This week on the Friday Roundtable, our panelists will discuss the fiscal cliff negotiations. What does the battle over the fiscal cliff say about the state of our politics, and what will it mean for the nation, and Minnesota, if the issue isn't resolved?Read more ›
The BBC looks at the city of Philadelphia, where more than 300,000 people since 1971 owe $1.5 billion in unpaid bail, fees and fines related to their run-ins with the court system. Criminal court debt is a growing problem in the United States.Read more ›
We'll look at the battle over filibuster reform. A citizen lobbying group has sued to challenge the current Senate rules, which is used by members of the minority in Congress to kill legislation.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.