kerr spoke with Fred Weir, Moscow Correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor about the role of Russia in the U.S. election and the future of the U.S. relationship with the Kremlin.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/19russia_elections_20161219_64.mp3




Beyond 'mansplaining': What do we really want to change?

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

"Mansplaining," for those who are new to the term, is a situation in which a man explains something to someone - usually a woman - in a patronizing manner. MPR's Euan Kerr spoke to Georgene Huang, CEO of Fairygodboss, and Julie Zeilinger editor of MTV Founders and Founder and Editor of the WMC FBomb about what mansplaining is, and what can be done to handle it when it occurs.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/19beyond_masplaining_20161219_64.mp3




Political Junkie: Faithless electors, and foreign policy by Tweet

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Political Junkie Ken Rudin joined MPR News host Euan Kerr and discussed President-elect Donald Trump's weekend full of Tweets and foreign policy.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/19junkie_electors_20161219_64.mp3




In the Dark: What's going on down there?

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

A broadcast of the eighth episode of "In the Dark," from APM Reports.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/19episode_eight_20161219_64.mp3




Friday Roundtable: Books we lie about reading

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

To kick off our "Take it to the Lake" summer fiction series, MPR News Host Kerri Miller asked three local readers what books they lie about reading. This is a rebroadcast.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/16roundtable_rebroad_books_20161216_64.mp3




Climate Cast: China, climate and Trump

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

President-elect Donald Trump's thoughts on climate change aren't clear, neither is America's future as a climate change leader. MPR News chief meteorologist Paul Huttner discussed this with Andrew Light, a senior fellow on the climate change program at the World Resources Institute and a professor of philosophy and public policy at George Mason University.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/15climate_china_trump_20161215_64.mp3




Best kid's books to give this year

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Two children's book experts share their favorites for readers from toddlers to young adults.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/15childrens_books_20161215_64.mp3




Trump's national security and foreign policy agenda

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

President-elect Donald Trump is insisting he doesn't need daily intelligence briefings and has claimed the CIA in unreliable. What does that mean for U.S. intelligence during his presidency?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/15national_security_policy_20161215_64.mp3




VocalEssence stops by with songs for the holidays

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

VocalEssence, a Minneapolis-based choir, stopped by our studios to sing and chat with MPR News host, Tom Crann.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/142016_vocalessence_20161214_64.mp3




The lasting impact of fake news

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Where there's news, there's fake news, gossip and propaganda. However, it's unprecedented that a president-elect and his constituents would take these faux reports so seriously. How will that impact our policies going forward?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/14impact_fake_news_20161214_64.mp3




The Walker celebrates 30 years screening the British Arrow Awards

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

The guy in charge of the British ad awards can't really understand why Minnesotans love the British ad awards. He spoke with MPR News reporter Euan Kerr about it.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/13walker_celebrates_30_20161213_64.mp3




'Once in a life time': The Martin Luther exhibit at the MIA will draw thousands

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Curator of prints Tom Rassieur shared why the Martin Luther exhibit has been so popular at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/13mia_luther_20161213_64.mp3




Reporters' notebooks: Brexit, Philippines and China

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

MPR News reporter Euan Kerr asked journalists in international hot spots to provide updates.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/13brexit_philippines_china_20161213_64.mp3




The truths revealed in science fiction and fantasy

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Sci-fi and fantasy writing can shed light on reality in unique and interesting ways. Two authors explored these genres with MPR News host Kerri Miller.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/12scifi_fantasy_20161212_64.mp3




Revisiting the limits on free speech

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Our nation has long held the notion that, "I may not like what you say, but I defend your right to say it." But what if the result is more violence?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/12limits_speech_20161212_64.mp3




Local analysis: Russia's relationship with the U.S.

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Russia's influence in American politics was all over the news this weekend, so MPR News host Kerri Miller asked a local expert for some context and perspective.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/12local_russia_20161212_64.mp3




Political Junkie: Russia, and intelligence briefs (or lack thereof)

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Political Junkie Ken Rudin was ready to talk about the news from the weekend, including Russia's influence in the U.S. presidential election, and President-elect Donald Trump's take on intelligence briefings.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/12junkie_russia_20161212_64.mp3




Friday Roundtable: Republican hopes for the incoming president

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

After a contentious and dividing election, how can the Republican Party move forward?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/09roundtable_republican_20161209_64.mp3




'Terrible, Thanks for Asking': A podcast on honesty in grief

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Author Nora McInerny Purmort married and lost the man she loved in just three years. She talks to others who have experienced immense grief in the the new podcast, "Terrible, Thanks for Asking."


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http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/08terrible_thanks_20161208_64.mp3




What Trump's Cabinet says about his presidency

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

President-elect Donald Trump is sparing no time making his Cabinet nominations and they could reveal the direction of his coming presidency.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/08trump_cabinet_20161208_64.mp3




Climate Cast: How is global warming effecting the Arctic food chain?

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Rising sea temperatures impact the algae populations in the Arctic, which, in turn, impact large animals who feed on the algae.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/08cast_arctic_20161208_64.mp3




ScreenTime: Holiday favorites

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis joined MPR News host Euan Kerr in the studio to talk about favorite holiday movies.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/07screen_holiday_20161207_64.mp3







Op-ed: President-elect's foreign businesses create disqualifying conflicts

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Former White House ethics attorney Richard Painter believes that President-elect Donald Trump shouldn't own businesses with ties to foreign countries while serving as president.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/06oped_businesses_president_20161206_64.mp3




A deep dive into 45 influential songs

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Marc Myers's new book, "Anatomy of a Song," is a compilation of his columns from the Wall Street Journal about the history of beloved American pop, rhythm and blues, and rock songs.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/06influential_music_20161206_64.mp3




The future of the Supreme Court under Trump

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Will President-elect Donald Trump nominate almost half of the Supreme Court, if given the opportunity?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/06trump_court_20161206_64.mp3




Thread Question: What's happening in Monroeville, AL?

