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Episodes

Can rent control fix the affordable housing crisis?

6/19/2019
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Roughly one-third of Americans pay more than 30 percent of their income on housing each month. Can regulating rent change that?

Duration:00:48:53

Minnesota author Siri Hustvedt talks about listening

6/18/2019
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A recording of Kerri Miller and Siri Hustsvedt at a live event this spring.

Duration:00:34:43

His last day of school: Kaler moves on from the University of Minnesota

6/17/2019
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Eric Kaler will leave the University of Minnesota in July. He sat down with host Kerri Miller to talk about his tenure at the Big 10 school.

Duration:00:51:03

The future of paid family leave

6/13/2019
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The United States is the only industrialized country that doesn't guarantee paid parental leave to working parents. What will the future of paid leave in the United States be?

Duration:00:39:27

Women of Faith: The #ChurchToo movement shines a light on sex abuse in evangelicalism

6/12/2019
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The largest Protestant denomination in the United States grapples with its own clergy sexual abuse scandal.

Duration:00:40:31

Challenging stereotypes of domestic violence in 'No Visible Bruises'

6/11/2019
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Journalist Rachel Louise Snyder's immersive new book "No Visible Bruises: What We Don't Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us" describes why stereotypes around intimate-partner violence are not only outdated, but dangerous.

Duration:00:48:30

Is America full?

6/10/2019
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Earlier this year, President Donald Trump said the country is full. Looking at several measures, the numbers tell a different story. The country's population growth is the lowest rate we've seen in 80 years. The birthrate is shrinking, and by 2024 the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that one-quarter of American workers will be 55 or older. While some cities are growing, a majority of rural counties in the Midwest have seen their populations decline since 2010. Two guests joined MPR News...

Duration:00:48:26

Where are all the female coaches in collegiate sports?

6/6/2019
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Before Title IX, women held 90 percent of the top coaching jobs for women's teams at the collegiate level. Once the money began flowing in, they mostly vanished. MPR News host Kerri Miller explores what happened to all the female coaches.

Duration:00:41:10

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg on real repentance

6/5/2019
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In our culture, stubborn denials, glib apologies and quick comebacks often overwhelm any practice of repentance. The Judaic practice of teshuvah shows us a better way.

Duration:00:48:06

Summer must-reads: Family secrets, sci-fi and buried history

6/4/2019
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From military fumbles to astonishing memoir to ghost stories on the frontier, this list of summer reads takes wild detours.

Duration:00:21:11

Emily Bernard and the complexity of being a black woman in America

6/4/2019
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A new book uses nuance and personal story to explore themes of race, identity and trauma.

Duration:00:31:23

What can failed governments teach us about democracy?

6/3/2019
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MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with Jared Diamond, the author of "Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis," about what failed governments can teach us regarding the future of democracy.

Duration:00:49:32

A scientist's race to save her husband

5/30/2019
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Steffanie Strathdee has spent her life studying killer viruses as an epidemiologist. But when her husband fell ill from a stomach bug, she wasn't prepared for how hard she'd have to fight to keep him alive.

Duration:00:40:28

Women of Faith: Emmy Kegler on being a queer Christian

5/29/2019
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How LGBTQ Christians can find a home, even in a church that often wounds.

Duration:00:48:39

Cruel spring for farmers

5/28/2019
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The one-two punch of too much rain and not enough warmth is exacerbating the agricultural impacts of a late spring.

Duration:00:12:05

Women and PTSD

5/28/2019
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Women are twice as likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder than men -- despite experiencing less trauma. Why are women at such high risk?

Duration:00:37:07

How we know where words come from

5/23/2019
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Some words sound so odd that you can't help but wonder where they came from. Etymologist Anatoly Liberman's book "Word Origins and How We Know Them: Etymology for Everyone" takes readers on a journey to learn where words come from.

Duration:00:41:45

Women of Faith: Misha Euceph on the many facets of being Muslim in America

5/22/2019
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The creator of the new podcast "Tell Them, I Am" talks about making space for Muslims to define themselves.

Duration:00:49:27

In likely fight over abortion, Chief Justice Roberts could be the deciding voice

5/21/2019
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Alabama recently passed a near-total ban on abortion. Several other states have also passed laws restricting abortions. What might happen if the legal challenges against these restrictions reach the Supreme Court?

Duration:00:17:26

In praise of far-fetched ideas

5/21/2019
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How a society can cultivate innovative solutions for everyday problems and stop rejecting so-called "loonshots" before they have a chance to prove themselves.

Duration:00:30:45