Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:07:11 -0500
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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500MPR News Host Kerri Miller spoke to Ken Rudin, host of The Political Junkie Podcast. They talked about President Trump's relationship with GOP members of the House who are saying they won't vote for the American Health Care Act, and other political news from this week.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500Voting is expected in the House today on the American Health Care Act. The Republican proposal to replace President Obama's Affordable Care Act has been harshly criticized by doctors, nurses, Democrats and a contingent of Republicans. NPR's Alison Kodjak and Leighton Ku of George Washington University discussed the bill and the it's potential economic impact.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500A new book looks at how often authors use certain words, and what we can glean from that. Take J.R.R. Tolkien for example: Big fan of the word "suddenly."
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500The House is poised to vote on the American Health Care Act today. However, some members of the Republican party are taking a step back from the President's bill, casting widespread speculation about its fate. What would defeat mean for Speaker Ryan, President Trump and others who were banking on a quick repeal and replacement of the ACA for political gain? MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with Politico's Adam Cancryn and Dave Daley who is the former editor at Salon.com.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500It seems strange, but learning how to let go of money can also help you save it. Ross Levin, founder of Accredited Investors, shared his secrets with economics correspondent Chris Farrell.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500Journalist, novelist and former Marine Elliot Ackerman writes about the conflict in Syria with stories about the internal conflicts, deception and emotional ambivalence that permeates the lives of those surrounded by violence.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor discussed Canada's thriving refugee sponsorship program in a country where the "government can barely keep up with the demand to welcome refugees." She was interviewed by MPR's Elizabeth Shockman.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500The political landscape is heating up, how will this impact the hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch? A political reporter and a political professor weigh in.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500The GOP is working furiously to pass a health care bill before Easter break, but what if they can't? Political Junkie Ken Rudin weighs in on the consequences of a divided Republican House and Senate.
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600Three health care professional discussed key issues facing patients, doctors and insurers today.
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600Susan Del Percio is a Republican strategist and she joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to go over what Trump is doing well and what his supporters--and even detractors--should be happy about.
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with two experts about the future of the legalize movement.
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600The women's health organization might take a financial hit of the GOP plan goes into effect. Sarah Stoesz of Planned Parenthood spoke with MPR News host Kerri Miller.
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600According to the Department of Justice, more than half a million inmates are released from prison each year. What happens next?
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600Two transportation experts tackle Trump's transportation proposal.
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies said the travel bans aren't about politics. They're about proper vetting.
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600Some authors are hiring "sensitivity readers" to check their manuscripts for authenticity and potentially offensive content. These readers specialize in topics like transgender issues, topics of race and religion, and content about living with disabilities. While some think the trend is an important step in diversifying representation in literature, others are concerned about cultural appropriation.
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600Political Junkie Ken Rudin was joined by two specials guests, Mollie Hemingway, senior editor at The Federalist, and Vann Newkirk, politics and policy reporter for The Atlantic, to talk about the agenda President Trump laid out for Congress earlier this month and how tweets about potential wiretapping might distract from that.
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600Journalists Mollie Hemingway and Vann Newkirk discussed what duties news organizations have when covering presidential administrations and if Trump is getting a fair shake.
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with Dr. Leslie Walker, chief of the division of adolescent Medicine at Seattle Children's Hospital, and Al Vernacchio, sex educator at Friends' Central, a private school near Philadelphia, about the state of sex education across the country.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600Trump addressed Congress Tuesday night and emphasized the need to invest in the military and other programs. What do Trump's budget proposals mean? An economist joined the program to discuss.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Ruth Whippman hails from the U.K. -- and she was not prepared for all the happiness talk she hit when she moved to California. Whippman's new book, "America the Anxious," argues that the incessant chase and unrealistic expectations around happiness are in fact "creating a nation of nervous wrecks." Whippman spoke to MPR News host Kerri Miller. This is a rebroadcast.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Between 1980 and 2014, the number of incarcerated women rose more than 700 percent. This staggering statistic comes from The Sentencing Project, a D.C.-based research and advocacy center. What's behind the drastic increase? Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, an assistant professor in Temple University's criminal justice department, and Valena Beety, an associate professor of law at West Virginia University, joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to discuss the factors behind the numbers. This is a rebroadcast.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Political Junkie Ken Rudin looked to the future this week. The Democrats have some work to do if they want to be successful in 2020 elections
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Marc Myers, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, has compiled 45 milestone songs in his new book "Anatomy of the Song." For each single, he's compiled an oral history with the behind-the-scenes story of how the song was written and produced. Myers joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to talk about pulling back the curtain on music production. This is a rebroadcast.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Dan Ariely's new book "Payoff: The Hidden Logic that Shakes Our Motivations" looks at what motivators work when -- and why. He joined MPR News host Kerri Miller. This is a rebroadcast.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Memos from the White House reveal that Trump will be more aggressive with deportation, but may leave some Obama-era policies in place. William Stock, current President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, described the content of those memos and the impact they will have on immigration policy moving forward.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600In 2015, Kate Schatz climbed the best-seller list with her children's book, "Rad American Women." The collection shined a spotlight on American women who don't always make the history books. Now, Schatz is back with a global view. "Rad Women Worldwide" profiles 40 women -- artists, athletes, pirates, punks and revolutionaries -- dating from ancient Greece to modern day. Schatz spoke to host Kerri Miller about her latest book back in November of 2016. This is a rebroadcast of that conversation.