Published: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:54:28 -0500
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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Author Mychal Denzel Smith had some interesting things to say on the invisibility of black women on a previous show. He came back, and was joined by Rhonda Vonshay Sharpe, president of the Women's Institute for Science, Equity and Race, to talk about the challenges facing black women in America.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Carl Hiaasen joined MPR New host Kerri Miller to discuss "Razor Girl" and why humor is the sometimes the best answer. Hiassen is the author of more than a dozen books, and he writes a weekly column for the Miami Herald.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Legal analyst and writer Jeffrey Toobin joined Kerri Miller at the Westminster Presbyterian Church for a conversation about his book "American Heiress," which chronicles the Patty Hearst kidnapping and everything that followed.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500There was a time when if you said the word "hepcat" or "happy cabbage" or "fly rink" people would know what you meant. Try to tell someone today that you're going to order "a pair of drawers" and they won't know you mean 2 cups of coffee. University of Minnesota's Anatoly Liberman was in studio to discuss popular slang and evolution of language.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Movie maven Stephanie Curtis was in studio to talk about the exciting films coming to theaters, and to homes, this fall.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Alexander Weinstein's first book is a collection of stories set in a not-so-distant future. "Children of the New World," much like Netflix's TV show Black Mirror, is science fiction about technology manipulating our emotional lives.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500James Patterson raised eyebrows when he announced he was releasing a book this November called "The Murder of Stephen King." It was to feature King being stalked by his own characters. That news lasted about a week before Patterson cancelled the book. We dig into this bizarre scenario.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Brown's Wendy Schiller and Vann R. Newkirk II of The Atlantic analyzed the first debate between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Andrew Schulman is a medical musician. He plays guitar for patients at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City, and he's written about his experiences in "Waking the Spirit." The book explains how he has seen music help patients manage pain and recover from illness.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500A new novel from Colombian novelist Juan Gabriel Vasquez about a political cartoonist whose life is upended by revelations about the past.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Political Junkie, Ken Rudin discussed the expectations for Hilary Clinton's and Donald Trump's first debate.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500The old guard feminists, like Gloria Steinem, accuse young feminists of gravitating toward Bernie Sanders, for example, because of cute boys. Madeleine Albright said there's a "special place in hell" for women who don't support other women. Amy Richards, of the Third Wave Foundation, and Julie Zeilinger, writer behind the Fbomb blog, asked the question: Is this type of hard rhetoric luring young women in or chasing them away to from the feminism tent?
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Monday marks the first presidential debate of the election and we invited three smart people into the studio for voter's guide to the debunking the debates. They discussed what they'll be watching for, what questions they would ask if they were the moderator and what they hope to hear, but probably won't.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Professor David Thomas joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to talk about the shootings of Terence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Author and financial consultant, Ruth Hayden answered caller questions about everything from financial advisors to managing your own funds.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Shawn Otto, co-founder and chair of Science Debate spoke with MPR News host Kerri Miller about what our presidential candidates are saying about climate change.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Author, Rosa Brooks and military expert, David Barno spoke to MPR News host Kerri Miller about the condition of the U.S. military in light of comments from presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Are remakes worth it? MPR arts reporter Euan Kerr and host Kerri Miller talk about "The Magnificent Seven" and whether or not its worth to remake a movie or in this case, remake a remake.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500This a rebroadcast of a conversation from last fall with Elizabeth Gilbert. In the eleven years since publishing her critically-acclaimed bestselling book, "Eat Pray Love," Gilbert has delved into the sources of inspiration in her life. "Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear,"comes out in paperback on Sept. 27, 2016.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500The recent revelations that Wells Fargo employees set up thousands of falsified accounts simply to meet sales goals renewed claims that the big banks are out of control. Federal prosecutors have launched an inquiry into their sales tactics, but if history repeats itself many people believe the repercussions for Wells Fargo will amount to little more than a slap on the hand. Kiplinger's editor Lisa Gerstner and financial reporters Ben Protess (New York Times) and Elizabeth Dexheimer (Bloomberg) considered if big banks are still running amok with MPR News host Kerri Miller.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500According to the New York Times, for every 10 U.S. adults, 6 vote and 4 don't. Rob Griffin and Jan Leighley explained to MPR News host Kerri Miller who is voting, who isn't, and what divides them.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Deni Bechard talked about his new novel, "Into the Sun," which is based on his experience working as a foreign correspondent, with MPR News host Kerri Miller
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500A new study claims that reading literary fiction can increase people's ability to understand others' emotions. But what about reading genre fiction?
