Published: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:28:07 -0500
Last Build Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:28:07 -0500Copyright: 2017, Minnesota Public Radio
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500MPR 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.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500The 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.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500Guests shared their experiences, their perceptions and their memories of Prince on the one year anniversary of his death.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500Zanny 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.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500MPR 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.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500Stephen Marche and Sarah Fulford joined us to discuss "The Unmade Bed," a new book about modern marriage.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500National 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.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500New 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.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500David Kang, the director of the University of Southern California's Center for International Studies, discussed the developing situation in North Korea.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500Ken Rudin joined host Kerri Miller to talk about what opportunities the Democrats have to regain some power on Capitol Hill.
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500An in-depth look at the national significance of special elections, priorities for rural voters and growing fault lines within the Democratic and Republican parties.
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Elizabeth Kolbert joined the program to discuss climate change and mass extinctions. Her latest book is "The Sixth Extinction."
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500The American Library Association has released its annual list of the books that receive complaints.
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500This is a rebroadcast of Geye's conversation about his book, "Wintering," which won a Minnesota Book Award.
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500What 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.
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500Di 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.
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500Researchers 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".
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500The 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.
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500Ken 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.
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500In 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.
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500North 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.
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500Chris 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.
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500Author 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.
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500Are 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.
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500Many 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.
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500Ken Rudin, the Political Junkie, joined host Kerri Miller to discuss this week's political news.
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500Three female scientists discuss the gender gap in their field and how to close it.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500Former 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.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500Snowfall 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.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500Washington Post weather editor Jason Samenow joined MPR's chief meteorologist Paul Huttner to discuss what's going on in Washington D.C.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500Studies 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.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500The 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.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500President 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.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500A 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.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500Earlier 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.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500Our regular segment with Ken Rudin was hosted by Chris Farrell, chief economics correspondent for MPR News.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500A 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."
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500The 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.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500Voting 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.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500MPR 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.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500It 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.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500Journalist, 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.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500New 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.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500The 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.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500The 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.
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600Three health care professional discussed key issues facing patients, doctors and insurers today.
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with two experts about the future of the legalize movement.
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600Susan 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.
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600According to the Department of Justice, more than half a million inmates are released from prison each year. What happens next?
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600The 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.
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies said the travel bans aren't about politics. They're about proper vetting.
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600Some 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.
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600Two transportation experts tackle Trump's transportation proposal.
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600Political 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.
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600Journalists Mollie Hemingway and Vann Newkirk discussed what duties news organizations have when covering presidential administrations and if Trump is getting a fair shake.
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600MPR 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.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600Trump 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.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Ruth 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.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Between 1980 and 2014, the number of incarcerated women rose more than 700 percent. This staggering statistic comes from The Sentencing Project, a D.C.-based research and advocacy center. What's behind the drastic increase? Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, an assistant professor in Temple University's criminal justice department, and Valena Beety, an associate professor of law at West Virginia University, joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to discuss the factors behind the numbers. This is a rebroadcast.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Political Junkie Ken Rudin looked to the future this week. The Democrats have some work to do if they want to be successful in 2020 elections
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Marc Myers, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, has compiled 45 milestone songs in his new book "Anatomy of the Song." For each single, he's compiled an oral history with the behind-the-scenes story of how the song was written and produced. Myers joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to talk about pulling back the curtain on music production. This is a rebroadcast.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Dan Ariely's new book "Payoff: The Hidden Logic that Shakes Our Motivations" looks at what motivators work when -- and why. He joined MPR News host Kerri Miller. This is a rebroadcast.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Memos from the White House reveal that Trump will be more aggressive with deportation, but may leave some Obama-era policies in place. William Stock, current President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, described the content of those memos and the impact they will have on immigration policy moving forward.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600In 2015, Kate Schatz climbed the best-seller list with her children's book, "Rad American Women." The collection shined a spotlight on American women who don't always make the history books. Now, Schatz is back with a global view. "Rad Women Worldwide" profiles 40 women -- artists, athletes, pirates, punks and revolutionaries -- dating from ancient Greece to modern day. Schatz spoke to host Kerri Miller about her latest book back in November of 2016. This is a rebroadcast of that conversation.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Independent bookstores around the country have seen their bestseller lists shift dramatically since the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Two historians tackle that question with MPR News host Kerri Miller.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600President Trump promised to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act simultaneously, but we haven't seen anything from Republican lawmakers. Political Junkie Ken Rudin discussed that and other political news with MPR News host Kerri Miller.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600After a federal appeals court put his executive action on hold, the President says he'll be issuing another. Dean of the University of California Kevin Johnson discussed what we might expect from Trump's new travel ban.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600It's Oscar season and Cube Critics Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis were in studio to discuss this year's nominees and which of them we should be watching.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Two political experts talk about the barrage of news coming out of the White House and the reactions from members of congress from both sides of the aisle.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600One month into Trump's tenure and his foreign policy leadership appears to be contradictory and often controversial. Two guests discussed.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Mary Curtin, University of Minnesota diplomat in residence, joined host Marianne Combs to talk about the shake-up.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Chuck Collins was born with an advantage. He recognized it and decided to use it to help others.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Lisa Servon argues that America's credit and banking institutions are broken. Her new book "The Unbanking of America" is about the Americans who live paycheck to paycheck and how banks as she writes "don't work for them."
