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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: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 03:18:43 -0500

Last Build Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 03:18:43 -0500

Copyright: 2017, Minnesota Public Radio
 



America's longest war continues

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

America's involvement in Afghanistan is nearing the 16 year mark--a count which will continue to grow for the foreseeable future. Duke University's David Schanzer discussed what it means to stay in Afghanistan.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/22longest_war_20170822_64.mp3




Pop culture's mixed messages to women

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Movies are often not made by or for women. Those that claim to be for female audiences are often limited their casting to white, young women. Charina Chocano is the author of "You Play the Girl," a collection of essays that reflects on popular culture's portrayal of women.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/22mixed_messages_20170822_64.mp3




Political Junkie: Bannon is out, but is his influence over?

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Stephen Bannon was ousted from his post as chief strategist for President Trump on Friday. But is his work in Washington over? Ken Rudin, host of the Political Junkie podcast, speaks with MPR News Host Kerri Miller about the power and influence of Bannon.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/21junkie_bannon_20170821_64.mp3




Being more than a bystander

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

With images of the violence in Charlottesville fresh in their minds, Boston law enforcement exercised tight control on demonstrators Saturday as white nationalists and counter-protesters gathered on the city's Commons. There were also anti-nationalist demonstrations in places like Dallas, Hot Springs, Arkansas and Portland, Oregon. MPR News Host Kerri Miller asks two experts how average citizens can be more than bystanders.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/21marches_bystander_20170821_64.mp3




Women business leaders

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The number of female CEOs leading Fortune 500 companies may be at an all time high, but, the number is still pretty low. MPR News Host Kerri Miller spoke with two women who did become CEOs and another who recruited executives.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/18women_business_20170818_64.mp3




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

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Author Dina Nayeri left Iran when she was ten years old. In a discussion sparked by her new book, "Refuge," listeners called in to share their own stories of immigration, belonging and fear.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/17immigrant_uncertainty_20170817_64.mp3




How the books you read growing up still matter

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Author Ann Hood absolutely devoured books as a child, and many still stick with her today. Her new books explores the lingering power of a childhood filled with books.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/16books_matter_20170816_64.mp3




Political Junkie talks Charlottesville

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Ken Rudin, host of The Political Junkie Podcast runs down the week in politics. This discuss turned to the President's reaction to white nationalists marching in Charlottesville over the weekend and rising racial tensions in the country.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/16junkie_charlottesville_20170816_64.mp3




Documenting the Ferguson protests

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

MPR News reporter Euan Kerr interviewed the director of the documentary film "Whose Streets?" which chronicles the protests in Ferguson, MO following the police killing of Michael Brown.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/15whose_streets_20170815_64.mp3




North Korea and President Trump's "fire and fury"

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

After President Trump threatened North Korea with "fire and fury," where do the two countries stand?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/15northkorea_fire_20170815_64.mp3




Charlottesville and the legacy of slavery

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Events in Charlottesville, Virginia prompt discussion about where civil war era monuments, the job and housing discrimination and the criminal justice system fit into this idea of the legacy of slavery and segregation.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/14charlottesville_slavery_20170814_64.mp3




Friday Roundtable: How to have a fruitful conversation about infertility

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Infertility is something many people struggle with but few talk about. So where is the science and medicine on assisted reproduction? And how are support systems for those who are struggling with having biological children? MPR's Kerri Miller hosts a roundtable on infertility


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/11conversation_infertility_20170811_64.mp3




Tough questions about MPR's editorial decisions

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The summer media series drew to a close with newsroom executive director Nancy Cassutt. She joined the program and discussed how decisions are made in the MPR Newsroom.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/10questions_mpr_20170810_64.mp3




The importance of names, ancestry and legacy

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Poet Camille Dungy joined Kerri to discuss her new book of non-fiction, "Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/09importance_names_20170809_64.mp3




