Try Premium for 30 days

Live games for all NFL, MLB, NBA, & NHL teams
Commercial-Free Music
No Display Ads
MPR News with Kerri Miller-logo

MPR News with Kerri Miller

Minnesota Public Radio

More Information


Political Junkie: How much does 'moral authority' matter to voters?

Ken Rudin joined host Kerri Miller to chat about the week's political news which included U.S. Senator Al Franken (MN-DFL) announcing his resignation.

Duration: 00:16:14

Friday Roundtable: International affairs and Trump

After a diplomatic trip to Asia in early November, where President Trump visited China, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines, we're taking a look at President Trump's foreign agenda and the administration's strategy towards North Korea. Lastly, given that many international diplomats have been forced to resign by the Trump administration, what message is being sent to diplomats residing, here, in the United States?

Duration: 00:48:46

Does Frankens resignation signal a change in harassment culture?

Senator Al Franken has resigned after several women alleged he sexually harassed them. Listeners have called in to express a range of emotions. Some say Franken is a scapegoat. Today we spoke about what the political fallout from this resignation will be and what happens next with Kelly Dittmar, of Rutgers University, and Julian Zelizer, of Princeton. Then, Letters with digital producer Nancy Yang.

Duration: 00:49:09

The end of the mortgage interest tax deduction?

Home ownership has long been considered a part of the American Dream. In the 20th century, the mortgage interest deduction (MID) has incentivized that piece of the dream. But as part of the Republican tax overhaul, the MID is on the chopping block. Tax law Daniel Hemel helped break down the good and the bad of the MID and what Americans can expect to happen to the real estate market without it.

Duration: 00:18:43

Charter schools and the resegregation of American public education

An analysis by the Associated Press found that segregation is rampant in charter schools--1,000 of the nation's 6,700 are 99 percent one race. Cornell professor Noliwe Rooks joined the program to talk why this is. She is the author of "Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation, and the End of Public Education."

Duration: 00:37:21

The Political Junkie talks about the tax bill and Michael Flynn

MPR News Host Kerri Miller runs down the week in politics with Ken Rudin, host of The Political Junkie Podcast. This week they discuss the GOP tax bill and what Michael Flynn's guilty plea could mean for the White House. Then, Kerri Miller and digital producer Nancy Yang talk about audience reactions to our coverage of Senator Al Franken and Garrison Keillor.

Duration: 00:16:32

Cube Critics talk about movies that jingle

MPR's Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis talked about their favorite holiday movies.

Duration: 00:45:56

How sexual harassment decisions affect the workplace

Yesterday Minnesota Public Radio severed ties with Garrison Keillor, amid accusations of sexual misconduct. Keillor is the latest high-profile man to be fired after facing such accusations. We spoke to Glenda Eoyang, a corporate culture expert, about why companies are forced to act quickly and what long-term impact this has on employee morale, and on the company's reputation. The conversation was hosted by Chris Farrell senior economics contributor for Marketplace.

Duration: 00:24:18

When women challenge powerful men

A recent interview between Senator Franken and Cathy Wurzer drew some interesting feedback--especially from women. Wurzer heard from listeners who claimed she was too tough on Franken. Some said she wasn't the right choice for the interview. Like many of the women who have spoken out about alleged harassment our hosts have had their credibility questioned and been accused of political calculations. When it comes to sexual harassment, do we have one standard for politicians and a different...

Duration: 00:47:54

The importance of sleep

If you woke up this morning feeling less than refreshed, join the club - the CDC reports that more than a third of American adults don't get enough sleep. But as scientists are discovering, chronic under-sleeping can cost you big in the long run.

Duration: 00:47:52

College aspirations and access

Are poor and first-generation students being dissuaded and taken off the college track? Linda F. Nathan joined MPR News with Kerri Miller to discuss her latest book, "When Grit Isn't Enough: A High School Principal Examines How Poverty and Inequality Thwart the College-For-All Promise."

Duration: 00:30:23

Flyover: Lessons learned from 12 turbulent weeks

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

Here's how to talk politics at holiday gatherings

Were you banned from the Thanksgiving table because you were talking politics? Univ. of Minn. family therapist Prof. Bill Doherty joins Kerri Miller with some concrete advice for making conversations about divisive topics productive during the holidays.

Duration: 00:52:16

The future of Medicaid

Andy Slavitt was the Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid under the Obama administration. He is now a Special Advisor to the equity firm General Atlantic.He spoke to host Kerri Miller about about potential cuts to Medicaid.

Duration: 00:47:58

Why are African-Americans and Latinos underrepresented at U.S. colleges?

In a recent New York Times article, "Even With Affirmative Action, Blacks and Hispanics Are More Underrepresented at Top Colleges Than 35 Years ago," authors Jeremy Ashkenas, Haeyoun Park, and Adam Pearce found that African-Americans and Latinos are two of the most underrepresented groups at top universities in the United States. Host Kerri Miller talked about these findings with two guests.

Duration: 00:48:46

How do we move forward from here?

As the list of men accused of sexual misconduct continues to grow, how do we as a community respond--and how do our political leanings temper our responses? MPR News host Kerri Miller was joined by Ken Rudin, host of the Political Junkie podcast, and Megan McArdle, columnist at Bloomberg View.

Duration: 00:48:40

Flyover: Can America bridge its racial divide?

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

Friday Roundtable: What does the city of the future look like?

Host Kerri Miller spoke to several people in charge of dreaming up the future of cities and suburbs.

Duration: 00:46:48

Mental health and MN's criminal justice system

MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to health care reporter Mark Zdechlik, and Mark Anderson, executive director of the Barbara Schneider Foundation, to learn more about the mental health care provided in Minnesota's criminal justice system.

Duration: 00:16:25

Why does Russia's denial of meddling matter?

U.S. Intelligence agencies decisively concluded that Russia meddled in the 2016 election and President Trump's statements on Russia's involvement haven't been so clear. A Russia expert and an intelligence expert joined the show for a conversation about what this means for America's future.

Duration: 00:48:21

See More