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Political Junkie Ken Rudin talked about U.S. relations with Japan, China, and, you guessed it, Russia.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600MPR News chief meteorologist Paul Huttner spoke to guests about the growth of clean energy jobs and what it means for the climate and our economy.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600MPR News host Marianne Combs discussed the split between feminists with conservative and liberal values with Mary FioRito of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and Gina Messina, professor of religious studies at Ursuline College.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600By signing an executive order, President Trump has created confusion for many so-called "sanctuary cities" regarding their roles in enforcing federal immigration laws. MPR News host Marianne Combs spoke with Cesar Cuauhtemoc Garcia Hernandez, assistant professor University of Denver Sturm College of Law and Phil Torrey, supervising attorney for the Harvard Immigration Project, about the confusion and the potential outcome for families, neighborhoods, communities and their safety.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Ken Rudin joined MPR's Chris Farrell to talk about Trump's whirlwind second week as President.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Trump is calling for relief from business regulations. Some are concerned it will lead to the next financial crisis. How do we find common ground to ensure our economy is productive, and protected? Two business insiders joined MPR's economics commentator Chris Farrell to discuss.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600And are younger women interested in it? Three female leaders discuss.
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Two immigration law experts discussed how many travelers were impacted by President Trump's executive order.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Michael Hurley, former CIA officer and national security expert and Sharon Burke, senior international security adviser at the New America foundation talked about the impact of the executive actions on our national security.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600President Donald Trump introduced Neil Gorsuch as his nominee for the Supreme Court. He has been described as eerily similar to former Justice Antonin Scalia by SCOTUSblog. Two experts discussed what to expect from this potential addition to the court.
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600President Donald Trump's nominee could change the landscape of the Supreme Court far beyond his presidency. Two experts weigh in on what, and who, we can expect.
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600Sales of "1984" and other dystopic novels have skyrocketed lately, partially in response to the circulation of "alternative facts."
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600This program featured a conversation about President Donald Trump's immigration ban, Congress's struggle to replace the Affordable Care Act, and more with a former speech writer for George H.W. Bush, Mary Kate Cary, and political professor Christian Greer.
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600Political Junkie Ken Rudin discussed the chaotic weekend that was sparked by President Donald Trump's most recent executive order on immigration.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600Three guests discussed how President Donald Trump's first week in office might hold clues to his future policy priorities.
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600President Trump has placed his focus on making America the best. What does that look like at a policy level? Two foreign policy experts discuss.
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600It seems inevitable that a repeal will take place, but what impact will that have on the millions of Americans who are covered by the Affordable Care Act?
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600What does this wall mean for immigration from Mexico and other countries? The director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies explains.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600It was just announced that George Saunders's audio book for "Lincoln in the Bardo" will have a 166-person cast. As the audiobook industry grows, thanks to more people with mobile devices, how is the industry changing?
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600Today on MPR News with Kerri Miller we continued our series on criminal justice with a conversation about what justice looks like in the Native American community.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600Donald J. Trump took the oath of office and became the nation's 45th president on Friday. "From this day forward, it's going to be only America first--America first," President Trump promised in his inaugural address. Wendy Schiller, chair of political science at Brown University and Michael Fauntroy, politics professor at Howard University joined MPR News host Kerri Miller for a discussion on President Trump's inaugural address and how he's setting the stage for his first 100 days in office.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600Political Junkie Ken Rudin joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to talk about all the week's political news. This time they discussed the inauguration of President Trump, his speech and the "alternative facts" that followed.