Jon Ronson's new book, "So You've Been Publicly Shamed," explores public shaming on the Internet.
Science and spirituality
MPR News' Kerri Miller talked with On Being host Krista Tippett about, about the role science plays in her radio program's exploration of spirituality.
The state of independent book stores
Independent Bookstore Day is May 2. We recorded a special Friday Roundtable onsite at Magers & Quinn bookstore in Uptown to talk all things books. GUESTS: Jessi Blackstock of Magers & Quinn Booksellers, Chaun Webster of Ancestry Books and Andrew Karre...
A preview of United Kingdom's general elections
The election is next Thursday and Europe is keeping a close eye on the fortunes of Prime Minister David Cameron's ruling coalition.
Off-Air: Bookstore roundtablers pick dinner party guests
We typically end each Friday Roundtable by asking what our guests are reading, but we decided to embrace the spirit of Indie Bookstore Day and break with tradition. Hear who Chaun Webster, Andrew Karre, Jessi Blackstock, Stephanie Curtis and Kerri...
Trying to concentrate in a digital age
Matthew Crawford's book 'The World Beyond Your Head' discusses the power of concentration in a digital world -- how we've lost it and how we can get it back.
How climage change will impact water quality,...
Renowned water expert Peter Gleick, president and co-founder of the Pacific Institute, has been advocating for water quality and sustainability for more than 25 years. Gleick was among the first researchers to study the impact of climate change on...
Tips for managing money in a relationship
Ruth Hayden, personal finance educator and consultant, joins us to talk about the hurdles new couples face when it comes to managing money. Who buys what? How do you deal with an imbalance in income, savings or debt?
The joys, challenges of traveling by train
In the second part of our travel series, we look at train travel. GUESTS: Mark Smith of "The Man in Seat 61..." and writer Glen Weldon.
How to decode college financial aid letters
Friday is the deadline for students to accept the offers colleges made to them. Kerri Miller talks with Susannah Snider, an expert on paying for college who writes for US News & World Report.
What if ND oil boom goes bust?
For nearly a decade, the Bakken formation has produced record amounts of oil across North Dakota - creating a boom that brought people from across the country in search of high-paying jobs, and dramatically shaped small towns. But in 2015, it looks...
Screen Time: Films with trains
Following our discussion on train travel, this week's Screen Time focuses on movies featuring trains.
Author Ben Percy on "The Dead Lands"
Minnesotan novelist Ben Percy's new book is a dystopian retelling of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Adam Zyglis wins Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartoons
Adam Zyglis, news editorial cartoonist for the Buffalo News, won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartoons. He joined us to talk about his work.
Preview: Same-sex marriage at the Supreme Court
Arguments concerning same-sex marriage go before the Supreme Court of the United States today. As the oral arguments go on, we'll talk about what comes next. GUESTS: Rogers Smith of University of Pennsylvania and Richard Schragger of the University of...
The riots in Baltimore and the future of policing
We get the latest on Baltimore following the death of a man in police custody. GUESTS: Samuel Walker of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and David Couper, a veteran police chief from Madison and Burnsville.
Political Junkie on same-sex marriage cases at Supreme...
Political Junkie on same-sex marriage cases at Supreme Court
How to live to 100: Author Dan Buettner on Blue Zones
Author Dan Buettner's new book, "The Blue Zones Solution," aims to help people improve their diet and lifestyles to live like the world's healthiest people. He joined us to offer suggestions from his research.
Presidents of NPR, MPR answer listener questions
Jarl Mohn, President and CEO of NPR, and Jon McTaggart, President and CEO of American Public Media and MPR, joined us to talk about the state of public media and take listener calls.
The future of end-of-life care
As America's population ages, more family members must confront the realities related to end-of-life care. Joining us to talk about how to navigate through those decisions are two physicians and one bioethics expert.
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