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Conversations on news and culture with Kerri Miller. Weekdays from MPR News.

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Conversations on news and culture with Kerri Miller. Weekdays from MPR News.

    Understanding the burden of ‘actual malice’ in high-profile defamation cases

    Understanding the burden of ‘actual malice’ in high-profile defamation cases

    There’s a spate of high-profile defamation lawsuits being filed over disinformation spread during the 2020 election. Two lawyers describe the high burden of proof needed to prevail in these cases and their implications for free speech. 

    • 45 min
    Fighting wildfires with fire: Why scientists are using prescribed burns to manage forests

    Fighting wildfires with fire: Why scientists are using prescribed burns to manage forests

    On Thursday’s MPR News with Kerri Miller, a researcher and a science reporter talk about using prescribed burns to reduce the threat of forest fires. 

    • 43 min
    Are the pandemic’s darkest days ahead? We get a second opinion.

    Are the pandemic’s darkest days ahead? We get a second opinion.

    We stand at an uncertain moment in the pandemic. Vaccinations are plugging along. Infections and deaths are plummeting from their stratospheric winter peaks. But at the same time, new, more contagious viral variants have come to our shores. Minnesota’s best-known epidemiologist told MPR News last week that he fears the variants will send case numbers, hospitalizations and deaths skyrocketing again.  

    “What we're seeing is basically the lull before the storm,” said Michael Osterholm, a University of Minnesota epidemiologist who served as a COVID-19 advisor to Joe Biden during the presidential transition. He predicted the darkest days of the pandemic are coming.

    But not everyone agrees the outlook is so dire. Wednesday, MPR News Host Kerri Miller got a second opinion on the pandemic from two medical professionals closely watching the disease.

    Guests:


    Dr. James Hamblin is a preventive care physician, a staff writer at The Atlantic and a lecturer at Yale School of Public Health.

    Ellie Murray is an assistant professor of epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public Health.




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    • 45 min
    Can the U.S. get its relationship with Russia right?

    Can the U.S. get its relationship with Russia right?

    President Joe Biden is sharply reversing course on Russia. Last week, in a speech at the Munich Security Conference, the president declared that Trump-era “America First” diplomacy is over, and he renewed calls to restore relationships with key allies. 

    “Democracy doesn’t happen by accident,” Biden said. “We have to defend it.”

    But one of the trickiest relationships for the new administration to navigate might be with a non-ally: Russia. U.S. leaders have historically struggled to understand Russia’s complexities. And after four years in which the president fought with his own intelligence service over the best way to handle Russian President Vladimir Putin, a fresh start is needed. Where should America go from here?

    Tuesday, MPR News host Kerri Miller asked two experts how the U.S. might try to get Russia right.

    Guests:


    Molly McKew is a foreign policy and strategy consultant.

    Keith Gessen is a Russian-born American novelist and an assistant professor of journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.




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    • 44 min
    As storms slow the race to vaccinate, will the spread of new variants speed up?

    As storms slow the race to vaccinate, will the spread of new variants speed up?

    Winter storms delayed the delivery of 6 million COVID-19 vaccine doses across the country. As states work to ramp up vaccination rates, will it be enough to prevent new variants from spreading? Monday at 9 a.m., host Kerri Miller speaks with two guests about ongoing viral research and vaccine delivery.

    • 45 min
    How to deal with pandemic-induced insomnia

    How to deal with pandemic-induced insomnia

    Stress, anxiety, a lack of routine — and in some cases, COVID-19 itself are contributing to a surge in insomnia. What can we do about it? On Friday, host Kerri Miller gets some answers from two sleep experts.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
147 Ratings

147 Ratings

Thunderforge ,

Informative and a joy to listen to

The topics are varied, the guests are wonderful, and the callers provide new perspectives that expand the discussion. A wonderful podcast for anyone who wants to expand their understanding on complex ideas.

Trace off ,

Too biased!

I know it’s harder than ever to find unbiased reporting and conversation, I guess I just have high expectation for a “public” funded organization. One star is far more generous than this public personality deserves. I vote to defund biased reporting and Leftist leaning conversations that our tax dollars fund. What a joke Kerri Miller, maybe it’s time to take a look inward and make some much needed reflections!! I will never support this biased nonsense again! I truly hope this show goes in the trash where it belongs!

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Extraordinary journalism

Kerri & her team are amazing at providing unbiased journalism about critical issues facing the world today.
Wish we had another 1000 like them.

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