The dilemma for those who take legal prescription drugs

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

There has been much coverage of the growing opioid epidemic in the U.S. But if legislators and health care providers move to crack down on addiction, how will that affect people who legitimately need and have come to rely on prescription drugs to treat their chronic illnesses? MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to a Minnesota resident for another perspective on prescription drugs.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/09legal_prescription_20170809_64.mp3




The influence of conservative media

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

We all know there are both conservative and liberal branches of the media. But how is conservative media influencing and being influenced by politics? And how has conservative media changed since the rise of Donald Trump? MPR News host talks to LA Times editor Jackie Calmes and senior editor at The Federalist, David Harsanyi about the world of conservative media.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/08conservative_media_20170808_64.mp3




Op-Ed: What President Trump is accomplishing

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

There has been much media coverage of the chaos in the White House, but President Donald Trump has been making progress on a number of his priorities involving environmental rules, regulation and the justice system. MPR News host Kerri Miller talks to The Atlantic's David Frum about the President's accomplishments thus far.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/08trump_accomplishments_20170808_64.mp3




Why are prescriptions so expensive?

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

One of the many factors contributing to the rise in health care costs is the price of prescription drugs. Why are drugs in the U.S. so expensive compared to other countries? Can anything be done to lower costs? MPR News host Kerri Miller talks to two experts about drug prices in the United States.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/07expensive_prescriptions_20170807_64.mp3




Political Junkie: Presidential approval rating hits a new low

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Host of the Political Junkie podcast, Ken Rudin, guides MPR News Host Kerri Miller through another look at the days ahead and the week behind us in Washington. According to a new Quinnipiac poll President Trump's approval rating reached a record low of 33 percent. What are President Trump and his team doing to turn that number around?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/07low_approval_20170807_64.mp3




Books on the big screen

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

MPR News host Kerri Miller holds a roundtable discussion on favorite books that make it to the big screen.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/04books_screen_20170804_64.mp3




What you need to know about voter fraud

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

President Donald Trump claimed that millions of illegally cast votes were the reason he lost the popular vote in 2016. He has since established a commission on voter fraud to investigate the problem of illegal voting. How big of a problem is voter fraud? Who else has already investigated this issue and what have they found? MPR News host Kerri Miller talks to The Atlantic's Vann Newkirk and Loyola Law School's Justin Levitt about what we know about voter fraud and what President Trump's commission is doing.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/03voter_fraud_20170803_64.mp3




How to make criminal justice more restorative

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

MPR News host Kerri Miller talks to author Baz Dreisinger about how to make the U.S. criminal justice system more restorative.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/02restorative_justice_20170802_64.mp3




How the opioid crisis is affecting infants

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Jaqueline Ann Dionne - Minnesota Department of Health's Director of American Indian Health and Jeff Schiff - Medical Director for the Minnesota Department of Human Services discussed Minnesota programs aimed at helping opioid-addicted infants.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/01infants_opioid_20170801_64.mp3




A demagogue, a massacre and the 'Road to Jonestown'

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Jeff Guinn's new book details the life, ministry and followers of Jim Jones that led to the massacre of over 900 in Guyana nearly 40 years ago.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/01massacre_jonestown_20170801_64.mp3




Life as a trucker

Mon, 31 Jul 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/2017/07/31truckermiller_20170731_64.mp3




The Political Junkie

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Political Junkie Ken Rudin and MPR News host Tom Weber discuss White House shake ups and health care legislation.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/07/31junkie_whitehouse_20170731_64.mp3




Where we stand on health care politics

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Republican efforts to repeal and replace the ACA have so far failed. So what's next for the U.S. health care system?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/07/31healthcare_politics_20170731_64.mp3




The healthcare discussion we're not having

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

This week on the Friday Roundtable we wanted to talk about the policy of healthcare with as little politicking as possible. We asked three physicians and one health policy wonk to share their ideas on practical ways to improve the American health care system.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/07/28healthcare_discussion_20170728_64.mp3




What you need to know about Russia

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

They're not a friend. Fianna Strategies' Molly McKew and The Atlantic's Julia Ioffe told us why and shared the latest on investigations and sanctions.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/07/27know_russia_20170727_64.mp3




