What’s on MPR News today – 11/15/17

Wednesday November 15, 2017

9 a.m.- MPR News with Kerri Miller
U.S. Intelligence agencies decisively concluded that Russia meddled in the 2016 election. President Trump’s statements on Russia’s involvement haven’t been so clear.

John Brennan, the former CIA director responded on CNN’s “State of the Union” saying, “By not confronting the issue directly and not acknowledging to Putin that we know you’re responsible for this, I think he’s giving Putin a pass.”

Why is this latest episode in the ongoing controversy more than partisanship? What does it means for America’s future?

Guests: Molly McKew, writer and foreign policy and strategy consultant for Fianna Strategies; Nicholas Weaver, lecturer at UC Berkeley and a researcher at the International Computer Science Institute.

10 a.m. – 1A with Joshua Johnson
The dangers of college hazing. Greek life at American colleges is under scrutiny again. Florida State University has suspended all fraternities and sororities, after a 20-year-old frat pledge was found dead. But are suspensions enough to stop hazing? Can it be stopped?

11 a.m. – MPR News with Tom Weber
We’ll continue our look at MPR’s Ground Level survey, in which we asked residents all over the state what they think about the future of Minnesota and their own lives. The survey found a deep divide in Minnesota attitudes toward immigration. People in the largest urban areas tended to see the state as being on the right track in the welcome offered to immigrants and refugees. But in rural parts of the state, feelings were different. Nowhere is the division more evident than in St. Cloud, home to a growing Somali American population.

Guests: Andi Egbert, Senior Research Associate APM Research Lab and Analyst Group; Natalie Ringsmuth, Founder and Director of #UniteCloud
Ayan Omar, Language arts teacher at Technical High School in St. Cloud; Jeff Johnson, Member of the St. Cloud City Council; Kassira Absar, Research Associate, APM Research Lab and Analyst Group.

12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
From the Commonwealth Club of California’s “Climate One” series: “Aligning Profits with the Planet.” Is it possible to protect profits AND the planet? (The UN Climate Conference is underway in Bonn, Germany. It concludes on November 17th.)

Guests: Gretchen Daily of Stanford; Adam Davis of Ecosystem Investment Partners; Barbara Grady of GreenBiz.com.

1 p.m. – The Takeaway
When sexual harassment comes with the job; Digital pills; Rohingya refugees hope for U.S. intervention; the coup in Zimbabwe.

2 p.m. — BBC NewsHour
What impact has Robert Mugabe’s long presidency had on Zimbabwe?

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
Segments include the new world of lobbying, the role of the human resources department in sexual harassment cases, the decline of golf in Japan, and guns as a public health issue.