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Do school voucher systems work?

President Trump's pick for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos has championed a new approach to school in the U.S.--school vouchers. But how successful have schools been that have used the school voucher system? MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to Tulane University economics professor, Douglas Harris about school reform and voucher vs. charter education systems.

Duration: 00:14:55

America's longest war continues

America's involvement in Afghanistan is nearing the 16 year mark--a count which will continue to grow for the foreseeable future. Duke University's David Schanzer discussed what it means to stay in Afghanistan.

Duration: 00:14:01

Being more than a bystander

With images of the violence in Charlottesville fresh in their minds, Boston law enforcement exercised tight control on demonstrators Saturday as white nationalists and counter-protesters gathered on the city's Commons. There were also anti-nationalist demonstrations in places like Dallas, Hot Springs, Arkansas and Portland, Oregon. MPR News Host Kerri Miller asks two experts how average citizens can be more than bystanders.

Duration: 00:30:08

Political Junkie: Bannon is out, but is his influence over?

Stephen Bannon was ousted from his post as chief strategist for President Trump on Friday. But is his work in Washington over? Ken Rudin, host of the Political Junkie podcast, speaks with MPR News Host Kerri Miller about the power and influence of Bannon.

Duration: 00:18:18

Women business leaders

The number of female CEOs leading Fortune 500 companies may be at an all time high, but, the number is still pretty low. MPR News Host Kerri Miller spoke with two women who did become CEOs and another who recruited executives.

Duration: 00:51:58

What it's like to be an immigrant in a time of uncertainty

Author Dina Nayeri left Iran when she was ten years old. In a discussion sparked by her new book, "Refuge," listeners called in to share their own stories of immigration, belonging and fear.

Duration: 00:46:57

How the books you read growing up still matter

Author Ann Hood absolutely devoured books as a child, and many still stick with her today. Her new books explores the lingering power of a childhood filled with books.

Duration: 00:31:45

North Korea and President Trump's "fire and fury"

After President Trump threatened North Korea with "fire and fury," where do the two countries stand?

Duration: 00:19:45

Documenting the Ferguson protests

MPR News reporter Euan Kerr interviewed the director of the documentary film "Whose Streets?" which chronicles the protests in Ferguson, MO following the police killing of Michael Brown.

Duration: 00:29:56

Charlottesville and the legacy of slavery

Events in Charlottesville, Virginia prompt discussion about where civil war era monuments, the job and housing discrimination and the criminal justice system fit into this idea of the legacy of slavery and segregation.

Duration: 00:52:14

Friday Roundtable: How to have a fruitful conversation about infertility

Infertility is something many people struggle with but few talk about. So where is the science and medicine on assisted reproduction? And how are support systems for those who are struggling with having biological children? MPR's Kerri Miller hosts a roundtable on infertility

Duration: 00:51:47

Tough questions about MPR's editorial decisions

The summer media series drew to a close with newsroom executive director Nancy Cassutt. She joined the program and discussed how decisions are made in the MPR Newsroom.

Duration: 00:47:39

The dilemma for those who take legal prescription drugs

There has been much coverage of the growing opioid epidemic in the U.S. But if legislators and health care providers move to crack down on addiction, how will that affect people who legitimately need and have come to rely on prescription drugs to treat their chronic illnesses? MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to a Minnesota resident for another perspective on prescription drugs.

Duration: 00:12:59

Op-Ed: What President Trump is accomplishing

There has been much media coverage of the chaos in the White House, but President Donald Trump has been making progress on a number of his priorities involving environmental rules, regulation and the justice system. MPR News host Kerri Miller talks to The Atlantic's David Frum about the President's accomplishments thus far.

Duration: 00:14:59

The influence of conservative media

We all know there are both conservative and liberal branches of the media. But how is conservative media influencing and being influenced by politics? And how has conservative media changed since the rise of Donald Trump? MPR News host talks to LA Times editor Jackie Calmes and senior editor at The Federalist, David Harsanyi about the world of conservative media.

Duration: 00:33:36

Political Junkie: Presidential approval rating hits a new low

Host of the Political Junkie podcast, Ken Rudin, guides MPR News Host Kerri Miller through another look at the days ahead and the week behind us in Washington. According to a new Quinnipiac poll President Trump's approval rating reached a record low of 33 percent. What are President Trump and his team doing to turn that number around?

Duration: 00:15:11

Why are prescriptions so expensive?

One of the many factors contributing to the rise in health care costs is the price of prescription drugs. Why are drugs in the U.S. so expensive compared to other countries? Can anything be done to lower costs? MPR News host Kerri Miller talks to two experts about drug prices in the United States.

Duration: 00:33:56

Books on the big screen

MPR News host Kerri Miller holds a roundtable discussion on favorite books that make it to the big screen.

Duration: 00:51:37

What you need to know about voter fraud

President Donald Trump claimed that millions of illegally cast votes were the reason he lost the popular vote in 2016. He has since established a commission on voter fraud to investigate the problem of illegal voting. How big of a problem is voter fraud? Who else has already investigated this issue and what have they found? MPR News host Kerri Miller talks to The Atlantic's Vann Newkirk and Loyola Law School's Justin Levitt about what we know about voter fraud and what President Trump's...

Duration: 00:52:29

How to make criminal justice more restorative

MPR News host Kerri Miller talks to author Baz Dreisinger about how to make the U.S. criminal justice system more restorative.

Duration: 00:52:11

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