The labor force participation rate has been falling since the recession began and is now at its lowest point since 1979. Who's dropping out of the workforce and what can be done to fix it?Read more ›
Evidence shows that empathy is wired into our brains evolutionarily, biochecmically and neurologically. Two scientists join us to discuss the latest research on empathy.Read more ›
Dennis Lehane's new novel "Live by Night" follows the son of a Boston police captain as he becomes a successful and powerful bootlegger in Ybor City, Fla.Read more ›
Author interviews, book picks, and lists
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.