What’s on MPR News today? 12/1/17

Monday November 27, 2017

9 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson
The weekly roundup. Some of President Trump’s language this week made headlines and time’s running out for Congress to pass legislation before the end of the year. And time’s up for more high-profile men, fired for sexual misconduct.

Guests: Shawna Thomas, Washington bureau chief, Vice News; Greg Ip, chief economics commentator, The Wall Street Journal; author of “Foolproof: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us Safe“; Heather Timmons, Washington correspondent, Quartz.

10 a.m. – MPR News with Kerri Miller (Euan Kerr hosts)
Cube Critics Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis talk about favorite holiday movies.

11 a.m. – MPR News with Tom Weber
What do we know about the GOP’s tax bill?

Guests: Heather Long, Washington Post; Mary Agnes Carey, Kaiser Health.

12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
Thread Book Hour with Host Kerri Miller and author Dan Brown.

1 p.m. – Science Friday
Will the Federal Communications Commission end net neutrality this month? And if they do, what happens to the open and decentralized internet we’ve grown so dependent on?

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
The United Nations pleads for the urgent evacuation of hundreds of patients from a besieged Syrian enclave.

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
Among the stories: As the flow of new migrants has slowed, harvesting the nation’s crops has been left to an aging population of farm-workers.And their health has suffered from decades of hard labor. Farm owners says the production drop is difficult to manage, as there is a shortage of young people wanting to come in and work in this industry.

7 p.m. – The World
Why an American in Paris, Josephine Baker, came back to the United States from France.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Longtime LGBT activist Cleve Jones, who worked with Harvey Milk in San Francisco, co-founded the San Franciso AIDS Foundation, and created the AIDS Memorial Quilt. His memoir, When We Rise: My Life in the Movement is now out in paperback. It was the basis of a mini-series on ABC recently.

  • MrE85
    • BJ

      >I suspect the entire hour will be spent in a heated argument on the question “is ‘Die Hard’ a Christmas movie?”

      How can YES take an hour to say?

      • Mike Worcester

        How? Because there will be people like me saying “No”. 🙂 Okay, maybe not the full hour…

        • I’d agree with you, but then we’d both be wrong.

          /It’s an Xmas movie all the way.


    • Barton

      Was thinking about ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ this morning, and how everyone seems to love that movie at Christmas time… I just find it totally depressing. But enjoy the socialist message that seems to pass many by.

      • MrE85

        Huh. I never pegged Clarence the angel as a Troskyite.

      • Jeff

        It’s not complete without the SNL skit where they beat up Potter. “Mary you hold him down.”

      • RBHolb

        Think of the sleazy capitalism celebrated. Isn’t the Bailey Bros. Building and Loan just an early example of a sub-prime lender?

        • Barton

          Just the opposite. Everyone is invested in everyone else’s businesses. And in the end, instead of thinking only of themselves, they did what was right for all (by not taking all of their $$ out of the Building & Loan).

          • MrE85

            Give Ellen Corby a kiss for me, you big lug.

    • jon

      If you can tolerate subtitles, see if you can find a copy of “rare exports a christmas tale”.

      Also die hard is not A christmas movie… it’s two christmas movies.

    • Jack Ungerleider

      I’m sure there will be mention of “A Christmas Story”. Which always brings up the topic of Jean Shepherd. I’m sure I’ve posted this link before, but I’ll do it again. There have been many discussions in this space about beer. I provide this as an example of one of the 20th Century’s great American story tellers.

      • MrE85

        “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash.” Jean Shepard was one of Indiana’s gifts to the world.

        • Jack Ungerleider

          And the world thanks Indiana for that group.

  • Mike Worcester

    Fine, for Christmas movies, everybody go see Krampus (2015), kind of the anti-Xmas cheer movie for sure but the legend of Krampus is well known in many European countries, but not in the U.S.