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

MPR News with Kerri Miller



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



Published: Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:39:13 -0600

Last Build Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:39:13 -0600

Copyright: 2017, Minnesota Public Radio
 



Friday Roundtable: What does the city of the future look like?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Host Kerri Miller spoke to several people in charge of dreaming up the future of cities and suburbs.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/17roundtable_city_20171117_64.mp3




Mental health and MN's criminal justice system

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to health care reporter Mark Zdechlik, and Mark Anderson, executive director of the Barbara Schneider Foundation, to learn more about the mental health care provided in Minnesota's criminal justice system.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/16mentalhealth_criminaljustice_20171116_64.mp3




Why does Russia's denial of meddling matter?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

U.S. Intelligence agencies decisively concluded that Russia meddled in the 2016 election and President Trump's statements on Russia's involvement haven't been so clear. A Russia expert and an intelligence expert joined the show for a conversation about what this means for America's future.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/15russia_meddling_20171115_64.mp3




Roy Moore and Alabama voters

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

What might the Roy Moore scandal mean to Alabama voters? MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with Eric Velasco, an Alabama journalist whose article, "Why Alabamans are Defending Roy Moore," was just published in Politico.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/14moore_voters_20171114_64.mp3




Louise Erdrich's new dystopia is 15 years in the making

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

"Future Home of the Living God" imagines a world where evolution begins to run backward.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/14erdrich_dystopia_20171114_64.mp3




New treatments for people experiencing PTSD

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

The University of Minnesota is researching resilience and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Brian Engdahl, professor of Neuroscience and Psychology, shared what they've found.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/13treatment_ptsd_20171113_64.mp3




The Political Junkie on Roy Moore and the GOP tax plans

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Ken Rudin, host of the Political Junkie podcast, joined host Kerri for their weekly discussion about the latest political news.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/13roy_pj_20171113_64.mp3




Flyover: How do military veterans fit into American identity?

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Support for our troops is a common refrain during campaign season and after a national crisis. But how often do Americans think about vets on the days in between? This week on Flyover, as we reflect on Veteran's Day weekend, we're talking about where veterans fit into America's national identity. This week's guests were WUNC military reporter Jay Price and Melissa Bryant, a former Army captain and Iraq veteran who's currently the director of political and intergovernmental affairs for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/1220171112_flyover_20171112_64.mp3




Friday Roundtable: What does party loyalty mean today?

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

One year after the Presidential election both Republicans and Democrats are still facing an identity crisis within their own parties. As the Democrats search for their next leader--Republicans like Jeff Flake--are quarreling with theirs. Three guests joined MPR Host Kerri Miller in studio to take on big questions about what party loyalty means in 2017.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/10roundtable_politicalparties_20171110_64.mp3




Are hospitals making us sicker?

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

How do infections spread in our healthcare facilities, and what can patients do to protect themselves? MPR News host Kerri Miller is joined by Dr. Dimitri Drekonja and Dr. Arjun Srinivasan.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/09hospital_sicker_20171109_64.mp3




The health care industry and America's opioid crisis

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

A new report from public health leaders recommends urgent action on this crisis. How will the President's declaration affect America's health care workers on the front line of this crisis? Pat Gleason of Prime Therapeutics and Andrew Kolody of Barndeis University discussed.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/08health_opioid_20171108_64.mp3




The beautiful, bizarre world of jellyfish

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

Science writer Juli Berwald has spent long hours contemplating a mysterious, ethereal organism: the jellyfish. She joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to discuss what scientists are just beginning to uncover about jellyfish.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/07jellyfish_20171107_64.mp3




What's the connection between mental health and gun violence?

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

In response to Sunday's mass shooting at a Texas church, President Trump said the shooting was not "a guns situation," but rather, a problem of mental health. What's the connection between mental health and gun violence?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/07mentalhealth_gunviolence_20171107_64.mp3




Political junkie on taxes, guns and the Mueller investigation

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

Ken Rudin, host of the Political Junkie podcast, joined guest host Chris Farrell to talk about the whirlwind week in political news.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/06taxes_mueller_20171106_64.mp3




How the energy market influences American politics

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

Meghan O'Sullivan, author "Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America's Power" joined guest host Chris Farrell for a conversation about how developments in the energy market could shape America's geopolitical future.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/06energy_market_20171106_64.mp3




Flyover: How do immigrants fit into the 'American Dream?'

