Personal finance with Ruth Hayden: Rethinking retirement
Ruth Hayden joins us to discuss how to retire "in stages". Many people are choosing to go into partial retirement--with the goal of earning money a little longer and being mentally engaged in productive work a little longer. Ruth and Kerri especially...
This week General Mills announced a series of major steps it will take in the coming years to reduce its impact on the climate. The steps include cutting carbon emissions 28 percent in the next decade by, among other things, investing $100 million in...
Media bias and objectivity in campaign 2016 coverage
Trump has thrown the spotlight on media ethics and what it means to be an objective journalist these days. He has a love-hate relationship with Fox News, for example, but that implies that there is something less than journalistic objectivity in their...
Screen time: Wes Craven 'the master of horror'
Following the death of Wes Craven a discussion about his work and contribution to the horror genre.
Managing your money: Milestones to hit in your 30s
"Six Money Milestones to Hit While You're in Your 30s" Guest: Jonnelle Marte, reporter for the Washington Post
Fixing a broken campaign finance system
What do donors get for their money? Guests: David Donnelly, President and CEO of Every Voice Trevor Potter, President and General Counsel of the Campaign Legal Center
Why we work: A conversation on work life more fulfilling
As the recent New York Times article about work culture at Amazon demonstrated, some American workplaces are relentless, demanding, high-stakes places. And they can be highly fulfilling for the people who succeed. This hour, we'll talk about workplace...
Op-ed: A Hate Crime is a Hate Crime No Matter the Color of...
For this week's Opinion & Commentary segment, we hear why our guest thinks the race of the shooter in last week's television news murders can't be ignored. Earl Ofari Hutchinson is a political analyst and contributor to MSNBC. His Huffington Post...
Shielding the student mind
In colleges across the country, 'trigger warnings' are being implemented in classrooms to warn students of potentially offensive material - but some people say that the warnings are keeping students from having to think critically. We'll talk about...
Explainer: Hillary Clinton email investigation
A conversation about what exactly you need to know about the ongoing investigation, current legal questions and their possible political implications.
New fair foods
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.
Friday Roundtable: Redesigning highschool
If you had the chance to build the secondary education system from scratch what would it look like? On today's round table we ask our panelists to consider what the ideal school system would look like. What elements of the current system would you...
What makes a good character?
Live from the Minnesota State Fair, MPR News' Kerri Miller is joined by novelist Ben Percy for a discussion of what makes a great character.
Climate Cast: Live from the Fair our year in review
MPR News' Kerri Miller is joined by MPR meteorologist Paul Huttner and Dr. John Abraham to look back at a year of climate news.
Should the 14th Amendment be repealed?
Donald Trump continues to stir up controversy with his push to repeal the 14th Amendment, and end the law that declares children born on American soil are automatically U.S. citizens. We look at what is behind this push, and what it would mean to...
Where have all the teachers gone?
During the recession, hundreds of thousands of teachers in states like California and North Carolina lost their jobs. But, now those same states are urgently trying to fill teaching jobs in an economy where fewer people want to teach. We get some...
The history of cookbooks
From Egyptian tombs to recipes on the internet, cookbooks change with the times.
Op-ed: Gender neurtral toy aisles
Katy Steinmetz's commentary in Time Magazine is called, "What the Toy Aisle Can Teach Us About Gender Parity." In it she asks several experts about the history and psychology of toys, play, and identity affected by Target's decision to remove signage...
'Voracious': Cooking through great books
How to whip up your favorite dishes from your favorite books
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