Even though Democrats didn't permit lobbyists and companies from giving directly to their party convention's host committee, there is plenty of money-driven wining and dining going on in Charlotte. Why is it worth it for lobbyists?Read more ›
More than 40 million Americans are freelance workers and temporary employment is up more than 20 percent this year. Some workers do it by choice, but some have become temporary workers by necessity.Read more ›
We've heard about America's budget deficit and how politicians plan to get the country's spending in line with revenue. But how can we better understand such a large budget?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.