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Mitchell Hamline School of Law professor John Radsan had this to say about radicalism in the Somali community, "the Somali community needs to recognize - and they have - this is a problem...We need to work together to minimize the number of attacks..." Mahmoud Noor, executive director of the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota spoke to MPR News host Kerri Miller about what the Minnesota Somali community is doing to help people assimilate and to combat homegrown radicalism.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to talk about Trump's response to the bombing in New Jersey, and the role of moderators in debates. Should they question the candidate's statements? Or is that the job of the opponent?
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500After a weekend filled with alarming attacks in St. Cloud, New York City and New Jersey, MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to terror and security experts, John Radsan, Bruce Hoffman, and Bill Danvers about the threat from terrorists who may merely be inspired by organized terror groups.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Elizabeth Greenwood investigates how people fake their own deaths in "Playing Dead."
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500On this Friday Rountable the guests talked about music, how people are buying it and listening to it. Joining MPR News host, Kerri Miller, was singer and songwriter Chastity Brown, Billboard-topping gospel singer, Jovonta Patton, and producer Michael Koppelman, formerly an engineer at Paisley Park.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500As global warming heats up the water in the Upper Midwest, it could begin to impact some of our most beloved fish species. Notably, Minnesota’s state fish, the walleye. MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to chief meteorologist, Paul Huttner and Gretchen Hansen, the author of a new study on the affects of climate change on certain fish in Midwestern lakes.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to author Jeff Chang who wrote "We Gon' Be Alright," a book about the re-segregation of America in the post-Civil rights era.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500New research on women in the workplace asserts both men and women ask for raises, but men are more often given raises. MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to feminist economist Heidi Hartmann and columnist Rob Walker about how to effectively ask for raises.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Are we surrounded by narcissists, or is that just our perception? Kerri Miller spoke with Kristin Dombeck about her book, "The Selfishness of Others," as well as University of Georgia Psychology Department head, Keith Campbell about narcissism.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Over twenty years ago Kathleen Hall Jamieson wrote "Beyond the Double Bind: Women and Leadership." In the book she outlines the struggle that female leaders face "being criticized for being too confident or assertive, but labeled as ineffective if they are not. She joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to discuss her book and the notable things that have "and have not changed" regarding women's roles in leadership.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Thread producer Tracy Mumford and host Kerri Miller talked about unreleased material from F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500This is a rebroadcast of MPR News host Kerri Miller's conversation with author and historian, Stacy Schiff about her latest book, "The Witches."
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500MPR News host Kerri Miller delved into what it means to be a parent in the digital age with Dr. Shefali Tsabary, and author Lenore Skenazy.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Time magazine columnist Joel Stein spoke with MPR News host Kerri Miller about his piece that asserts an inherent shortsightedness that older voters possess. Stein says that "old people aren't good at voting...[sic] choosing the least progressive outcome."
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Questions about donations to the Clinton Foundation sparked a new debate this election cycle regarding money and access in politics. MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with professor Joseph Uscinski, about his notion that money - to this point - has not shaped the political or economic landscape in this country, pointing to the large social safety nets and ubiquitous political talk of the middle class. They were also joined by journalist John Nichols.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Max Porter's debut book is two parts novel, one part poem. It tells the story of a grief-stricken family from three points of view. One of those views is from an imaginary crow who shows up on the doorstep one day. Crow tells the widowed father he'll be there until he's no longer needed.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Ken Rundin, the political junkie, joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to talk about Hillary Clinton's health and her comments about Donald Trump's supporters.
