- Hosted by Kerri Miller
Flyover with host Kerri Miller is a live call-in special from between the coasts and across the aisle. July 16-20, we're taking a trip down the Mississippi River to reach all of those who are affected by the river – from soybean farmers of the plains to “farmers of the sea” on shrimp boats on the coasts.
Flyover 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.
In the weeks following the 2016 presidential election, WNYC, MPR News and The Economist joined forces to create Indivisible, a national conversation about America in a time of change that aired on NPR Illinois. The show convened a nightly gathering for Americans to debate and find common ground in the first 100 days of the new administration. Award-winning MPR News host Kerri Miller hosted Indivisible on Thursdays and found there was a deep need for people to talk through their differences and understand one another’s perspectives.
With Flyover, we are continuing that conversation. Kerri 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. Some of the nation’s top thinkers will join in to address the topic in a broader context. Throughout the show, Kerri will take 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.
These are candid conversations full of life experiences and viewpoints from people across the aisle and between the coasts. Flyover from MPR News provides a platform for listeners across the country to be heard, to contribute to the dialogue and help us all broaden our understanding of one another and bridge the divides we face as a nation.