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

President Trump's stance on immigration is one of the messages that appealed to many voters in last year's presidential election. But one year out from the election there's a lot we still don't know about his platform: Will there be a wall along our border with Mexico? Are Trump's immigration bans legal? This week on Flyover, we're asking if America's immigration system is one of our greatest strengths weaknesses. This week's guests were Michel Marizco, Frontera's Desk senior editor at KJZZ; Efren Perez, associate professor at Vanderbilt University; and Tony Suarez, Executive Vice President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/0520171105_flyover_20171105_64.mp3




Reading beyond walls: Titles to stretch your mind

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Writer Gene Luen Yang tours the country encouraging kids to read beyond their comfort zones -- but adults can try that, too. Here are a few titles to get started.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/03reading_beyond_walls_20171103_64.mp3




The secret sauce behind the best teams isn't what you think

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

What do the world's greatest sports teams have in common? The Wall Street Journal's founding sports editor, Sam Walker, wanted to find out, so he did some digging. He joined MPR Senior Producer Steph Curtis for a conversation about the key role of "The Captain Class."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/02secret_sauce_20171102_64.mp3




Would a merit-based visa system make the U.S. safer?

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

After an attack in New York earlier this week, President Trump tweeted that they are working on an immigration system based on merit. Guest host Stephanie Curtis asked Stephen Legomsky, formerly of the Immigration Services Department of Homeland Security, if that would make America safer.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/02merit_system_20171102_64.mp3




Mueller probe 101

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Robert Mueller is leading the Justice Department's investigation into whether anyone close to President Trump's campaign worked with Russia during last year's election. Two former aides were charged on Monday and a third pleaded guilty. What happens next? The Atlantic's David Graham answered that question for guest host Euan Kerr.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/01mueller_101_20171101_64.mp3




Life and legacy of the 'lightning rod' Judge Miles Lord

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Miles Lord spent nearly 20 years on the bench as a federal judge and his career is marked with a series of landmark decisions. Guest host Euan Kerr had a conversation about Lord's impact on Minnesota and the country with Roberta Walburn, a former reporter for the Minneapolis Star Tribune who clerked for Lord at the start of her law career. They talked about her new book, "Miles Lord: The Maverick Judge Who Brought Corporate America to Justice."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/01life_lord_20171101_64.mp3




What to expect as ACA open enrollment begins

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The Trump administration has instituted several changes to the Affordable Care Act implementation. MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to Stephani Becker, senior policy specialist at the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, about what these changes mean for consumers shopping for an insurance plan.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/31openenrollment_begins_20171031_64.mp3




The "Afterglow" our pets leave behind

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Poet Eileen Myles recounts their life with Rosie, a dog Myles adopted in 1990. This is not an ordinary memoir of a lovable dog; the poet uses their relationship to explore spirituality, mortality, and love.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/31afterglow_pets_20171031_64.mp3




What would it take to end terrorism?

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Though terrorism feels like a fact of life in many parts of the globe in the 21st century, Robin Wright is exploring what it would take to end terrorism. Wright has covered terror attacks around the world for much of the last half-century and her recent article in The New Yorker details what it could take to bring decades of terrorism to an end.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/30end_terrorism_20171030_64.mp3




Political Junkie on the Manafort indictment

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Ken Rudin, host of the Political Junkie podcast, joins Kerri Miller on Mondays to talk about the week's political news.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/30pj_manafort_20171030_64.mp3




Flyover: Is American identity shaped by the view from abroad?

