We hear a lot about the richest 1 percent in America these days, but a Duke University researcher says we should focus on the smartest 1 percent instead. How do they affect our GDP, and are we nurturing the next generation of the cognitive elite?Read more ›
With the upcoming presidential elections, candidates are trying their best to relate to voters and appear charismatic. But what is charisma? Two researchers say that the trait doesn't come from leaders themselves, but from their followers.Read more ›
Daniel Silva's latest spy novel, "The Fallen Angel," opens with a murder in St. Peter's Basilica to weave a mystery of corruption in the Vatican. The story follows Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and Israeli intelligence agent.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."
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