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Flyover: Lessons learned from 12 turbulent weeks

11/26/2017
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This week on Flyover, we hear some of the most thoughtful calls we've received in the last 12 weeks from listeners across the country. People responded in droves to our conversations about some of the most urgent issues of our day and shared honest experiences about guns, race, religion, health care and much more. Host Kerri Miller asks Jose Santos, an anthropologist and assistant professor at Metropolitan State University, to analyze what we've heard and what it says about American...

Duration:00:52:00


Flyover: Can America bridge its racial divide?

11/19/2017
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This week on Flyover, we discuss how we can have meaningful conversations about one of the nation's most polarizing issues: race.

Duration:00:52:01


Flyover: How do military veterans fit into American identity?

11/12/2017
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Support for our troops is a common refrain during campaign season and after a national crisis. But how often do Americans think about vets on the days in between? This week on Flyover, as we reflect on Veteran's Day weekend, we're talking about where veterans fit into America's national identity. This week's guests were WUNC military reporter Jay Price and Melissa Bryant, a former Army captain and Iraq veteran who's currently the director of political and intergovernmental affairs for Iraq...

Duration:00:52:00


Flyover: Is American identity shaped by the view from abroad?

10/29/2017
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President Trump won his office on the promise to always put "America First," enticing the many people who have personally experienced the downsides of globalization to support him. But not all Americans were keen on pulling back our influence on the global community. This week on Flyover, we're talking about how America -- and Americans -- are seen abroad. Does it matter how other nations look at America? Is our identity at home at all shaped by the gaze from abroad? Our week's guests were...

Duration:00:52:02


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: American faith and the rise of the 'nones'

10/15/2017
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Fewer and fewer Americans are identifying with a particular faith background. Why is this? This week on Flyover, we talk religion. Our guests were Brian McLarin, theologian and author, and Jenan Mohajir, Leadership Curriculum Consultant at Interfaith Youth Core and a founding board member at Heart Women and Girls.

Duration:00:52:05


Flyover: What's the American job worth?

10/1/2017
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We're talking jobs this week on Flyover. Specifically, tax breaks and other government incentives given to private companies to bring jobs to your communities. Is that a good deal for you? Is this the way to a stronger economy? Our guests were Wisconsin Public Radio reporter Shawn Johnson; Matthew Mitchell, director of George Mason University's "Project for the Study of American Capitalism"; and William "Sandy" Darity, public policy professor at Duke University.

Duration:00:51:54


Flyover: What's the American job worth?

9/29/2017
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We're talking jobs this week on Flyover. Specifically, tax breaks and other government incentives given to private companies to bring jobs to your communities. Is that a good deal for you? Is this the way to a stronger economy? Tell us how you're feeling.

Duration:00:00:30


Flyover: The politics of white resentment

9/24/2017
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This week on Flyover, we try to understand how white resentment continues to shape our politics and our communities. Our guests were political reporter Jason Rosenbaum; Carol Anderson, Emory University professor and author; and Victor Chen, VCU assistant professor and author.

Duration:00:51:56


Preview of week 3: The politics of white resentment

9/20/2017
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This week on Flyover, we'll try to understand how white resentment continues to shape our politics and our communities.

Duration:00:00:29


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


Introducing Flyover from MPR News

8/30/2017
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Flyover from MPR News focuses on issues of American identity and the changing American dream as they are lived and experienced in the cities, towns and rural areas that lie beyond the media spotlights in New York, D.C. and L.A. Join the conversation on September 10th at 3pm.

Duration:00:05:22