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.

  • MrE85

    “President Trump’s statements on Russia’s involvement haven’t been so clear.”

    Actually, his frequent denials have been crystal clear. As has his fruitless attempts to focus attention away from the topic of Russian involvement..

    “But in rural parts of the state, feelings were different.”

    Catch up, rural Minnesota.

    “Is it possible to protect profits AND the planet?”

    Since the Clean Air Act became law in 1970, our gross national product increased by 243% while aggregate emissions decreased by 70%. (source: US EPA)

  • Joseph

    Hey Bob, I just want to say thank you for posting these schedules with descriptions about what is going to be talked about today on air. It was extremely disappointing when the powers-that-be changed the MPR website so that the listener could not longer see what topic was coming up on the morning show, and then also split it so Keri and Tom each had separate pages — meaning if you wanted to find a segment later on, you had to look at two different spots to try find what you wanted. I actually stopped listening reliably to the morning show when I could no longer quickly and easily see what subjects they were going to talk about. Now I guess I’ll have to be a regular listener again. Thank you Bob!

    • MikeB

      Go to NewsCut to find out what happening in the world. And on MPR today. It’s a catch all