In the last three decades, obesity has tripled in adolescents and doubled in children. One of the consequences is a rise in cardiovascular disease in children. Should all children have their cholesterol levels screened?Read more ›
The percentage of young people who have jobs in this country is near the lowest it's been since 1950. We're talking with financial literacy advocate John Hope Bryant about youth unemployment and why he believes financial dignity is the new civil rights issue.Read more ›
Is America in decline? Robert Kagan argues that this anxiety is misplaced. The Brookings Institution senior fellow's new book on the topic is Kerri Miller's Pick of the Week.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.