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The big summer book show: What to read in 2018

As usual, when MPR News host Kerri Miller asked listeners to share their favorite summer reads, the phone lines lit up with eager callers. Miller was joined by two experts in all things literary: Dara Beevas, the co-founder and chief strategic officer of Wise Ink Creative Publishing based in Minneapolis and Carlos Lazoda, the non-fiction book critic for the Washington Post. They shared all the books they can't put down with MPR News Host Kerri Miller.

Is President Trump remaking the Republican Party in his own image?

MPR News Host Kerri Miller asked Jennifer Carnahan, the Minnesota state chair for the GOP, and Russell Berman, a staff writer at the Atlantic, about what Minnesotans think of having President Trump at the helm of the Republican Party and how will those feelings affect the midterms in the fall.

Questions surround immigration tactics

Politicians and voters alike are expressing concern with the Trump administration's so-called "zero-tolerance" policy at the U.S.-Mexico border. What will this mean for immigration legislation? MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to Politico immigration reporter Ted Hesson on what to expect out of Washington D.C.

How a SCOTUS decision will affect public sector unions

Is it constitutional to require public-sector employees to pay union fees, even if they are non-members? Or is is a violation of the First Amendment to force workers to financially support an organization they might not politically agree with? The Supreme Court is expected to answer this question in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 any day now. MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with Associate Professor of history Jon Shelton of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and Center of the American Experiment Vice President Kim Crockett.

Is the painkiller Fentanyl more dangerous than heroin?

MPR News Host Kerri Miller spoke with Dr. Charles Reznikoff addiction specialist at Hennepin Healthcare and Dr. Traci Green associate professor of emergency medicine at Boston Medical Center, about how the crisis has evolved over the last year.

The secret to growing an edible garden

It's national Pollinator Week, and host Kerri Miller spoke to two horticulturists about how to have a successful garden full of vegetables and healthy fruit trees. They tackled questions about insects and other pests, blight, transplanting and more. Julie Weisenhorn, is an associate extension professor at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Horticultural Science, and Emily Tepe is a researcher in horticulture on edibles including fruits, also at the University of Minnesota.

Political Junkie on tit-for-tat tariffs

President Donald Trump is striking out at China and Canada with tariffs, attempting to level the playing field for U.S. producers. Host Kerri Miller spoke with Political Junkie Ken Rudin about trade policy and more.

What do new tariffs mean for American businesses and consumers?

Earlier this year President Donald Trump announced tariffs on steel and aluminum. Now Canada, Mexico and Europe have said they will retaliate. So what does that mean for American businesses and consumers? Two guests joined host Kerri Miller to discuss. Pradnya Joshi is the editor of trade and agriculture at Politico. Mary Lovely is a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute.

Some breast cancer patients may no longer need chemotherapy

Women diagnosed with breast cancer often have a combined treatment of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Now a new nine-year study published in the New England Journal of Medicine determined that for some women, chemo can be replaced with a hormone-blocking drug treatment.

Taking depression out of the darkness

Suicide is a growing issue in the United States. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control found that the rate of suicide increased in almost every state. A separate study found that Minnesota has one of the highest rates of depression in the country. What can be done to buck this growing trend?Kathryn Cullen, Division Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota, and Daphne Merkin author of "This Close to Happy: A Reckoning With Depression," joined MPR News Host Kerri Miller for a conversation about how to spot signs of depression and support those who are struggling with it.

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