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Producer Tracy Mumford discussed how Harper Lee's hometown is trying to pay homage to her.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/06thread_q_monroeville_20161206_64.mp3




Political Junkie: The President-elect's cabinet appointments and meetings with foreign leaders

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Ken Rudin, the self-proclaimed Political Junkie, discussed the weekend's surprising cabinet additions and President-elect Donald Trump's meetings with foreign leaders.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/05appointments_cabinet_20161205_64.mp3




Their work isn't done: Protesters plan to stay at DAPL protest camp

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

The Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will not grant an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline, but protesters feel their work is far from over. Reporter Dan Gunderson shared the latest.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/05protesters_stay_20161205_64.mp3




Journalism in a post-truth era

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Since the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, some members of the media have revived the notion that we're in a post-truth era of politics -- one driven by emotion and disconnected from policy.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/05journalism_truth_20161205_64.mp3




'Ray & Joan': Minnesota's connections to the McDonald's millions

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Fast food tycoon Ray Kroc - founder of McDonalds - had a rocky relationship with his wife. She was a brash Midwestern girl who spent a lot of time promoting controversial causes that put her marriage and her reputation on the line. They enjoyed a lavish lifestyle and then when Ray passed, she gave it all away.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/05ray_joan_20161205_64.mp3




Friday Roundtable: The role of music today

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

On this Friday Rountable the guests talked about music, how people are buying it and listening to it. Singer and songwriter Chastity Brown, Billboard-topping gospel singer, Jovonta Patton, and producer Michael Koppelman, formerly an engineer at Paisley Park, joined MPR News host, Kerri Miller. This is a rebroadcast.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/02roundtable_music_20161202_64.mp3




Climate Cast: A poet's response to climate change

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, a poet and climate advocate from the Marshall Islands, uses her writing to educate others about the threats facing her home.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/01cast_poet_20161201_64.mp3




The middle-aged men missing from America's workforce

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Why are men of "prime age" missing from the workforce? And what does it mean for the economy?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/01workforce_men_20161201_64.mp3




An ethical dilemma: Commercializing marijuana

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Marijuana 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?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/12/01ethics_marijuana_20161201_64.mp3




Trump's plans for national security

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

What 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.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/11/30national_security_20161130_64.mp3




ScreenTime: 'Allied'

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Movie maven, Stephanie Curtis talked about the latest Robert Zemeckis movie, "Allied." She said, "this is nostalgia in the best way."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/11/30screen_time_20161130_64.mp3




'America the Anxious': How chasing happiness turned us into nervous wrecks

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

British journalist Ruth Whippman moved to America and was surprised that people pursuing happiness were only more unhappy as a result.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/11/30america_anxious_20161130_64.mp3




Police training: How do officers make sound judgments in the field?

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

This 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.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/11/29psychology_policing_20161129_64.mp3




How to live with grace

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

A dance critic and neuroscience professor discussed the physicality and personality it takes to live a graceful life.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/11/29live_grace_20161129_64.mp3




Thread Question: Who are the best and worst literary families?

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Thread 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.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/11/29thread_q_families_20161129_64.mp3




'The Mortifications': In Cuba's history, a family divided

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.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/11/28mortifications_cuba_20161128_64.mp3




The U.S.-Cuban relationship after Fidel Castro

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Following 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?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/11/28us_cuba_castro_20161128_64.mp3




The growing mentoring movement

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Founder 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.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/11/28mentoring_movement_20161128_64.mp3




How are decisions in the U.S. government actually made?

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

George Washington University's Elizabeth Saunders and NYU's Paul C. Light discussed the mechanics of government.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/11/28government_decisions_20161128_64.mp3




'This Chair Rocks'

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

In 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."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/11/28chair_rocks_20161128_64.mp3




Political Junkie: Tweets and recounts

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Political 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.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/11/28junkie_tweets_20161128_64.mp3




More 'Rad Women': Worldwide role models

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Kate Schatz's "Rad Women Worldwide" highlights the stories of writers, computer programmers, astronomers and other female role models from around the world.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/11/23rad_women_20161123_64.mp3




ScreenTime: 'Arrival'

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Stephanie Curtis, our resident movie maven, gave a rave review of the new Amy Adams movie, "Arrival."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/11/23screen_arrival_20161123_64.mp3




Nathaniel Philbrick's 'Mayflower' and 'Valiant Ambition'

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

This double dose of author Nathaniel Philbrick is a rebroadcast of two conversations where he discussed his books, "Mayflower" and "Valiant Ambition."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/11/23philbrick_books_20161123_64.mp3




Op-ed: 'Zuckerberg and Facebook Must Defend the Truth'

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

New 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.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/11/22oped_zuckerberg_20161122_64.mp3




Thread Question: What books are being turned into TV shows?

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Thread producer Tracy Mumford gave an overview of books coming to the small screen.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/11/22thread_q_tv_20161122_64.mp3




The Democratic party in post-election disarray

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Two Democratic strategists discussed the future of the party and the dimly lit path they are on for the next two years before elections.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/11/22democrats_postelection_20161122_64.mp3




'Not Just Jane': Celebrating forgotten women authors

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Shelley 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.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/11/22not_just_jane_20161122_64.mp3




'Handbook for Happiness': Resilience is key

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Dr. Amit Sood joined MPR News' Kerri Miller to talk about a key part of happiness: resilience. This is a rebroadcast.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2016/11/21handbook_happiness_20161121_64.mp3