It's getting harder to make it in America -- especially if you're starting out with less. Why has it become harder? And what steps can be taken to remedy the problem?Read more ›
The United States has been in Afghanistan for more than a decade and lost nearly two thousand soldiers, yet the goals of the war remain unclear and elusive. In his new book, 'Little America,' Rajiv Chandrasekaran looks at what went wrong.Read more ›
A report from an advisory council on transportation is recommending a higher gas tax and more state money for roads and transit. How will those recommendations be received by the legislature?Read more ›
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Kerri Miller joined MPR News in June 2004 as host of MPR's News' Midmorning and Talking Volumes. Before that she was an award-winning television reporter for KARE 11. She has been a radio and television news reporter since 1981.
Tom Weber has reported on K12 education and served as a general assignment reporter since joining MPR News in 2008. He was a news anchor and reporter for KWMU in St. Louis for more than five years. His reporting has aired on national radio programs, including "Morning Edition" and "Marketplace."
Stephanie Curtis has produced events, daily news shows, documentaries, conferences and call-ins for MPR News. She also was among the pioneering producers who launched The Current. You can hear her discuss movies every Thursday on The Cube Critics.