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500On this episode of the Friday Roundtable the political-savvy Pat Lopez, Briana Bierschbach, and Kathryn Pearson, contemplated the political landscape 8 weeks from Election Day. They talked about the top of the ticket, down ballot races, voter perspectives and eleventh hour issues that may bubble up with host Kerri Miller.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Annie Griffiths is one of the most celebrated photographers at National Geographic. The Minnesota native has brought interest, awareness, compassion and change to her subjects. She joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to talk about her time behind the camera.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with national security experts Amos Guoira and David Schanzer about how September 11th changed the way the United States thinks about, plans for and fights terrorism.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500MPR meteorologist Paul Huttner and host Kerri Miller spotted a New York Times story about what is called "sunny day flooding" along the coasts of the United States. Reporter Justin Gillis wrote "Flooding of Coast, Caused by Global Warming, Has Already Begun" for the New York Times and he joined them to talk about the article.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500After 27 years of mystery surrounding the 1989 abduction of 11-year old Jacob Wetterling, we now know what happened. Danny Heinrich has confessed to kidnapping and murdering Wetterling. Plea deal negotiations led to the discovery of Jacob Wetterling's remains last week. MPR News host Kerri Miller asked CBS legal editor Andrew Cohen how interrogations and plea deals come together to lead to these sorts of revelations and convictions.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Why do voters seem so angry and anxious this year? Part of the answer might have something to do with the gig economy. MPR News host Kerri Miller discussed the future of work in America with economics expert Chris Farrell and JPMorgan Chase's Fiona Greig.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Hannah Pittard's new novel is about a couple whose relationship is put under stress by a road trip.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson discusses her first book for adults in twenty years, "Another Brooklyn." It's set in 1970s New York, and follows a group of friends on the cusp of adulthood.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Campaign season is inundated with discussions on voting blocs. Participants in polls are often grouped by race, gender or generation, but how does their level of education play into who voters choose to support? Reporters Asma Khalid and Janell Ross shared their insight on voting patterns with MPR News host Kerri Miller.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Political Junkie Ken Rudin gave MPR News host Kerri Miller the rundown of what to expect over this election season on everything from swing states, Trumps debate prep, and the disadvantages of early voting. 9/6/16
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500This week we're playing you some of our favorite moments from past foodie Roundtables we recorded at the Minnesota State Fair. 9/2/16
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Cube Critics Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis spoke to Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Director, Deirdre Haj about the documentaries that define the genre. Then, they aired an interview with Fredrick Wiseman about how the James Sewell Ballet in Minneapolis is adapting his classic 1967 documentary, "Titicut Follies" into a classical ballet. 9/2/16
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500In the past decade the number of international adoptions has dropped over 70 percent. MPR News reporter Marianne Combs spoke with Susan Caughman, CEO of New Hope Media, and adoptees Steve Haruch and Liz Raleigh about the experiences of adoptive families as well the reasons behind the decline in international adoptions. 9/1/16
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500Republicans and Democrats have jeered the Trans-Pacific Partnership, calling it a job killer. Donald Trump called it "another disaster done and pushed by special interest." Hillary Clinton, once supported the TPP, but now says she opposes it. Skepticism of international trade deals grows among the electorate, but does it live up to the hype on either side? Usha Haley, professor of management at West Virginia University and Economist editor David Rennie spoke with MPR news reporter Marianne Combs about the TPP, it's past and possible future. 9/1/16
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500Dr. Jon Hallberg is a regular contributor to All Things Considered on Tuesdays. This week he joined All Things Considered host Tom Crann for a special, hour-long segment live at the Minnesota State Fair. They talked about Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses, the almost eradicated Polio, the importance of immunizations and primary care, and other health topics. Dr. Jon Hallberg is an associate professor in the department of family medicine and community health at the University of Minnesota. 8/30/16
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500In this special edition of MPR News Presents Gary Eichten spoke with Minnesota's senior senator, DFLer Amy Klobuchar, about the presidential election, the fight for control of the U.S. Senate and her top legislative priorities. 8/30/16
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500Presidential candidates have been sparring over who is the larger player in the "pay-to-play" game of influence. Does the Clinton Foundation - and Bill Clinton - pose a threat to Hillary's success at the ballot box in November? And what about Trump's business deals involving the Bank of China and Goldman Sachs. Has money's sphere of influence in the political arena gotten so large that it's casting a shadow down ballot? How will all this talk of money and influence actually affect states' candidates?
