How can gun violence be reduced?10/05/15
Ken Rudin, political commentator and host of Ken Rudin's Political Junkie podcast -Robert Spitzer, chair of the Political Science Department at the State University of New York Cortland (SUNY) and author of "Guns Across America"
Are you going to eat that? Food waste in America
Food makes up about twenty percent of American garbage according to the EPA. And, this year-for the first time ever -the USDA, EPA and a number of private sector organizations set national a goal to cut food waste in half over the next 15 years. Today...
Screen Time: Mars movies
Stephanie Curtis and Marianne Combs talk about Mars in the movies, including the new film "The Martian", starring Matt Damon, which opens on Thursday.
Funny books by funny women
For The Thread Question, we ask: What are the funniest books by women?
The golden age of women in comedy
Comedians Annabelle Gurwitch and Ophira Eisenberg discuss the state of women in comedy with MPR News' Stephanie Curtis.
Congress and the GOP after Boehner
Reaction to Boehner's resignation, what it means for congress, and a look at the future of the Republican party.
Friday Roundtable: China, Russia, Syria, Europe, Cuba and...
With so much international news this week, we've gathered a panel of international experts to comment on China, Russia, Syria, Europe, Cuba and Pope Francis. Guests: - Ahmed Samatar, professor and chair of International Studies at Macalester College -...
Special Coverage: Pope Francis addresses Congress
NPR's Sylvia Poggioli, Tom Gjelten, and Don Gonyea are part of a team of correspondents anchoring the special broadcast from Congress.
'Black Man in a White Coat'
Damon Tweedy attended Duke University's medical school in the mid-1990s, when African-Americans accounted for only seven percent of medical students nationwide.
Fall Home Improvements
Home inspector John Trostle and contractor Samantha Strong join Kerri to discuss how to button up your home for the winter and other home improvement topics. Guests: - Samantha J. Strong, Metamorphosis - John Trostle, home inspector
Roaming and Reading in the Sierra Nevada
Author Nina Revoyr describes lupine studded-meadows and tumbling, pristine waterfalls. But, the Sierra Nevada are not without their risks, either. Nina Revoyr's new novel is titled, "Lost Canyon"
Why tech isn't warping your kids brain
A recent Pew study shows that teenagers are building significant friendships online, and that their online social networks are leading to happier and more connected lives - an idea that flies in the face of conventional wisdom regarding teens and...
Agatha Christie, master poisoner
Christie loved a good poisoning. The murder mystery master turned her medical training into inspiration for her deadly tales
Michio Kaku on the next wave of innovation
The physicist and futurist explains how technology will change the way we interact with each other and the environment.
Criminal justice reform pushed by odd political bedfellows
Liberals and conservatives are finding a surprising amount of common ground on at least one issue: reforming the criminal justice system. From overcrowding to recidivism, the Coalition for Public Safety is working toward making changes. A discussion...
Why creating demands courage
In the ten years since publishing her critically-acclaimed bestselling book, "Eat Pray Love," Gilbert delves into the sources of inspiration in her life. "BIG MAGIC: Creative Living Beyond Fear," reveals Gilbert's self-exploration into her 'own...
Friday Roudtable: Faith and Doubt
For a long time, many church leaders equated doubt with an absence of faith. A sign that congregants weren't obedient or prayerful enough. Rabbi Harold Kushner challenges that in his new book and says, "[Doubts] can be seen as manifestations of faith,...
Climate Cast: Climate and public health
This week, Kerri and Paul talk to Kate Weinberger, the first PhD grad from the Climate and Health program at Brown University. Weinberger recently addressed the White House Summit on Climate Change about the connections between climate and public...
Rabbi Harold Kushner on faith and mistakes
Kushner shares his biggest mistake, and the most important lessons, of his 50-year career.
Blood pressure guidelines get a makeover
A newly published study shows that blood pressure guidelines as we know them need an adjustment.
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