Published: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:14:13 -0600
Last Build Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:14:13 -0600Copyright: 2017, Minnesota Public Radio
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.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600Two political experts discussed what they will be paying attention to during the historic event.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600Oklahoma's Attorney General has questions about climate change and the EPA. What does that mean for our climate future?
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600President-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.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600Beth 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.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600Hennepin 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.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600Donald 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.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600Thomas 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.
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.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600Gallup 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.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600How a judge, prosecutor and defense attorney would reform the criminal justice system.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600Rex 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.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600In 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.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600Two 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.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600Women 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.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600If 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.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600The 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."
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600Political 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.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600United 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.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600Molly 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.
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600Three artists from different disciplines consider how social media shapes their creative pursuits and their public image.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600Are wind turbines and other renewable energy resources under attack? Maybe not said Harvard's Jody Freeman.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600Nicole 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.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600Would 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.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600Carrie 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.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis and host Kerri Miller talked about what drives people to see movies, is it the actors?
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600Claudia Hammond, BBC host and author of "Mind over Money," joined the show to talk all things green.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600Last 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.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600David 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.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -06002016 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.
Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600MPR 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.
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600Paul 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.
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600America 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.
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600The 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.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600MPR News host Kerri Miller chatted with Matt Keliher of Subtext Bookstore and Lisa Lucas of the National Book Foundation about 2016's best books.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600What happens if this downward trend continues? MPR News host Kerri Miller posed that question to two guests.
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600Labor 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.
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600The 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.
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600MPR 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.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600MPR Chief Meteorologist, Paul Huttner spoke to MN Department of Natural Resources State Climatologist, Pete Boulay about this year's biggest climate events
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600President-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.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600Two gift-giving experts weigh in on ethical and essential gifts for this holiday season.
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600The 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.
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600MPR 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.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600Conflicting 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.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600Two humanitarian leaders spoke about the effort to help Syrians who are struggling to leave war-torn Aleppo.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600MPR 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.
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.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600A broadcast of the eighth episode of "In the Dark," from APM Reports.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600Political Junkie Ken Rudin joined MPR News host Euan Kerr and discussed President-elect Donald Trump's weekend full of Tweets and foreign policy.
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600To 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.
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600Two children's book experts share their favorites for readers from toddlers to young adults.
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600President-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?
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600President-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.
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600VocalEssence, a Minneapolis-based choir, stopped by our studios to sing and chat with MPR News host, Tom Crann.
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600Where 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?
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600MPR News reporter Euan Kerr asked journalists in international hot spots to provide updates.
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600The 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.
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600Curator of prints Tom Rassieur shared why the Martin Luther exhibit has been so popular at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600Russia'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.
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600Our 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?
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600Political 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.
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600Sci-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.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600After a contentious and dividing election, how can the Republican Party move forward?
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600Rising sea temperatures impact the algae populations in the Arctic, which, in turn, impact large animals who feed on the algae.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600Author 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."
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600President-elect Donald Trump is sparing no time making his Cabinet nominations and they could reveal the direction of his coming presidency.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis joined MPR News host Euan Kerr in the studio to talk about favorite holiday movies.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600An on-the-ground view of international issues affecting three countries.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600Marc 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.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600Will President-elect Donald Trump nominate almost half of the Supreme Court, if given the opportunity?
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600Former 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.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600Producer Tracy Mumford discussed how Harper Lee's hometown is trying to pay homage to her.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600Fast 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.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600Since 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.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600The 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.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600Ken Rudin, the self-proclaimed Political Junkie, discussed the weekend's surprising cabinet additions and President-elect Donald Trump's meetings with foreign leaders.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600On 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.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600Why are men of "prime age" missing from the workforce? And what does it mean for the economy?
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600Marijuana sales are expected to hit $23 billion by 2020, according to USA Today. But how much do state governments make from marijuana revenue? And how should business opportunities balance with ethical objections to legalizing marijuana?
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, a poet and climate advocate from the Marshall Islands, uses her writing to educate others about the threats facing her home.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600Movie maven, Stephanie Curtis talked about the latest Robert Zemeckis movie, "Allied." She said, "this is nostalgia in the best way."
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600What does the appointment of firebrand Michael Flynn say about how president-elect Donald Trump will run national security? Two national security experts talked about national security in the Trump administration.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600British journalist Ruth Whippman moved to America and was surprised that people pursuing happiness were only more unhappy as a result.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600This year, more than 900 people have been shot and killed by police officers, according to The Guardian. How are officers trained to ensure their judgement is clear during intense situations? And has training changed in light of the recent police shootings? Two former officers joined the program to discuss the psychological training that officers undergo, and talked about how biases and other psychological factors play into policing.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600A dance critic and neuroscience professor discussed the physicality and personality it takes to live a graceful life.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600Thread producer Tracy Mumford discussed which literary families would be the best to belong to, and which ones you'd want to avoid during the holidays.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, discussed president-elect Donald Trump's accusations that millions of illegal votes were cast in November, and Jill Stein's push for a recount in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600Following the death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, we looked at the future of U.S.-Cuban relations. Will it be easier for the normalization process started under President Obama to continue in the Trump administration? Does Fidel Castro's passing change the political equation in either nation?
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600In a culture obsessed with eternal youth, Ashton Applewhite is stubbornly defiant. Applewhite--who started a blog called "Yo, Is This Ageist?"--is out with a new book that celebrates growing older, "This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism."
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600"The Mortifications" follows a family torn apart by political and personal choices. It opens in 1980, when the Mariel Boatlift offers a rural Cuban mother the chance to take her children to the U.S. northeast, leaving her husband behind.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600George Washington University's Elizabeth Saunders and NYU's Paul C. Light discussed the mechanics of government.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600Founder and CEO of Encore.org, a San Francisco based organization leading efforts in mentoring, Marc Freedman and MPR's senior economics contributor, Chris Farrell, discussed the mushrooming mentoring movement.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600Kate Schatz's "Rad Women Worldwide" highlights the stories of writers, computer programmers, astronomers and other female role models from around the world.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600Stephanie Curtis, our resident movie maven, gave a rave review of the new Amy Adams movie, "Arrival."
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600This double dose of author Nathaniel Philbrick is a rebroadcast of two conversations where he discussed his books, "Mayflower" and "Valiant Ambition."
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600New York Times media columnist Jim Rutenberg believes that Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has an obligation to crack down on the fake news that runs rampant on the site, and may have contributed to the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600Shelley DeWees, author of "Not Just Jane" talked about the many British women writers of Jane Austen's time who've had a major impact on literature.