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

President Trump won his office on the promise to always put "America First," enticing the many people who have personally experienced the downsides of globalization to support him. But not all Americans were keen on pulling back our influence on the global community. This week on Flyover, we're talking about how America -- and Americans -- are seen abroad. Does it matter how other nations look at America? Is our identity at home at all shaped by the gaze from abroad? Our week's guests were John Radsan, a Mitchell Hamline School of Law professor, and David Kong, director of the Center for International Studies at the University of Southern California.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/2920171029_flyover_20171029_64.mp3




Friday Roundtable: The First Amendment on college campuses

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Are college campuses still committed to that core principle of American identity - freedom of speech? And how well do students and faculty understand what the First Amendment means? MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with three experts about the state of free speech on campus.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/27roundtable_freespeech_20171027_64.mp3




Educating men about sexual harassment

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Ever since we did a show about why women choose - or don't choose - to speak up about sexual harassment, we've heard back from men who ask for more clarity around the issue: How do men know where to draw the line? Two guests discuss.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/26educating_harassment_20171026_64.mp3




Having uncomfortable conversations about obesity

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Doctors and patients alike say weight is a sensitive topic in the exam room - so sensitive that people with obesity may avoid going to the doctor altogether. Two guests discuss how can medical professionals bring up the topic in a constructive way without "fat shaming."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/25uncomfortable_obesity_20171025_64.mp3




Op-Ed: Sexism and the political left

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Harvey Weinstein may be out, but in his recent op-ed for The Daily Beast, James Kirchick argues the disgraced producer is one of many powerful men whose left-leaning politics have "coexisted harmoniously" with misogyny. He joined MPR News host Kerri Miller from Berlin to talk about the article.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/24oped_sexism_20171024_64.mp3




'She-canic' Patrice Banks on making room for women in the auto industry

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Patrice Banks is a self-described "former auto airhead" who now runs Girls Auto Clinic, a Philadelphia-area repair shop (and salon!) that caters to women. In her new book, "Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide," Banks shares tips for everything from maintaining your ride to finding a fair deal at the mechanic.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/24she_canic_20171024_64.mp3




What we learn about our parents at the end of their lives

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

As children, your idea of who your parents are is wrapped up in that one singularity--their identity as your parent. However, as kids grow and parents continue to age, more layers of their identity unfold. Instead of being just "Mom" or "Dad" we begin to see them as individuals who have their own hobbies, hopes and fears. Perhaps their identities never come into clearer focus than when they are nearing the end of their life. In her latest book, "Never Coming Back," Alison McGhee writes about how the complex and delicate process of truly understanding who your parents are.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/23parents_learn_20171023_64.mp3







Flyover: How can we get everyone necessary health care?

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Every American needs it. Every American uses it. And yet, our nation remains undecided on whether health care is a right or a privilege. We'll start this week's Flyover on that topic. Our guests were Iowa Public Radio reporter and host Clay Masters; Vivian Ho, director of Rice University's Center for Health and Biosciences; and Sally Pipes, president, CEO and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy at the Pacific Research Institute.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/2220171022_flyover_20171022_64.mp3




Friday Roundtable: Closing the gender gap in STEM

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Despite a growing number of women earning degrees in science and engineering, women continue to be , are paid less than their male peers and are less likely to receive a glowing letter of recommendation in certain fields and less likely to be asked to review an article for a scientific journal.The hurdles are even higher for women of color in scientific fields. Two scientists and one journalist discussed what it means to close the gender gap in STEM. This is a rebroadcast.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/20women_stem_20171020_64.mp3




How to handle workplace sexual harassment

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Victims of sexual harassment face many obstacles to speaking out. What options do they have available? Two experts discussed.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/19handle_harassment_20171019_64.mp3




What it's like to be an immigrant in a time of uncertainty

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Author Dina Nayeri joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to talk about her book "Refuge" and the sense of dislocation and estrangement that comes to new immigrants in the U.S. The conversation turned to how recent events -- including the protests in Charlottesville, Va. -- complicate any feeling of belonging. This is a rebroadcast.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/18refuge_rebroadcast_20171018_64.mp3




The life of a long-haul trucker

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to trucker and memoirist Finn Murphy about his new book "The Long Haul" in which he recounts a life on the road.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/17longhaul_rebroadcast_20171017_64.mp3




