The mass shootings in Aurora, Colo., and especially Newtown, Conn., last year inspired new efforts toward gun control. In the ensuing debate about guns, questions of race have been a complicating factor.Read more ›
Not many people can be called a "Vaticanista," but John Thavis is one. For more than 30 years he covered the Vatican and traveled around the world with Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI.Read more ›
Are the big leagues ready for gay rights? So far, there has been no openly gay athlete in any of the four major professional sports. But a recent article says that a closeted current NFL player may soon come out as gay and plans to continue to play professional football.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.