The latest on health care politics

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Jennifer Haberkorn of Politico discussed the latest vote to debate the Affordable Care Act, why the repeal vote failed and which Senators to watch going forward.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/07/26health_politics_20170726_64.mp3




Op-ed: What Trump gets right about the Middle East

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

MPR News host Kerri Miller talks to Steven A. Cook from the Council on Foreign Relations about his article, "What Trump Gets Right About the Middle East"


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/07/25trump_middleeast_20170725_64.mp3




How to be Muslim

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

MPR News host Kerri Miller talks to author Haroon Moghul about his new memoir, "How to be Muslim: An American Story."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/07/25haroon_moghul_20170725_64.mp3




How much are we willing to pay for healthcare?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

As Republicans struggle to reform healthcare, how much are we willing to pay for our own care? Premiums, deductibles, co-pays, prescriptions - they're all getting more expensive. MPR News host Kerri Miller talked cost-sharing with two guests: Elizabeth Bradley, president of Vassar College and University of Minnesota School of Medicine assistant professor, Renee Crichlow.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/07/24healthcare_pay_20170724_64.mp3




What do Castile, Clark, Damond shootings say about who we are as Minnesotans?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

MPR News host Kerri Miller took calls and answered questions about policing in Minneapolis in this special statewide call-in program. She was joined by city officials and policing experts to talk about the latest in the investigation into the shooting of Justine Ruszczyk.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/07/24shootings_mn_20170724_64.mp3




Political Junkie talks Spicer, Kushner and healthcare

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Ken Rudin, host of the Political Junkie podcast, joins host Kerri Miller every Monday to chat about the week's political news.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/07/24junkie_spicer_20170724_64.mp3




What you don't understand about terrorism

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

It's been almost 16 years since the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. How has terrorism changed since then? MPR News host Kerri Miller talks to former FBI special agent Ali Soufan about his new book, "Anatomy of Terror."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/07/20anatomy_terror_20170720_64.mp3




What is the future of health care reform?

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Republicans don't have enough votes to pass a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare and President Trump says he's going to let Obamacare fail. So what does that mean for the future of healthcare reform?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/07/19health_care_bill_20170719_128.mp3
















Political Junkie: Health care vote delayed again

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Senator Mitch McConnell announced that the health care vote will be delayed until Senator McCain's health improves. But would his attendance guarantee a yes vote? MPR News Host Kerri Miller and Ken Rudin, host of The Political Junkie Podcast, discuss.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/07/17healthcare_delay_20170717_64.mp3




What you need to know about single payer health plans

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

As Republicans are trying to pass a health care bill through the Senate, talk of repealing Obamacare has revived discussion around single payer. What is it? And why isn't it the end-all-be-all some Democrats think? MPR News host Kerri Miller speaks with author of "Health Care Choices," Dr. Archelle Georgiou, and Gerald Kominski, Director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, about single payer healthcare systems.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/07/17single_payer_20170717_64.mp3










How to assess a journalist's use of anonymous sources

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

President Trump and his administration have complained about leakers, and condemned the use of anonymous sources. President Obama prosecuted suspected leakers. But what has the use of anonymous sources in journalism traditionally been? Host Kerri Miller spoke to Dana Priest of the Washington Post, Barton Gellman, a journalist and fellow at the Century Foundation and Mei-Ling Hopgood, an associate professor of Journalism at the Medill School at Northwestern.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/07/12anonymous_sources_20170712_64.mp3




The Thread book hour with Dani Shapiro and Jeff VanderMeer

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Memoirist Dani Shapiro spoke to host Kerri Miller about her latest, "Hourglass," and the fragile strength of marriage. VanderMeer discussed his influences for his sci-fi hit, "Borne."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/07/12shapiro_vandermeer_20170712_64.mp3




Op-Ed: Is Europe really worried about Russia?