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500Nathan Hill's "The Nix" has been raking in the praise, earning comparisons to everyone from John Irving to Charles Dickens. At its core, the novel is a mother-son story, but Hill darts off in other illuminating directions, including a deep dive into video games, academic life and Norwegian mythology. 8/29/16
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500MPR News reporter Euan Kerr talks sports, recapping the Rio Olympics with NBC sports reporter and anchor Dave Schwartz. The Paralympics also begin in September 7, despite the controversy surrounding the funding and how Brazil has handled the financing of the events. Stephanie Nolen, South America Bureau Chief for The Globe and Mail, joins Euan and Dave for a look ahead to the Paralympics and a review of the 2016 Olympic Games. The Vikings also played their first game in the new US Bank Stadium on Sunday.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500MPR News reporter Euan Kerr talks sports, recapping the Rio Olympics with NBC sports reporter and anchor Dave Schwartz. The Paralympics also begin in September 7, despite the controversy surrounding the funding and how Brazil has handled the financing of the events. Stephanie Nolen, South America Bureau Chief for The Globe and Mail, joins Euan and Dave for a look ahead to the Paralympics and a review of the 2016 Olympic Games. The Vikings also played their first game in the new US Bank Stadium on Sunday. 8/29/16
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500This week on the Friday Roundtable three people who have worked on Democratic, Republican and Independent campaigns share their perspectives on this year's race. 8/19/16
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500MPR chief meteorologist Paul Huttner reviewed the storms that caused the flooding in Louisiana and Iowa and looked ahead to a potential hurricane threatening Florida. He spoke with fellow meteorologists Craig Edwards and Bob Henson as well as the mayor of South Miami, Fla., about how climate change is making it hard for South Florida to get ready for storms like this one.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500By many measures the American population is unhealthy, but our healthcare experts say it doesn't have to be that way. A physician, nutritionist and gym owner talk about how to create and sustain a healthy lifestyle. 8/26/16
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500The Minnesota State Fair offers plenty of inspiration for people looking to fix up, expand or improve the efficiency of their homes. Our State Fair Home Repair Show returned this year to offer advice to people considering projects large and small. Host Kerri Miller spoke to home repair experts John Trostle and Samantha Strong. 8/25/16
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500It's time for our State Fair Books Show! MPR host Kerri Miller spoke with Minnesota writer Carrie Mesrobian about why so many popular young adult books deal with dark topics. And we took calls from listeners and questions from our live fair audience. 8/25/16
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500The wealth gap between black and latino families and their white counterparts is growing. In fact, a new study from the Institute of Policy Studies finds that it would take over 200 years for the wealth gap to close. And that's only if white wealth stayed the same. MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with professor Michael Dawson about what's really going on behind these numbers. She also spoke with Rhonda Sharpe, of the Women's Institute for Science, Equity and Race, about what might actually work to close a gap so wide. 8/24/16
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500The final book of our Take It to the Lake series is Rumaan Alam's "Rich and Pretty." It's a debut novel set in contemporary New York that follows two friends as they move into adulthood. 8/24/16
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500MPR arts reporter Euan Kerr joined host Kerri Miller to talk about nonfiction books that become movies and in the process, parts of the story become fictionalized. 8/24/16
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500Blair Braverman's memoir about life in the Arctic and her path to sled dog racing has earned her the title of a "21st-century feminist reincarnation of Jack London." 8/23/16
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500Roald Dahl gave us some of the most beloved and strange children's books of the 20th century. The latest tribute to the author is just twisted enough to fit in one of his stories.
