Talking Volumes with Rita Dove08/03/15
This summer we're listening back to Talking Volumes season finale interviews from recent years. In May 2009, Kerri Miller talked to former poet laureate Rita Dove on the stage of the Fitzgerald Theater.
What is secular stagnation?
There's an ongoing debate about whether or not America is in a state of secular stagnation. But what does that mean?
Friday Roundtable: Bridging local and national politics
On this week's Friday roundtable we'll talk about the ways in which regional politics relate to what's happening on the national stage. Our panelists talk about immigration, campaign spending, and walleye.
Have you ever wished that healthcare costs were more transparent? During this hour we'll talk about the how--and why--behind the way that prices are set.
Roaming & Reading in Morocco
The Morocco beyond the cities that lured our "guide," Seth Sherwood. He's a writer for the New York Times and his story about Morocco is called "Moroccan Dreams".
Lions, trophy hunting, and the dentist
This week the story unfolded of a lion in Zimbabwe killed during a trophy hunt by a Minnesota dentist. We will take a closer look at the killing of the lion and bring your view into the conversation.
The state of Southern Identity
Recent debates about the Confederate flag raised issues for many southerners about what it means to be from the south.
Cars, Chrysler and recalls
Chrysler was hit with a $105 million dollar fine as part of a massive recall to buy back vehicles. We'll talk with consumer analyst Michelle Krebs about how the recall will affect drivers, and how an average consumer can be clued in to recall news.
The Cruel Truth About Rock & Roll
Ann Powers and Kerri Miller discuss Powers' opinion piece from NPR.org earlier this month: Recent allegations that one of The Runaways was raped by the band's manager remind us that sexual exploitation is part of rock's foundation, and challenge the...
The Affordable Care Act and women's health
Recent decision by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Denver-based Little Sisters of the Poor must allow employees to have contraception coverage. From there, we talk about the other provisions of the ACA that affect women and whether or not...
Decades of research supports the idea that excessive praise for children's success will lead to risk adverse behavior.
2015 on pace to be the hottest year ever
Both NOAA and NASA reported last month was the warmest June on record. Both are also showing that 2015 is well on its way to being the warmest year on record so far. Richard Alley, a professor at Penn State University, joined us to discuss the...
Why Islam is on the rise worldwide
By 2050, the number of Muslims will nearly equal the number of Christians in the world, according to The Pew Research Center. We looked at the predicted numbers and how growth will affect the faith. GUESTS: Ani Zonneveld of Muslims for Progressive...
Your Money: How to get the most out of Medicare
Medicare is always changing, so we get tips from an expert on how to get the most out of the program. GUEST: Philip Moeller of Money Magazine and the PBS NewsHour
Medicare at 50: A look at successes and drawbacks
Today more than 50 million Americans have Medicare and that number is going to grow as America "grays." The Congressional Budget Office says that the current trajectory of spending is unsustainable. As Medicare confronts middle age, has it fulfilled...
Why young Americans are detached from faith institutions
In a wide-ranging report earlier this year, the Pew Research Center found that more young Americans are not attached to a faith than ever before. Their average age is 36 and "unaffiliateds" are growing in many different faiths. Pew estimates that they...
Literary mysteries: The best-selling books of all time
Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" sold more than a million copies in its first week, but it's got a long way to go to crack the all-time bestsellers list.
Rebroadcast: Allende finds inspiration for novel close to...
Isabel Allende says her novel, "Maya's Notebook," about a young woman who enters the criminal underworld, was inspired by her six grandchildren. When she joined Kerri Miller onstage at the Fitzgerald Theater in 2013 for Talking Volumes, they talked...
Woman scientist on the realities of the workplace
When Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt declared several months ago that the trouble with girls in laboratories is that "you fall in love with them, they fall in love with you and when you criticize them, they cry," our guest wrote a stinging response. Sarah...
The deep community roots of the Black church
The violence at Emanuel Methodist Church in Charleston, South Carolina highlighted the importance of the church in communities of color. While the spotlight has moved on from Charleston, we want to understand more about why the Black church has always...
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