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Preview: MPR: Midmorning Podcast (Hour 2) with Kerri Miller

MPR News with Kerri Miller



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



Published: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:02:45 -0600

Last Build Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:02:45 -0600

Copyright: 2017, Minnesota Public Radio
 



The best children's books of 2017

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Looking for a gift for your young reader? We've got you covered. Local children's book experts Lisa Von Drasek and Holly Weinkauf joined MPR News senior producer Stephanie Curtis for a round up of the very best children's books of 2017, and listeners called in to share what books are on their children's lists this year.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/12/15childrens_books2017_20171215_64.mp3




Protecting the elderly in nursing homes

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600

How do we prevent abuse in health care facilities? MPR News Stephanie Curtis, filling in for Host Kerri Miller, facilitated a conversation on elderly rights.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/12/14elderly_rights_20171214_64.mp3




How totalitarianism reclaimed Russia

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Journalist and author Masha Gessen talked to MPR guest host Stephanie Curtis about her new book, "The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia." They took a deep look at the Russian mindset and the generational trauma that defines Russian politics and culture today.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/12/13reclaimed_russia_20171213_64.mp3




How voting laws could influence Alabama's Senate election

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600

The Atlantic's Vann R. Newkirk II says Alabama has a history of voter suppression, which will make it difficult for the Democratic candidate to get the black voters he needs.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/12/12laws_alabama_20171212_64.mp3




What the tax overhaul could mean for Minnesotans

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Two guests talk about the merging of the Senate and House versions of the Republican tax overhaul.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/12/12mntax_overhaul_20171212_64.mp3




Political Junkie: How much does 'moral authority' matter to voters?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Ken Rudin joined host Kerri Miller to chat about the week's political news which included U.S. Senator Al Franken (MN-DFL) announcing his resignation.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/12/11moral_authority_20171211_64.mp3




Young women and sexual harassment

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600

In the wave of recent sexual misconduct allegations against powerful men, what are young women hearing? MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with Karla Altmayer, co-founder and co-director of Healing to Action, and Carina Chocano, a contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine and author of "You Play the Girl."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/12/11women_harassment_20171211_64.mp3




Does Frankens resignation signal a change in harassment culture?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Senator Al Franken has resigned after several women alleged he sexually harassed them. Listeners have called in to express a range of emotions. Some say Franken is a scapegoat. Today we spoke about what the political fallout from this resignation will be and what happens next with Kelly Dittmar, of Rutgers University, and Julian Zelizer, of Princeton. Then, Letters with digital producer Nancy Yang.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/12/08franken_change_20171208_64.mp3




Flyover special episode: America grapples with the pervasiveness of sexual harassment

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600

As the wave of allegations over sexual misconduct in politics, entertainment, media and music continue, Americans are confronting tough questions about power, gender and identity. This show will examine what we're learning about the pervasiveness of sexual harassment in everyday life and whether the #MeToo moment can usher in lasting change.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/12/0820171208_flyoverspecial_20171208_64.mp3




Friday Roundtable: International affairs and Trump

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600

After a diplomatic trip to Asia in early November, where President Trump visited China, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines, we're taking a look at President Trump's foreign agenda and the administration's strategy towards North Korea. Lastly, given that many international diplomats have been forced to resign by the Trump administration, what message is being sent to diplomats residing, here, in the United States?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/12/08roundtable_affairs_20171208_64.mp3




Empathy and 'American War'

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Omar El Akkad is no stranger to war. As a journalist, he wrote about the war in Afghanistan and covered the Arab Spring. Recently, he traded in fact for fiction, and wrote his debut novel "American War." This is a rebroadcast of his conversation with MPR News host Kerri Miller.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/12/06empathy_war_20171206_64.mp3




The end of the mortgage interest tax deduction?

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Home ownership has long been considered a part of the American Dream. In the 20th century, the mortgage interest deduction (MID) has incentivized that piece of the dream. But as part of the Republican tax overhaul, the MID is on the chopping block. Tax law Daniel Hemel helped break down the good and the bad of the MID and what Americans can expect to happen to the real estate market without it.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/12/06end_mortgage_20171206_64.mp3




Charter schools and the resegregation of American public education

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600

An analysis by the Associated Press found that segregation is rampant in charter schools--1,000 of the nation's 6,700 are 99 percent one race. Cornell professor Noliwe Rooks joined the program to talk why this is. She is the author of "Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation, and the End of Public Education."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/12/05resegregation_charter_20171205_64.mp3




Political Junkie: Will the wave of sexual harassment allegations in Washington bring lasting change?

