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MPR and the Star Tribune presents: Talking Volumes ISABEL WILKERSON

Tuesday, October 13
Show | 7pm

Minnesota Public Radio and the Star Tribune are proud to announce the 21st season of Talking Volumes. Talking Volumes is hosted by award-winning journalist Kerri Miller. In response to COVID-19 and the state restriction on large gatherings, this season we are going virtual! All events will be held via Webinar and will include Kerri’s interviews with the authors and a live interactive panel discussion moderated by the Star Tribune. 

Featuring stunning new talent and familiar vibrant voices, writing in genres spanning from fiction to nature writing, and enjoyable from the comfort of your own couch, the 21st season of Talking Volumes is one you won’t want to miss. 

As this is a very different Talking Volumes season, we have a different way to get your tickets. We’re happy to offer tickets on a Pay-What-You-Can model, with price points at $20, $10, $5 and Free. Tickets are on sale starting Tuesday, September 1st at noon CDT.

Beautifully written and wholly original, Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents is an eye-opening story of people and history, and a re-examination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives in America today. 

Pulitzer Prize-winner Isabel Wilkerson, the acclaimed bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns, reveals how America has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings and divisions, in her deeply researched and immersive new narrative. “Like other old houses, America has an unseen skeleton, a caste system as central to its operation as the studs and joists we cannot see in the physical building we call home,” she writes, explaining how the errors and elements of the past are still active and revealing themselves in the urgent problems of today. 

Isabel Wilkerson’s first book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Lynton History Prize, the Heartland Award and was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. It was named one of the 10 best books of the year by The New York Times, USA Today, O: The Oprah Magazine, The New Yorker, The Washington Post and many others. In 2019, Wilkerson is the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in Journalism and the first African-American to win for individual reporting. In 2016, President Barack Obama awarded her the National Humanities Medal for “her masterful combination of intimate human narratives with broader societal trends” and for “championing an unsung history.”

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About the Host

Kerri Miller joined Minnesota Public Radio in June 2004 as host of Minnesota Public Radio’s Midmorning and Talking Volumes, the joint book club of MPR, the Star Tribune in collaboration with the Loft Literary Center. She has been a radio and television news reporter since 1981. She has won numerous awards, including the Society of Professional Journalists National Achievement Award, Minnesota Broadcasters Award, the Associated Press Award and a Gracie award from the Association of Women in Radio and Television.


Minnesota Public Radio and the Star Tribune would like to thank this years Talking Volumes Season sponsors Becker Furniture World, Bremer Banks and Thomson Reuters.

About Talking Volumes

Talking Volumes, a partnership of Minnesota Public Radio and the Star Tribune is a winner of the prestigious Gracie Allen Award. Talking Volumes was noted for its superior quality in writing, production and programming. The program spotlights books with feature articles, live broadcasts with the author, in-person readings and discussions, and more.