Host of MPR News with Kerri Miller, weekdays 9-11AM. @onmprnews for conversations. Follow @thethreadmpr for all things books.

The expression levels of cellular prion protein affect copper isotopic shifts in the organs of mice — The metabolic processes involving copper, such as cellular assimilation, electron transfer and protein formation, can partition copper isotopes in the body amongst different organs and bodily fluids. Systematic changes in copper isotopic composition in the body may assist in identifying regions where copper metabol

No, seriously, read 'The Girls' — The much-hyped summer book by debut novelist Emma Cline is a deep psychological dive into the head of a teenage girl caught up in a Manson family-like cult.

Understanding coded language and dog whistle politics — The coded language politicians often used is sometimes referred to as "dog whistle" politics. MPR News host Kerri Miller talks with two experts about the use of such language and how it affects our thinking about candidates and the issues.

'Dreamland' paints a haunting picture of heroin in America — Sam Quinones's book takes readers from a small town in Mexico that sends its sons north to deal heroin, and to cities like Portland, Salt Lake, Columbus, and Minneapolis that seem to have an unquenchable thirst for it.

It's a dog read dog world — Winter storm The latest warnings and forecast Every week, The Thread recommends a book that offers a fresh perspective on the news. I was reading a Wall Street Journal article the other day about earpieces that will soon offer instant translation, when my gaze slid sideways and hooked on a headline that said: "Bravery on Four Legs."

The adult coloring book controversy continues — Adult coloring books have the publishing industry and listeners split: Is it a productive hobby? Or a sign of something else?

Adult coloring books? Put down the colored pencils

A book that will raise your blood pressure: 'Winner-Take-All Politics'

Kerri Miller's top reads of 2015

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Aug 29, 2016

Long weekend at the lake planned for Labor Day? Don't leave without one of my summer fiction books in your bag. 

Aug 29, 2016

These aren't just books for young adults. they are books you'd like too! 

Aug 26, 2016

General election starts for real after Labor Day. You can catch up on big issues & bold debates via my podcast. 

Aug 26, 2016

Hear what we say "backstage" about the show, the guests, the callers. And cool moments in the conversation. 

Aug 25, 2016

I've taken it to the lake all summer w/ a fun summer reading series. See the entire list--here! 

Aug 25, 2016

RT @ElizabethSW: .@KerriMPR I am loving this home repair call in. Would much prefer this to auto repair :P

Aug 25, 2016

RT @symmz: @KerriMPR We finished the basement last year including a 3/4 bath. The bathroom pipes freeze in the winter! What should we do?

Aug 25, 2016

RT @Omakakii: @KerriMPR I purchased a sauna last year at the fair. Blew my fair allowance in 5 minutes!

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