MPR News with Kerri MillerAuthor: Minnesota Public Radio
17 Aug 2018

MPR News with Kerri Miller

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In-depth conversations on news and culture, with host Kerri Miller.

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    Breaking down the QAnon conspiracy

    Some Trump rally attendees have been spotted wearing paraphernalia referring to the QAnon conspiracy theory. Where does the theory stem from and why do people believe it's true? MPR News host Kerri Miller was joined by William Sommer, reporter at The Daily Beast, and Tom Wood, assistant professor of political science at The Ohio State University. They discussed the origins, rise, and threat of the QAnon conspiracy.

  • Posted on 16 Aug 2018

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    The cultural importance of cult movies

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show is more than just entertainment, it's a representation of drag and LGBTQ culture. Host Kerri Miller spoke with two movies buffs about how cult movies can be a place where representation flourishes--and that should be taken seriously.Lily Percy is a producer for On Being and the host of This Movie Changed Me. Paul Struthers is the director of exhibition and programming at the Frameline Film Festival.

  • Posted on 16 Aug 2018

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    How the #MeToo movement is playing out in politics

    The #MeToo movement has not only highlighted sexual abuse and assault in the workplace, it has also led to high profile resignations. So when Democratic congressman Keith Ellison won the primary for Attorney General while battling a recent claim of alleged domestic violence, many people were surprised. Why was this different? Host Kerri Miller spoke to Amanda Marcotte, feminist and political writer for Salon about the issue.

  • Posted on 16 Aug 2018

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    Why are women athletes still paid less than men?

    Why do women continue to get paid less? And does the lack of investment translate into fewer opportunities for development and sponsorship? Gigi Marvin three time Olympic forward for the US Women's National hockey team and Mary Jo Kane, Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport at the University of Minnesota, spoke with MPR News host Kerri Miller about why this is a persistent issue.

  • Posted on 15 Aug 2018

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    What will the pope's death penalty decision mean for U.S. law?

    MPR News host Marianne Combs spoke with two experts to understand the history of the death penalty and Americans' view of it. Joseph Capizzi is an associate professor of moral theology at The Catholic University of America and Griffin Hardy is the communications manager for the Ministry Against the Death Penalty.

  • Posted on 14 Aug 2018

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