Minnesota Public Radio features by Kerri Miller http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=118 en-us Copyright 2018 Minnesota Public Radio Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:21:34 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Kerri Miller http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 What it means to be displaced A new collection of essays explores the trauma and pain of being a refugee. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/24/what-it-means-to-be-displaced?refid=0 Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:00:00 -0500 Will SCOTUS rule on gerrymandering in Texas? On Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in a Texas redistricting case. At issue is whether state House and congressional maps intentionally discriminated against minority voters in Texas. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/24/gerrymandering-in-texas?refid=0 Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:00:00 -0500 A story of apathy in 'Red Clocks' Author Leni Zumas explores what it would be like if everyone gave up the fight for reproductive rights. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/24/red-clocks-with-leni-zumas?refid=0 Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:00:00 -0500 Trump joins other countries in attacking Syria This followed a reported chemical attack on civilians. What did the strike accomplish and what does it mean for the conflict in Syria? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/17/military-strikes-on-syria?refid=0 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Young writer explores the intersection of 'black, female and feminist' Morgan Jerkins' collection of essays, "This Will Be My Undoing" explores what it means to be young, black, female and feminist. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/17/young-writer-explores-the-intersection-of-black-female-feminist?refid=0 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500 When should Alzheimer's be diagnosed? Getting the Alzheimer's patient into a study before they exhibited symptoms is the goal. But is it beneficial to the patient to know they might have a disease with no known cure? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/17/when-should-alzheimers-be-diagnosed?refid=0 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500 A story of addiction and creativity with author Leslie Jamison "That sense of being touch with something dark and deep was part of the lure [of addiction]," Jamison told host Kerri Miller. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/16/creativity-and-addiction?refid=0 Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:00:00 -0500 Political Junkie on third parties and James Comey Ken Rudin said he could hardly blink during the interview between Comey and George Stephanopoulos. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/16/political-junkie-on-third-parties-and-james-comey?refid=0 Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:00:00 -0500 Have we arrived anew at a need for a third party? The 2016 presidential election could have been the year for third parties with two very unlikable major party candidates, so what went wrong? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/16/have-we-arrived-anew-at-the-need-for-a-third-party?refid=0 Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:00:00 -0500 How consumers can protect themselves from potential abuse by big banks Wells Fargo is embroiled in yet another banking scandal. Reuter reports the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a U.S. watchdog agency. So how can consumers protect themselves against potential abuse? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/12/how-consumers-can-protect-themselves-from-big-banks?refid=0 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:24:19 -0500 How should the U.S. be involved in Syria? President Trump this week threatened to send missiles into Syria. But how should the U.S. be involved in Syria? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/12/how-should-the-us-be-involved-in-syria?refid=0 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:08:46 -0500 Ask MPR's executive director for news and programming, Nancy Cassutt, anything MPR's Executive director for News and Programming took audience calls about how the newsroom's editorial system works. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/12/ask-the-executive-director?refid=0 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:00:00 -0500 Speaker of the House won't seek re-election What does Paul Ryan's resignation mean for Congress? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/11/speaker-of-the-house-announces-retirement?refid=0 Wed, 11 Apr 2018 13:17:17 -0500 Immigration myths How much of the rhetoric and decision-making around immigration is based in fact? And how much is driven by partisan political agendas? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/11/immigration-myths?refid=0 Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:04:22 -0500 Decline in hunters is bad news for conservation The money from hunting and fishing licenses go conservation efforts across the state. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/11/declining-hunters-means-less-cash-for-conservation?refid=0 Wed, 11 Apr 2018 11:00:00 -0500 Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announces retirement Ryan steps aside during a time of unncertainty for the Republicans. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/11/paul-ryan-wont-run-in-the-fall?refid=0 Wed, 11 Apr 2018 11:00:00 -0500 A true story about schizophrenia Writer Sandra Allen received a fat manila envelope in the mail one day, filled with a stack of yellowed paper about a half inch thick. Allen had always heard about "crazy" Uncle Bob, but the manuscript they read that day opened up a window into the complex mind of someone living with mental illness. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/10/a-true-story-about-schizophrenia?refid=0 Tue, 10 Apr 2018 13:12:49 -0500 I think my Facebook data has been shared, now what? Can you still adjust Facebook privacy settings to protect your personal data? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/10/i-think-my-facebook-data-has-been-shared-now-what?refid=0 Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:29:43 -0500 Should Medical Assistance come with a work requirement? The Minnesota legislature is considering a bill that would require some level of work or community service. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/10/should-medical-assistance-come-with-work-requirement?refid=0 Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:00:00 -0500 Political Junkie talks trade and tariffs What are the politics of President Trump's proposed tariffs? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/09/junkie-trade?refid=0 Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:18:25 -0500 Roundtable: "What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear" Two physicians and one patient talk about the importance of communication in healthcare. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/16/communication-and-healthcare?refid=0 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 09:00:00 -0500 Why teachers are demanding change A wave of teacher protests has swept the country in recent months. This wave of political engagement comes after years of what some call a "war on teachers." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/05/why-teachers-are-demanding-change?refid=0 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 11:28:51 -0500 How MLK Jr.'s assassination shaped today's civil rights activists Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. died 50 years ago today. How is the current generation of civil rights activists building upon his legacy? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/04/deray-on-mlk-how-it-has-shaped-civil-rights-today?refid=0 Wed, 04 Apr 2018 14:38:49 -0500 In Facebook we trust(ed) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress on April 11 at a hearing about data privacy. The company has been slow to enact meaningful privacy reforms. Will this hurt Facebook's image? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/04/in-facebook-we-trusted?refid=0 Wed, 04 Apr 2018 14:19:15 -0500 Author Sara Zaske on the German art of raising self-reliant kids Are American parents over-protective? When journalist and new mother Sara Zaske moved to Germany, she noticed that her new friends were raising self-reliant kids and avoiding the pitfalls of helicopter parenting. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/03/achtung-baby?refid=0 Tue, 03 Apr 2018 12:03:13 -0500 How will suburban women vote in the next election? Suburban women voters helped propel Trump to the presidency. But will this group of voters remain loyal as the country gets closer to the mid-term elections? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/02/suburban-women?refid=0 Mon, 02 Apr 2018 13:34:16 -0500 The Trump cabinet faces a shakeup -- again President Trump fired Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin. What do we know about his replacement and what this will mean for veterans? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/29/va-secretary-is-out?refid=0 Thu, 29 Mar 2018 12:25:33 -0500 Writer Laura James on living a full life with autism Laura James knew she was different, and knew she needed to hide it. In her new memoir, "Odd Girl Out," she explains why she worked so hard to fit in. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/29/writer-laura-james-on-living-a-full-life-with-autism?refid=0 Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Screening for depression in teens How can parents distinguish moody teenage behavior from potential signs of depression? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/28/screening-for-depression?refid=0 Wed, 28 Mar 2018 14:04:44 -0500 A wilderness journey to retrace famous steps -- er, paddles Brian Castner explained how an epic canoe journey exposed the fragility of wilderness, and his own determination and resilience. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/27/a-wilderness-journey-to-retrace-famous-steps--er-paddles?refid=0 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 15:39:56 -0500 Statistician says numbers changed her mind about gun control Statistician Leah Libresco used to think gun control was a way to stop mass shootings. But then she dug into the numbers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/27/statistician-says-numbers-changed-her-mind-about-gun-control?refid=0 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 15:19:54 -0500 Women entrepreneurs: What I wish I'd known when I started Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business? Three women entrepreneurs shared what they wish they'd known when they started out. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/23/women-entrepreneurs?refid=0 Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:32:25 -0500 Time's Up: Legal options for harassment survivors A recent national survey found that 81 percent of women had experienced some form of sexual harassment during their lifetimes, but few of those women have sought legal recourse. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/20/times-up?refid=0 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:15:02 -0500 Are we seeing school shooting clusters? There have been 17 school shootings in the U.S. since January 1st 2018. What patterns are we seeing emerge? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/20/another-shooting?refid=0 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:01:02 -0500 What does a good jobs report mean for Americans? U.S. employers added 313,000 jobs in February, putting the U.S. unemployment rate at a 17-year low. Why is the economy doing well? Who is it benefitting? And what does that mean for the American worker? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/19/jobs-report?refid=0 Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:56:23 -0500 Political Junkie talks economy gains How much of recent job growth can President Trump take credit for? And what can we take from recent dramatic firings and resignations out of the White House? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/19/junkie-economy?refid=0 Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:39:53 -0500 Five tips to help kids become adventurous eaters Parents often complain about their kids being picky eaters, preferring bland foods like mac and cheese, chicken fingers, and PB & J. Here's some advice on expanding your child's palate. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/16/friday-round-table-raising-an-adventurous-eater?refid=0 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:46:27 -0500 Prophecy and prediction shape new novel about family If you knew the day you were going to die, how would that change the way you live? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/14/prophecy-and-prediction-shape-new-novel-about-family?refid=0 Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:31:00 -0500 What does Tillerson's departure mean for foreign policy? Is this move just another staffing shake-up in a tumultuous administration, or is it a significant pivot in U.S. diplomacy? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/13/rex-tillerson-is-out?refid=0 Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:02:53 -0500 Is America alienating its allies? Does "America First" rhetoric weaken America's position as a global leader? Or does it help the United States to scale back past policies that have been criticized as 'overbearing' in the past?Michael Wahid Hanna and Political Junkie Ken Rudin talked about America's complicated relationships with foreign allies. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/12/american-allies?refid=0 Mon, 12 Mar 2018 12:39:59 -0500 Friday round table: Muslim Americans react to 'The Big Sick' We invited three local Muslim artists, activists, and scholars to talk about the significance of films and series featuring Muslim-American protagonists. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/09/friday-round-table-muslim-americans-react-to-the-big-sick?refid=0 Fri, 09 Mar 2018 11:00:39 -0600 Does the medical device industry have enough regulation? Minnesota is a hub for medical device companies. Do those companies benefit from a lack of industry oversight? A new book looks at the dark side of medical devices. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/08/medical-devices?refid=0 Thu, 08 Mar 2018 13:14:07 -0600 President Trump's White House: chaos or effective leadership? Does the constant change in staffing at the White House matter to most Americans? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/07/white-house-chaos?refid=0 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 14:12:28 -0600 Adam Winkler: How did we get here on guns? Rhetoric on guns is often heated, in part, because there is a long history there. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/06/adam-winkler-guns?refid=0 Tue, 06 Mar 2018 11:47:16 -0600 Is there a middle ground on guns? There are few issues more divisive for Americans than gun rights vs. gun control. But is there a middle ground in this debate? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/05/gun-politics?refid=0 Mon, 05 Mar 2018 12:39:23 -0600 Your guide to past, present and future books-to-film adaptations "A Wrinkle in Time" hits theaters this month. It's one of several books being turned into a movie this year. Three film and literature junkies talk about what it takes to make a good book-to-film adaptation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/02/film-books?refid=0 Fri, 02 Mar 2018 12:59:22 -0600 Author Kate Bowler on finding faith and hope after an incurable cancer diagnosis Learning she had cancer divided Bowler's life into two parts: before the diagnosis and after. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/01/kate-bowler?refid=0 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 12:23:26 -0600 Author Mira T. Lee on dealing with mental illness in families Mental illness within a family can tear members apart or bring them closer together. What's the best way to navigate those relationships? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/28/mental-illness-families?refid=0 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 10:53:24 -0600 Diverse corporate boards remain a rarity What public ousters of corporate leaders can teach us about the impact of representation on boards. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/28/diversity-on-corporate-boards?refid=0 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 10:39:32 -0600 Male friendship and sports in "After the Shot Drops" A conversation with author Randy Ribay about his book, "After the Shot Drops" and the difficulties of adolescent male friendship in a culture of toxic masculinity. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/27/randy-ribay?refid=0 Tue, 27 Feb 2018 11:22:38 -0600 How Russia is hacking American elections The Mueller investigation has spawned fierce political debates. Meanwhile Russia is mounting plans to hack our 2018 midterms. What is Russia doing? And how can the U.S. protect its elections? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/27/russia-hacking?refid=0 Tue, 27 Feb 2018 10:49:52 -0600 The ethics and economics of the immigration debate The deadline for Congress to act on DACA is just days away. What does the future hold for Dreamers? And what are the ethical and economic implications? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/23/immigration-roundtable?refid=0 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:44:22 -0600 What can we learn from teenagers about activism? The students affected by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting have been getting national attention from politicians, lawmakers, media and celebrities as they call for gun reform. Are we seeing a new generation of activism? Can protest actually lead to real change? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/22/what-can-we-learn-from-teenagers-about-activism?refid=0 Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:10:46 -0600 Female faith leaders preach #SilenceIsNotSpiritual In December 2017, more than 140 leading evangelical women called on churches to go public with opposition to gender-based violence and harassment, using the hashtag #SilenceIsNotSpiritual. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/21/female-faith-leaders-preach-silence-is-not-spiritual?refid=0 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:04:00 -0600 A Minnesota pastor reflects on Billy Graham's legacy Evangelist Billy Graham passed away on Wednesday. Minnesota pastor Stephanie Williams O'Brien reflected on his legacy and influence on American Christianity and politics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/21/billy-graham?refid=0 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:40:37 -0600 Making schools safe in an era of mass shootings School shootings are becoming a regular occurrence in America. Is there anything that can be done to make schools safer? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/20/school-safety?refid=0 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:04:57 -0600 Political Junkie talks White House departures The Political Junkie talked over another week in politics: more White House resignations, the Republican budget deal, and divisions among the Democrats. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/12/junkie-whitehouse?refid=0 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:48:21 -0600 Danez Smith on 'writing America down' Lately, Danez Smith can't talk about poetry without also addressing the political climate that surrounds it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/06/danez-smith-writing-america?refid=0 Tue, 06 Feb 2018 11:53:18 -0600 Loving football in spite of concussion risk Is new research in concussion detection and treatment changing how people play high-impact sports? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/02/concussion-roundtable?refid=0 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:39:42 -0600 Want to save your marriage? Learn how to fight with these 12 tips What's the secret to a successful relationship? Two marriage and family experts say it all comes down to how you fight. They shared 12 tips for perfecting the art of constructive conflict. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/01/marriage-conflict?refid=0 Thu, 01 Feb 2018 13:24:52 -0600 How to talk about racism Talking about racism is hard. That's why one professor is teaching an entire course on racism geared toward white students. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/31/racism-talk?refid=0 Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:57:53 -0600 What is the actual state of our union? Unemployment is low and the economy is doing well, but why are so many Americans unhappy? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/30/state-of-the-union?refid=0 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 10:28:06 -0600 Political Junkie on what will happen to DACA Congress has managed to avoid a government shut down for the time being, but what will happen to DACA and immigration reform? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/29/junkie-daca?refid=0 Mon, 29 Jan 2018 12:28:01 -0600 Friday Roundtable: Charter school advocates push back on segregation claims Reporting from the Associated Press found that many charter schools across the nation are racially segregated. Parents, including parents of color, say that charter schools are a good alternative for their kids. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/26/school-choice-roundtable?refid=0 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 11:14:30 -0600 Will Americans continue to lose faith in organized religion? Young people are abandoning organized religion in droves. Are we too afraid to ask them why? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/25/baltimore-faith-forum?refid=0 Thu, 25 Jan 2018 11:14:08 -0600 Nine strategies to navigate harassment at work The #MeToo movement is now several months old and new reports of celebrities and politicians abusing their power continue to come out each week. How can employers create a harassment free environment? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/25/consent-and-power-at-work?refid=0 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:34:18 -0600 Was Ta-Nahesi Coates right to call Donald Trump 'The First White President'? Ta-Nahesi Coates penned a provocative essay on race and the presidency one year ago. Have his assertions held up? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/19/coates-roundtable-on-race?refid=0 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:18:48 -0600 Does political experience still matter? Why are we drawn to celebrities, like Oprah, to lead our nation? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/18/does-political-experience-matter?refid=0 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:06:15 -0600 Does recognizing privilege influence your politics? Discussing racial "privilege" makes many people uncomfortable, even resentful. But how does someone's recognition of privilege influence their politics? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/15/does-recognizing-white-privilege-influence-your-politics?refid=0 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:58:51 -0600 After 200 years, why does 'Frankenstein' still resonate? If you think of "Frankenstein" as B-movie horror kitsch, you're missing so much, these panelists say. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/12/frankenstein-anniversary-roundtable?refid=0 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:55:09 -0600 Daniel Pink says 'good timing' is more important than you think They say "timing is everything." So how do you make sure your own timing is setting you up for success? From surgery A conversation with Daniel Pink. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/11/the-science-of-good-timing?refid=0 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:44:18 -0600 Untangling Trump's immigration negotiations In an unusual move, President Trump invited cameras to record while lawmakers on both sides of the aisle discussed compromising on issues like DACA, the border wall, and chain migration. What could the bill actually look like? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/11/untangling-trumps-immigration-negotiations?refid=0 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:26:48 -0600 How much will that hospital procedure cost you? Depends where you go A study from the Minnesota Department of Health shows a wide range of prices for the same procedure. Why is that? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/10/healthcare-costs-vary?refid=0 Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:59:44 -0600 How some people thrive after traumatic experiences A new book looks at what makes some trauma victims shut down, while others thrive. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/09/how-some-people-thrive-after-adverse-experiences?refid=0 Tue, 09 Jan 2018 12:37:07 -0600 Political junkie on a divided country A Pew Research poll finds that Americans feel very divided along political lines. Political analyst Ken Rudin tells us how he would have answered that survey. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/08/political-junkie-divided-country?refid=0 Mon, 08 Jan 2018 11:05:55 -0600 Why politics are more divisive than race or class A Pew Research poll shows that a majority of Americans rate the our political divides as being stronger than other divisions, including race and class. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/08/why-politics-are-more-divisive-than-race-or-class?refid=0 Mon, 08 Jan 2018 10:54:22 -0600 Why our favorite actors are so good What is it about the best actors that makes them exceptional? With awards season coming up, we posed this question to our Friday round table of theater professionals. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/04/friday-roundtable-actors?refid=0 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 In #MeToo movement, low-wage and blue collar workers say 'don't forget about us' The #MeToo movement called out high-profile men who used their power to prey on subordinates. But away from the limelight, blue-collar and low-wage workers tell stories of abuse and exploitation that is pervasive and endemic -- especially in male-dominated industries. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/04/metoo-and-blue-collar-workers?refid=0 Thu, 04 Jan 2018 10:48:14 -0600 Hitting 'refresh' on your budget Budgeting is often seen as painful or boring, but financial educator Ruth Hayden explains why it doesn't have to be. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/03/hitting-reset-on-your-budget?refid=0 Wed, 03 Jan 2018 11:54:06 -0600 The worst words of 2017 Why is it that some words or phrases catch on quicker than others? Linguist Anatoly Liberman analyzed trends from 2017 and their origins. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/02/worst-words-2017?refid=0 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:28:24 -0600 Political Junkie: Reading the tea leaves for 2018 The Political Junkie Ken Rudin talks about Al Franken's replacement in the U.S. Senate, Tina Smith, and the upcoming midterm elections. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/02/political-junkie-reading-the-tea-leaves-2018?refid=0 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:25:24 -0600 The best books to give and get: Nonfiction picks of 2017 Sharks, war and beloved Schwinn bikes make appearances in our favorite nonfiction reads of the year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/14/books-best-nonfiction-2017?refid=0 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:00:00 -0600 How voting laws could influence Alabama's Senate election The Atlantic's Vann R. Newkirk II says Alabama has a history of voter suppression, which will make it difficult for the Democratic candidate to get the black voters he needs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/12/voting-laws-alabama-election?refid=0 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:25:27 -0600 What are younger women hearing in the conversation around sexual harassment? In recent months, women around the country have come forward to accuse powerful politicians, entertainers, and media moguls of sexual misconduct. To young women, does this moment feel big enough to last? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/11/young-women-sexual-harassment-conversation?refid=0 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:18:38 -0600 Political Junkie: How much does 'moral authority' matter to voters? MPR News host Kerri Miller talked with Political Junkie Ken Rudin about the latest news in politics, including how politicians from both major parties are responding to allegations of sexual misconduct. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/11/political-junkie-moral-authority?refid=0 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:10:03 -0600 Friday Roundtable: The state of international affairs After a diplomatic trip to Asia in November, where President Trump visited China, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines, we're taking a look at President Trump's foreign agenda. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/08/friday-roundtable-international?refid=0 Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:33:05 -0600 Does Franken's resignation signal a change in harassment culture? Three members of Congress resigned this week while facing sexual misconduct allegations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/08/franken-resignation-change-culture?refid=0 Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:55:40 -0600 The good and bad in the mortgage interest tax deduction MPR News Kerri Miller examined the mortgage interest deduction (MID), and how the latest Republican tax bill could put the dream of buying a home on hold. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/06/mortgage-interest-tax-deduction-2017?refid=0 Wed, 06 Dec 2017 10:35:50 -0600 Charter schools and the resegregation of American public education A new Associated Press analysis finds many charter schools in America are racially segregated. MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with Cornell professor Noliwe Rooks about this modern school segregation, and the effects of the charter school movement. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/05/charter-schools-segregated-education?refid=0 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 12:33:06 -0600 In divided times, a lesson on the 'art of thinking' In his new book, "How to Think," Alan Jacobs explores an act - thinking - that's familiar to all of us. But he argues that when it comes to the issues splitting our society, we don't always think critically. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/04/a-lesson-on-the-art-of-thinking?refid=0 Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:34:32 -0600 Political Junkie: Will sexual harassment allegations bring change to D.C.? MPR News host Kerri Miller talked with Political Junkie Ken Rudin about the latest news surrounding sexual harassment in Washington. MPR News digital producer Nancy Yang also joined Kerri to read some recent mail from listeners. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/04/political-junkie-lasting-change-in-washington?refid=0 Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:26:28 -0600 What we're learning about the science of sleep If you woke up this morning feeling less than refreshed, join the club: The CDC reports that more than a third of American adults don't get enough sleep. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/28/the-importance-of-sleep?refid=0 Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:22:54 -0600 Political Junkie: Franken's apology spurs mixed reactions Political Junkie Ken Rudin discussed Democratic Sen. Al Franken's Sunday media interviews, and how recent sexual misconduct allegations against several politicians are reverberating in Washington. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/27/political-junkie-franken?refid=0 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 12:12:47 -0600 If you don't have money for college, how far can 'grit' get you? "Grit" is a buzzword in conversations about college access these days. But if you don't have the money for college, how far can grit really get you? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/27/grit-college-linda-nathan?refid=0 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 11:19:24 -0600 The future of Medicaid A look at how the proposed Republican tax bill could change funding for Medicaid. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/22/future-of-medicaid?refid=0 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:03:09 -0600 Why are African-Americans and Latinos underrepresented in elite U.S. colleges? African-American and Latino students are more underrepresented at elite U.S. institutions today than they were more than three decades ago. Is it time to rethink Affirmative Action? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/21/students-of-color-2017?refid=0 Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:25:55 -0600 Sexual harassment: How do we move forward from here? As the list of powerful men accused of sexual misconduct continues to grow, so too do debates about the place this reckoning might hold in history. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/20/sexual-harassment-political-junkie?refid=0 Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:12:23 -0600 Why does Russian meddling matter? A foreign policy consultant and computer science lecturer weigh in on why this latest kerfuffle is bigger than partisanship. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/15/why-does-russian-meddling-matter?refid=0 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:54:58 -0600 What happens when evolution stops? Louise Erdrich's novel starts Louise Erdrich began writing "Future Home of the Living God" fifteen years ago. She pulled her early manuscript out of oblivion when events began to repeat themselves. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/14/books-louise-erdrich-future-home?refid=0 Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:02:02 -0600 What are we learning about how to treat PTSD? The University of Minnesota is researching resilience and post traumatic stress disorder. Brian Engdahl, professor of neuroscience and psychology, shared what they've found. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/13/treating-post-traumatic-stress?refid=0 Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:26:33 -0600 The Political Junkie on Roy Moore, elections Ken Rudin, the Political Junkie, discussed sexual misconduct allegations against Republican candidate Roy Moore and last week's elections. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/13/political-junkie-roy-moore?refid=0 Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:10:02 -0600 Friday Roundtable: What does party loyalty mean today? With both Republicans and Democrats facing an identity crisis, what does party identity and loyalty mean today? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/10/what-does-party-loyalty-mean-today?refid=0 Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:05:20 -0600 How to protect yourself from infection when you go to the hospital How do infections spread in our healthcare facilities, and what can patients do to protect themselves? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/09/hospital-infections-2017?refid=0 Thu, 09 Nov 2017 12:35:07 -0600 America's opioid crisis: what health care providers can do better A new report finds doctors and pharmacists aren't doing enough to warn patients about the dangers of opioids. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/08/americas-opioid-crisis-what-health-care-providers?refid=0 Wed, 08 Nov 2017 11:41:02 -0600 A look inside the beautiful, bizarre world of jellyfish Science writer Juli Berwald has spent long hours contemplating a mysterious, ethereal organism: the jellyfish. She joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to discuss what scientists are just beginning to uncover about jellyfish. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/07/beautiful-bizarre-world-jellyfish?refid=0 Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:18:22 -0600 Public perception of mass violence and mental illness often misguided In response to Sunday's mass shooting at a Texas church, President Trump said the shooting was not "a guns situation," but rather, a problem of mental health. What's the connection, if any, between gun violence and mental health? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/07/mental-health-gun-violence?refid=0 Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:11:39 -0600 Read beyond your comfort zone: Titles to stretch your mind Writer Gene Luen Yang tours the country encouraging kids to read beyond their comfort zones -- but adults can try that, too. Here are a few titles to get started. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/03/reading-without-borders?refid=0 Fri, 03 Nov 2017 15:24:32 -0500 The 'Afterglow' that pets leave behind Poet Eileen Myles recounts their life with Rosie, a dog Myles adopted in 1990. This is not an ordinary memoir of a lovable dog; the poet uses their relationship to explore spirituality, mortality, and love. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/31/eileen-myles-afterglow?refid=0 Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:43:36 -0500 What to expect as ACA open enrollment begins With changes to the ACA afoot, here's what consumers should look for. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/31/what-to-expect-as-aca-open-enrollment-begins?refid=0 Tue, 31 Oct 2017 11:19:21 -0500 What would it take to end terrorism? While terrorism may feel like a fact of life in many parts of the globe, what would it take to end it? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/30/the-end-of-terrorism?refid=0 Mon, 30 Oct 2017 12:22:41 -0500 Political Junkie on the Manafort indictment MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with Political Junkie Ken Rudin about the latest from Washington, including the news Monday that Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates have been indicted by a federal grand jury. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/30/political-junkie-manafort?refid=0 Mon, 30 Oct 2017 12:18:58 -0500 Roundtable: The First Amendment on college campuses Are college campuses still committed to that core principle of American identity - freedom of speech? And how well do students and faculty understand what the First Amendment means? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/27/free-speech-on-college-campuses?refid=0 Fri, 27 Oct 2017 04:00:00 -0500 What men need to know about sexual harassment We respond to men who are still confused about definitions of sexual harassment and what to do if they or others encounter it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/26/what-men-need-to-know-about-harassment?refid=0 Thu, 26 Oct 2017 12:49:50 -0500 How medical professionals can bring up weight, without 'fat-shaming' Patient advocates argue medical professionals need to learn how to bring up weight in a constructive way without "fat-shaming." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/25/doctors-and-weight-bias?refid=0 Wed, 25 Oct 2017 11:42:04 -0500 'She-canic' Patrice Banks on making room for women at the auto shop How one woman went from being a self-described 'auto airhead' to running her own shop. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/24/patrice-making-room-for-women-in-auto-world?refid=0 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 11:54:29 -0500 Op-Ed: Sexism and the political left Harvey Weinstein isn't the only 'progressive' person to mistreat women. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/24/op-ed-sexism-among-progressives?refid=0 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 11:22:09 -0500 Political Junkie on Gold Star families, Bush's speech and tax reform The Political Junkie talked Gold Star families, former President George W. Bush's recent speech and tax reform. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/23/political-junkie-bush-tax-reform?refid=0 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:53:56 -0500 What we learn about our parents at the end of their lives When we're young, our idea of who our parents are is wrapped up in one singularity -- their identity as our parents. But as we grow and our parents age, more layers of their identity unfold. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/23/what-we-learn-about-our-parents?refid=0 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:49:01 -0500 Friday Roundtable: Closing the gender gap in STEM A growing number of women are earning degrees in math and science, but the gender gap still persists. Two scientists and one science writer discuss the gender gap in STEM and how to close it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/31/roundtable-closing-the-stem-gender-gap?refid=0 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500 How to handle workplace sexual harassment Victims of sexual harassment face many obstacles to speaking out. What options do they have available? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/19/workplace-sexual-harassment?refid=0 Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:59:13 -0500 Political Junkie: Executive actions, tax reform and Steve Bannon The Political Junkie talked President Trump's recent executive actions, tax reform and what Steve Bannon meant when he declared "a season of war against the GOP establishment." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/16/political-junkie-executive-action-taxes-bannon?refid=0 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:30:00 -0500 Fenty Beauty, Dove and colorism in the cosmetics industry Given the success of Fenty Beauty, what does Rihanna understand about the cosmetics industry that mainstream beauty brands don't? And what does the Dove controversy say about the change that's still needed in the beauty industry? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/10/fenty-dove-colorism-cosmetics?refid=0 Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:29:09 -0500 Op Ed: Tax cuts don't mean economic growth Congressional Republicans and President Trump are pushing for tax reform this fall. But do tax cuts translate to economic growth? Bruce Bartlett, domestic policy adviser to President Ronald Reagan, says the gospel of trickle-down growth just doesn't hold up. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/10/tax-cuts-economic-growth?refid=0 Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:27:25 -0500 How does the American press look to journalists from other countries? Fellows with the World Press Institute have been traveling around the United States since August, in a visit that has coincided with major hurricanes, mounting tensions with North Korea and the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/09/foreign-journalist-perspective?refid=0 Mon, 09 Oct 2017 11:21:38 -0500 Political Junkie: Gun control, Harvey Weinstein and 'World War III' The Political Junkie talked gun control legislation, the political hypocrisy of newsmakers like Harvey Weinstein and Rep. Tim Murphy, and Sen. Bob Corker's comment that President Trump's behavior could set America "on the path to World War III." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/09/political-junkie-world-war-iii?refid=0 Mon, 09 Oct 2017 11:20:20 -0500 The politics of America's guns Polls suggest Americans support stricter gun control laws, but gun legislation doesn't tend to move forward in Washington D.C. Why is that? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/06/politics-of-guns?refid=0 Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:05:40 -0500 Presidential leadership in tragedy In times of tragedy following events like hurricanes and mass shootings, how do we expect our presidents to lead? And does it matter what they say and do? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/05/presidentialcomfort-2017?refid=0 Thu, 05 Oct 2017 10:42:16 -0500 Wisconsin gerrymandering and the future of American elections The Supreme Court is back in session and looking over a gerrymandering case in Wisconsin. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/04/wisconsin-gerrymandering-2017?refid=0 Wed, 04 Oct 2017 15:23:08 -0500 The re-segregation of American schools Nikole Hannah-Jones has watched the evolution of segregation in schools as a student, parent and reporter. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/04/schoolsegregration-2017?refid=0 Wed, 04 Oct 2017 14:55:31 -0500 On using meditation to open doors in our everyday lives In his new book "Why Buddhism is True," Robert Wright, a visiting professor of science and religion at Union Theological Seminary, explores the relationship between science and meditation, and why meditating can help us see the world more clearly. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/03/using-meditation-to-open-doors?refid=0 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 12:55:06 -0500 When do we call it terrorism? The shooting in Las Vegas has reignited a debate about when an incident should and should not be labeled an act of terror. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/03/when-do-we-call-it-terrorism?refid=0 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 12:23:05 -0500 Why media law matters to all Americans, not just journalists and sources Last fall, the New York Times published a story with the accounts of two women who said they had been groped by now-President Trump. When Trump's legal team threatened to sue the Times for libel, the Times' lawyer responded with a letter that went viral. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/02/media-law-david-mccraw?refid=0 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 11:46:54 -0500 Political Junkie: Tragedy in Las Vegas, and gun politics in America The Las Vegas shooting is now being called the deadliest in United States history -- and it's yet another test in recent weeks for the Trump administration's response to national crisis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/02/political-junkie-las-vegas?refid=0 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 11:40:26 -0500 How to raise a reader It's important to start reading at a young age. But what can parents and educators do to encourage a love of reading in children and students? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/27/raising-a-reader?refid=0 Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:40:08 -0500 What the latest from D.C. could mean for your health care The latest Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act faltered yesterday. Senator Susan Collins, R-Maine, joined two other Republican senators in publicly opposing the Graham-Cassidy legislation, leaving the bill without needed votes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/26/graham-cassidy-american-health-care?refid=0 Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:03:40 -0500 What can we learn from the Chinese education system? In "Little Soldiers," journalist Lenora Chu relays the experience of enrolling her son in a Shanghai kindergarten, and what she learned about "cultivating a superstar student in China." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/25/lenora-chu-chinese-classrooms?refid=0 Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:32:25 -0500 Political Junkie: Protests on the football field Football made political headlines this weekend as President Trump called on NFL team owners to "fire or suspend" players who kneel during the national anthem. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/25/football-politics?refid=0 Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:46:14 -0500 Should we abolish the adverb? Etymologist Anatoly Liberman answered questions about adverbs and other English language conundrums. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/21/abolish-the-adverb?refid=0 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:24:52 -0500 The science of weight loss We've all heard the conventional wisdom on how to lose weight: eat less and exercise more. But new research shows that shedding pounds and keeping them off may be more complicated than a "one-size-fits-all" approach. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/20/science-of-weight-loss?refid=0 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:08:36 -0500 What to make of Trump's 'America First' speech at the United Nations In his first address to the United Nations General Assembly, President Trump vowed this morning to "always put America first." What does that mean now, as opposed to on the campaign trail? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/19/trump-un-speech?refid=0 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:15:24 -0500 The state of gerrymandering in America Should state legislatures be allowed to draw electoral districts that favor one party over another? A journalist and a lawyer weighed in on the controversial topic of gerrymandering. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/18/gerrymandering-america?refid=0 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:26:04 -0500 Political Junkie: President Trump's ideological compass The Political Junkie takes on the ideology behind President Trump's recent deals with Democratic leaders, and Steve Bannon's continued influence from Breitbart News. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/18/trump-ideological-compass?refid=0 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:22:59 -0500 Friday Roundtable: A candid conversation about addiction Addiction dominates the headlines, but how to recover from addiction and live with its aftermath is often left out. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/15/candid-discussion-on-addiction?refid=0 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:49:53 -0500 The changing politics of DACA DACA used to be an issue both Republicans and Democrats agreed on. What happened? And how will Congress approach legislating this issue in the coming months? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/14/the-politics-of-daca?refid=0 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:32:47 -0500 What reforms health insurers want What reforms do health insurers want to see on the table? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/13/what-health-insurers-want?refid=0 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:56:38 -0500 Op-ed: How Trump may get the U.S. to 3 percent GDP growth Many scoffed at President Trump's predictions that his policies would lead to 3 percent GDP growth, but one finance editor thinks that goal is within reach. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/13/can-trump-raise-gdp?refid=0 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:43:09 -0500 Political Junkie: The art of the political deal Political Junkie Ken Rudin talked about the week in politics, including President Trump's recent deal with Democratic leaders "Chuck and Nancy." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/12/political-deal?refid=0 Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:56:13 -0500 Surviving a family member's drug addiction Author Sigrid Rausing discusses how her family dealt with the drug addiction of her brother and his wife. Her sister-in-law ended up dying from her opiate use. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/12/mayhem_rausing?refid=0 Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Rep. Tom Emmer talks tax reform Tax reform is a top priority for Congressional Republicans this fall. U.S. Congressman Tom Emmer, who represents Minnesota's 6th District, is hopeful they'll be able to make progress. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/11/emmer-tax-reform?refid=0 Mon, 11 Sep 2017 11:39:28 -0500 Irma: The science behind the storm Hurricane Irma is thrashing Florida just days after Hurricane Harvey overwhelmed areas of Texas and Louisiana. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/11/science-of-irma?refid=0 Mon, 11 Sep 2017 11:05:29 -0500 Flyover: What is the 'real' America? This week on Flyover, we're knocking down the myths of 'Real America' and discussing the values that tie us together as a nation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/10/flyover-what-is-the-real-america?refid=0 Sun, 10 Sep 2017 14:45:45 -0500 Friday Roundtable: The power of live performances, part 2 Last week on the Friday Roundtable two music fans told us about the best concerts they have ever seen. This week we asked three musicians about the performances that shaped their careers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/08/greatest-performances-part-two?refid=0 Fri, 08 Sep 2017 12:27:44 -0500 The Friday Roundtable: The power of live performance An eclectic duo of music lovers discuss the way live music is embedded in our memories and has the power to transform the way we think. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/01/power-of-live-performances?refid=0 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 12:11:18 -0500 Why so few Harvey victims have flood insurance Less than 20 percent of Harvey victims have flood insurance. Why is that? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/31/why-so-few-harvey-victims-have-flood-insurance?refid=0 Thu, 31 Aug 2017 12:39:23 -0500 Political Junkie on Hurricane Harvey Political Junkie Ken Rudin talked about President Trump's visit to Harvey-ravaged Texas and Congress' agenda for their upcoming session. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/31/political-junkie-talks-harvey?refid=0 Thu, 31 Aug 2017 12:21:09 -0500 How can colleges help depressed students? College is a time of both freedom and daunting adjustments. Some students experience serious mental health problems during this transition. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/30/how-can-colleges-help-depressed-students?refid=0 Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500 What climate science says about hurricanes The record setting rainfall and strong winds of hurricane Harvey have raised the question of climate change's role in the event. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/29/what-climate-science-says-about-hurricanes?refid=0 Tue, 29 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500 The lives of those within 'The Force' Author Don Winslow writes about police officers who walk the line between "rough justice and tempered mercy." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/29/the-lives-of-those-within-the-force?refid=0 Tue, 29 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500 What are the consequences of rising college costs? The cost of college tuition is rising, but how is that affecting the way graduates look for jobs, fit into the economy, and are able to innovate? MPR News host Kerri Miller led a roundtable discussion on the cost of college tuition. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/25/consequences-of-rising-college-costs?refid=0 Fri, 25 Aug 2017 11:37:31 -0500 A Q&A with Governor Dayton at the State Fair Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, who is wrapping up close to 40 years of government service, spoke to MPR News host Kerri Miller and an audience of fair-goers about his accomplishments in office and plans for the future. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/24/governor-dayton-at-the-fair?refid=0 Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:57:13 -0500 Do school voucher systems work? President Trump's pick for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos has championed a new approach to education in the U.S. that employs the use of school vouchers. What do we know about the success rate of the school voucher system? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/23/do-school-voucher-systems-work?refid=0 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:40:54 -0500 America's longest war continues America's involvement in Afghanistan is nearing the 16 year mark -- a count that will continue to grow for the foreseeable future. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/22/americas-longest-war-continues?refid=0 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:00:00 -0500 Pop culture's mixed messages to women Movies are often not made by or for women and female-led movies tend to limit their casting to white, young women. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/22/pop-cultures-mixed-messages-to-women?refid=0 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:00:00 -0500 Political Junkie: Bannon is out, but is his influence over? MPR News Host Kerri Miller runs down the week in politics with Ken Rudin, host of the Political Junkie podcast. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/21/political-junkie-talks-bannon?refid=0 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:20:23 -0500 How to be more than a bystander After the violence in Charlottesville, what can concerned citizens do beyond marching? MPR News host Kerri Miller hosted a discussion on how to be more than a bystander. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/21/how-to-be-more-than-a-bystander?refid=0 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:09:27 -0500 How to get more women into corner offices The number of female CEOs leading Fortune 500 companies may be at an all time high, but, frankly, the number is still pretty low. How can we get more women into corner offices? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/18/getting-more-women-in-corner-offices?refid=0 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:32:26 -0500 What it's like to be an immigrant in a time of uncertainty Author Dina Nayeri left Iran when she was ten years old. In a discussion sparked by her new book, "Refuge," listeners called in to share their own stories of immigration, belonging and fear. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/17/books-refuge-immigrants-voices?refid=0 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:45:43 -0500 How the books you read growing up still matter Author Ann Hood absolutely devoured books as a child, and many still stick with her today. What book was a formative read for you, growing up? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/16/books-what-you-read-growing-up?refid=0 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:23:42 -0500 Listen: Political Junkie talks Charlottesville Ken Rudin, host of The Political Junkie podcast, runs down the week in politics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/16/political-junkie-white-nationalists?refid=0 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Charlottesville and the legacy of slavery Events in Charlottesville, Virginia, prompt discussion about where civil war era monuments, the job and housing discrimination and the criminal justice system fit into this idea of the legacy of slavery and segregation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/14/charlottesville-and-the-legacy-of-slavery?refid=0 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Listen: Roundtable discussion on infertility A physician, psychologist and the founder of Fruitful discuss assisted reproduction and support systems for people struggling to have biological children. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/11/roundtable-discussion-on-infertility?refid=0 Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:24:50 -0500 The importance of names, ancestry and legacy with Camille Dungy Elle Magazine named Dungy's book, "Guidebook to Relative Strangers" one of the books to read this summer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/09/the-importance-of-names-ancestry-and-legacy?refid=0 Wed, 09 Aug 2017 11:31:02 -0500 The legal opioid dilemma How will the fight against addiction impact those who use prescription opioids? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/09/the-legal-opioid-dilemma?refid=0 Wed, 09 Aug 2017 11:10:43 -0500 Why are drug prices so high? And what can be done? Why are drugs in the U.S. so expensive? Can anything be done to lower costs? Two experts weigh in on how much Americans are paying and what could change. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/07/why-are-prescriptions-so-expensive?refid=0 Mon, 07 Aug 2017 13:46:47 -0500 Listen: Political Junkie on presidential poll numbers MPR News host Kerri Miller talks to political junkie Ken Rudin about the week's latest political news. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/07/political-junkie?refid=0 Mon, 07 Aug 2017 13:02:12 -0500 Listen: When books get made into films A rebroadcast of a roundtable discussion between Kerri Miller and three bibliophiles about favorite books that have made it to the big screen. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/04/books-made-into-films?refid=0 Fri, 04 Aug 2017 11:30:44 -0500 Here's what you need to know about election fraud President Donald has launched a commission to study voter fraud. But his panel is not the first one to study this issue. Here's what we already know about voter fraud, and why some people are worried about Trump's new commission. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/03/what-to-know-about-election-fraud?refid=0 Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:07:49 -0500 Listen: How to make the justice system more restorative MPR News host Kerri Miller talked to author Baz Dreisinger about the effect of making criminal justice systems more restorative. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/02/how-to-make-justice-more-restorative?refid=0 Wed, 02 Aug 2017 13:24:19 -0500 How the opioid crisis is affecting infants We've all heard of how opioid addiction affects adults, but what about newborn infants who are born already addicted and spend the first weeks of their lives going through withdrawal? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/01/how-opioid-crisis-affecting-infants?refid=0 Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Friday Roundtable: The health care discussion we're not having How can we improve heath care without the partisan back and forth? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/28/the-health-care-discussion-were-not-having?refid=0 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 09:00:00 -0500 Listen: What you need to know about Russia Sanctions, espionage, investigations, election hacking: Russia is in the news every day. What's going on? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/27/what-russia-is-gaining-from-us-political-chaos?refid=0 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:59:11 -0500 Listen: What you need to know about Russia Sanctions, espionage, investigations, election hacking: Russia is in the news every day. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/27/what-you-need-to-know-about-russia?refid=0 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:00:00 -0500 Listen: The life of a long-haul trucker Finn Murphy recounts his life on the road in "The Long Haul." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/26/life-of-long-haul-trucker?refid=0 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:32:43 -0500 Listen: The latest on health care politics Jennifer Haberkorn of Politico joined the program to discuss the latest vote to debate the Affordable Care Act, why the repeal vote failed and which Senators to watch going forward. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/26/latest-in-health-care-politics?refid=0 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500 'How to be Muslim: An American Story' MPR News host Kerri Miller talked to author Haroon Moghul about his new memoir, "How to be Muslim: An American Story." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/25/how-to-be-muslim?refid=0 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:52:47 -0500 Op-Ed: What President Trump gets right about the Middle East MPR News host Kerri Miller talked to Steven A. Cook - senior fellow from the Council on Foreign Relations about his article, "What Trump Gets Right About the Middle East" http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/25/what-trump-gets-right-about-the-middle-east?refid=0 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:33:24 -0500 Fear as an element of police culture On a special MPR News show, guests discussed possible ways to reduce the risk of shootings like the one that took the life of Justine Ruszczyk. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/24/what-do-police-shootings-say-about-minnesota?refid=0 Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:55:09 -0500 Listen: How much are we willing to pay for health care? Health care costs are rising: prescriptions, deductibles, premiums, co-pays. But how much are we willing and able to pay for the health care we use? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/24/how-much-should-we-pay-for-health-care?refid=0 Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:34:47 -0500 Listen: Political Junkie on another whirlwind week in Washington Ken Rudin discusses the Russian election interference investigation, Jared Kushner's testimony and President Trump's interview with the New York Times. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/24/political-junkie-another-whirlwind-week?refid=0 Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:52:08 -0500 Listen: How has terrorism changed since 9/11? It's been almost 16 years since the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. How has terrorism changed since then? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/21/anatomy-of-terror?refid=0 Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:51:46 -0500 Listen: Friday roundtable on the media This is a Roundtable "mid-stream" in our summer media series. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/21/media-roundtable?refid=0 Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:39:14 -0500 Listen: How to find a good financial planner New rules regulating financial planners are in force. What does that mean for your relationship with your financial planner? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/19/how-new-financial-planner-rules-affect-you?refid=0 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:40:17 -0500 Listen: What's happening with the health care bill? Republicans don't have enough votes to pass a bill to repeal, and replace Obamacare and President Trump says he's going to let Obamacare fail. What does that mean for the future of healthcare reform? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/19/whats-happening-with-health-care?refid=0 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:34:16 -0500 7 ways to recognize and deal with fake news The Trump administration is fond of complaining about fake news. But what is fake news? What is the what is the difference between fake news and news you don't like? And how can you recognize fake news when it pops up on your Facebook timeline? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/18/how-to-recognize-fake-news?refid=0 Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:45:22 -0500 Op-Ed: Does the media have a martyr syndrome? MPR News host Kerri Miller interviews Gary Abernathy, the publisher and editor of "The Times Gazette of Hillsboro" in Hillsboro, Ohio. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/18/op-ed-media-martyr-syndrome?refid=0 Tue, 18 Jul 2017 12:33:44 -0500 Listen: What you need to know about single-payer health plans As Republican senators work to pass a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, many are asking whether the U.S. should switch to a single-payer health care system. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/17/single-payer-healthcare?refid=0 Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:59:32 -0500 Listen: Political Junkie talks health care and Russia MPR News host Kerri Miller runs down the week in politics with Ken Rudin, host of The Political Junkie podcast. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/17/political-junkie-on-russia-and-healthcare?refid=0 Mon, 17 Jul 2017 11:57:26 -0500 Listen: Roundtable on environmental justice What does it mean to be an environmental activist in an age of urgency and inertia? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/14/environmental-activism-roundtable?refid=0 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:39:52 -0500 Listen: Career advice for misfits Jennifer Romolini joins MPR News host Kerri Miller to discuss her career guide for people who don't follow the usual career paths, "Weird in a World That's Not." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/13/career-advice-for-misfits?refid=0 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 11:49:56 -0500 9 things to know about anonymous sources President Trump and his administration have complained about leaks, and condemned the use of anonymous sources. President Obama prosecuted suspected leakers. But what has the use of anonymous sources in journalism traditionally been? And how should news consumers regard information from anonymous sources? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/12/how-to-assess-anonymous-sources?refid=0 Wed, 12 Jul 2017 15:23:14 -0500 Listen: How to fall in love with anyone Remember the New York Times Modern Love essay called, "To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This"? Mandy Len Catron wrote that. And now she has a book titled, "How to Fall in Love with Anyone." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/11/how-to-fall-in-love?refid=0 Tue, 11 Jul 2017 13:05:11 -0500 Op-Ed: Europe defense spending shows it's not worried about Russia "If Europe really worried about Russia, it would get serious about defense spending," argues senior Cato Institute fellow Doug Bandow. Listen to Bandow and MPR News host Kerri Miller discuss NATO spending on this week's op-ed segment. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/11/nato-op-ed?refid=0 Tue, 11 Jul 2017 11:06:19 -0500 Listen: Political Junkie talks health care and Russia MPR News Host Kerri Miller runs down the week in politics with Ken Rudin, host of The Political Junkie Podcast. This week they discussed the GOP health care reform bill and President Trump's meeting with Putin at the G-20 summit. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/10/political-junkie-health-care-russia?refid=0 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 11:46:15 -0500 What if community college were free? Cost is just one of the burdens preventing students from pursuing higher education -- but it's a pretty sizable one. What would happen if community college was free? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/07/what-if-community-college-were-free?refid=0 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 14:31:37 -0500 Addressing distrust and disparities in the criminal justice system A former prosecutor and police officer discuss how communities of color see and experience the criminal justice system. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/06/disparities-and-distrust-in-policing?refid=0 Thu, 06 Jul 2017 13:10:06 -0500 Listen: What options does the U.S. have in North Korea? North Korea has test-launched a missile that some experts believe is capable of reaching the U.S. states of Alaska and Hawaii and possibly even the U.S. Pacific Northwest. So what are America's options for responding to North Korea? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/06/what-options-does-us-have-in-north-korea?refid=0 Thu, 06 Jul 2017 11:01:15 -0500 Listen: Is the media biased? What's the difference between bias in the news and fake news? What causes bias and, if the media is biased, how can they become more objective? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/05/is-the-media-biased?refid=0 Wed, 05 Jul 2017 11:09:31 -0500 Listen: the making of a great chef This week's Friday roundtable is a podcast in which three chefs talk about their transition from making food to mastering recipes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/30/the-making-of-a-great-chef?refid=0 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:39:24 -0500 Listen: What you need to know about the new health care bill What is in the new Republican healthcare bill? Does it live up to President Trump's promises? What does it mean for Americans' healthcare? Will it pass in the Senate? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/28/what-to-know-about-healthcare-bill?refid=0 Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:19:45 -0500 Listen: The Political Junkie on health care Senate Republicans are expected to call for a vote on their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act this week. What's in it? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/27/political-junkie-health-care-bill?refid=0 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:41:54 -0500 Why don't more women run for political office? Women are politically motivated and they win elections as often as men. But in the U.S. they are far less likely to run for political office. Why is that? And what will it take to get more women to run? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/27/women-in-politics?refid=0 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:34:34 -0500 The Thread book hour: Authors find unique inspiration in Minnesota Lesley Nneka Arimah's distance from her family allowed her to "open up." Neil Gaiman was educated in deadly winter nights. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/23/the-thread-book-hour-lesley-nneka-arimah-and-neil-gaiman?refid=0 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:00:00 -0500 Listen: Should we geoengineer the atmosphere to fix climate change? Are we so endangered by rising temperatures that geo-engineering could be and should be a real possibility? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/23/should-we-geoengineer-the-atmosphere?refid=0 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:43:21 -0500 Will the Republican health plan make care cheaper? Senate Republican leaders say they'll unveil details of their health care bill on Thursday after writing it in secret with little input from other GOP members. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/21/what-will-replace-obamacare?refid=0 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:40:14 -0500 Political junkie talks health care and Georgia's special election Democrats lost a special election in Georgia yesterday that they desperately wanted to win. Republicans in Washington DC are cooking up a healthcare bill in secret. Political Junkie Ken Rudin analyzes this and all the latest political news with MPR News host Kerri Miller. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/21/political-junkie?refid=0 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:03:37 -0500 Is there still support for criminal justice reform? Will the bipartisan movement toward criminal justice reform continue under new leadership? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/20/future-of-criminal-justice-reform?refid=0 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:52:05 -0500 Op-ed: Mueller should recuse himself Special counsel Robert Mueller should recuse himself from the Russia investigation, says William G. Otis, former special counsel for George W. Bush. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/20/op-ed-can-mueller-be-objective?refid=0 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:53:47 -0500 11 ways to talk politics with someone who disagrees Is it possible to talk politics with someone who sharply disagrees with you? University of Minnesota family social science professor Bill Doherty says it is. He gave his advice for facilitating open conversations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/19/how-to-talk-politics-with-someone-who-disagrees?refid=0 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:33:56 -0500 Listen: Paula Poundstone and 'The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness' A comedian and author shares field-notes from several years of experiments on happiness. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/15/paula-poundstone-happiness?refid=0 Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:04:48 -0500 Listen: What's happening in the jury room? Juries are deliberating in two high-profile court cases this week: the sexual assault trial of Bill Cosby, and the trial of police officer Jeronimo Yanez. So what exactly goes on inside a jury room? MPR News host Kerri Miller talks to former Ramsey County attorney Susan Gaertner for insight into the mysteries of the deliberation room. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/15/74-seconds-yanez-trial-whats-happening-in-jury-room?refid=0 Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:56:48 -0500 Listen: Why most of your ideas about aliens are probably wrong If life on other planets exists, what would it even look like? The latest science on the search for extraterrestrial life may surprise you. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/14/the-science-of-extraterrestrial-life?refid=0 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 10:28:23 -0500 Listen: 'Terror and the Teddy Bear Society' Are we making too many concessions to extremists within the Islamic faith? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/13/terror-and-the-teddy-bear-society?refid=0 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:33:18 -0500 Listen: Questions on money and ethics in Washington A legal scholar and expert on money in politics answered your questions about the inner workings of Washington. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/13/questions-about-ethics-in-washington?refid=0 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:58:25 -0500 Listen: Political Junkie talks ethics, tweets and testimonies Ken Rudin runs down the president's latest statements and the political tribulation in Washington. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/12/political-junkie-tweets-testimonies-ethics?refid=0 Mon, 12 Jun 2017 11:54:37 -0500 Listen: Empathy and 'American War' Journalist Omar El Akkad discusses the inspiration behind his debut novel. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/07/empathy-and-american-war?refid=0 Wed, 07 Jun 2017 12:50:24 -0500 How vulnerable are our elections to hacking? A recently leaked NSA report says Russia's military intelligence agency launched a hacking attack before Election Day 2016 on a U.S. company that provides voting services and systems. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/07/can-our-elections-be-hacked?refid=0 Wed, 07 Jun 2017 10:35:14 -0500 Listen: ISIS and modern terrorism online The United Kingdom has had three terror attacks in as many months. And now British Prime Minister Theresa May is calling for an increase in digital policing. How are modern-day terrorists using the internet? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/06/isis-modern-terrorism?refid=0 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 09:00:00 -0500 Four suspenseful thrillers for summer Dive into four well-plotted thrillers that will keep you hooked as the temperatures rise. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/05/books-summer-thriller-picks?refid=0 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:25:38 -0500 Listen: Political Junkie on London, Paris and Comey Ken Rudin previews the Comey hearings, discusses the terror attacks in London and reviews the global reaction to America pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/05/political-junkie-paris-london-comey?refid=0 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:03:57 -0500 Propaganda and disinformation: How Russia's new war campaign works As accusations that Russia influenced the 2016 election are flying, what should we really be paying attention to? And how is Russia continuing to wage information wars? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/05/how-russias-disinformation-works?refid=0 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 11:23:45 -0500 The prescription for better health outcomes: communication Medical technology has advanced exponentially. But why are patient-physician relationships stuck in the past? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/01/what-patients-say-what-doctors-hear?refid=0 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 11:15:54 -0500 Listen: Will the US pull out of the Paris Climate agreement? President Trump will announce his decision on whether to stay or leave the Paris Climate agreement this afternoon. How significant is this decision? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/01/will-the-us-leave-paris-climate-agreement?refid=0 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 10:29:26 -0500 Hazing: group bonding tradition or deadly safety hazard? How big of a deal is college campus hazing? MPR News host Kerri Miller talks to an anti-hazing advocate and a journalist who studies hazing to find out. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/31/how-dangerous-is-college-hazing?refid=0 Wed, 31 May 2017 11:48:06 -0500 Op-Ed: 'Removing Trump won't solve America's crisis' Robert Merry, political editor of The National Interest, says "elites" are the problem in the U.S. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/23/trump-and-americas-crisis?refid=0 Tue, 23 May 2017 13:47:06 -0500 The latest in DC politics from the Political Junkie What is President Trump focusing on during his first trip overseas? And how is the U.S. reacting to the succession of Trump-related leaks coming from the DC? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/22/political-junkie?refid=0 Mon, 22 May 2017 10:58:46 -0500 3 takeaways from the crazy week of U.S. politics The pace of news out of Washington has been relentless this week. NPR political correspondent Mara Liasson has a breakdown of what we may be missing past the headlines. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/19/mara-liasson-explains-politics?refid=0 Fri, 19 May 2017 11:44:07 -0500 Why special counsel is not enough in Trump Russia probe Peter Zeidenberg served as an assistant special counsel in the prosecution of Scooter Libby, spent 17 years in the Department of Justice and is currently a partner at Arent Fox LLP. He explains how special counsel works and why there needs to be a deeper dive into the Russia probe. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/18/why-special-counsel-is-not-enough?refid=0 Thu, 18 May 2017 10:17:38 -0500 Are we in a new housing bubble? It's a seller's market and real estate is booming. Are we in a new housing bubble? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/16/is-this-a-housing-bubble?refid=0 Tue, 16 May 2017 10:55:10 -0500 The Political Junkie talks FBI and politics The Political Junkie and an FBI expert talk about the fallout after President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/15/political-junkie?refid=0 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:50:46 -0500 Friday Roundtable: When books get adapted for the screen Four bibliophiles discuss when Hollywood adaptations went right and when they went terribly wrong. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/28/books-on-the-screen?refid=0 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:10:45 -0500 A majority of Americans find the tax system unfair, Pew study finds New research from indicates that most Americans feel that corporations and the very wealthy do not pay their fair share in taxes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/26/americans-find-tax-system-unfair?refid=0 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:49:01 -0500 A Breitbart editor's libertarian case for Trump's 'buy American' order John Carney, a former Wall Street Journal reporter now editing economics news at the right-wing website Breitbart, joined Kerri Miller to discuss a recent op-ed. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/25/op-ed-the-case-for-buy-american?refid=0 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:56:29 -0500 What's happening to federal funding for women's health? President Trump just signed a new order on Title X funding. Here's what that means for women's health. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/24/federal-funding-womens-health?refid=0 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:01:51 -0500 Friday Roundtable: Remembering Prince one year later Prince died at the age of 57 last year. Three people who knew prince speak with Kerri Miller about his work, life and legacy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/21/remembering-prince-one-year-later?refid=0 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:06:16 -0500 Why did a Democrat almost win this hugely Republican district? National Review columnist John Fund says an upcoming special election in Georgia is a bellwether for how voters feel about Republicans' performance in Washington DC. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/19/why-this-georgia-election-is-a-big-deal?refid=0 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:42:32 -0500 A look at the power dynamics of marriage in 'The Unmade Bed' He wrote the book. She is married to him. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/20/a-look-power-dynamics-in-marriage?refid=0 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Listen: Why higher education doesn't close the gender wage gap Elise Gould and Rhonda Vonshay Sharpe discuss the history and economics of the gender wage gap in the United States. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/18/education-doesnt-close-the-gender-wage-gap?refid=0 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:54:45 -0500 Rethinking the DFL How to re-think the DFL http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/17/rethinking-the-dfl?refid=0 Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:23:49 -0500 The Political Junkie Political Junkie Ken Rudin talks about what's going on in the Democratic Party. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/17/the-political-junkie?refid=0 Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:46:04 -0500 Friday roundtable: Rural politics, special elections and the partisan divide An in-depth look at the national significance of special elections, priorities for rural voters and growing fault lines within the Democratic and Republican parties. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/14/friday-roundtable-presidential-and-party-politics?refid=0 Fri, 14 Apr 2017 10:37:19 -0500 Are we living through the sixth extinction? Are we witnessing the largest extinction since the dinosaurs? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/13/are-we-living-through-the-sixth-extinction?refid=0 Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:16:05 -0500 What is the most effective political activism? Protesting? Calling your representative? What is the best way for concerned citizens to make sure their voices are heard? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/12/effective-activism?refid=0 Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:36:40 -0500 Listen: What the 'princess effect' means for young women Marketing campaigns have the so-called 'princess market' down to a science, but what's the science behind how that shapes the behavior of young girls? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/11/the-princess-effect?refid=0 Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:32:44 -0500 Listen: Dispatches from a Syria war correspondent A war correspondent discusses how war has invaded the lives of Syria's people. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/11/dispatches-from-syria?refid=0 Tue, 11 Apr 2017 11:53:35 -0500 Listen: The Political Junkie on Syria, Justice Neil Gorsuch and the state of the GOP Ken Rudin on President Trump's policy in Syria, the Supreme Court's newest Justice and what's ahead for the GOP. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/10/political-junkie-syria-gorsuch-priorities?refid=0 Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:50:44 -0500 Listen: Growing fractures in the Republican party Despite controlling the White House and Congress, there are major fissures in the GOP about what being a "Republican" means. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/10/fractures-in-the-gop?refid=0 Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:13:09 -0500 An author asks: What's wrong with the Democratic party? Thomas Frank wants liberals to understand that their polices might not be as impactful as they think. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/05/whats-wrong-with-the-democrats?refid=0 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 'Dark at the Crossing': A story of love and loss in Syria Elliot Ackerman served five tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and now works as a war correspondent in Turkey. He talks about his latest novel, which is a look at a failed revolution and a failed marriage in Syria. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/14/elliot-ackerman-dark-at-the-crossing?refid=0 Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:09:17 -0500 Outlook: Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch's hearings The political landscape is heating up, how will this impact the hearings? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/13/politics-that-will-impact-gorsuch-hearings?refid=0 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Political Junkie: It's more than a health care bill The GOP is working furiously to pass a health care bill before Easter break, but what if they can't? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/13/political-junkie-its-not-just-a-health-care-bill?refid=0 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Friday Roundtable: Health care in a imperfect world Three health care professional discuss the critical issues facing patients, doctors and insurance companies. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/10/roundtable-health-care-in-the-future?refid=0 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Where Trump is succeeding What do Republicans like about Trump's first days in office? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/09/where-trump-is-succeeding?refid=0 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Trump promises federal crackdown on marijuana What does this mean for states with legal recreational use? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/09/trump-promises-federal-crackdown-on-marijuana?refid=0 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Life after prison: The 'sentence never ends' According to the Department of Justice, more than half a million inmates are released from prison each year. What happens next? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/08/issues-facing-former-inmates?refid=0 Wed, 08 Mar 2017 14:41:11 -0600 The American Healthcare Act and the future of Planned Parenthood The women's reproductive health organization might take a financial hit of the GOP plan goes into effect. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/08/american-healthcare-act-and-planned-parenthood?refid=0 Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Op Ed: Travel ban is necessary for safety Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies said the travel bans aren't about politics. They're about proper vetting. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/07/op-ed-travel-ban-necessary-for-safety?refid=0 Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Analysis: Trump's plan for increased spending on infrastructure Two transportation experts tackle Trump's transportation proposal. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/07/analysis-of-trumps-infrastructure-plan?refid=0 Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Political Junkie: Distractions from Trump's ambitious agenda and media fairness Political Junkie Ken Rudin and two specials guests talked about the agenda President Trump laid out for Congress earlier this month and how tweets about potential wiretapping might distract from that. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/06/political-junkie-distractions-from-an-ambitious-agenda?refid=0 Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Are news organizations being too hard on Trump? President Trump will say what's on his mind. How does that play out in the media? Are his rants distractions he's creating, or do news organizations need to take a step back? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/06/media-being-too-hard-on-trump?refid=0 Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 An economist's take on Trump's budget plan What do Trump's budget proposals mean? An economist joined the program to discuss. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/01/analysis-trump-congress-address?refid=0 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:47:21 -0600 'Daughter of the West' looks beyond the majesty of national parks Author and activist Terry Tempest Williams forces readers to discover the rich, and sometimes painful, history that surrounds our national parks in her book "The Hour of Land." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/01/the-hour-of-land?refid=0 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Political Junkie: A peek into the future Ken Rudin looked to the future this week. The Democrats have some work to do if they want to be successful in 2020 elections http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/27/political-junkie-a-peek-into-the-future?refid=0 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 The future of Trump's immigration policy Memos from the White House reveal that Trump will be more aggressive with deportation, but may leave some Obama-era policies in place. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/22/president-trumps-new-immigration-policy?refid=0 Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Political Junkie: What's holding up ACA changes? President Trump promised to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act simultaneously, but we haven't seen anything from Republican lawmakers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/21/political-junkie-aca-delay?refid=0 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 How does Donald Trump compare to past presidents? President Donald Trump has been compared to Andrew Jackson, Ronald Reagan and James Polk. But how far can these comparisons go? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/21/how-does-trump-compare?refid=0 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Is age nothing but a mindset? Psychologist Ellen Langer's book, "Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility" looks at how psychology can help turn back the body's clock. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/21/age-nothing-but-a-mindset?refid=0 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Trump's new travel ban After a federal appeals court put his executive action on hold, the President says he'll be issuing another. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/21/trumps-new-travel-ban?refid=0 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 How is Congress reacting to President Trump's first month? Two political experts talk about the barrage of news coming out of the White House and the reactions from members of Congress on both sides of the aisle. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/16/congress-reacts-to-president-trumps-first-month?refid=0 Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 President Trump's evolving foreign policy About one month into Trump's tenure, his foreign policy appears to be contradictory and often controversial. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/15/trumps-evolving-foreign-policy?refid=0 Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Friday Roundtable: What is feminism today? Three female leaders discuss the current state of feminism. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/03/friday-roundtable-feminism?refid=0 Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Behind the numbers on immigration detentions What's the impact of President Trump's executive order temporarily banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/02/behind-the-numbers-on-immigration-detentions?refid=0 Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Analyzing President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, and he's been described as very similar to former Justice Antonin Scalia. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/01/trumps-supreme-court-nominee?refid=0 Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Do Trump's immigration policies make us safer? How will immigration laws and border walls protect citizens? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/01/trumps-immigration-policies-do-they-make-us-safer?refid=0 Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Trump set to announce Supreme Court nominee The president has moved up his Supreme Court nominee announcement to Tuesday. He is expected to choose from one of three judges, any of whom would be a socially conservative voice on the court. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/31/npr-trump-set-to-announce-supreme-court-nominee?refid=0 Tue, 31 Jan 2017 07:52:03 -0600 Political veterans weigh in on the immigration ban, ACA and more Let's get political. Monday's with Kerri Miller are now all about the politics of the week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/30/aca-and-travel-ban-political-experts-weigh-in?refid=0 Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Political Junkie on Trump: 'He said he would act immediately' Political Junkie Ken Rudin discussed the chaotic weekend that was sparked by President Donald Trump's most recent executive order. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/30/political-junkie-taking-action-immediately?refid=0 Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Friday Roundtable: President Trump's first week Three guests discussed how President Donald Trump's first week in office might hold clues to his future policy priorities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/27/friday-roundtable-president-trumps-first-week?refid=0 Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 What does an 'America First' foreign policy look like? President Trump has placed his focus on making America the best. What does that look like at a policy level? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/26/what-america-first-policy-looks-like?refid=0 Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 The impending repeal of Obamacare It seems inevitable that a repeal will take place, but what impact will that have on the millions of Americans who are covered by the Affordable Care Act? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/25/impending-repeal-of-aca?refid=0 Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 What will the Mexican border wall mean for immigration? Trump has followed through on a campaign promise to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/25/trump-mexico-border-wall-effects?refid=0 Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 What criminal justice looks like in Native American communities According to the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, Native Americans are most likely to have a fatal interaction with the police. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/24/criminal-justice-for-native-americans?refid=0 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Setting the stage for President Trump's first 100 days All eyes are on President Trump after his "America first" inauguration speech. What's next? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/23/trumps-first-100-days?refid=0 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Political Junkie: A dark and pessimistic inaguration Political Junkie Ken Rudin discussed Friday's inauguration and the response from the president's team about the attendance. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/23/political-junkie-dark-inauguration-speech?refid=0 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 MPR at 50: Looking back at Minnesota's past, ahead to its future As we mark 50 years on the air, Minnesota Public Radio looks at Minnesota's past and present as it moves on into the future. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/22/special-mpr-50th-broadcast?refid=0 Sun, 22 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 What to watch for during Trump's inauguration Here's what two political experts will be paying attention to during the historic event. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/19/what-the-experts-will-be-watching-for-at-trumps-inauguration?refid=0 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:54:39 -0600 Climate Cast: Getting to know Scott Pruitt, Trump's pick to lead the EPA Oklahoma's Attorney General has questions about climate change and the EPA. What does that mean for our climate future? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/19/trump-pick-the-epa-scott-pruitt?refid=0 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 The incredible story of two brothers kidnapped by the circus Beth Macy's book, "Truevine," explores the century-old story of a pair of brothers who were forced into work as sideshow exhibits, and of their mother who tried to get them back. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/18/books-truevine?refid=0 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:53:16 -0600 A memoir of a father's grief When Thomas Harding's teenage son was killed in a bicycling accident, Harding began writing -- about his son, about the accident, about his grief. Those writings have become a powerful new memoir. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/17/books-kadian-journal?refid=0 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:29:10 -0600 Political Junkie: Is Trump damaging his relationship with Americans? The President-elect's approval rating is 40 percent. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/17/political-junkie-?refid=0 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Why Jamar Clark's case didn't go to a grand jury Hennepin County Attorney decided to investigate the shooting of Jamar Clark instead of handing the case over to a grand jury, why? According to Freeman, it was in the name of transparency. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/17/mike-freeman-on-transparency-and-racial-divides?refid=0 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Why are nationalist politicians winning elections all over the world? More and more countries are elected politicians who take a "country first" view, rather than a global one. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/17/nationalist-politics-rising-glorbally?refid=0 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Criminal justice series: Reform from within How a judge, prosecutor and defense attorney would reform the criminal justice system. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/13/rountable-criminal-justice?refid=0 Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:18:36 -0600 Political analysts discuss Obama's farewell address Political analysts from both camps spoke with host Kerri Miller about President Obama's final address. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/11/analysts-review-president-obamas-farewell-address?refid=0 Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 The number of women in prison is rising. Why? A study shows the number of incarcerated women jumped more than 700 percent between 1980 and 2014. What are the consequences of this dramatic rise? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/10/rising-rate-of-women-in-prison?refid=0 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:20:49 -0600 Op-ed: Why dismantling Obamacare might be more difficult than you think According to the Urban Institute, a repeal would cost 30 million Americans their health care coverage. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/10/be-careful-what-you-wish-for?refid=0 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Political Junkie: The chaotic week ahead Democrats are saying the Senate hearings are moving too fast, Republicans are shrugging it off. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/09/political-junkie-crazy-week?refid=0 Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:55:27 -0600 Russia's long-term strategy is bad news for the west With Eastern European countries as the canaries in the coal mine, some wonder if President-elect Donald Trump will be able to heed their warning. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/09/putins-russia?refid=0 Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Does social media inspire creativity or stifle it? What is the impact of feeding the social media machine? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/06/roundtable-social-media-influence-on-art?refid=0 Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Climate Cast: Renewable energy under Trump Are wind turbines and other renewable energy resources under attack? Maybe not. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/05/climate-cast-renewable?refid=0 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:55:08 -0600 How to buy yourself more time Would you want more money or time? Well, maybe you don't have to choose. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/05/how-to-make-your-time-more-valuable?refid=0 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 What do we know about bipolar disorder? Carrie Fisher, famous for her role in "Star Wars" and an author, shined a light on mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/04/talking-about-bipolar-disorder?refid=0 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 The future of private prisons The Department of Justice announced in August that it would phase out federal use of the privately run facilities, but President-elect Donald Trump has expressed support for them in the past. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/03/the-future-of-private-prisons?refid=0 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:44:41 -0600 Political Junkie: 2016 is a year to remember Politically, 2016 compares to no other, said Ken Rudin. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/03/political-junkie-an-unprecedented-year?refid=0 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 What's behind the growing urban, rural divide? America isn't growing in size, but Americans are growing apart. As urban communities grow, rural communities are shrinking. Does this fuel political and cultural divides? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/29/growing-urban-rural-divide?refid=0 Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 What does the decrease in religious giving mean for the future of giving? Religious institutions still receive more donations than any other charity organizations in the U.S. But religious giving is down 50 percent since 1990 according to Giving USA. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/28/religious-giving-decreasing-what-does-that-mean?refid=0 Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 No, seriously, read 'The Girls' The much-hyped summer book by debut novelist Emma Cline is a deep psychological dive into the head of a teenage girl caught up in a Manson family-like cult. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/25/books-read-the-girls-emma-cline?refid=0 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:39:27 -0500 'Dreamland' paints a haunting picture of heroin in America Sam Quinones's book takes readers from a small town in Mexico that sends its sons north to deal heroin, and to cities like Portland, Salt Lake, Columbus, and Minneapolis that seem to have an unquenchable thirst for it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/11/books-dreamland?refid=0 Mon, 11 Apr 2016 09:05:21 -0500 What's in a first line? My favorite first line in literature comes from Daphne du Maurier's "Rebecca": "Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again." What's yours? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/07/books-best-first-lines?refid=0 Mon, 07 Mar 2016 11:58:54 -0600 A South Carolina memoir to pair with the news For a book that pairs well with the analysis of the Democratic primary results in South Carolina, Kerri Miller recommends a memoir from one of the Palmetto State's favorite sons. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/29/books-my-reading-life?refid=0 Mon, 29 Feb 2016 04:03:03 -0600 It's a dog read dog world MPR News host Kerri Miller is hooked on books about dogs for this week's reading recommendations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/08/books-bravest-dog-ever?refid=0 Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:54:25 -0600 The adult coloring book controversy continues Adult coloring books have the publishing industry and listeners split: Is it a productive hobby? Or a sign of something else? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/01/books-coloring-book-controversy?refid=0 Mon, 01 Feb 2016 15:40:41 -0600 Adult coloring books? Put down the colored pencils Coloring books for grown-ups are one of the most successful trends in publishing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/25/books-kerri-miller-pick?refid=0 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 12:45:08 -0600 A book that will raise your blood pressure: 'Winner-Take-All Politics' A book on the decline of the middle class sheds new light on candidates' standard campaign trail promises. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/18/books-thread-must-read-winner-take-all-politics?refid=0 Mon, 18 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Kerri Miller's top reads of 2015 MPR News host Kerri Miller shares three books that would make great gifts this year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/07/books-kerri-miller-picks?refid=0 Mon, 07 Dec 2015 09:30:47 -0600 What should colleges be doing to address racial tension on campus? A discussion about rising tensions over race on college campuses. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/11/npr-what-should-colleges-be-doing-to-address-racial-tension-on-campus?refid=0 Wed, 11 Nov 2015 11:33:35 -0600 'I'll Fly Away': Maximum security prisoners speak With the national discussion on criminal justice reform continuing to fill the headlines, MPR News host Kerri Miller recommends a collection of essays written by women in a maximum security facility. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/09/books-fly-away?refid=0 Mon, 09 Nov 2015 06:14:47 -0600 An in-depth look at the origins of ISIS Joby Warrick's book, "Black Flags," reveals the genesis of ISIS and the kick start the terrorist organization got from the 2003 American invasion of Iraq. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/02/books-black-flags?refid=0 Mon, 02 Nov 2015 05:03:40 -0600 Welcome to Night Vale creators on fear and the unknown The creators of Welcome to Night Vale on being "caught between what they know and what they don't yet know that they don't know." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/26/bcst-welcome-to-night-vale-creators-on-fear-and-the-unknown?refid=0 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 13:08:55 -0500 Canada in the headlines provides the perfect excuse to read 'Canada' Richard Ford's compulsively readable novel spins around a 15-year-old, a bank robbery and two very naive parents. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/26/books-canada?refid=0 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0500 Billy the Kid, 'the Holy Grail of Western Americana' A recently authenticated photograph of Billy the Kid could go for millions at auction. Kerri Miller picks a book that digs into the truth of the Western legend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/20/books-hell-on-a-fast-horse?refid=0 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0500 'Required reading': Ta-Nehisi Coates on race and racism MacArthur "genius" grant recipient Ta-Nehisi Coates is at the top of the bestseller list with "Between the World and Me," but his earlier magazine writing should not be missed. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/12/books-between-the-world?refid=0 Mon, 12 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0500 Marilynne Robinson explores faith and belief In "Gilead," Pastor John Ames writes a letter to his young son and contemplates what it means to believe, to doubt and to search. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/28/books-thread-gilead?refid=0 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 15:47:27 -0500 Remember 9/11 through literature It took time for writers to process and understand how America -- and the world -- changed after the attacks on Sept. 11. Now, a growing number of novels address the tragedy and its aftermath. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/14/books-thread-sept-11-literature?refid=0 Mon, 14 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0500 Fall reads: Three new books not to miss In the publishing world, fall is known as "big book" season. This mix of fiction and non-fiction are at the top of my must-read stack. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/08/books-thread-fall-picks?refid=0 Tue, 08 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0500 Sampling new foods at the fair and on the page The tantalizing, spice-infused descriptions of food in Richard Morais' novel, "The Hundred Foot Journey," will leave you hungry -- but the book will leave you satisfied. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/31/books-thread-hundred-foot-journey?refid=0 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:00:00 -0500 'Devil in the White City': A very different time at the fair With the Minnesota State Fair only days away, "Devil in the White City" offers a historical take on the dark side of another fair. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/24/books-thread-devil-in-the-white-city?refid=0 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0500 Relevant reads: Three novels about Cuba As relations improve between the U.S. and Cuba, more Americans will be able to travel to the island nation. These three novels will have you reaching for your passport. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/17/thread-books-cuba-reading?refid=0 Mon, 17 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0500 Nearly 70 years later, 'All the King's Men' shows not much has changed in politics With the 2016 presidential race already dominating the news, consider a 69-year-old political thriller that still feels relevant: "All the King's Men." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/10/books-thread-all-the-kings-men?refid=0 Mon, 10 Aug 2015 06:00:00 -0500 Understanding the threats to big cats worldwide With lions in the news, what about tigers? Dubbed the Indiana Jones of wildlife science, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz describes his efforts to save the tigers of Myanmar. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/03/thread-books-life-in-the-valley-of-death?refid=0 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 08:00:00 -0500 'Cartel' dives deep into Mexico's drug wars Life imitates art in the case of Don Winslow's novel about an escaped Mexican drug lord. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/27/thread-books-cartel?refid=0 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:42:08 -0500 'Mexican WhiteBoy' tackles race for young adult readers Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman' is flying off the shelves, but here's another book that could use more attention. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/20/books-thread-mexican-whiteboy?refid=0 Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500 Remembering Aveda founder Horst Rechelbacher Horst Rechelbacher died Saturday of pancreatic cancer. He was 72. In 2008, MPR's Kerri Miller talked to him about his career. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/02/17/news/horst-rechelbacher?refid=0 Mon, 17 Feb 2014 09:40:09 -0600 Temple Grandin helps explain the autistic brain MPR's Kerri Miller has interviewed scientist and autism activist Temple Grandin at least four times, including a recent visit that led to a story she produced for KARE TV. And they'll talk again tonight at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, about Grandin's research into the autistic brain -- including her own. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/daily_circuit/archive/2013/05/temple-grandin-helps-explain-the-autistic-brain-and-inspire-those-who-have-one.shtml?refid=0 Thu, 09 May 2013 14:01:54 -0500 A visit to the gun range brings firearms into focus When a guest said you can't understand the thrill of shooting until you've tried it, Kerri Miller decided she had to try it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/03/20/daily-circuit-female-gun-owners?refid=0 Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:00:00 -0500 Boy Scouts of America releasing names of suspected pedophiles The Boy Scouts of America is releasing the names of the suspected pedophiles they've been compiling for decades in an announcement today. The Scouts began keeping those files in 1910, but they have never made the names public. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/10/18/daily-circuit-boy-scouts-suspected-pedophiles?refid=0 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 08:40:08 -0500 Book pick: 'Mission to Paris' by Alan Furst Kerri's book Pick of the Week is Alan Furst's "Mission to Paris." Minnesota bestselling writer Vince Flynn says Furst is "the most talented espionage novelist of our generation." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/06/19/daily-circuit-book-pick-mission-to-paris?refid=0 Mon, 18 Jun 2012 15:00:00 -0500 Book pick: 'Bring Up the Bodies' by Hilary Mantel Kerri's book Pick of the Week is "Bring Up the Bodies" by Hilary Mantel. We'll be airing an interview with her Wednesday, June 20 on The Daily Circuit. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/06/12/daily-circuit-book-pick-hilary-mantel?refid=0 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 15:00:00 -0500 Book pick: 'The Emotional Life of Your Brain' This week her book Pick of the Week is "The Emotional Life of Your Brain," co-authored by leading psychologist, psychiatrist and brain researcher Dr. Richard Davidson. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/06/05/daily-circuit-book-pick?refid=0 Mon, 04 Jun 2012 15:00:00 -0500 Book pick: 'Before I Go To Sleep' by S.J. Watson Kerri's book Pick of the Week is thriller "Before I Go to Sleep" by S.J. Watson. She picked it up at Tattered Cover in Denver. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/29/daily-circuit-book-pick?refid=0 Sun, 27 May 2012 12:00:00 -0500 Book pick: Buddy Guy biography "When I Left Home" Kerri's book Pick of the Week is the biography of the man that Eric Clapton called "by far without a doubt the best guitar player alive:" blues legend Buddy Guy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/22/daily-circuit-book-pick-buddy-guy?refid=0 Mon, 21 May 2012 15:00:00 -0500 Book pick: 'The Cove' by Ron Rash Kerri's book Pick of the Week is Ron Rash's follow up to his bestselling novel "Serena." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/15/daily-circuit-book-pick?refid=0 Mon, 14 May 2012 15:00:00 -0500 Book pick: 'Never Coming to a Theater Near You' by Kenneth Turan Kerri's book Pick of the Week is Kenneth Turan's "Never Coming to a Theater Near You." Turan calls his book "a guide for the perplexed." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/08/daily-circuit-book-pick?refid=0 Mon, 07 May 2012 15:00:00 -0500 Book pick: 'The Professionals' by Owen Laukkanen Kerri's book Pick of the Week is "The Professionals," a thriller by Canadian writer Owen Laukkanen. She says it's dramatic and creative with "a really unusual setup that touches on the economy we're in and the employment picture for young people." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/01/daily-circuit-book-pick-professionals?refid=0 Mon, 30 Apr 2012 15:00:00 -0500 Book pick: 'Watergate' by Thomas Mallon Kerri's book Pick of the Week is Thomas Mallon's "Watergate." The New Yorker called it "historical fiction that unfolds with the urgency of a thriller." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/04/24/daily-circuit-book-pick-mallon-watergate?refid=0 Mon, 23 Apr 2012 15:00:00 -0500 Book pick: 'Wingshooters' by Nina Revoyr Kerri's book Pick of the Week is "Wingshooters" by Nina Revoyr. The Los Angeles Times calls it "a searing, anguished novel about racial bigotry in a small, insulated Wisconsin town named Deerhorn, where people who were born there tend not to leave." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/04/17/daily-circuit-book-pick-wingshooters-nina-revoyr?refid=0 Mon, 16 Apr 2012 15:00:00 -0500 Book pick: "Imagine: How Creativity Works" by Jonah Lehrer Kerri's book Pick of the Week is Jonah Lehrer's "Imagine: How Creativity Works." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/04/03/daily-circuit-book-pick?refid=0 Mon, 02 Apr 2012 15:00:00 -0500 Book pick: "Dust to Dust," by Benjamin Busch Kerri's book Pick of the Week is "Dust to Dust," a memoir by Benjamin Busch. He is an Iraq War veteran and Kerri found his memories from the Marine Corps vivid, but it was his memories of growing up on his parent's farm that really struck her. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/03/27/daily-circuit-book-pick?refid=0 Mon, 26 Mar 2012 16:00:00 -0500 Book pick: Henning Mankell's 'The Fifth Woman' Kerri's Pick of the Week is 'The Fifth Woman' by Scandinavian crime writer Henning Mankell. It's the sixth book featuring Mankell's most famous character, Inspector Kurt Wallander, a police officer in the small Swedish town of Ystad. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/03/06/daily-circuit-henning-mankell-book-pick?refid=0 Mon, 05 Mar 2012 16:00:00 -0600 Talking Volumes: Stephen King Author Stephen King talks about his first published novel, "Carrie," during the Talking Volumes series at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota. Kerri Miller hosted the live event November 18, 2009. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/11/19/stephen-king-vid?refid=0 Thu, 19 Nov 2009 18:12:15 -0600 Cisneros to appear on Talking Volumes Host Kerri Miller welcomes author Sandra Cisneros to the stage for the next installment of Talking Volumes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/04/20/cisneros?refid=0 Mon, 20 Apr 2009 08:58:19 -0500 Franken explains suit over disqualified absentee ballots Midmorning speaks with DFL U.S. Senate candidate Al Franken about the upcoming recount, and the lawsuit filed by his campaign over absentee ballots. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/11/14/midmorning3?refid=0 Fri, 14 Nov 2008 10:36:03 -0600 DNC spotlight segment: Jim Lehrer on how to cut through the spin Minnesota Public Radio's Midmorning host Kerri Miller asked Jim Lehrer how he runs down the real story unfolding in Denver. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/08/27/lehrer?refid=0 Wed, 27 Aug 2008 08:37:34 -0500 DNC spotlight segment: Nancy Pelosi Today's spotlight segment from the Democratic National Convention is with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. MPR's Kerri Miller attended a gathering of women delegates in Denver yesterday, where Pelosi shared a story about what it was like when she first got to Capitol Hill decades ago. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/08/26/spotlight_pelosi?refid=0 Tue, 26 Aug 2008 12:55:11 -0500 DNC spotlight interview: Walter Mondale Midmorning host Kerri Miller speaks with former U.S. vice president, senator and ambassador Walter Mondale about the civil rights struggle of Democratic national conventions past, and his experience as a Democratic presidential nominee. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/08/22/mm_mondale?refid=0 Fri, 22 Aug 2008 15:10:42 -0500 'Survival in the Serengeti' Serengeti National Park in the East African nation of Tanzania is one of the most famous wildlife areas in the world. But for rural people living nearby, lions and elephants are a daily threat. A University of Minnesota professor is working to reduce conflict between humans and wildlife but his work is embattled. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/projects/2008/05/lions/index.shtml?refid=0 Wed, 21 May 2008 00:00:00 -0500 John Edwards looks for momentum in Minnesota visit Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards campaigns in Minnesota Tuesday evening, trying to gain some momentum in advance of next week's party caucuses. Midmorning host Kerri Miller talked with Edwards this morning about his campaign, which is mired in third place behind Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/01/29/edwards?refid=0 Tue, 29 Jan 2008 10:40:51 -0600 A conversation with Maya Angelou Noted poet and writer Maya Angelou says she has a "love-hate relationship" with writing, despite her long and distinguished career. She talks with MPR's Kerri Miller. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/10/16/millernangelou?refid=0 Tue, 16 Oct 2007 16:36:56 -0500 Survival in the Serengeti Midmorning host Kerri Miller and American RadioWorks producer Sasha Aslanian are traveling in Tanzania, gathering information for a documentary on the relationship between conservation and humanitarian organizations. Go behind the scenes and learn what they learn each day. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/projects/2007/06/tanzania/?refid=0 Thu, 21 Jun 2007 15:55:48 -0500 Alison McGhee and the power of community Author Alison McGhee has lived in Minnesota for years, but she's never set a novel here -- until now. McGhee's new book, "Falling Boy," is the latest selection of the Talking Volumes regional book club. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/03/14/talkvolumesmcghee?refid=0 Thu, 15 Mar 2007 01:00:00 -0500 Edna O'Brien seeks reconciliation in "The Light of Evening" Author Edna O'Brien left Ireland years ago as a young woman. Her first novel about two girls trying to escape life in the convent made her notorious in her homeland. Her newest book, "The Light of Evening," reveals how unresolved her feelings still are about how and where she grew up. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/10/23/ednaobrien?refid=0 Mon, 23 Oct 2006 13:51:33 -0500 Translating David Treuer Minnesota writer David Treuer's latest novel is about a solitary translator who finds love in an unexpected place. While the novel has won praise from the critics, it's Treuer's book of essays that has really stirred up the literary community. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/09/29/treuer?refid=0 Fri, 29 Sep 2006 14:05:52 -0500 "The Evening Call" in the morning hours A journalist once said of Greg Brown's music, "it's fixed in American mythology, cars, wandering, loneliness,love, innocence and the loss of it." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/09/15/midmorning2?refid=0 Fri, 15 Sep 2006 00:00:00 -0500 Author Julia Alvarez thrives in two worlds Author Julia Alvarez balances two very different worlds -- in her life and in her new novel, "Saving the World." Alvarez grew up in a large family in the Dominican Republic, but moved to the U.S. at the age of 10. She spends most of the year in Vermont now, although she still owns a farm in the Dominican Republic. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/04/12/juliaalvarez?refid=0 Thu, 13 Apr 2006 01:00:00 -0500 'The Burn Journals:' To the brink of suicide and back When Brent Runyon was just 14, he soaked his bathrobe in gasoline, stepped into the tub and set himself on fire. The story of his suicide attempt, his painful recovery and self-discovery is told in his memoir "The Burn Journals," the latest selection in the Talking Volumes regional book club. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/03/22/brentrunyon?refid=0 Thu, 23 Mar 2006 01:00:00 -0600 'Gilead' explores eternity Author Marilynne Robinson's first novel came out more than 20 years ago, and her fans have been waiting since then for her second one. Their wait was over last year, when Robinson's "Gilead" was published. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize, and is the latest selection in the Talking Volumes community book club. Critics say "Gilead" was worth the wait. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/02/27/mrobinson?refid=0 Tue, 28 Feb 2006 00:01:00 -0600 The return of Ellen Foster It's been 20 years since author Kaye Gibbons burst onto the literary scene with her novel about a resilient, determined little girl named Ellen Foster. We hear about the next chapter in Ellen Foster's life in Gibbons' new novel, "The Life All Around Me by Ellen Foster," which is the latest Talking Volumes selection. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2006/01/26_newsroom_kayegibbons/?refid=0 Thu, 26 Jan 2006 02:00:00 -0600 Foer's latest book -- innovative or gimmicky? Jonathan Safran Foer is just 28, and is already a literary star. His first novel, "Everything is Illuminated," hit the bestseller lists and was made into a movie. Now Foer is out with his second book, "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," the latest Talking Volumes selection. His new book is earning intense praise, as well as fierce criticism. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/12/07_newsroom_safranfoer/?refid=0 Wed, 07 Dec 2005 04:00:00 -0600 Author Joan Didion deals with grief through "magical thinking" Author, essayist and screenwriter Joan Didion opens the new season of the Talking Volumes community book club with her newest book, "The Year of Magical Thinking." It's a memoir about the death of Didion's husband, author John Gregory Dunne, at the same time that their daughter was seriously ill. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/10/20_newsroom_joandidion/?refid=0 Thu, 20 Oct 2005 05:00:00 -0500 Gary Snyder, eco-poet Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder's new collection, "Danger on Peaks," is the current selection of the Talking Volumes book club. Snyder talked with MPR's Kerri Miller about his work and his love of nature. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/04/18_newsroom_garysnyder/?refid=0 Mon, 18 Apr 2005 16:10:00 -0500 Race relations in "intimate places" Twin Cities author Jonathan Odell explores race relations in what he calls "the intimate spaces" of everyday life in his first novel, "The View from Delphi." Odell's book is the March selection of the Talking Volumes book club. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/03/08_newsroom_jonodell/?refid=0 Tue, 08 Mar 2005 15:00:00 -0600 Tobias Wolff's first novel "dips deep" into his own memories Author Tobias Wolff made a name for himself with his successful memoir, "This Boy's Life," which was made into a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio. You may recognize his name because his brother, Geoffrey Wolff, is also a writer. Now, Wolff is out with his first novel, "Old School," which is the January selection of the Talking Volumes book club. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/01/14_newsroom_oldschool/?refid=0 Tue, 18 Jan 2005 16:00:00 -0600