Political Junkie: Executive actions, tax reform and Steve Bannon

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The Political Junkie talked President Trump's executive actions, tax reform, and what Steve Bannon meant recently when he declared "a season of war against the GOP establishment."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/16politicaljunkie_executive_20171016_64.mp3




Flyover: American faith and the rise of the 'nones'

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Fewer and fewer Americans are identifying with a particular faith background. Why is this? This week on Flyover, we talk religion. Our guests were Brian McLarin, theologian and author, and Jenan Mohajir, Leadership Curriculum Consultant at Interfaith Youth Core and a founding board member at Heart Women and Girls.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/1520171015_flyover_20171015_64.mp3




Communication for better health

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

This week on the Friday Roundtable we followed up on MPR News Host Kerri Miller's conversation with Dr. Danielle Ofri. Dr. Ofri wrote a book called "What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear" about the importance of communication in healthcare. We asked two physician and one patient to read and reflect on her book as well as their own personal experiences. This is a rebroadcast.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/13communcation_better_20171013_64.mp3




Flyover: The myth of 'bootstraps' America

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The fabled American dream suggests that grit, determination and hard work are all it takes to be successful in this country. But there's one other little thing you need for this bootstraps theory to work out: money.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/12flyover_bootstraps_20171012_64.mp3




Talking politics with someone who disagrees

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with family social science professor Bill Doherty about his experiments in fostering dialogue with members of opposing political tribes. This is a rebroadcast.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/11politics_disagrees_20171011_64.mp3




Fenty Beauty, Dove, and colorism in the cosmetics industry

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

With the success of Fenty Beauty, what does Rihanna understand about the cosmetics industry that mainstream beauty brands don't? And what does the Dove controversy say about the change that's still needed in the beauty industry?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/10colorism_cosmetics_20171010_64.mp3




Political Junkie: Gun control, Harvey Weinstein, and 'World War III'

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The Political Junkie talked gun control legislation, the political hypocrisy of newsmakers like Harvey Weinstein and Rep. Tim Murphy, and Sen. Bob Corker's comments that President Trump's behavior could set America "on the path to World War III."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/09junkie_wwiii_20171009_64.mp3




How does the American media look to journalists from other countries?

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Fellows with the World Press Institute have been traveling around the United States since August, in a visit that's coincided with major hurricanes, mounting tensions with North Korea, and the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/09media_foreign_20171009_64.mp3




Flyover: Let's talk gun control, again

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

This week on Flyover, a conversation about the division between Americans who count gun ownership as a fundamental freedom and those who feel that there should be more rules around who has the right to exercise that freedom. Our guests were Brian Levin, director of California State University- San Bernardino's Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism; and Jaclyn Schildkraut, assistant professor of public justice at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/0820171008_flyoverep5_20171008_64.mp3




The politics of gun legislation

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Why is it so difficult for America to legislate guns?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/06gun_politics_20171006_64.mp3




Presidential comfort in moments of tragedy

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

In times of tragedy following events like hurricanes and mass shootings, how do we expect our presidents to lead? And does it matter what they say and do?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/05president_tragedy_20171005_64.mp3




Minnesota's food culture

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

What are the Midwestern tastes and traditions that define Minnesota's food culture?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/05minnesota_food_20171005_64.mp3




Wisconsin Gerrymandering and the future of American elections

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The Supreme Court is back in session and they are considering a gerrymandering case in Wisconsin that could have big implications for the future of American elections. MPR News host Kerri Miller talks to chief Washington reporter for the Boston Herald, Kimberly Atkins about gerrymandering and all things SCOTUS.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/04wisconsin_gerrymandering_20171004_64.mp3




The Re-Segregation of American Schools

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones has watched the evolution of segregation in schools throughout America -- and has personally experienced the racial and class divisions herself, she joins MPR News host Kerri Miller for a conversation about growing challenges Americans face when choosing a school for their children---and how those choices are largely allowing segregation to creep back into American schools.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/04segregation_schools_20171004_64.mp3




