As fracking becomes a more contentious issue, so does the increasing demand for silica sand mining in Minnesota. What are the health and environmental concerns surrounding the mining practice?Read more ›
Urban planner Moses Gates chronicles his urban adventuring in his new book, "Hidden Cities." From the top of the Notre Dame tower to the tunnels under New York City, he brings readers into the unseen world of urban life.Read more ›
We look at the different theories for teaching kids good money-management skills. Does an allowance help a child learn financial responsibility? And should a kid have to do chores or perform others tasks to earn it?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.