A growing body of research has found microscopic plastic pollution in our oceans and freshwater. Researchers recently reviewed the risks of plastic in drinking water and found that 93 percent of bottled water tested showed signs of microplastic contamination. So how do we stop plastics from polluting our rivers, oceans and drinking water?
MPR host Marianne Combs spoke to two guests: Sherri Mason, professor of chemistry at The State University of New York at Fredonia, and Emily DiFrisco, Director of Digital Strategy Plastic Pollution Coalition.
HealthPartners president and CEO Mary Brainerd will retire from her post in June after 15 years at the head of the health giant. She joined the program to discuss her career, the state of health care in the U.S., and health care policies being discussed both in St. Paul and in Washington.
MPR News host Tom Weber spoke with magazine writer Frank Bures, author of the new book, "The Geography of Madness: Penis Thieves, Voodoo Death, and the Search for the Meaning of the World's Strangest Syndromes" 8/2/16
Gov. Mark Dayton announced Tuesday that he has prostate cancer. Dr. Badrinath Konety, chair of the Department of Urology at the University of Minnesota joined the program to help us understand Dayton's diagnosis and how it impacts his day to day life.