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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: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:15:49 -0500

Last Build Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:15:49 -0500

Copyright: 2017, Minnesota Public Radio
 



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




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




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




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




Professor Anatoly talks adverbs with Kerri Miller

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Professor Anatoly Liberman joined MPR News with Kerri Miller to discuss the importance of adverbs.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/21anatoly_adverbs_20170921_64.mp3




Looking at the Science of Earthquakes in Mexico

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck in Mexico on Wednesday - what is happening in Mexico?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/21earthquake_mexico_20170921_64.mp3




The science of weight loss

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

We've all heard the conventional wisdom on how to lose weight: eat less and exercise more. But new research shows that shedding pounds and keeping them off may be more complicated than a "one-size-fits-all" approach.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/20weight_obesity_20170920_64.mp3




What to make of Trump's 'America First' speech at the United Nations

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

In his first address to the United Nations General Assembly, President Trump vowed this morning to "always put America first."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/19trump_america_first_20170919_64.mp3




The state of gerrymandering in America

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Should state legislatures be allowed to draw electoral districts that favor one party over another? A journalist and a lawyer weighed in on the controversial topic of gerrymandering.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/18gerrymandering_america_20170918_64.mp3




Flyover: The myth of a 'bootstraps' America

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The idea that hard work alone can help you climb the economic ladder is falling apart.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/1820170918_kerripodflyover_20170918_64.mp3




Political Junkie: President Trump's ideological compass

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Political Junkie Ken Rudin talked about the week in politics, including the ideology behind President Trump's recent deals with Democratic leaders, and Steve Bannon's continued influence from Breitbart News.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/18trump_compass_20170918_64.mp3




Friday Roundtable: A candid conversation about addiction

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

We've heard a lot about the ravages of addiction, but the conversation is rarely centered around how to recover from and live with the aftermath of addiction. Today on the Friday Roundtable MPR News Host Kerri Miller leads a candid conversation about addiction. What do scientists and community support organizations have to tell us about what works to treat addiction? What remains deeply misunderstood about addiction?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/15addiction_roundtable_20170915_64.mp3




The shifting politics of DACA

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

DACA used to be an issue both Republicans and Democrats agreed on. What happened? And how will Congress approach legislating this issue in the coming months?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/14daca_politics_20170914_64.mp3




What health insurers want

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Congress failed to pass legislation on health care reform this summer. So what effect is that having on insurers and insurance markets? And what will lawmakers have to do to get more insurers back on board? Kerri Miller spoke with two people who study health insurance about what the industry wants.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/13health_insurers_20170913_64.mp3




Op-Ed: How President Trump may get the US to 3% GDP growth

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Many scoffed at President Trump's predictions that his policies would lead to 3% GDP growth. But, according to CNBC Finance Editor Jeff Cox, recent numbers on the economy show that number may be within reach.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/13gdp_growth_20170913_64.mp3




Political Junkie: The art of the political deal

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to Political Junkie Ken Rudin about the week in politics, including Irma and President Trump's recent deal with "Chuck and Nancy."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/12political_deal_20170912_64.mp3




Watching a loved one struggle with addiction

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The opioid crisis continues to grow. But what is it like for the friends and family of addicts? Kerri Miller talks to Sigrid Rausing about her brother's descent into drug addiction.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/12friend_addiction_20170912_64.mp3




Representative Tom Emmer on tax reform

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Tax reform is a top priority for Congressional Republicans this fall. U.S. Congressman Tom Emmer, who represents Minnesota's 6th District, is hopeful they'll be able to make progress.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/11emmer_tax_20170911_64.mp3




Irma: the science behind the storm

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Hurricane Irma has been downgraded to a tropical storm. What's the science behind one of the biggest storms in history?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/11science_irma_20170911_64.mp3




The Power of live performances part 2

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

U2 is celebrating the 30th anniversary of their album "The Joshua Tree" with a tour--and tonight they'll be in Minneapolis at US Bank Stadium. Last week we asked two huge music fans who also happen to be an English literature professor and a mayor, to rank the best performances they've ever seen. Today, we asked musicians about what makes a live show extraordinary.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/08performances_two_20170908_64.mp3




What can we expect from Congress this session?

