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The cultural importance of cult movies

10/18/2018
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Cult classic movies can range from the hilarious to the delirious, but they can be so much more than that. For example, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is more than just entertainment, it's a representation of drag and LGBTQ culture. Host Kerri Miller spoke with two movies buffs about how cult movies can be a place where representation flourishes -- and that should be taken seriously. This is a rebroadcast.

Duration:00:53:23

What it took to get to Pluto

10/17/2018
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Planetary scientist Alan Stern joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to discuss his new book, "Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto," which he co-authored with David Grinspoon.

Duration:00:42:01

Voices from the Bayou

10/16/2018
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From the Larose Civic Center in Louisiana, Kerri Miller spoke to a gathering of engineers, educators, shrimpers, tribal leaders and others about their ideas, programs and progress for improving quality life along the last miles of the Mississippi.

Duration:00:51:09

Advice for breaking with a linear career path

10/15/2018
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MPR news host Kerri Miller spoke with two people who made dramatic changes to their own careers about how to made it work. This is a rebroadcast.

Duration:00:40:59

General Mills CEO: 'Perfection is not the goal'

10/11/2018
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Jeff Harmening sat down with host Kerri Miller to talk about innovation, leadership, and climate change.

Duration:00:37:32

Why is child care so expensive?

10/11/2018
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MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with two child care experts about ways to fix the child care shortage and how to make care more affordable. This is a rebroadcast.

Duration:00:47:58

Smart money practices to save for college

10/10/2018
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Higher ed is getting more and more expensive. Are you ready to send your child off to college?

Duration:00:44:56

The future of the Supreme Court

10/10/2018
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Justice Brett Kavanaugh's hearing touched on partisan issues. How will the battle over his confirmation affect public faith in the court?

Duration:00:49:47

This American Moment: Eligible voters who don't vote

10/9/2018
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Author and historian Carol Anderson believes America is at a fork in its history.

Duration:00:46:35

'White Kids,' a book about privilege and raising children

10/8/2018
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How do white families think about race is influencing the rest of the country? A sociologist found out.

Duration:00:49:30

Political Junkie: 'It seems to get worse and worse'

10/8/2018
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Ken Rudin talked about how Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings have torn apart the Senate and the Supreme Court.

Duration:00:13:40

Author Leif Enger on story-light, character-heavy fiction

10/8/2018
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Author Leif Enger on story-light, character-heavy fiction

Duration:01:18:00

Does the public still have faith in the Supreme Court?

10/4/2018
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Americans remain passionately divided over whether or not Brett Kavanaugh should be nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court. But how is that division affected by partisanship? And how is that partisanship affecting our faith in American institutions. How is Kavanaugh's nomination process affecting our trust in the Supreme Court? MPR senior producer Steph Curtis spoke with two legal scholars about the implications of the polarization around Supreme Court nominees.

Duration:00:50:07

Dessa and 'My Own Devices'

10/3/2018
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For many Minnesotans the name Dessa is synonymous with music. But for her most recent project, the rapper is making use of a different medium: books. In her new memoir "My Own Devices" Dessa describes her journey as an artist both literally---describing life on the tour bus--and more figuratively--opening up about how a heartbreak changed her music. She sat down with MPR host Kerri Miller for a candid conversation about the timing of the book and the power of vulnerability. Their...

Duration:00:50:21

Prince before the rain: 'Piano & a Microphone 1983'

10/3/2018
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Prior to the massive hit, "Purple Rain" it was just Prince, a piano and a microphone.The aptly named album "Piano & a Microphone 1983" was released in late September. Prince fans have been wrapped in nostalgia ever since.There are raw covers classics like "Purple Rain" and "1999," along with new songs such as "Cold Coffee & Cocaine" and a cover of "Mary Don't You Weep." Jim McGuinn, program director at The Current and oral historian Zaheer Ali spoke with Kerri Miller about the latest release...

Duration:00:45:19

What it will take to de-stigmatize mental health in sports

10/2/2018
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Minnesota Vikings' Everson Griffen is just one of many professional athletes that have dealt with mental health concerns, but how are leagues like the NFL working to assist their athletes?

Duration:00:53:11

How Kavanaugh might affect the midterms

10/2/2018
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Voters are paying attention to Brett Kavanaugh's nomination hearings. How will the hearings affect the 2018 midterms?

Duration:00:34:19

Political Junkie talks Kavanaugh

10/2/2018
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin talks about how the Kavanaugh nomination process may affect the midterms.

Duration:00:16:09

Older workers need jobs too

9/27/2018
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Are good jobs available to the 55 plus crowd?

Duration:00:49:42

Three takes on President Trump's U.N. speech

9/26/2018
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President Trump gave a speech at the U.N. on Tuesday, touting the merits of sovereignty. But what are his views on other areas of foreign policy, including China, Iran, and climate change?

Duration:00:49:03