What's the best way to shine a light on racism without giving it a platform to grow and prosper? It's a question that many newsrooms are struggling with throughout the country. MPR's Brandt Williams sat in the host seat for a conversation about best practices for reporting on racism. Williams was joined by Lois Beckett, senior reporter for the Guardian U.S.
What if we knew the day we would die? How would that affect how we live our lives? That's the premise at the heart of Chloe Benjamin's new novel, "The Immortalists." Host Kerri Miller spoke to Benjamin about the effect prophecy and prediction has on us.
President Trump is planning to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jun Un to discuss nuclear disarmament. But the President has just replaced his Secretary of State, there is still no U.S. ambassador to South Korea, and the State Department's point man on North Korea, Joseph Yun recently retired. How will this affect negotiations? MPR News' Stephanie Curtis spoke with Rudy DeLeon, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, about shifting dynamics on the Korean peninsula. DeLeon...
This morning President Trump tweeted that C.I.A. Director Mike Pompeo will take over for Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. Is this move just another staffing shake-up in a tumultuous administration? Or does this changing of the guard mark a significant pivot in U.S. foreign policy? MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with the following foreign policy experts about the change: Scott Jennings is a former special assistant to President George W. Bush. David Schanzer is the director of Duke...
Michael Wahid Hanna joined Kerri Miller for a discussion about America's complicated relationships with foreign allies. Does "America First" rhetoric weakens America's position as a global leader? Wahid Hanna is a senior fellow at the Century Foundation. Before Wahid Hanna joined the conversation, Ken Rudin, the Political Junkie, discussed the week's political news.
Jeanne Lenzer, medical investigative journalist and author of "The Danger Within Us: America's Untested, Unregulated Medical Device Industry and One Man's Battle to Survive It" joined host Kerri Miller to discuss medical implants.
A Wrinkle in Time hits theaters one week from today. It's one of many books to hit the silver screen this year. This Friday Roundtable includes three book and film fanatics who shared their greatest hopes and biggest fears about books becoming movies. On the eve of the Academy Awards they talked about some of the best page-to-screen adaptations, the books that should never be made into movies and what it takes to get it right.
Duke Divinity historian and author Kate Bowler was diagnosed with stage IV cancer at the age of 35. Her new book "Everything Happens for a Reason" is a memoir of her experience with death, grief, loss and faith.
Change has been slow in coming to corporate boards. Two thirds of all of the corporate board seats on Fortune 500 companies are held by white men. And believe it or not that represents progress. So why have boards been so slow to bring in more women and people of color? Elizabeth Stapp, instructor on business ethics and social impact at the University of Colorado Boulder, joined the program to discuss how a more diverse board shapes a company's performance.
The Mueller investigation has spawned fierce political debates. Meanwhile Russia is mounting plans to hack our 2018 midterms. What is Russia doing? How can the U.S. protect its elections? MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to Russia and information warfare expert Molly McKew of Fianna Strategies about Russia's cyber disinformation tactics.
The 19 year-old shooter who killed 17 classmates and teachers in Parkland, Florida had no diagnosed mental illness. But his actions have sparked calls for more attention to mental health in the U.S. John Snook of the Treatment Advocacy Center and Amy Barnhorst of the University of California, Davis joined host Stephanie Curtis to talk about mental health care and stigma.
The deadline for Congress to act on DACA is just days away. Today on the Friday roundtable, we're talking about immigration. MPR News Host Kerri Miller spoke with a lawyer, faith leader and economist about the fate of the Dreamers as well as the ethics and economics of immigration.
The students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas have received national attention from politicians, lawmakers, media and celebrities as they call for gun reform. Are we seeing a new generation of activism? Can protest actually lead to real change? Aimee Allison, president of Democracy in Color, and James Farnsworth, student activist from the University of Minnesota, joined host Kerri Miller for a discussion about student activism.
School shootings are becoming a regular occurrence in America. Is there anything that can be done to make schools safer? MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with two school security experts, including the mother of a Sandy Hook victim, about what can be done to protect students in an era of regular mass shootings.