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Op-ed: Europe's defense spending shows it's not worried about Russia


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/07/11europe_nato_20170711_64.mp3




How to fall in love

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

"How to Fall in Love with Anyone" columnist, Mandy Len Catron talks about her new book.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/07/11fall_love_20170711_64.mp3










Friday Roundtable: What if community college was free?

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

A conversation about the price and value of community college with Brian Rosenberg, Macalaster College president, Tim Wynes, president of Inver Hills Community College and Antoinette Flores, senior policy analyst at the Center for American Progress.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/07/07friday_college_20170707_64.mp3




Policing and communities of color

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

On the one year anniversary of Philando Castile's death a former prosecutor and police officer discussed what it means that so many Americans are failed by, and deeply distrust, our criminal justice system. And why equitable justice is essential for everyone.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/07/06policing_color_20170706_64.mp3




Is the media biased?

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

President Trump and his staff have spent a lot of time the last few months complaining about bias in the media and fake news. But what's the difference between bias in the news and fake news? What causes bias and, if the media is biased, how can they become more objective?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/07/05media_bias_20170705_64.mp3




Political Junkie: Health care vote delayed, fight with media continues

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Today the Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, lends us his wit and wisdom on the delayed healthcare bill and Trump's tirade against CNN. He spoke with MPR News host Tom Weber from New York.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/07/03junkie_healthcare_20170703_64.mp3




Manal al-Sharif is driving attention to women's rights in Saudi Arabia

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Technically speaking, it's not illegal for women to drive in Saudi Arabia. There is no mention of sex or gender in the Saudi driving code. However, Manal al-Sharif was still arrested for doing just that. Al-Sharif wrote about her experience in her new book "Daring to Drive." She spoke with MPR News producer Marcheta Fornoff from New York.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/07/03driving_saudi_20170703_64.mp3




The making of a great chef

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

MPR News host Kerri Miller talks to author of "Give a Girl a Knife," Amy Thielen, the co-owner of Pimento Jamaican Kitchen, Tomme Beevas, and Ann Kim, the owner of Pizzeria Lola and Young Joni, about how a chef's memories and imagination influence the food they make.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/06/30chef_roundtable_20170630_64.mp3




What's happening in Syria?

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The war in Syria has been ongoing for six years and counting. MPR News host Tom Weber talks to some experts to figure out what is happening now.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/06/29syria_update_20170629_64.mp3







What's the future of President Trump's travel ban?

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in October on whether the president's travel ban will stand. Trump issued an executive order in March that suspended the U.S. refugee program for 4 months, and restricted travel from 6 majority-Muslim countries. The ban has been on hold in the interim because two federal appellate courts blocked it. Monday--the Court permitted part of the travel ban to be implemented and blocked another part of it. Two experts discussed what the Court said and what it's decision to hear the case means.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/06/27future_travel_20170627_64.mp3




The Thread book hour: Authors find unique inspiration in Minnesota

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Lesley Nneka Arimah's distance from her family allowed her to "open up." Neil Gaiman was educated in deadly winter nights.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/06/26thread_arimah_20170626_64.mp3




Political Junkie talks health care

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

MPR News Host Kerri Miller runs down the week in politics with Ken Rudin, host of The Political Junkie Podcast. This week they discuss healthcare and the future of the Democratic and Republican parties.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/06/26political_junkie_talks_health_care_20170626_128.mp3




Why don't women run for political office?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Women are politically motivated and they win elections as often as men. But in the U.S. they are far less likely to run for political office. Why is that? And what will it take to get more women to run?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/06/26why_women_dont_run_for_political_office_20170626_128.mp3




Friday Roundtable: Should we geo-engineer the atmosphere to fix climate change?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

How far should we go to 'fix' climate change? Should we attempt to alter the atmosphere? MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to three experts about climate change during the Friday Roundtable.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/06/23climate_fix_20170623_64.mp3




Is Trump putting America back to work?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

President Donald Trump prioritized American jobs in the first month of his presidency, so what's his administration done to bring back manufacturing, re-shore companies, and put Americans back to work? Economics experts Gordon Gray and Lisa Cook discussed.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/06/22trump_work_20170622_64.mp3