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600President Trump promised to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act simultaneously, but we haven't seen anything from Republican lawmakers. Political Junkie Ken Rudin discussed that and other political news with MPR News host Kerri Miller.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600After a federal appeals court put his executive action on hold, the President says he'll be issuing another. Dean of the University of California Kevin Johnson discussed what we might expect from Trump's new travel ban.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Independent bookstores around the country have seen their bestseller lists shift dramatically since the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Two historians tackle that question with MPR News host Kerri Miller.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600It's Oscar season and Cube Critics Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis were in studio to discuss this year's nominees and which of them we should be watching.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Two political experts talk about the barrage of news coming out of the White House and the reactions from members of congress from both sides of the aisle.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600One month into Trump's tenure and his foreign policy leadership appears to be contradictory and often controversial. Two guests discussed.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Chuck Collins was born with an advantage. He recognized it and decided to use it to help others.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Mary Curtin, University of Minnesota diplomat in residence, joined host Marianne Combs to talk about the shake-up.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Political Junkie Ken Rudin talked about U.S. relations with Japan, China, and, you guessed it, Russia.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Lisa Servon argues that America's credit and banking institutions are broken. Her new book "The Unbanking of America" is about the Americans who live paycheck to paycheck and how banks as she writes "don't work for them."
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600MPR News chief meteorologist Paul Huttner spoke to guests about the growth of clean energy jobs and what it means for the climate and our economy.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600MPR News host Marianne Combs discussed the split between feminists with conservative and liberal values with Mary FioRito of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and Gina Messina, professor of religious studies at Ursuline College.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Trump is calling for relief from business regulations. Some are concerned it will lead to the next financial crisis. How do we find common ground to ensure our economy is productive, and protected? Two business insiders joined MPR's economics commentator Chris Farrell to discuss.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Ken Rudin joined MPR's Chris Farrell to talk about Trump's whirlwind second week as President.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600By signing an executive order, President Trump has created confusion for many so-called "sanctuary cities" regarding their roles in enforcing federal immigration laws. MPR News host Marianne Combs spoke with Cesar Cuauhtemoc Garcia Hernandez, assistant professor University of Denver Sturm College of Law and Phil Torrey, supervising attorney for the Harvard Immigration Project, about the confusion and the potential outcome for families, neighborhoods, communities and their safety.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600And are younger women interested in it? Three female leaders discuss.
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Two immigration law experts discussed how many travelers were impacted by President Trump's executive order.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Michael Hurley, former CIA officer and national security expert and Sharon Burke, senior international security adviser at the New America foundation talked about the impact of the executive actions on our national security.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600President Donald Trump introduced Neil Gorsuch as his nominee for the Supreme Court. He has been described as eerily similar to former Justice Antonin Scalia by SCOTUSblog. Two experts discussed what to expect from this potential addition to the court.
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600President Donald Trump's nominee could change the landscape of the Supreme Court far beyond his presidency. Two experts weigh in on what, and who, we can expect.
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600Sales of "1984" and other dystopic novels have skyrocketed lately, partially in response to the circulation of "alternative facts."
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600Political Junkie Ken Rudin discussed the chaotic weekend that was sparked by President Donald Trump's most recent executive order on immigration.
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600This program featured a conversation about President Donald Trump's immigration ban, Congress's struggle to replace the Affordable Care Act, and more with a former speech writer for George H.W. Bush, Mary Kate Cary, and political professor Christian Greer.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600Three guests discussed how President Donald Trump's first week in office might hold clues to his future policy priorities.
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600President Trump has placed his focus on making America the best. What does that look like at a policy level? Two foreign policy experts discuss.
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600It seems inevitable that a repeal will take place, but what impact will that have on the millions of Americans who are covered by the Affordable Care Act?
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600What does this wall mean for immigration from Mexico and other countries? The director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies explains.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600Today on MPR News with Kerri Miller we continued our series on criminal justice with a conversation about what justice looks like in the Native American community.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600It was just announced that George Saunders's audio book for "Lincoln in the Bardo" will have a 166-person cast. As the audiobook industry grows, thanks to more people with mobile devices, how is the industry changing?
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 -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.
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.
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 -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.
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 -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 -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.
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 -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 -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 -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 -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 -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 -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 -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.
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 -0600Are wind turbines and other renewable energy resources under attack? Maybe not said Harvard's Jody Freeman.
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 -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 -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 -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.
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.
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.