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Voices from the Bayou

7/20/2018
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We close our week-long series of conversations about the Mississippi River with a townhall event from deep in Louisiana's Mississippi River delta. Our Voices from the Bayou special wraps up our journey with a community conversation on solutions to the problems faced by people in the river's watershed. From the Larose Civic Center in Louisiana, Kerri Miller speaks to a gathering of engineers, educators, shrimpers, tribal leaders and others about their ideas, programs and progress for...

Duration:00:50:26

How the river divides us

7/19/2018
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This episode brings us to New Orleans to explore the way the river divides people and the way a changing climate exacerbates that problem. Our guests are Happy Johnson, chief resilience officer, Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement & Development and co-founder of the Team Happy Foundation; Heather Stone, oral historian and assistant professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette; and Tegan Wentland, interim news director and reporter for WWNO in New Orleans.

Duration:00:50:25

Balancing agriculture and water health

7/18/2018
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What happens here in the fields and farms of Iowa and the rest of the Midwest has an effect on the Mississippi River and its watershed all way down to the Gulf of Mexico. But the country needs the crops that Iowa produces. How do we find the right balance?

Duration:00:49:42

Who controls the Mississippi River?

7/17/2018
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n many towns and cities along the river, there are clashes over levees, diversion plans. dredging drainage and development. Are we listening to more than just the interests with the loudest voices and most money? Are government decision-makers hearing from enough individuals? Kerri Miller digs into these questions with two guests: Roger Wolf, director of environment program and services at the Iowa Soybean Association, and Carrie Jennings, research and policy director at the Freshwater...

Duration:00:49:13

How the Mississippi has shaped communities, culture and commerce

7/16/2018
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The Mississippi River snakes over 2,000 miles from the United States' northern border to its southern coast. But the waterway's imprint is felt far beyond its shores. As we kick off Flyover: Down the Mississippi River, we discuss the historical and cultural impact of the river -- from the towns that were founded on its banks to the businesses that it bolstered and the music that it inspired. Boyce Upholt, a writer and editor, and Winona LaDuke, the director of Honor the Earth, describe how...

Duration:00:49:30

How Mississippi River mayors handle a 'perfect storm' of challenges

7/12/2018
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MPR News host Kerri Miller moderated a discussion with a group of mayors who are all faced with the urgency of delivering clean water to their communities in the face of tight city budgets and aging infrastructure and a climate that's changing. The talk was part of the One Water Summit in Minneapolis.

Duration:00:51:49

We're back for a special trip down the Mississippi River

7/4/2018
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Kerri Miller returns as host of Flyover this summer for a week of call-in shows about what the Mississippi River means to the people who live near it. We aim to connect radio listeners in the middle of America with the stories of this one shared resource. We've never done something like this before, and we need your help to make it work. Tune in for the conversations, then call in with your stories. We want to know how you live, work and play in the vast swath of America that needs -- and...

Duration:00:02:09

Special episode: America grapples with the pervasiveness of sexual harassment

12/8/2017
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As the wave of allegations over sexual misconduct in politics, entertainment, media and music continue, Americans are confronting tough questions about power, gender and identity. This show will examine what we're learning about the pervasiveness of sexual harassment in everyday life and whether the #MeToo moment can usher in lasting change.

Duration:00:50:57

Flyover: How can we get everyone necessary health care?

10/22/2017
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Every American needs it. Every American uses it. And yet, our nation remains undecided on whether health care is a right or a privilege. We'll start this week's Flyover on that topic. Our guests were Iowa Public Radio reporter and host Clay Masters; Vivian Ho, director of Rice University's Center for Health and Biosciences; and Sally Pipes, president, CEO and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy at the Pacific Research Institute.

Duration:00:51:56

Flyover: The myth of a 'bootstraps' America

9/17/2017
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The idea that hard work alone can help you climb the economic ladder is falling apart.

Duration:00:52:52

Flyover: What is the 'real' America?

9/10/2017
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This week on Flyover, we're knocking down the myths of 'Real America' and discussing the values that tie us together as a nation.

Duration:00:51:56