Hard Questions, Real Answers

MPR News Host Kerri Miller returns with a live call-in special on COVID-19. The special will occur over two days at 2 p.m. ET. Audiences across the nation are invited to call in and ask medical and public health professionals their hard questions.

Each of the stand-alone midday call-in shows will shine a spotlight on the COVID-19 crisis:

  • Wednesday, March 18: Kerri is joined by guests from the Mayo Clinic to talk about the science of treating COVID-19 — the challenges medical professionals are facing, what they know about the spread, and their plans for stopping it.
  • Thursday, March 19: We will be partnering with station WABE in Atlanta, GA (home of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) for the second hour of the special, centered around public health.

Listener calls will be taken as live only, not pre-recorded. Call-in number: 800-242-2828

These hour-long live call-in programs are available at no additional charge and is included in your APM affiliation fee.


Kerri Miller


One hour, Live

Number of Programs/Frequency

2 live episodes at 2 p.m. ET.

  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020
  • Thursday March 19, 2020

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Promo spots available: Friday, March 13 for series promos, 1-2 days prior to air for episode tune-ins

Program and rundown available:

Live, with subsequent feed


Broadcast Window

Episode 1:
Start Date and Time: Wednesday, March 18 at 2pm ET
End Date and Time: Thursday, March 19, 1:59 a.m. ET

Episode 2:
Start Date and Time: Thursday, March 19 at 2pm ET
End Date and Time: Friday, March 20, 1:59 a.m. ET

Kerri Miller

Kerri Miller is host of Minnesota Public Radio's daily news call-in program MPR News with Kerri Miller as well as the literary conversations series "Talking Volumes". She was the political reporter for KARE 11 television in Minneapolis-St. Paul before coming to MPR in 2004.

Rose Scott

Rose Scott is an award-winning journalist and host of WABE's midday news program Closer Look. With more than two decades of reporting in Atlanta, Rose has covered sex trafficking of minors, education, minority health issues, HBCUs, gender issues, and sports. She was a producer and host at NPR affiliate WCLK in Atlanta before coming to WABE in 2007.

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