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500We're getting visual with our Opinion & Commentary segment this week. Editorial cartoonists get a lot of attention in presidential election years, and they have to make a lot of decisions about how to portray the candidates. Adam Zyglis, of The Buffalo News, won the Pulitzer Prize for his work in 2015. He spoke to MPR News host Kerri Miller about finding humor and wisdom in this surprising election season. 8/23/16
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500There are roughly as many Millennial voters in America as there are Baby Boomer voters. While they have potential to affect real change at the ballot box, they just don't turn out in the same numbers as older voters. Is it because they think candidates don't care about issues that matter to them, or is there something else driving their ballot box apathy? MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with professor Ange-Marie Hancock, and author David Cahn about the Millennial voting block and what their voting trends mean for candidates in the coming election. 8/23/16
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500Tom Weber spoke to Ken Rudin, The Political Junkie, about the changes at the top of Donald Trump's campaign and what it would take to turn around poor poll numbers. They also reviewed some of the key races that will determine control of the U.S. Senate. 8/22/16
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500MPR News reporter Euan Kerr was joined by experts across the globe to talk about Brexit, the economic crisis in Venezuela, and the violence in Syria and Turkey. 8/22/16
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500This week on the Friday Roundtable three people who have worked on Democratic, Republican and Independent campaigns share their perspectives on this year's race. 8/19/16
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500Yaa Gyasi's novel winds its way from eighteenth-century Ghana to modern day America, following the descendants of two half-sisters separated by history and violence.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500Are Millennials contributing to a sexless trend? Here's the thing: Fifteen percent of young adults ages 20-24 who were born in the 1990s said they had no sex partners since age 18, while just 6% of GenX'ers admitted the same when recalling the romps of their early twenties. But what about all of the news that we're in a hookup culture? And why are more young adults pushing off sex? MPR News host Kerri Miller and Lisa Wade, sociology professor at Occidental and author of "American Hookup" joined Jean Twenge, professor in the department of psychology at San Diego State and author of "Generation Me." 8/18/16
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500Residents of Shishmaref, Alaska, have apparently voted this week to relocate their coastal village of 650 people to escape the effects of climate change. Coastal erosion as a result of rising Arctic sea levels, less sea ice and melting permafrost has destroyed thousands of feet of the town, which is located on a small barrier island. The town's new location will be decided later. For Climate Cast, Kerri Miller spoke to University of Wisconsin climate scientist Stephen Vavrus about the threats facing arctic towns as a result of the changing climate. 8/18/16
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500The presidential candidates have been talking a lot about foreign policy, including how they might handle ISIS and immigration, both separately and together. Molly O'Toole, senior reporter at Foreign Policy Magazine, and Paul Pillar, Georgetown professor and formerly with the National Intelligence Council/ CIA, weighed in on the candidates' foreign policy plans, their immigration plans and how the two intersect with MPR News host Kerri Miller. 8/17/16
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500Attorney Laura Nirider joined MPR New host Kerri Miller to discuss false confessions and wrongful convictions of youth -- a population that is especially vulnerable to pressure under investigation. Rebroadcast: 8/17/16 Originally aired: 2/1/16
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500MPR News host Kerri Miller and movie maven Stephanie Curtis discuss the film "Equity." 8/17/16
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500Author Mireya Navarro joined MPR News' Kerri Miller to discuss her step dog Eddie and the power of pets to change the dynamic of a relationship. Callers let Navarro know she's not alone: People shared stories of jealous ferrets, skittish greyhounds and a cat that just could not get along with a new boyfriend. Rebroadcast: 8/17/16 Originally aired: 6/17/15
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500When we broadcast last Friday's Roundtable discussion about the show, "Disgraced", currently running at the Guthrie Theatre, Naaima Khan tweeted that an important voice was missing in the conversation -- a Muslim. Khan is on the board of the Islamic Resource Group and has been part of several post-show conversations at the Guthrie. She joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to give her own impressions of the show that is prompting so much conversation. 8/16/16
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500A recent study from Fireside Fiction showed that of more than 2,000 speculative fiction short stories published last year, less than 2 percent were by black authors.
