Kerri's Pick of the Week is 'The Fifth Woman' by Scandinavian crime writer Henning Mankell. It's the sixth book featuring Mankell's most famous character, Inspector Kurt Wallander, a police officer in the small Swedish town of Ystad.
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Author Stephen King talks about his first published novel, "Carrie," during the Talking Volumes series at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota. Kerri Miller hosted the live event November 18, 2009.
Host Kerri Miller welcomes author Sandra Cisneros to the stage for the next installment of Talking Volumes.
Midmorning speaks with DFL U.S. Senate candidate Al Franken about the upcoming recount, and the lawsuit filed by his campaign over absentee ballots.
Minnesota Public Radio's Midmorning host Kerri Miller asked Jim Lehrer how he runs down the real story unfolding in Denver.
Today's spotlight segment from the Democratic National Convention is with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. MPR's Kerri Miller attended a gathering of women delegates in Denver yesterday, where Pelosi shared a story about what it was like when she first got to Capitol Hill decades ago.
Midmorning host Kerri Miller speaks with former U.S. vice president, senator and ambassador Walter Mondale about the civil rights struggle of Democratic national conventions past, and his experience as a Democratic presidential nominee.
Serengeti National Park in the East African nation of Tanzania is one of the most famous wildlife areas in the world. But for rural people living nearby, lions and elephants are a daily threat. A University of Minnesota professor is working to reduce conflict between humans and wildlife but his work is embattled.
Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards campaigns in Minnesota Tuesday evening, trying to gain some momentum in advance of next week's party caucuses. Midmorning host Kerri Miller talked with Edwards this morning about his campaign, which is mired in third place behind Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
Noted poet and writer Maya Angelou says she has a "love-hate relationship" with writing, despite her long and distinguished career. She talks with MPR's Kerri Miller.
Midmorning host Kerri Miller and American RadioWorks producer Sasha Aslanian are traveling in Tanzania, gathering information for a documentary on the relationship between conservation and humanitarian organizations. Go behind the scenes and learn what they learn each day.
Author Alison McGhee has lived in Minnesota for years, but she's never set a novel here -- until now. McGhee's new book, "Falling Boy," is the latest selection of the Talking Volumes regional book club.
Author Edna O'Brien left Ireland years ago as a young woman. Her first novel about two girls trying to escape life in the convent made her notorious in her homeland. Her newest book, "The Light of Evening," reveals how unresolved her feelings still are about how and where she grew up.
Minnesota writer David Treuer's latest novel is about a solitary translator who finds love in an unexpected place. While the novel has won praise from the critics, it's Treuer's book of essays that has really stirred up the literary community.
A journalist once said of Greg Brown's music, "it's fixed in American mythology, cars, wandering, loneliness,love, innocence and the loss of it."