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Brains On!® is a science podcast for curious kids and adults from American Public Media. Co-hosted each week by kid scientists and reporters from public radio, we ask questions ranging from the science behind sneezing to how to translate the purr of cats, and go wherever the answers take us. @Brains_On
 
A weekly conversation on politics with Ken Rudin, from MPR News
 
In-depth conversations on news and culture, with host Kerri Miller.
 
A weekly discussion devoted to the Twin Cities' burgeoning biking community. With Gene Oberpriller, Amber Dallman, and Patrick Stephenson.
 
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From MPR News, Minnesota news on your schedule. Delivered 7 days a week.
 
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We discuss race, identity, social justice and culture in a region grappling with demographic changes.
 
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From Minnesota Public Radio News, Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis and arts reporter Euan Kerr share a cube wall, and a passion for movies. Each week, they take a break from their day jobs to talk movies.
 
Each week three people from the Minnesota arts community talk about a performance, opening, or event they're excited to see or want others to check out.
 
MPR news medical commentator Dr. Jon Hallberg shares his insights and expertise on health and health care every week with All Things Considered host Tom Crann.
 
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The hosts are skeptical that bias training will change hearts and minds ingrained in racism.
 
Host Mike Edgerly spoke with Dr. Charles Reznikoff and attorney Susan Gaertner about these developments.
 
A little comedy, a little tragedy, and a little drama as Cube Critics Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr check out "I feel pretty," "Lean on Pete," and "A bag of marbles."
 
The hosts are skeptical that bias training will change hearts and minds ingrained in racism.
 
Mary Hockaday joined MPR News executive news editor Mike Edgerly to talk about how her team picks which stories to cover each day, how they contend with the proliferation of fake news, and how the BBC covers the U.S. in the Donald Trump era.
 
Dramatic photos of an emaciated polar bear caught the world's attention in a way that climate-change data and dire warnings about loss of Arctic sea ice never could. The photographer responsible for the photo is Cristina Mittermeier, who is also a trained marine biologist. She describes the photography she does--for National Geographic and othe ...…
 
This week on Art Hounds: Donyelle Headington conjures wise women and other creatures from fabric. Plus musical performances by the Bakken Trio and Nirmala Rajasekar.
 
Tax filing time is a reminder to review your finances and recommit to those New Year's financial resolutions, personal finance expert Lynnette Khalfani-Cox said Wednesday in an interview with MPR News economics commentator Chris Farrell.
 
MPR news host, and Marketplace senior contributor, Chris Farrell looked at antitrust laws with Lina Khan, director of Legal Policy with the Open Markets Institute.
 
A new Minnesota-based, black-owned credit union is hoping to change this. MPR host Chris Farrell spoke with two guests on credit unions and the importance of diversity: Me'Lea Connelly is the director at the Association for Black Economic Power and Mike Schenk is the vice president of research and policy analysis at the Credit Union National As ...…
 
Morgan Jerkins' collection of essays, "This Will Be My Undoing" explores what it means to be young, black, female and feminist.
 
On Friday the U.S., Britain and France launched military strikes into Syria following an apparent chemical attack on civilians from President Bashar Assad's forces. What did the strike accomplish and what does it mean for the conflict in Syria? Amanda Sloat is a senior fellow in the Brookings Center on the United States and Europe. She spoke wi ...…
 
Getting the Alzheimer's patient into a study before they exhibited symptoms is the goal. But is it beneficial to the patient to know they might have a disease with no known cure? New research conducted by doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. might redefine Alzheimer's. Researchers have developed a new brain scan and spinal fluid test ...…
 
"That sense of being touch with something dark and deep was part of the lure [of addiction]," Jamison told host Kerri Miller when talking about her book, "The Recovering: Intoxication and its Aftermath." They were also joined by Dr. Joseph Lee
 
Both Democrats and Republicans have seen major splinters in their party since the 2016 election. Does that mean that third parties will have a better shot at success in this year's midterms? Reed Galen and Kathryn Pearson joined the discussion.
 
Ken Rudin said he could hardly blink during the interview between Comey and George Stephanopoulos.
 
MPR Cube Critic Stephanie Curtis says people just want a list. Give people four recommendations of good things to watch. As ever Euan Kerr has a tough time complying.
 
Ken Rudin said he could hardly blink during the interview between Comey and George Stephanopoulos.
 
Three movies with short titles, and each with their own particular brand of tension, catch the attention of MPR Cube Critics Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr
 
President Trump this week threatened to send missiles into Syria. But how should the U.S. be involved in Syria? Firas Maksad director of the Arabia Foundation joined host Kerri Miller.
 
Wells Fargo is embroiled in yet another banking scandal. Reuters reports the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a U.S. watchdog agency, could soon force Wells Fargo to pay a massive fine--several hundred million dollars--for mortgage-lending and auto-insurance abuses. So how can consumers protect themselves against potential abuse? MPR's Ker ...…
 
MPR's Executive director for News and Programming took audience calls about how the newsroom's editorial system works.
 
