MPR News to Launch Live, National Call-in Show
Following the success of Indivisible, a national program in collaboration with New York public radio station, WNYC, during the first 100 days of the Trump administration, MPR News is launching a new national show this fall: Flyover. The weekly, live, call-in show will focus on the big issues of modern American identity and invite the perspectives of Americans in cities, towns and rural areas that lie beyond the media spotlights. In an increasingly divided political and social landscape, this show offers a new way for listeners to be heard, and to hear and understand the experiences of fellow Americans from the country's heartland.
Each week, host Kerri Miller, will ground the one-hour show in a specific place, inviting public radio journalists from stations across America to discuss how this week's topic is playing out where they live and work. Then the show broadens into a national conversation featuring expert guests and the show's listeners. Throughout the show, Miller will take calls and social media comments from listeners for personal experiences that transcend the daily news feed.
"When Indivisible ended, we got feedback from many listeners that they wanted to continue this national conversation and - together with our public radio colleagues across the country - we're well positioned to carry on this dialogue," said Nancy Cassutt, executive director news and programming, MPR News. "Kerri has shown a great ability to bring out the issues and topics that matter most to people, but really, the most important voice on this program is that of the listener."
The show will air live on public radio stations, including MPR News, during its 12-week run on Sundays at 4 p.m. ET/3 p.m. CT, beginning Sept. 10 and running through Nov. 27.