What’s on MPR News today? 11/20/17

Monday November 20, 2017

9 a.m. – MPR News with Kerri Miller
MPR News Host Kerri Miller runs down the week in politics with Ken Rudin, host of The Political Junkie Podcast.

Guest: Ken Rudin; Megan McArdle, Bloomberg.

10 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson
While much attention has been paid to potential legislation passing through Congress or to the actions of the president, the Federal Communications Commission has been quite active. It’s scaled back internet subsidies for low-income homes, opened the door to more consolidated of TV stations, made it easier for TV stations to track you, and eliminated the requirement for TV and radio stations to have local studios.

The agency oversees everything from the ownership of local TV news (where millions of Americans get their information) to rural broadband expansion. What does the deregulation means for you, your access to information and your privacy?

Guests: Cecilia Kang, technology reporter, The New York Times; Gloria Tristani, former FCC Commissioner (1997-2001); Bret Swanson, visiting fellow, American Enterprise Institute.

11 a.m. – MPR News with Tom Weber
Counter Stories: The impact of racism on health.

Panelists: Hlee Lee, a media artist;Don Eubanks, assistant professor at Metropolitan State University;Anthony Galloway, owner, Umoja Consulting; Luz Maria Frias, President & CEO of YWCA Minneapolis.

12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
From Chris Farrell’s “Conversations on the Creative Economy” series: “Know Water, Know Beer (No Water, No Beer).” Recorded at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis.

1 p.m. – The Takeaway
A federal corruption trial in Baltimore, a Midwest cop reflects on the difficulty of the job, and the latest on the coup in Zimbabwe.

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
John Ydstie fact-checks claims surrounding the Republican tax bill, the surgeon general discusses the opioid crisis, and an obituary for Mel Tillis.

7 p.m. – The World
Hollywood has responded to charges of whitewashing by trying to cast ethnic roles authentically. But ironically, it could mean less work for one Polynesian actress, who provided cartoon voices for characters of all colors.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Oligarchs from Russia, and former Soviet bloc countries, who became business partners with Donald Trump.

Guest: Jake Bernstein, whose new book is about the Panama Papers, leaked documents from a Panamanian law firm that created thousands of offshore shell companies, where corporations, and wealthy individuals—including some of those oligarchs—hid their money.