Mary Hockaday joined MPR News executive news editor Mike Edgerly to talk about how her team picks which stories to cover each day, how they contend with the proliferation of fake news, and how the BBC covers the U.S. in the Donald Trump era.
Tax filing time is a reminder to review your finances and recommit to those New Year's financial resolutions, personal finance expert Lynnette Khalfani-Cox said Wednesday in an interview with MPR News economics commentator Chris Farrell.
On Friday the U.S., Britain and France launched military strikes into Syria following an apparent chemical attack on civilians from President Bashar Assad's forces. What did the strike accomplish and what does it mean for the conflict in Syria? Amanda Sloat is a senior fellow in the Brookings Center on the United States and Europe. She spoke with host Kerri Miller about the attack.
Getting the Alzheimer's patient into a study before they exhibited symptoms is the goal. But is it beneficial to the patient to know they might have a disease with no known cure? New research conducted by doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. might redefine Alzheimer's. Researchers have developed a new brain scan and spinal fluid test that look for physical changes in the brain which may signal that a patient has Alzheimer's before symptoms appear. The tests aren't ready for...
Both Democrats and Republicans have seen major splinters in their party since the 2016 election. Does that mean that third parties will have a better shot at success in this year's midterms? Reed Galen and Kathryn Pearson joined the discussion.
"That sense of being touch with something dark and deep was part of the lure [of addiction]," Jamison told host Kerri Miller when talking about her book, "The Recovering: Intoxication and its Aftermath." They were also joined by Dr. Joseph Lee
Wells Fargo is embroiled in yet another banking scandal. Reuters reports the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a U.S. watchdog agency, could soon force Wells Fargo to pay a massive fine--several hundred million dollars--for mortgage-lending and auto-insurance abuses. So how can consumers protect themselves against potential abuse? MPR's Kerri Miller spoke to two industry experts about practical actions consumers can take: John Taylor, president and CEO of the National Community...
The money from hunting and fishing licenses go conservation efforts across the state. Two guests joined host Kerri Miller to discuss this dilemma. Meadow Kouffeld-Hansen is a conservationist, hunter and faculty member at Itasca Community College. Paul Telander is the chief of the Wildlife section of the Fish and Wildlife division of the DNR.
How much of the rhetoric and decision-making around immigration is based in fact? And how much is driven by partisan political agendas? And why is it so difficult to make the facts stick, no matter what your politics are on the issue? MPR News host Kerri Miller asked two guests to help parse out the facts from myths. She spoke with Alan Gomez, immigration reporter for USA Today and Laura Collins, deputy director of economic growth at the George W. Bush Institute.
Writer Sandra Allen received a fat manila envelope in the mail one day, filled with a stack of yellowed paper about a half inch thick. Allen had always heard about "crazy" Uncle Bob, but the manuscript they read that day opened up a window into the complex mind of someone living with mental illness. Allen joined host Kerri Miller to talk about their book, "A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise."
Chinese tariffs on American imports are being imposed crops, like soybeans. Farmers, who predominantly voted for President Trump, will feel the impact of those tariffs. Economist Mary Lovely and Politico editor Pradnya Joshi joined host Kerri Miller to talk about the political and economic implications of a trade war.
A wave of teacher protests has swept the country in recent months. This wave of political engagement comes after years of what some call a "war on teachers." MPR Host Kerri Miller spoke to Richard Ingersoll, professor of education and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and Jon Shelton, assistant professor of Democracy and Justice Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.