Social worker Dan Cohen had been struggling with finding ways to reach Alzheimer's patients in the nursing homes he visited. Last year he decided to bring iPods and create personalized playlists for patients.Read more ›
There's plenty of news about the "failing" American education system, but many reports show that students are actually performing and graduating at higher rates than ever before. Where's the disconnect?Read more ›
In a 2003 American Express ad, celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito claimed that restaurants have a 90 percent failure rate. While his stat proved false, the notion of restaurant failure still prevails. What makes a successful restaurant?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.