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The cultural importance of cult movies

8/16/2018
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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.Lily Percy is a producer for On Being and the host of This Movie Changed Me. Paul Struthers is the director of exhibition and programming at the Frameline Film Festival.

Duration:00:50:42

Breaking down the QAnon conspiracy

8/16/2018
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Some Trump rally attendees have been spotted wearing paraphernalia referring to the QAnon conspiracy theory. Where does the theory stem from and why do people believe it's true? MPR News host Kerri Miller was joined by William Sommer, reporter at The Daily Beast, and Tom Wood, assistant professor of political science at The Ohio State University. They discussed the origins, rise, and threat of the QAnon conspiracy.

Duration:00:29:49

How the #MeToo movement is playing out in politics

8/16/2018
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The #MeToo movement has not only highlighted sexual abuse and assault in the workplace, it has also led to high profile resignations. So when Democratic congressman Keith Ellison won the primary for Attorney General while battling a recent claim of alleged domestic violence, many people were surprised. Why was this different? Host Kerri Miller spoke to Amanda Marcotte, feminist and political writer for Salon about the issue.

Duration:00:20:47

Why are women athletes still paid less than men?

8/15/2018
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Why do women continue to get paid less? And does the lack of investment translate into fewer opportunities for development and sponsorship? Gigi Marvin three time Olympic forward for the US Women's National hockey team and Mary Jo Kane, Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport at the University of Minnesota, spoke with MPR News host Kerri Miller about why this is a persistent issue.

Duration:00:27:25

Are black suspects treated differently by police?

8/14/2018
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Host Marianne Combs looked at police de-escalation training. Joining her were two guests: Mike Quinn, former St. Paul police officer, now police trainer at International Ethics and Leadership Training Bureau, and Washington Post investigative reporter Kimbriell Kelly.

Duration:00:51:40

Political Junkie: Primaries in Minnesota and beyond

8/14/2018
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Primaries are often boring, but not this year. Ken Rudin explained why with host Marianne Combs

Duration:00:18:03

What will the pope's death penalty decision mean for U.S. law?

8/14/2018
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MPR News host Marianne Combs spoke with two experts to understand the history of the death penalty and Americans' view of it. Joseph Capizzi is an associate professor of moral theology at The Catholic University of America and Griffin Hardy is the communications manager for the Ministry Against the Death Penalty.

Duration:00:32:38

Fatigue among protesters, a shared burden and concern

8/9/2018
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MPR's Brandt Williams looked at the impact of protest fatigue. He was joined by Resmaa Menakem, trauma specialist, David Meyers, sociologist at University of California and Executive Director of Arts Us.

Duration:00:50:01

Trump is flexing his muscles in the Midwest, is it working?

8/8/2018
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President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have been in and out of the Midwest in recent months. Trump was touting the achievements of the new Foxconn site in Wisconsin and was in Duluth, Minn. rallying for local Republicans. What is the administration hoping to achieve with this focus on the Midwest? Two guests answered that question with host Kerri Miller. Kathryn Pearson is a professor at the University of Minnesota with an emphasis on American politics. Aaron Brown is a political...

Duration:00:39:11

Rochester is changing, are mayoral and city council candidates prepared?

8/8/2018
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MPR senior reporter Catharine Richert joined Kerri Miller for a discussion about how this fall's election is just as much about choosing a vision for the city as it is picking a mayoral and city council candidates.

Duration:00:11:53

Does the First Amendment protect 3-D printed guns?

8/7/2018
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Are the blueprints for guns coming to a 3-D printer near you? Right now the answer is still uncertain. MPR News Host Kerri Miller spoke with Robert Spitzer and Paul Barrett about the legal uncertainty surrounding 3-D printed guns.

Duration:00:52:00

Lebron James I promise school

8/6/2018
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Do celebrity sponsored schools offer more assistance to children living in poverty?

Duration:00:32:25

Audio queens: A discussion about women in audio technology

8/2/2018
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MPR News host Kerri Miller led a panel discussion with three women working in different audio engineering fields to talk about what got them interested, what their experience has been like, and why women are still outnumbered in the field. She spoke to Veronica Rodriguez, Katharine Horowitz and Rhaelee Gronholz.

Duration:01:08:12

Drug prices are rising, what can be done?

8/1/2018
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President Trump has publicly called for drug companies to lower their prices. Would regulations help consumers or hinder production of new products?

Duration:00:50:32

'What Black Voters Want'

8/1/2018
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Atlantic reporter Vann Newkirk explored what black voters in swing states will be looking for this fall in a recent article for The Atlantic. He joined host Kerri Miller along with brilliant corners Research & Strategies president Cornell Belcher to discuss his reporting.

Duration:00:50:12

Poverty in America is expensive

7/31/2018
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According to a report from the United Nations, America has a pervasive poverty problem. The report states that 40 million Americans live in poverty and 18.5 million live in "extreme poverty." What is it like to try to break through the poverty cycle? And, how did the problem become so widespread in America? MPR News host Chris Farrell spoke with Tracey Ross of PolicyLink and Elaine Rasmussen, CEO of Social Impact Strategies Group, about the expense of being poor.

Duration:00:51:58

Political Junkie on immigration policy and practice

7/30/2018
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MPR guest host Chris Farrell spoke with Political Junkie Ken Rudin about the latest in immigration, how current policies might impact the upcoming midterm elections, and more.

Duration:00:14:53

Is socialism making a comeback?

7/30/2018
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MPR host Chris Farrell finds out why are millennial falling in love with socialism. Chris wass joined by Cathy J. Cohen Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago.

Duration:00:35:24

Analysis of the Thurman Blevins tape

7/30/2018
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Saybrook University presidential fellow, Dr. Ginger Charles looked at the police footage of the Thurman Blevins shooting and discussed deescalation with host Chris Farrell.

Duration:00:11:57

How much does the language we speak shape our identity?

7/26/2018
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Our identities are formed in so many different ways: by the people around us, the books we read and by the work we do. MPR host Kerri Miller explored culture and language with Anatoly Liberman, professor of languages at the University of Minnesota and author of "Word Origins and How We Know Them."

Duration:00:48:23