How are Republicans repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with healthcare policy experts to try and figure out what's in the Senate healthcare bill that few people have seen. She was joined by Dr. Kavita Patel, fellow at the Brookings Institute, and Leighton Ku, director of the George Washington Milken Institute of Public Health.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/06/21gop_repeal_20170621_64.mp3




The political junkie reflects on healthcare and the special election

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

MPR News Host Kerri Miller discussed the week in politics with Ken Rudin, host of The Political Junkie Podcast.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/06/21healthcare_election_20170621_64.mp3




Is there still bipartisan support for criminal justice reform?

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Earlier this month, the Senate Judiciary committee confirmed that they're working on a bill to increase the mandatory sentencing for the possession and sale of opioids. This marks a sharp left turn from the bipartisan coalition for criminal justice reform under the Obama administration. MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to two experts about Attorney General Session's proposed changes and how people on both sides of the aisle are responding.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/06/20bipartisan_justice_20170620_64.mp3




Op-Ed: 'Mueller should recuse himself'

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Special counsel Robert Mueller should recuse himself from the Russia investigation, says Georgetown University Law Center professor William G. Otis. Why? Because Mueller is too close to former FBI Director James Comey and may be biased. MPR News host Kerri Miller talks to Otis about his recent op-ed published in USA Today.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/06/20mueller_recuse_20170620_64.mp3




How to talk to someone who disagrees with you on politics

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Political tensions are sky-high in the U.S. and it's difficult to have meaningful discussions about politics that don't devolve into arguments. MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke Bill Doherty, a professor of Family Social Science, who has been experimenting with ways to foster dialogue with members of opposing political tribes.


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http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/06/19disagree_politics_20170619_64.mp3




Communication better health

Fri, 16 Jun 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.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/06/16better_health_20170616_64.mp3




What's happening in the jury room?

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Juries are deliberating over two high profile court cases this week: the sexual assault trial of Bill Cosby, and the trial of police officer Jeronimo Yanez for the killing of Philando Castile. So what exactly goes on inside a jury room? What does the decision-making process look like? What happens if there's a hung jury? MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to Susan Gaertner for insight into the mysteries of the deliberation room.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/06/15jury_room_20170615_64.mp3




Paula Poundstone and 'The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness'

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The comedian and author shared field-notes from several years of experiments on happiness.


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http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/06/15poundstone_study_20170615_64.mp3




Why most of your ideas about aliens are probably wrong

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Hollywood, conspiracy theorists and fiction writers have all had their take on aliens and extra-terrestrial life. But what is the latest science on the quest for life off planet earth? MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to Jim Al-Khalili, the editor of "Aliens: the World's Leading Scientists on the Search for Extraterrestrial Life."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/06/14alien_ideas_20170614_64.mp3




Op-ed: 'Terror and the Teddy Bear Society'

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Op-Ed columnist Theodore Dalrymple, who argued British society is making too many concessions to extremists within the Islamic faith.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/06/13oped_teddy_20170613_64.mp3




Questions on credibility and ethics in Washington

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee today. Two experts helped demystify the hearing process, discussed what's happening today, what actions come next and what are the rules around government ethics.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/06/13questions_credibility_20170613_64.mp3




Political Junkie talks ethics, tweets and testimonies

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Political Junkie Ken Rudin joined host Kerri Miller for their weekly conversation about the week's political news.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/06/12junkie_testimonies_20170612_64.mp3




What's next in D.C. politics?

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

June 2017 has been full of dramatic political moments: the testimony of fired FBI director James Comey, ongoing investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a surprising national vote in Great Britain. So what's the political fallout from these events? MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to Brown University professor of political science, Wendy Schiller and Howard University politics professor, Michael Fauntroy.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/06/12dc_politics_20170612_64.mp3




How vulnerable are U.S. elections to hacking?