On using meditation to open doors

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

In his new book "Why Buddhism is True," Robert Wright explores the science of meditation, and why meditating can help us see the world more clearly.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/03meditation_wright_20171003_64.mp3




Why media law matters to you

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Last fall, the New York Times published a story with the accounts of two women who said they had been groped by now-President Trump. When Trump's legal team threatened to sue the Times for libel, the Times' lawyer responded with a letter that went viral.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/02media_law_20171002_64.mp3




Political Junkie: Tragedy in Las Vegas and gun politics in America

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The Las Vegas shooting is now being called the deadliest in United States history - and it's yet another test in recent weeks for the Trump administration's response to national crisis.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/02politicaljunkie_lasvegas_20171002_64.mp3




Flyover: What's the American job worth?

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500

We're talking jobs this week on Flyover. Specifically, tax breaks and other government incentives given to private companies to bring jobs to your communities. Is that a good deal for you? Is this the way to a stronger economy? Our guests were Wisconsin Public Radio reporter Shawn Johnson; Matthew Mitchell, director of George Mason University's "Project for the Study of American Capitalism"; and William "Sandy" Darity, public policy professor at Duke University.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/10/0120171001_flyover_20171001_64.mp3




Friday Roundtable: Curbing the effects of Alzheimer's

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Alzheimer's accounts for an overwhelming majority of all dementia cases. It is caused by proteins or plaques that build up in the brain. New research shows that African Americans appear to be at greater risk for dementia and Alzheimers. Currently there is no cure, but today we'll discuss new frontier of Alzheimer's research and your best avenues for prevention.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/29roundtable_alzheimers_20170929_64.mp3




Flyover: What's the American job worth?

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

We're talking jobs this week on Flyover. Specifically, tax breaks and other government incentives given to private companies to bring jobs to your communities. Is that a good deal for you? Is this the way to a stronger economy? Tell us how you're feeling.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/2920170929_flyoverpromo_20170929_64.mp3




Raising a Reader

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Everyone agrees it's important to start reading at a young age. But what, practically, can parents and educators do to encourage a love of reading? MPR News host Kerri Miller talks to New York Times Book Review editor, Pamela Paul and National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Gene Yang about how to raise a reader.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/27children_reading_20170927_64.mp3




What the latest in Washington, D.C. could mean for your healthcare

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The latest Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act faltered yesterday. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) joined two other Republican senators in publicly opposing the Graham-Cassidy legislation, leaving the bill without needed votes. What is it about the bill that concerns some Republican lawmakers? And what could happen next with healthcare legislation?


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http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/26grahamcassidy_healthcare_20170926_64.mp3




Thread Book Hour: Sherman Alexie on the aftermath of the 'Native American Apocalypse'

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

MPR's Kerri Miller interviews author Sherman Alexie as part of the "Talking Volumes" series at the Fitzgerald Theater. He's written a memoir about his mother, "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me."


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http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/25thread_alexie_20170925_64.mp3




What can we learn from the Chinese education system?

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

In "Little Soldiers," journalist Lenora Chu relays the experience of enrolling her son in a Shanghai kindergarten -- and what she learned about "cultivating a superstar student in China."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/25chinese_education_20170925_64.mp3




Political Junkie: Protest on the football field

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Football made political headlines this weekend, as President Trump called on NFL team owners to "fire or suspend" players who kneel during the national anthem. Are players who kneel during the anthem showing necessary concern about injustice in America, or disrespect? And, what can we make of President Trump's involvement in the anthem debate?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/25football_protest_20170925_64.mp3




Flyover: The politics of white resentment

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

This week on Flyover, we try to understand how white resentment continues to shape our politics and our communities. Our guests were political reporter Jason Rosenbaum; Carol Anderson, Emory University professor and author; and Victor Chen, VCU assistant professor and author.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/2420170924_flyover3_20170924_64.mp3




Friday Roundtable: President Trump's first U.N. speech is a memorable one

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

In his address before a room full of world leaders, President Trump praised the US economy, threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea and said he will continue to put America first. Today on the Friday Roundtable, three experts in international affairs dig into the speech.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/22fridayroundtable_foreignaffairs_20170922_64.mp3




Looking at the Science of Earthquakes in Mexico

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck in Mexico on Wednesday - what is happening in Mexico?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/21earthquake_mexico_20170921_64.mp3




Professor Anatoly talks adverbs with Kerri Miller

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Professor Anatoly Liberman joined MPR News with Kerri Miller to discuss the importance of adverbs.


