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The Five: Angel Olsen, 'Unbelievable' and articles on education

9/19/2019
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Steph Curtis and Kerri Miller run down the things you should watch, read and listen to this week.

Duration:00:10:37

Rep. Ruth Buffalo of North Dakota talks voting rights, violence against women

9/19/2019
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In 2018, North Dakota state Rep. Ruth Buffalo made history as the first Democratic Native American woman elected to serve in the state Legislature. She spoke with MPR News about her legislative priorities.

Duration:00:39:02

Jennine Capo Crucet on the importance of education and navigating identity in "My Time Among the Whites"

9/18/2019
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MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with Cuban-American author Jennine Capo Crucet about her new book, "My Time Among the Whites."

Duration:00:40:17

A prescription for the steep cost of health care

9/17/2019
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Do you feel that you get the health care you pay for? Or is the industry price-gouging the very people it seeks to serve? MPR News with Kerri Miller spoke with Dr. Marty Makary about his new book "The Price We Pay."

Duration:00:46:42

Deal or no deal? What's next for Boris Johnson and Brexit?

9/16/2019
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Members of Parliament shut down British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's no-deal Brexit proposal. In response, Johnson suspended Parliament. What's next for Brexit?

Duration:00:00:17

Fall books for your must-read list

9/16/2019
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Fall brings big books. MPR's Kerri Miller, Stephanie Curtis and Tracy Mumford share the titles on their must-read lists this season.

Duration:00:28:25

The Five: A book to read, a park to visit (before it disappears) and the link between inspirational sayings and fake news

9/12/2019
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Each week, senior producer Stephanie Curtis offers five suggestions to read, watch, listen to or experience.

Duration:00:08:46

The electability conundrum

9/12/2019
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Ten candidates take the stage at the third Democratic debate. Which one is most electable? That's the question many voters are asking. But is it the right one? On Thursday, the electability conundrum and what it means for 2020.

Duration:00:41:32

In the dead of night, a storm strikes Sioux Falls at the worst possible time

9/11/2019
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Late-night tornadoes are rare. Kerri Miller spoke with KSFY meteorologist Sam Gabrielli about how the public can better prepare for severe weather that happens after dark.

Duration:00:09:03

What's the best way to teach students about slavery?

9/11/2019
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Slavery is a critical part of U.S. history, yet many students leave high school without a strong understanding of its role in shaping the country. Two educators shared their approach to teaching difficult history with MPR News host Kerri Miller.

Duration:00:39:47

Planning for end of life when you've still got time to left to live

9/10/2019
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While there's no official guidebook to dealing with death, a new book by Dr. BJ Miller and Shoshana Berger comes pretty close. "A Beginner's Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death" helps people who are nearing death or in the process of grieving. They share advice that's both practical -- like tips for cleaning up your attic -- to the more pithy -- like advice on how to tell someone you're dying. The authors join MPR News host Kerri Miller for a conversation...

Duration:00:46:04

What happens when Americans lose faith in institutions?

9/9/2019
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Political scientist Julia Azari writes that while American institutions are at the root of today's political crisis, there are reasons to stay hopeful about U.S. democracy.

Duration:00:48:25

Dumbing down vocab with Anatoly Liberman

9/5/2019
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Our vocabulary changes with the times -- gaining new definitions and ditching outdated ones. MPR News' Kerri Miller spoke with etymologist Anatoly Liberman about why we're dumbing it down and moving on from snobbish words.

Duration:00:49:00

How should journalists cover President Trump?

9/4/2019
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President Trump is unlike any other president. How should newsrooms adapt to cover the current political world? Guest host Tiffany Hanssen spoke with Jay Rosen, media critic and NYU professor, and Mi-Ai Parrish, former publisher of The Arizona Republic and current professor at ASU.

Duration:00:49:16

What's behind the U.S. labor shortage?

9/3/2019
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Americans are quitting their jobs at record rates. Guest host Tiffany Hanssen, filling in for Kerri Miller, engages in a conversation about the U.S. labor shortage.

Duration:00:29:54

Gun Reform and Democratic Debate

9/3/2019
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Over the weekend, 7 people died and 22 others were injured in a Texas shooting. Will this incident push the gun debate forward?

Duration:00:18:50

Women of Faith: Barbara Brown Taylor and what other religions teach us about our own

8/28/2019
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The final conversation in our Women of Faith series is with Barbara Brown Taylor, who describes how teaching world religions to college students stretched and reformed her own faith in her new book "Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others."

Duration:00:38:40

How to get ready for a recession

8/27/2019
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Economics experts say a recession is on the way. MPR News host Kerri Miller speaks with two experts about the slowing economy and how you can prepare for it.

Duration:00:48:03

Minnesota Outdoor Adventures

8/26/2019
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Summer is a special time to explore nature in Minnesota. MPR News Kerri Miller explored Minnesota's best outdoor spaces.

Duration:00:13:29

Cities and Climate Change

8/26/2019
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Heavier rains are driving historically high water levels and more frequent flooding in cities across the United States. How are cities bracing themselves for more climate-driven inundation? MPR News meteorologist Paul Huttner filled in for host Kerri Miller.

Duration:00:49:45