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600

MPR News host Kerri Miller talked with Political Junkie Ken Rudin about the latest news surrounding sexual harassment in Washington, including Nancy Pelosi's call that Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) resign after several allegations of sexual misconduct. They also discussed President Trump's retweets of anti-Muslim videos from a far-right group in Britain. Later in the segment, MPR News digital producer Nancy Yang joined Kerri to read some recent mail from listeners, much of it about the ongoing wave of sexual harassment allegations in media and politics.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/12/04junkie_flynn_20171204_64.mp3




In divided times, a lesson on the 'art of thinking'

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600

In his new book "How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds," Alan Jacobs explores an act - thinking - that's familiar to all of us. But he argues that when it comes to the big issues dividing our society, we don't always think well.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/12/04think_jacobs_20171204_64.mp3




Cube Critics talk about movies that jingle

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600

MPR's Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis talked about their favorite holiday movies.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/12/01cube_movies_20171201_64.mp3




Does net neutrality really matter?

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Marketplace senior economics contributor Chris Farrell spoke with Nate Foster from Cornell University about why "net neutrality" rules were established and what the web would look like without them.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/30neutrality_matter_20171130_64.mp3




How sexual harassment decisions affect the workplace

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Yesterday Minnesota Public Radio severed ties with Garrison Keillor, amid accusations of sexual misconduct. Keillor is the latest high-profile man to be fired after facing such accusations. We spoke to Glenda Eoyang, a corporate culture expert, about why companies are forced to act quickly and what long-term impact this has on employee morale, and on the company's reputation. The conversation was hosted by Chris Farrell senior economics contributor for Marketplace.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/30harassment_workplace_20171130_64.mp3




When women challenge powerful men

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

A recent interview between Senator Franken and Cathy Wurzer drew some interesting feedback--especially from women. Wurzer heard from listeners who claimed she was too tough on Franken. Some said she wasn't the right choice for the interview. Like many of the women who have spoken out about alleged harassment our hosts have had their credibility questioned and been accused of political calculations. When it comes to sexual harassment, do we have one standard for politicians and a different one for everyone else? Tai Coleman and Caitlin Flanagan joined the show to discuss.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/29challenge_me_20171129_64.mp3




The importance of sleep

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

If you woke up this morning feeling less than refreshed, join the club - the CDC reports that more than a third of American adults don't get enough sleep. But as scientists are discovering, chronic under-sleeping can cost you big in the long run.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/28sleep_importance_20171128_64.mp3




College aspirations and access

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Are poor and first-generation students being dissuaded and taken off the college track? Linda F. Nathan joined MPR News with Kerri Miller to discuss her latest book, "When Grit Isn't Enough: A High School Principal Examines How Poverty and Inequality Thwart the College-For-All Promise."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/27college_aspirations_20171127_64.mp3




Political Junkie: Franken's apology spurs mixed feelings

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Ken Rudin joins MPR News host Kerri Miller every Monday to talk about the week's political news.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/27junkie_franken_20171127_64.mp3




Thread Book Hour: Ron Chernow on Ulysses S. Grant and the reason for the Civil War

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

A Thread Book Hour featuring Kerri Miller's "Talking Volumes" interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow. His newest book is titled, "Grant." This hour aired on MPR News Presents on Nov. 8.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/27chernow_thread_20171127_64.mp3




Flyover: Lessons learned from 12 turbulent weeks

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

This week on Flyover, we hear some of the most thoughtful calls we've received in the last 12 weeks from listeners across the country. People responded in droves to our conversations about some of the most urgent issues of our day and shared honest experiences about guns, race, religion, health care and much more. Host Kerri Miller asks Jose Santos, an anthropologist and assistant professor at Metropolitan State University, to analyze what we've heard and what it says about American identity today.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/2620171126_flyover_20171126_64.mp3




Here's how to talk politics at holiday gatherings

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Were you banned from the Thanksgiving table because you were talking politics? Univ. of Minn. family therapist Prof. Bill Doherty joins Kerri Miller with some concrete advice for making conversations about divisive topics productive during the holidays.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/249am_family_politics_advice_20171124_64.mp3