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Congress is back in session after their August break and they have a lot on their plate: Funding emergency aid for Harvey victims, passing legislation to avoid debt default, averting government shutdown, legislating DACA and renewing funding for health insurance, among other priorities. Marketplace senior economics contributor Chris Farrell fills in for Kerri Miller and talks to two political reporters about Congress' plans and what they realistically might be able to accomplish this session.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/07congress_expectations_20170907_64.mp3




Harvey, Irma and the mounting costs of climate-enhanced weather events

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Where is Hurricane Irma headed, and how does it compare to Hurricane Harvey? And, with the economic blow that Hurricane Harvey has dealt in Texas, what are the financial and economic costs of not dealing with climate change?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/06harvey_irma_20170906_64.mp3




How should we assess the situation with North Korea?

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

North Korea has been increasingly aggressive in the last few months, launching several ballistic missile tests. Over the weekend they launched their most powerful nuclear test yet. President Trump says "talking is not the answer" when it comes to North Korea. So what options does the international community have when it comes to dealing with North Korea? MPR News host Tom Weber spoke with two Asia experts to find out.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/05assess_nkorea_20170905_64.mp3




Political Junkie: A jam-packed congressional schedule

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

MPR News host Tom Weber spoke to the Political Junkie, Ken Rudin about the latest headlines from Washington DC: President Trump's plans for DACA, and Congress's plans as they reconvene after a break in August.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/05junkie_schedule_20170905_64.mp3




How should we assess the situation with North Korea?

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

North Korea has been increasingly aggressive in the last few months, launching several ballistic missile tests. Over the weekend they launched their most powerful nuclear test yet. President Trump says "Talking is not the answer" when it comes to North Korea. So what options does the international community have when it comes to dealing with North Korea? MPR News host Tom Weber spoke to two Asia experts to find out.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/05assess_situation_20170905_64.mp3




Friday Roundtable: The power of live performances

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Rolling Stone recently declared the Band's 1971 concert one of it's top 50 of all time. Today we gathered a rather eclectic group of music-lovers to develop our own list of best performances and to talk about what makes a concert sublime and memorable. MPR News host Kerri Miller asks: What is it about one show out of the dozens or hundreds of concerts we've seen that transformed us in some way?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/09/01live_performances_20170901_64.mp3




What's wrong with flood insurance?

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Less than 20% of Harvey victims have flood insurance. Why is that?


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/31flood_insurance_20170831_64.mp3




Political Junkie talks Harvey

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Political Junkie Ken Rudin talks Harvey flooding and politics with MPR News host Kerri Miller.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/31junkie_harvey_20170831_64.mp3




How can colleges help depressed students?

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

College is a time of both freedom and daunting adjustments. Some students experience serious mental health problems during this transition. Two mental health professionals in higher education discussed the challenges students face and how colleges and parents can help.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/30depressed_students_20170830_64.mp3




The lives of those within 'The Force'

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Author Don Winslow spent time with police officers who walk the line between, "rough justice and tempered mercy."


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/29the_force_20170829_64.mp3




What climate science says about hurricanes

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The record setting rainfall and strong winds of hurricane Harvey have raised the question of climate change's role in the event. Senior climate scientist Kevin Trenberth explained.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/29climate_hurricanes_20170829_64.mp3




From the Minnesota State Fair: Dr. Jon Hallberg and host Tom Crann

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Dr. Jon Hallberg is a professor of Family Medicine and Community Health and University of Minnesota. He and host Tom Crann were joined by Dr. Andrew Kiragu who is a pediatrician at the Hennepin County Medical Center. Dr. Hallberg joins us every Tuesday to talk about the art and science of medicine.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/28fair_crann_20170828_64.mp3




The consequences of rising college costs

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The cost of college tuition is rising, but how is that affecting the way graduates look for jobs, fit into the economy, and are able to innovate? MPR News host Kerri Miller led a roundtable discussion on the cost of college tuition.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/25college_cost_20170825_64.mp3




Governor Dayton Q&A at the State Fair

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton answered questions at the MN State Fair.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/24dayton_fair_20170824_64.mp3




Do school voucher systems work?

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

President Trump's pick for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos has championed a new approach to school in the U.S.--school vouchers. But how successful have schools been that have used the school voucher system? MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to Tulane University economics professor, Douglas Harris about school reform and voucher vs. charter education systems.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/23voucher_school_20170823_64.mp3




Trump rally in Arizona invokes concern and confidence

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

President Trump went to Arizona for a rally yesterday, his first visit since the election. On MPR News with Kerri Miller a political strategist and political scientist helped dissect the content of Trump's speech, the results from the new Marist polls and the divisions within the Republican party.


Media Files:
http://play.publicradio.org/default/d/podcast/minnesota/podcasts/kerri-miller/2017/08/23az_concern_20170823_64.mp3




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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.


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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




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 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




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?


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




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










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




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




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










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




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




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




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