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

According to a top secret NSA report published by The Intercept on Monday--Russia's military intelligence agency launched an attack before Election Day 2016 on a U.S. company that provides voting services and systems. What does this mean for the future security of U.S. elections? MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to Nicholas Weaver, a lecturer at UC Berkley and researcher at the International Computer Science Institute for more information on cyber security and hacking the American vote.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/06/07vulnerable_elections_20170607_64.mp3




'American War' and empathy

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

"American War" is the first novel by award-winning journalist Omar El Akkad. It's set in an America that has been plunged into a second Civil War.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/06/07american_war_20170607_64.mp3




ISIS and modern terrorism

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The United Kingdom has had three terror attacks in as many months. And now British Prime Minister Teresa May is calling for an increase in digital policing. But how are modern-day terrorists using the internet, and what can be done to police them online? Graeme Wood, author of "The Way of Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State" and Charlie Winter, senior research fellow on homegrown radicalism, internet, and terrorism joined the program.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/06/06modern_terrorism_20170606_64.mp3




Political Junkie talks about London, Paris and Comey hearing

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

MPR News host Kerri Miller is joined by Ken Rudin, host of the Political Junkie podcast, each Monday to talk politics.


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http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/06/05junkie_comey_20170605_64.mp3




Context on Russia ahead of Comey testimony

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Michael Flynn, Jared Kushner, James Comey. The investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election continues to grow. But what should we be paying attention to? MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to foreign policy advisor and Russia expert, Molly McKew for the latest on the Russia investigations.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/06/05context_russia_20170605_64.mp3




What we can learn from 'Scaffold' and similar controversies

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Are major historical landmarks in Minnesota properly representing Native American history? Three guests joined the program to discuss with guest host Marianne Combs.


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http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/06/05learn_scaffold_20170605_64.mp3




Friday Roundtable on America's place abroad

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The afterglow of President Trump's first overseas trip--generally thought to be successful--didn't last long when he returned to the crisis enveloping his son-in-law Jared Kushner and his contacts with Russia. MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to three experts on the state of international affairs.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/06/02roundtable_abroad_20170602_64.mp3




Doctor-patient communication

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Danielle Ofri is the author of " What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear," a new guide on bridging the gulf between people and their care providers. She joined the program to talk about bridging the gulf between people and their care providers.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/06/01doctor_communication_20170601_64.mp3




What literary road trip should you take this summer?

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

For the beginning of our literary road trip series, Tracy Mumford stops by to talk about the ultimate Laura Ingalls Wilder trail.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/06/01literary_roadtrip_20170601_64.mp3




Will the U.S. pull out of the Paris Climate agreement?

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Richard Alley, professor at Penn State University's Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to discuss the importance of President Trump's announcement on the Paris agreement.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/06/01climate_agreement_20170601_64.mp3




Answering your questions about the FBI

Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Host Tom Weber discussed what we should expect from the new director of the FBI, whoever that may be. He was joined by two former agents, Lauren Anderson and Ron Hosko.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/30questions_fbi_20170530_64.mp3




Political Junkie: How are the international affairs after Trumps first trip abroad as President?

Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

President Trump has returned from his first trip abroad since the election. He was greeted with a new revelation concerning his son-in-law's communications with Russia and the resignation of a White House communications director.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/30junkie_international_20170530_64.mp3




What it means to be an American: Rosanne Cash

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Singer, songwriter Rosanne Cash on what it means to be an American. First in a series. This is a rebroadcast.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/24cash_rebroadcast_20170524_64.mp3




Op-ed: 'Removing Trump won't solve America's crisis'

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Every week we interview a conservative voice on a current topic. This week MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to Robert Merry - political editor of "The National Interest" - who recently wrote a piece for The American Conservative titled, "Removing Trump Won't Solve America's Crisis."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/23oped_trump_20170523_64.mp3




A look at the power dynamics of marriage in 'The Unmade Bed'

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Stephen Marche and Sarah Fulford joined us to discuss "The Unmade Bed," a new book about modern marriage. This is a rebroadcast.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/05/23unmade_reply_20170523_64.mp3