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http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/21anatoly_adverbs_20170921_64.mp3




The science of weight loss

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

We've all heard the conventional wisdom on how to lose weight: eat less and exercise more. But new research shows that shedding pounds and keeping them off may be more complicated than a "one-size-fits-all" approach.


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http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/20weight_obesity_20170920_64.mp3




What to make of Trump's 'America First' speech at the United Nations

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

In his first address to the United Nations General Assembly, President Trump vowed this morning to "always put America first."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/19trump_america_first_20170919_64.mp3




Flyover: The myth of a 'bootstraps' America

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The idea that hard work alone can help you climb the economic ladder is falling apart.


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http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/1820170918_kerripodflyover_20170918_64.mp3




The state of gerrymandering in America

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Should state legislatures be allowed to draw electoral districts that favor one party over another? A journalist and a lawyer weighed in on the controversial topic of gerrymandering.


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http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/18gerrymandering_america_20170918_64.mp3




Political Junkie: President Trump's ideological compass

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Political Junkie Ken Rudin talked about the week in politics, including the ideology behind President Trump's recent deals with Democratic leaders, and Steve Bannon's continued influence from Breitbart News.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/18trump_compass_20170918_64.mp3




Friday Roundtable: A candid conversation about addiction

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

We've heard a lot about the ravages of addiction, but the conversation is rarely centered around how to recover from and live with the aftermath of addiction. Today on the Friday Roundtable MPR News Host Kerri Miller leads a candid conversation about addiction. What do scientists and community support organizations have to tell us about what works to treat addiction? What remains deeply misunderstood about addiction?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/15addiction_roundtable_20170915_64.mp3




The shifting politics of DACA

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

DACA used to be an issue both Republicans and Democrats agreed on. What happened? And how will Congress approach legislating this issue in the coming months?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/14daca_politics_20170914_64.mp3




What health insurers want

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Congress failed to pass legislation on health care reform this summer. So what effect is that having on insurers and insurance markets? And what will lawmakers have to do to get more insurers back on board? Kerri Miller spoke with two people who study health insurance about what the industry wants.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/13health_insurers_20170913_64.mp3




Op-Ed: How President Trump may get the US to 3% GDP growth

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Many scoffed at President Trump's predictions that his policies would lead to 3% GDP growth. But, according to CNBC Finance Editor Jeff Cox, recent numbers on the economy show that number may be within reach.


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http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/13gdp_growth_20170913_64.mp3




Watching a loved one struggle with addiction

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The opioid crisis continues to grow. But what is it like for the friends and family of addicts? Kerri Miller talks to Sigrid Rausing about her brother's descent into drug addiction.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/12friend_addiction_20170912_64.mp3




Political Junkie: The art of the political deal

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to Political Junkie Ken Rudin about the week in politics, including Irma and President Trump's recent deal with "Chuck and Nancy."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/12political_deal_20170912_64.mp3




Representative Tom Emmer on tax reform

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Tax reform is a top priority for Congressional Republicans this fall. U.S. Congressman Tom Emmer, who represents Minnesota's 6th District, is hopeful they'll be able to make progress.


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http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/11emmer_tax_20170911_64.mp3




Irma: the science behind the storm

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Hurricane Irma has been downgraded to a tropical storm. What's the science behind one of the biggest storms in history?


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http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/11science_irma_20170911_64.mp3




The Power of live performances part 2

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

U2 is celebrating the 30th anniversary of their album "The Joshua Tree" with a tour--and tonight they'll be in Minneapolis at US Bank Stadium. Last week we asked two huge music fans who also happen to be an English literature professor and a mayor, to rank the best performances they've ever seen. Today, we asked musicians about what makes a live show extraordinary.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/08performances_two_20170908_64.mp3




What can we expect from Congress this session?

