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Flyover from MPR News focuses on issues of American identity and the changing American dream as they are lived and experienced in the cities, towns and rural areas that lie beyond the media spotlights in New York, D.C. and L.A. This podcast is an unedited hour of live talk radio. Award-winning host Kerri Miller grounds each week’s topic in a specific place, inviting a public radio journalist from a partner station to discuss how the week’s topic is playing out on the ground in the city where they live and work before looking at the broader context. Throughout the show, Kerri takes calls and social media comments from listeners around the country for perspectives that transcend the daily news feed and root the topic in genuine experience. Join the conversation at flyoverradio.org #flyoverradio
||CleanVoices from the Bayou||We close our week-long series of conversations about the Mississippi River with a townhall event from deep in Louisiana's Mississippi River delta. Our Voices from the Bayou special wraps up our jou...||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow the river divides us||This episode brings us to New Orleans to explore the way the river divides people and the way a changing climate exacerbates that problem. Our guests are Happy Johnson, chief resilience officer, L...||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBalancing agriculture and water health||What happens here in the fields and farms of Iowa and the rest of the Midwest has an effect on the Mississippi River and its watershed all way down to the Gulf of Mexico. But the country needs the ...||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWho controls the Mississippi River?||n many towns and cities along the river, there are clashes over levees, diversion plans. dredging drainage and development. Are we listening to more than just the interests with the loudest voices ...||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow the Mississippi has shaped communities, culture and commerce||The Mississippi River snakes over 2,000 miles from the United States' northern border to its southern coast. But the waterway's imprint is felt far beyond its shores. As we kick off Flyover: Down t...||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Mississippi River mayors handle a 'perfect storm' of challenges||MPR News host Kerri Miller moderated a discussion with a group of mayors who are all faced with the urgency of delivering clean water to their communities in the face of tight city budgets and agin...||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe're back for a special trip down the Mississippi River||Kerri Miller returns as host of Flyover this summer for a week of call-in shows about what the Mississippi River means to the people who live near it. We aim to connect radio listeners in the mid...||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial episode: America grapples with the pervasiveness of sexual harassment||As the wave of allegations over sexual misconduct in politics, entertainment, media and music continue, Americans are confronting tough questions about power, gender and identity. This show will ...||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlyover: Lessons learned from 12 turbulent weeks||This week on Flyover, we hear some of the most thoughtful calls we've received in the last 12 weeks from listeners across the country. People responded in droves to our conversations about some of ...||11/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlyover: Can America bridge its racial divide?||This week on Flyover, we discuss how we can have meaningful conversations about one of the nation's most polarizing issues: race.||11/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlyover: How do military veterans fit into American identity?||Support for our troops is a common refrain during campaign season and after a national crisis. But how often do Americans think about vets on the days in between? This week on Flyover, as we refl...||11/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlyover: How do immigrants fit into the 'American Dream?'||President Trump's stance on immigration is one of the messages that appealed to many voters in last year's presidential election. But one year out from the election there's a lot we still don't kn...||11/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlyover: Is American identity shaped by the view from abroad?||President Trump won his office on the promise to always put "America First," enticing the many people who have personally experienced the downsides of globalization to support him. But not all Amer...||10/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlyover: How can we get everyone necessary health care?||Every American needs it. Every American uses it. And yet, our nation remains undecided on whether health care is a right or a privilege. We'll start this week's Flyover on that topic. Our guests we...||10/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlyover: 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 Mo...||10/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlyover: Let's talk gun control, again||This week on Flyover, a conversation about the division between Americans who count gun ownership as a fundamental freedom and those who feel that there should be more rules around who has the righ...||10/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlyover: What's the American job worth?||We're talking jobs this week on Flyover. Specifically, tax breaks and other government incentives given to private companies to bring jobs to your communities. Is that a good deal for you? Is this ...||9/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlyover: What's the American job worth?||We're talking jobs this week on Flyover. Specifically, tax breaks and other government incentives given to private companies to bring jobs to your communities. Is that a good deal for you? Is this ...||9/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlyover: The politics of white resentment||This week on Flyover, we try to understand how white resentment continues to shape our politics and our communities. Our guests were political reporter Jason Rosenbaum; Carol Anderson, Emory Univer...||9/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPreview of week 3: The politics of white resentment||This week on Flyover, we'll try to understand how white resentment continues to shape our politics and our communities.||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlyover: The myth of a 'bootstraps' America||The idea that hard work alone can help you climb the economic ladder is falling apart.||9/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlyover: What is the 'real' America?||This week on Flyover, we're knocking down the myths of 'Real America' and discussing the values that tie us together as a nation.||9/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Flyover from MPR News||Flyover from MPR News focuses on issues of American identity and the changing American dream as they are lived and experienced in the cities, towns and rural areas that lie beyond the media spotlig...||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
This is my favorite political podcast of the moment. The professional/academic/journalistic guests are insightful and respectful of opinions. The guests call in from across the country and represent overlooked portions of the US. As a former Midwesterner I find these perspectives invaluable. My only gripe is that the show (and host) tends to lean liberal. I would prefer a more centrist/objective perspective. Aside from that, this show is essential listening.
What a gem
Found this podcast while browsing around. Loved the topics, the civil discussion, and none of the melodramatics. I think the show can move more center. But honestly, this is currently as center as can be a show that I can find.
A Star is Born
Kerri Miller is a thoughtful and erudite host, walking a fine political line each episode and showing respect to everyone’s point of view. I hope folks of all political stripes can find a way to listen to Flyover.