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500Both major party conventions featured retired generals on stage. Veteran health care and military readiness are hot button issues on the campaign trail. But are these issues equally as important to the veteran voting bloc? MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to reporter Leo Shane III and CEO Paul Rieckhoff with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. 8/16/16
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500About half of the people you consider friends think your relationship is mutual, according to a new study from MIT. MPR News with Kerri Miller talked about that disconnect and how to maintain the meaningful friendships you do have with Shasta Nelson, author, and Amy Banks, psychiatrist. 8/16/16
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500Despite the vast differences between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, there were some striking similarities between the economic speeches they delivered this week. MPR News host Kerri Miller discusses both speeches with guests.
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500Mychal Denzel Smith's new book tears apart the limited cultural narratives that surround black men. Mixing personal stories with political critique, he asks: How can a young black man thrive in this country?
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500Political Junkie Ken Rudin reacts to recent reports of unrest in Trump's campaign.
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500Listen to Kerri and her producers discuss three of their favorite shows this week and hear selections of the conversations you may have missed. The production team includes Marcheta Fornoff, Tiffany Hanssen, Stephanie Curtis and Jeff Jones. 8/12/16
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500On Today's Friday Roundtable we asked three smart people to watch Disgraced at the Guthrie. It's a one-act, Pulitzer Prize winning play about a young married couple, Amir and Emily. They have a conversation full of cultural landmines-on race, religion and identity-that we ask our roundtables to navigate as well. MPR News host Kerri Miller was joined by Marcela Lorca is the Director of "Disgraced," Jose Santos, an anthropologist and professor at Metro State University, and Syl Jones, a playwright and the Resident Fellow for Narrative Medicine at HCMC. 8/12/16
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500Parents of young people know that their lives are as scheduled and busy as adults' are, sometimes more. Sandwiching in four chapters between soccer practice and homework may be unrealistic or even feel like drudgery. What gets middle grade and YA readers to crack open a book? And what if they're really not readers to begin with? MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with YA author and creative writing professor Geoff Herbach and author-librarian Dhonielle Clayton about motivating young people to read. 8/11/16
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500Coral Davenport, writer with the New York Times, joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to discuss what the candidates are saying about climate change. 8/11/16
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500On Monday, Donald Trump unveiled his economic plan in Detroit. Pieces of the plan stick closely with what Congressional GOP leaders like Paul Ryan have been advocating for, while others strike more of a chord with Democrats (such as paid child care). Is Trump moving to the center and hoping to appeal to voters on both sides of the aisle or is he, as some content, setting up the U.S. economy for a recession like none other? MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with president of the American Action Forum, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, and senior Atlantic writer Gillian B. White about the ins and outs of Trump's economic plan and its implications for voters and the global economy.
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500Donald Trump has said that the general election will likely be "rigged." Bernie supporters long complained that the Democratic primary election was rigged, a notion that gained credibility with the leaking of the DNC emails and the departure of DNC chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz. But what does calling an election rigged really mean? What does it signal to voters? MPR News host Kerri Miller asked Robert Smith, professor of political science at San Francisco State University, and former Mitt Romney strategist Stuart Stevens about the notion that our elections are rigged and what that means for voter turnout and voter confidence. 8/10/16