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Movies that unite us

12/12/2018
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Yes, Hollywood is in the business of making myths, and it can be nostalgic and not brave enough to lead the cultural change ... but sometimes they get it right.

Duration:00:31:17

What you need to know about the special deadline for Medicare Cost plans

12/12/2018
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MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with MPR News reporter Mark Zdechlik and Mary Agnes Caret , senior correspondent at Kaiser Health News about the different enrollment options for people who lost their Medicare Cost plans.

Duration:00:03:27

This American Moment: Keeping faith in times of uncertainty

12/11/2018
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MPR News host Kerri Miller sat down with author Anne Lamott for the season finale of our election season series, "This American Moment."

Duration:00:44:39

Political Junkie: Mueller's Russia investigation

12/10/2018
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Ken Rudin broke down the week's political news including the Russia investigation and the Cohen investigation

Duration:00:15:51

Understanding the U.S.'s role in global climate reform

12/10/2018
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The U.S. has pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement. But the rest of the world is still working to combat climate change and this week thousands of experts are meeting in Poland to figure out how exactly countries will meet their emissions goals.

Duration:00:33:24

'The Faithful Spy': Telling the story of World War II through the eyes of a conscientious objector

12/6/2018
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John Hendrix is the author of "The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hilter," a new illustrated novel telling the story of the rise of Hitler and one man's attempt to stop him.

Duration:00:35:52

Debating issues with science

12/6/2018
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A course at University of Minnesota is holding mock trials with science and facts at the center of the conversations.

Duration:00:13:52

Consolidation of power

12/5/2018
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In Wisconsin and Michigan outgoing GOP lawmakers are working to limit the authority of incoming newly-elected Democrats. What does this mean for democracy? What does it say about how divided we are as a nation?

Duration:00:10:51

Leaders who unite us

12/5/2018
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Our country is painfully divided. There was a time when we looked to our leaders to unite us. But what about now? Is there anything or anyone that could unite America?

Duration:00:39:32

This American Moment: Addressing implicit bias

12/4/2018
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MPR News host Kerri Miller sat down with social psychologist Mahzarin Banaji to continue the series, "This American Moment."

Duration:00:42:37

The White House through Ayesha Rascoe's eyes

12/3/2018
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Ayesha Rascoe has been covering the White House since 2016. She was there for President Obama's final year in office, and has since been covering the Trump White House. Rascoe talked with MPR News host Cathy Wurzer as part of MPR's Broadcast Journalist Series.

Duration:00:49:53

Bush's impact on the presidency

12/3/2018
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With the death of President George H.W. Bush people are taking a look back at his time in office and the legacy he left behind. Tim Walch, director emeritus of the Hoover Presidential Library, joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to discuss Bush's time in office.

Duration:00:12:53

Political Junkie: Understanding the Bush presidency

12/3/2018
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The passing of President George H.W. Bush has a lot of people remembering the Bush presidency. Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins MPR News host Kerri Miller to talk about the impact Bush had on the presidency and the country at large.

Duration:00:24:09

The writings of George H.W. Bush

12/3/2018
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George H.W. Bush never wrote a memoir but letters and speeches give a glimpse into what could have been a riveting memoir. Carlos Lozada, the Washington Post's nonfiction book critic, wrote a piece about what could have been in Bush's memoir

Duration:00:12:51

The health care system is tough, especially for black women

12/3/2018
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The American health care system is difficult to navigate for anyone. But it's especially difficult for black women.

Duration:00:50:23

What does it mean to be a patriot?

11/29/2018
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What does it mean to be a patriot? Does it involve the pledge of allegiance? Serving in the armed forces or public office? Voting? Who gets to define patriotism and how does patriotism differ from nationalism?

Duration:00:50:16

Trade skills are in high demand

11/29/2018
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There's a high demand for more skilled-trades training and programs at Minnesota tech colleges and universities. Where is the demand coming from?

Duration:00:37:40

Developing meaningful rituals for secular people

11/28/2018
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We're all familiar with the rituals surrounding religious life: weddings, funerals, holidays and baptisms. But what about rituals for secular people?

Duration:00:55:58

Motherhood and the art of timing

11/28/2018
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Age may be just a number, but when it comes to giving birth it's a consequential one. A new report outlines how things like education, geography, and politics have a major impact on the age when women become mothers for the first time--and why that age matters so much to that mother's career trajectory and her earning potential.

Duration:00:50:18

Creating a space for diversity in music

11/27/2018
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Although music is considered universal, there isn't always a ton of diversity in all genres. What can be done to create a space for everyone in all kinds of music?

Duration:00:51:08