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Friday Roundtable: Closing the gender gap in STEM

Despite a growing number of women earning degrees in science and engineering, women continue to be , are paid less than their male peers and are less likely to receive a glowing letter of recommendation in certain fields and less likely to be asked to review an article for a scientific journal.The hurdles are even higher for women of color in scientific fields. Two scientists and one journalist discussed what it means to close the gender gap in STEM. This is a rebroadcast.

What it's like to be an immigrant in a time of uncertainty

Author Dina Nayeri joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to talk about her book "Refuge" and the sense of dislocation and estrangement that comes to new immigrants in the U.S. The conversation turned to how recent events — including the protests in Charlottesville, Va. — complicate any feeling of belonging. This is a rebroadcast.

The life of a long-haul trucker

MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to trucker and memoirist Finn Murphy about his new book "The Long Haul" in which he recounts a life on the road.

Political Junkie: Executive actions, tax reform and Steve Bannon

The Political Junkie talked President Trump's executive actions, tax reform, and what Steve Bannon meant recently when he declared "a season of war against the GOP establishment."

Flyover: American faith and the rise of the 'nones'

Fewer and fewer Americans are identifying with a particular faith background. Why is this? This week on Flyover, we talk religion. Our guests were Brian McLarin, theologian and author, and Jenan Mohajir, Leadership Curriculum Consultant at Interfaith Youth Core and a founding board member at Heart Women and Girls.

Communication for better health

This week on the Friday Roundtable we followed up on MPR News Host Kerri Miller's conversation with Dr. Danielle Ofri. Dr. Ofri wrote a book called "What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear" about the importance of communication in healthcare. We asked two physician and one patient to read and reflect on her book as well as their own personal experiences. This is a rebroadcast.

Flyover: The myth of 'bootstraps' America

The fabled American dream suggests that grit, determination and hard work are all it takes to be successful in this country. But there's one other little thing you need for this bootstraps theory to work out: money.

Talking politics with someone who disagrees

MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with family social science professor Bill Doherty about his experiments in fostering dialogue with members of opposing political tribes. This is a rebroadcast.

Fenty Beauty, Dove, and colorism in the cosmetics industry

With the success of Fenty Beauty, what does Rihanna understand about the cosmetics industry that mainstream beauty brands don't? And what does the Dove controversy say about the change that's still needed in the beauty industry?

Political Junkie: Gun control, Harvey Weinstein, and 'World War III'

The Political Junkie talked gun control legislation, the political hypocrisy of newsmakers like Harvey Weinstein and Rep. Tim Murphy, and Sen. Bob Corker's comments that President Trump's behavior could set America "on the path to World War III."

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