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Congress is back in session after their August break and they have a lot on their plate: Funding emergency aid for Harvey victims, passing legislation to avoid debt default, averting government shutdown, legislating DACA and renewing funding for health insurance, among other priorities. Marketplace senior economics contributor Chris Farrell fills in for Kerri Miller and talks to two political reporters about Congress' plans and what they realistically might be able to accomplish this session.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/07congress_expectations_20170907_64.mp3




Harvey, Irma and the mounting costs of climate-enhanced weather events

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Where is Hurricane Irma headed, and how does it compare to Hurricane Harvey? And, with the economic blow that Hurricane Harvey has dealt in Texas, what are the financial and economic costs of not dealing with climate change?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/06harvey_irma_20170906_64.mp3




How should we assess the situation with North Korea?

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

North Korea has been increasingly aggressive in the last few months, launching several ballistic missile tests. Over the weekend they launched their most powerful nuclear test yet. President Trump says "talking is not the answer" when it comes to North Korea. So what options does the international community have when it comes to dealing with North Korea? MPR News host Tom Weber spoke with two Asia experts to find out.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/05assess_nkorea_20170905_64.mp3




How should we assess the situation with North Korea?

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

North Korea has been increasingly aggressive in the last few months, launching several ballistic missile tests. Over the weekend they launched their most powerful nuclear test yet. President Trump says "Talking is not the answer" when it comes to North Korea. So what options does the international community have when it comes to dealing with North Korea? MPR News host Tom Weber spoke to two Asia experts to find out.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/05assess_situation_20170905_64.mp3




Political Junkie: A jam-packed congressional schedule

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

MPR News host Tom Weber spoke to the Political Junkie, Ken Rudin about the latest headlines from Washington DC: President Trump's plans for DACA, and Congress's plans as they reconvene after a break in August.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/05junkie_schedule_20170905_64.mp3




Friday Roundtable: The power of live performances

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Rolling Stone recently declared the Band's 1971 concert one of it's top 50 of all time. Today we gathered a rather eclectic group of music-lovers to develop our own list of best performances and to talk about what makes a concert sublime and memorable. MPR News host Kerri Miller asks: What is it about one show out of the dozens or hundreds of concerts we've seen that transformed us in some way?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/01live_performances_20170901_64.mp3




Political Junkie talks Harvey

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Political Junkie Ken Rudin talks Harvey flooding and politics with MPR News host Kerri Miller.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/31junkie_harvey_20170831_64.mp3




What's wrong with flood insurance?

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Less than 20% of Harvey victims have flood insurance. Why is that?


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http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/31flood_insurance_20170831_64.mp3




How can colleges help depressed students?

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

College is a time of both freedom and daunting adjustments. Some students experience serious mental health problems during this transition. Two mental health professionals in higher education discussed the challenges students face and how colleges and parents can help.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/30depressed_students_20170830_64.mp3




What climate science says about hurricanes

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The record setting rainfall and strong winds of hurricane Harvey have raised the question of climate change's role in the event. Senior climate scientist Kevin Trenberth explained.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/29climate_hurricanes_20170829_64.mp3




The lives of those within 'The Force'

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Author Don Winslow spent time with police officers who walk the line between, "rough justice and tempered mercy."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/29the_force_20170829_64.mp3




From the Minnesota State Fair: Dr. Jon Hallberg and host Tom Crann

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Dr. Jon Hallberg is a professor of Family Medicine and Community Health and University of Minnesota. He and host Tom Crann were joined by Dr. Andrew Kiragu who is a pediatrician at the Hennepin County Medical Center. Dr. Hallberg joins us every Tuesday to talk about the art and science of medicine.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/28fair_crann_20170828_64.mp3




The consequences of rising college costs

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The cost of college tuition is rising, but how is that affecting the way graduates look for jobs, fit into the economy, and are able to innovate? MPR News host Kerri Miller led a roundtable discussion on the cost of college tuition.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/25college_cost_20170825_64.mp3