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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.

    Activist and author Jemar Tisby on how to fight racism

    Activist and author Jemar Tisby on how to fight racism

    Jury selection begins next week in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd. It’s another milestone in a turbulent year when it comes to race in America. Could it be a true turning point?

    Author and activist Jemar Tisby hopes so. “Something is different this time,” he wrote last summer as he watched protests swell in cities across the U.S. and the world. 

    Signs of change encouraged him: NASCAR banned the Confederate flag. Corporations like Best Buy and Target declared Juneteenth a paid holiday. His home state of Mississippi finally removed Confederate emblems off its state flag. 

    Tisby concedes that many of these shifts are symbolic. But he insists these small steps can represent a new reckoning. His new book, “How to Fight Racism” is a call for Americans — especially the white evangelical church — to do the hard work to confront racism in all its forms.

    Friday at 9 a.m., Tisby joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to talk about the practical steps needed to make change that’s real.

    Guest:


    Jemar Tisby is an activist and CEO of The Witness. His latest book is “How to Fight Racism.”




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    • 49 min
    Digging into your gardening questions

    Digging into your gardening questions

    Outdoor planting season is just around the corner. Two experts share their advice on planning and tending to spring gardens.

    • 49 min
    Is Trumpism becoming the new ‘Lost Cause’? 

    Is Trumpism becoming the new ‘Lost Cause’? 

    In his first public speech since he left office, former President Donald Trump repeated the lie that he won the election in November. Speaking to the Conservative Political Action Conference, better known as CPAC, he continued to insist voter fraud cost him the White House.

    Trump wasn’t the only person at CPAC making the claim. Panels were full of what some Democrats have dubbed “the big lie,” a falsehood two out of three Republicans believe. Supporters of the former president were exuberant when Trump criticized President Joe Biden’s first month in office, but even more enthusiastic when he called out Republicans who have opposed him.

    Historians say that kind of support, built on grievance and distortion of facts, could lead to a new “Lost Cause” mythology. They point to similar tactics, overlapping symbols and corresponding defeats that are recast as noble and unjust.

    Wednesday, MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with two Civil War historians about the dangers of a new “Lost Cause” mythology taking root in America.

    Guests:


    Caroline Janney professor in history of the American Civil War at the University of Virginia and director of the Nau Center for Civil War History.

    Adam Domby is a historian of the Civil War, Reconstruction and the American South at the College of Charleston. 




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    • 48 min
    The fight for voting rights

    The fight for voting rights

    The Supreme Court takes up the national battle over voting restrictions this week. On Tuesday, MPR News host Kerri Miller gets an update on the right to vote as it stands right now and consider how new legislation and the Supreme Court could impact voting in the future.

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    So you’re vaccinated — now what?

    So you’re vaccinated — now what?

    As the COVID-19 vaccination rate ticks upward, many people are wondering if it’s safe to see their families or if they should continue to wear masks. Two experts share their tools for understanding the science and assessing risks.

    • 47 min
    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. 

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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
148 Ratings

148 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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