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Host, MPR News with Kerri Miller — Minnesota Public Radio

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

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

What should colleges be doing to address racial tension on campus?

Canada in the headlines provides the perfect excuse to read 'Canada'

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Jul 27, 2016

@KimInsley Well, of course! Find it at . Or search SmartSex with Kerri Miller on iTunes. Let me know what u think!

Jul 27, 2016

ON the podcast right now? How we live w/one another as committed citizens after the election. Listen here. 

Jul 27, 2016

@freealonzo No--but this has been on ongoing thing. She's up to it. Wish she'd just do it.

Jul 27, 2016

RT @MiaDivecha: @KerriMPR and your team are such rockstars!! The hard work you put in to each show is very obvious and appreciated! 

Jul 27, 2016

Been curious about how MPR News w/Kerri MIller happens? The juggling act behind the scenes. 

Jul 27, 2016

It's been 235 days since Hillary Clinton had a press conference. That's just not acceptable. Seriously--what's she afraid of??

Jul 27, 2016

RT @MJPrellwitz: @KerriMPR Has to be Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow. It's a book that speaks to the heart of our most difficult national issue: RACE.

Jul 27, 2016

RT @DeborahJindra: @KerriMPR The Song Poet by @kaokaliayang Amazing story and should be on everyone's list even if they aren't running for…

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