The future of Medicaid

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Andy Slavitt was the Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid under the Obama administration. He is now a Special Advisor to the equity firm General Atlantic.He spoke to host Kerri Miller about about potential cuts to Medicaid.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/22future_medicaid_20171122_64.mp3




Why are African-Americans and Latinos underrepresented at U.S. colleges?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

In a recent New York Times article, "Even With Affirmative Action, Blacks and Hispanics Are More Underrepresented at Top Colleges Than 35 Years ago," authors Jeremy Ashkenas, Haeyoun Park, and Adam Pearce found that African-Americans and Latinos are two of the most underrepresented groups at top universities in the United States. Host Kerri Miller talked about these findings with two guests.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/21students_color_20171121_64.mp3




How do we move forward from here?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

As the list of men accused of sexual misconduct continues to grow, how do we as a community respond--and how do our political leanings temper our responses? MPR News host Kerri Miller was joined by Ken Rudin, host of the Political Junkie podcast, and Megan McArdle, columnist at Bloomberg View.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/20move_forwad_20171120_64.mp3




Flyover: Can America bridge its racial divide?

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

This week on Flyover, we discuss how we can have meaningful conversations about one of the nation's most polarizing issues: race.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/11/1920171119_flyover_20171119_64.mp3




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

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

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


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




Mental health and MN's criminal justice system

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

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


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




Why does Russia's denial of meddling matter?

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

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


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




Roy Moore and Alabama voters

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

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


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




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

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

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


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




New treatments for people experiencing PTSD

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

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


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




The Political Junkie on Roy Moore and the GOP tax plans

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

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


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




Flyover: How do military veterans fit into American identity?

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

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


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




Friday Roundtable: What does party loyalty mean today?

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

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


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




Are hospitals making us sicker?

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

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


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




The health care industry and America's opioid crisis

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

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


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




The beautiful, bizarre world of jellyfish

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

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


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




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

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

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


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




How the energy market influences American politics

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

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


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




Political junkie on taxes, guns and the Mueller investigation

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

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


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




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

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

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


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




Reading beyond walls: Titles to stretch your mind

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

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


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




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

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

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


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




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

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

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


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




Mueller probe 101

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

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


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




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

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

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


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




What to expect as ACA open enrollment begins

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

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


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




The "Afterglow" our pets leave behind

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

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


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




What would it take to end terrorism?

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

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


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




Political Junkie on the Manafort indictment

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

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


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




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

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

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


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




Friday Roundtable: The First Amendment on college campuses

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

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


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




Educating men about sexual harassment

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

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


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




Having uncomfortable conversations about obesity

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

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


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




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

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

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


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




Op-Ed: Sexism and the political left

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

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


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




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

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

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


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







Flyover: How can we get everyone necessary health care?

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

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


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




Friday Roundtable: Closing the gender gap in STEM

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

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


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




How to handle workplace sexual harassment

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

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


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




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

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

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


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




The life of a long-haul trucker

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

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


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




Political Junkie: Executive actions, tax reform and Steve Bannon

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

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


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




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

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

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


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




Communication for better health

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

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


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




Flyover: The myth of 'bootstraps' America

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

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


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




Talking politics with someone who disagrees

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

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


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




Fenty Beauty, Dove, and colorism in the cosmetics industry

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

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


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




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

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

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


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




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

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

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


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




Flyover: Let's talk gun control, again

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

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


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




The politics of gun legislation

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

Why is it so difficult for America to legislate guns?


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




Presidential comfort in moments of tragedy

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

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


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




Minnesota's food culture

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

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


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




Wisconsin Gerrymandering and the future of American elections

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

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


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




The Re-Segregation of American Schools

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

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


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




On using meditation to open doors

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

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


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




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

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

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


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




Why media law matters to you

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

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


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




Flyover: What's the American job worth?

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

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


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




Friday Roundtable: Curbing the effects of Alzheimer's

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

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


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




Flyover: What's the American job worth?

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

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


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




Raising a Reader

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

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


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




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

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

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


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




What can we learn from the Chinese education system?

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

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


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




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

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

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


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




Political Junkie: Protest on the football field

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

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


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




Flyover: The politics of white resentment

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

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


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




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

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

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


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