Minnesota Public Radio features by Kerri Miller http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=118 en-us Copyright 2014 Minnesota Public Radio Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:59:36 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Kerri Miller http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 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