Minnesota immigrants discuss 'Fresh Off the Boat'02/27/15
On this week's Friday Roundtable, three first-generation Minnesotans discuss "Fresh Off the Boat." It's the memoir-turned-TV-show about immigrant families and what it means to become "American."
Dept. of Homeland Security on verge of shutdown
Congress is up against a deadline on allocating money to the Department of Homeland Security. If revenue isn't appropriated by Friday at midnight, the agency will have to lay off some non-essential workers.
The effects of an acidifying ocean
The latest research on our changing climate.
Three views on ISIS
We first discuss how the Middle East as a whole is looking at ISIS in light of the recent killing of a Jordanian pilot, secondly at 'What ISIS really wants' and finally we focus on ISIS in Syria, and the US policy and attitudes toward fighting the...
The latest on MNsure roll-out, proposed Republican reform
A few weeks ago, we interviewed a DFL senator about his proposal to eliminate MNsure's board of directors. Today, we get reaction from a board member and hear about a Republican reform proposal.
When does 'free-range parenting' become neglect?
Two parenting experts joined us to talk about the controversy surrounding free-range parenting, and the idea that parents should allow their children more freedom.
Author Michael Meyer on life 'In Manchuria'
In his new book, Michael Meyer describes the three years he spent living in Wasteland, a town in northeast China.
Oliver Sacks: The science of visual perception
Neuroscientist and author Oliver Sacks has learned that he has cancer of the liver, a disease that metastasized from a tumor that was removed from his eye nine years ago. We re-broadcasted our 2010 conversation with him.
Did 2015 Oscars work as TV entertainment?
Brandenburg joined MPR News to talk about how the project got its start - and what he hopes it will accomplish.
What does meaningful tax reform look like?
What type of reform can reasonably happen and what would it mean for American individuals and businesses?
Off-Air: Why Quan Barry's face isn't on book jacket
Kerri Miller asks author Quan Barry more about her first novel, "She Weeps Each Time You're Born". They also talked about where Barry writes and why a photo of a Buddha stands in for her on the jacket of her books.
Book pick: 'The Hare with Amber Eyes'
Edmund de Waal retraces the history of a strange family inheritance in this mix of memoir and detective story.
Why are dietary guidelines based on 'weak science?'
Nina Teicholz, author of "The Big Fat Surprise" discussed the changed why she thinks the guidelines are based on weak science.
Quan Barry mixes Vietnam with magical realism
Poet Quan Barry makes the leap to fiction with her debut novel "She Weeps Each Time You're Born."
Sleep: How much do you reall need?
A new study from the National Sleep Foundation lays out new recommendations for the number of hours of sleep we need each night based on age.
Political Junkie: Gov. Walker in national spotlight
Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins MPR News to give his perspective on the national political scene.
Jill Leovy on 'A True Story of Murder in America'
Reporter Jill Leovy dives in to the world of homicide reporting - highlighting the disparities in who gets killed, and whose deaths get coverage in our media.
Off-Air: 5 techniques for a good night's sleep
Dr. Imran Khawaja from HCMC stuck around after the program to give us his five quick and easy tips.
Off-Air: Journalists on John Stewart's departure
After the Friday Roundtable, our guests stuck around to discuss Jon Stewart's mantle, and what books they are reading and can't put down.
Off-Air: Boris Fishman on writing in the clouds
After Thursday's show, Kerri asked writer Boris Fishman about the drudgery of book tours, his personal writing space and why he changed up his standard book talk for the Minneapolis audience.
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