University of Minnesota's Kathryn Pearson joined the program to talk about Ryan's legacy and what this means for the Republican party in the age of Trump.
 
How much of the rhetoric and decision-making around immigration is based in fact? And how much is driven by partisan political agendas? And why is it so difficult to make the facts stick, no matter what your politics are on the issue? MPR News host Kerri Miller asked two guests to help parse out the facts from myths. She spoke with Alan Gomez, ...…
 
MPR News Host Kerri Miller spoke with Domenico Montanaro, NPR's lead editor for politics and digital audience, about how this shakeup will be felt beyond Congressional leadership.
 
This week on Art Hounds, a painting exhibition celebrates women farmers. Plus, Art Hounds recommend "The Skriker" and a sketch comedy about the history of alcohol.
 
The money from hunting and fishing licenses go conservation efforts across the state. Two guests joined host Kerri Miller to discuss this dilemma. Meadow Kouffeld-Hansen is a conservationist, hunter and faculty member at Itasca Community College. Paul Telander is the chief of the Wildlife section of the Fish and Wildlife division of the DNR.…
 
Writer Sandra Allen received a fat manila envelope in the mail one day, filled with a stack of yellowed paper about a half inch thick. Allen had always heard about "crazy" Uncle Bob, but the manuscript they read that day opened up a window into the complex mind of someone living with mental illness. Allen joined host Kerri Miller to talk about ...…
 
The Minnesota legislature is considering a bill that would require some level of work or community service. Tara O'Neill Hayse of the American Action Forum and Dr. Nathan Chomilo joined host Kerri Miller to discuss what this would mean for Minnesotans.
 
Pollen, peanuts, dust mites. These things aren't poisonous - so why do some people's bodies act like they are? In this episode, we'll find out what happens during an allergic reaction, explore why only some people have allergies and hear about new treatments. Plus: a brand new Moment of Um answers the question "Why do sunsets have so many color ...…
 
Louise Matsakis staff writer for WIRED joined MPR News host Kerri Miller for a conversation about how to protect your privacy online.
 
Chinese tariffs on American imports are being imposed crops, like soybeans. Farmers, who predominantly voted for President Trump, will feel the impact of those tariffs. Economist Mary Lovely and Politico editor Pradnya Joshi joined host Kerri Miller to talk about the political and economic implications of a trade war.…
 
Who doesn't love a good coming-of-age flick? MPR Cube Critics Euan and Stephanie certainly do. And as they discuss some of their favorites, Stephanie lays down the law about what makes for a BAD one.
 
Ken Rudin joined host Kerri Miller to talk all things politics, as he usually does. This time, they discussed President Trump's back and forth with China on tariffs.
 
Ken Rudin joined host Kerri Miller to talk all things politics, as he usually does. This time, they discussed President Trump's back and forth with China on tariffs.
 
Two physicians and one patient talk about the importance of communication in healthcare.
 
A wave of teacher protests has swept the country in recent months. This wave of political engagement comes after years of what some call a "war on teachers." MPR Host Kerri Miller spoke to Richard Ingersoll, professor of education and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and Jon Shelton, assistant professor of Democracy and Justice Studi ...…
 
MPR Cube Critics Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr run the gamut this week with drama, horror and giant cuteness.
 
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress next week in a hearing about data privacy. The company has been embroiled in a scandal with data firm Cambridge Analytica, which reportedly mined information from millions of Facebook users without their knowledge. Facebook has been slow to enact meaningful privacy reforms. Host Kerri Mi ...…
 
Zorongo Flamenco presents "Garden of Names," plus Art Hounds recommend life-saving poetry and "phenomenal" art by women.
 
Activist and organizer DeRay Mckesson joined the program to talk about Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy.
 
Sounds abound all around. Do you think your ears are up to the task? We have an episode chock full of nothing but mystery sounds to challenge and stretch your listening powers. Also, did you hear that the Brains On store is open? We couldn't be happier with the t-shirts and other goodies we have to offer. Have a look! Brains On is sponsored tod ...…
 
Do you find your struggling to strike the balance between giving your kids structure without helicoptering too much? When journalist and new mother Sara Zaske moved to Germany, she noticed that her new friends were raising self-reliant kids without any fuss.Kerri Miller spoke with Zaske about the parenting trends she adopted and with Harvard ps ...…
 
Political Junkie host Ken Rudin and assistant professor Kelly Dittmar joined host Kerri Miller to talk about why some of these women voted for President Trump and how they feel about it now. Dittmar is in the political science department at Rutgers, Camden campus.
 
Political Junkie host Ken Rudin and assistant professor Kelly Dittmar joined host Kerri Miller to talk about why some of these women voted for President Trump and how they feel about it now. Dittmar is in the political science department at Rutgers, Camden campus.
 
Science and math training are important for those hoping to work in STEM. But what about empathy? Do scientists and engineers need to develop emotional intelligence?
 
James spoke with host Kerri Miller about her memoir, "Odd Girl Out."
 
Counter Stories react to media coverage of the shooting of an unarmed black man in Sacramento California.
 
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