Author Dina Nayeri joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to talk about her book "Refuge" and the sense of dislocation and estrangement that comes to new immigrants in the U.S. The conversation turned to how recent events -- including the protests in Charlottesville, Va. -- complicate any feeling of belonging. This is a rebroadcast.
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.
This week on the Friday Roundtable we followed up on MPR News Host Kerri Miller's conversation with Dr. Danielle Ofri. Dr. Ofri wrote a book called "What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear" about the importance of communication in healthcare. We asked two physician and one patient to read and reflect on her book as well as their own personal experiences. This is a rebroadcast.
The fabled American dream suggests that grit, determination and hard work are all it takes to be successful in this country. But there's one other little thing you need for this bootstraps theory to work out: money.
With the success of Fenty Beauty, what does Rihanna understand about the cosmetics industry that mainstream beauty brands don't? And what does the Dove controversy say about the change that's still needed in the beauty industry?
The Political Junkie talked gun control legislation, the political hypocrisy of newsmakers like Harvey Weinstein and Rep. Tim Murphy, and Sen. Bob Corker's comments that President Trump's behavior could set America "on the path to World War III."
Fellows with the World Press Institute have been traveling around the United States since August, in a visit that's coincided with major hurricanes, mounting tensions with North Korea, and the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.
This week on Flyover, a conversation about the division between Americans who count gun ownership as a fundamental freedom and those who feel that there should be more rules around who has the right to exercise that freedom. Our guests were Brian Levin, director of California State University- San Bernardino's Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism; and Jaclyn Schildkraut, assistant professor of public justice at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego.
The Supreme Court is back in session and they are considering a gerrymandering case in Wisconsin that could have big implications for the future of American elections. MPR News host Kerri Miller talks to chief Washington reporter for the Boston Herald, Kimberly Atkins about gerrymandering and all things SCOTUS.
Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones has watched the evolution of segregation in schools throughout America -- and has personally experienced the racial and class divisions herself, she joins MPR News host Kerri Miller for a conversation about growing challenges Americans face when choosing a school for their children---and how those choices are largely allowing segregation to creep back into American schools.
Last fall, the New York Times published a story with the accounts of two women who said they had been groped by now-President Trump. When Trump's legal team threatened to sue the Times for libel, the Times' lawyer responded with a letter that went viral.
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.