What’s on MPR News today? 12/8/17

Editor, producers, hosts, and reporters gather for an afternoon editorial meeting.

Friday December 8, 2017
(All programming is subject to change dictated by events)

9 a.m.- MPR News with Kerri Miller
Franken fallout.

Guests: Kelly Dittmar, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University–Camden and Scholar at the Center for American Women and Politics at the Eagleton Institute of Politics; Julian E. Zelizer, Professor of History and Public Affairs, Princeton University.

10 a.m. – Weekly Roundtable
After a diplomatic trip to Asia in early November, where President Trump visited China, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines, we’re taking a look at President Trump’s foreign agenda and the administration’s strategy towards North Korea.

Guests: Mary Curtin, Diplomat-in-Residence at the Humphrey School and College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, she teaches courses in foreign policy and diplomacy; John Radsan, Professor of law at Mitchell Hamline University; James Von Geldern, Professor of Russian and International Studies, and Chair of Russian Studies at Macalester College.

11 a.m. – MPR News with Tom Weber
The latest on the effect of Al Franken’s resignation.

11:20 a.m. Update on effect of SCOTUS decision this week to allow the travel ban to go into effect while a court challenge continues.

Guest: John Keller, Executive Director, Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
Economist Louis Johnston and APM economics correspondent Chris Farrell analyze the condition of the economy at year’s end, and look to the future. An annual event hosted by former MPR host Gary Eichten at St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict.

1 p.m. – Flyover (special edition)
What does our current call-out culture, which has seen politicians, celebrities, and journalists being forced/requested to step down or resign, reflect where we are as a nation? Kerri Miller hosts.

Guests: Jasmine Harris, Founder & Director of Communications for The Hues Company and an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Ursinus College in Philadelphia; Tai Coleman, Assistant Professor, of English at St. Catherine University.

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
A breakthrough in Brexit negotiations as the EU and UK say they are ready to start their future relations.

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
The UK Brexit crunch, an update on flu season,  how we got to the situation in Jerusalem, and an examination of the generational differences on sexual harassment.

7 p.m. – The World
A controversy in French-speaking Montreal over how to say hello. Shopkeepers and waiters often go bilingual and say “Bonjour. Hi.” Makes sense, but not to some Quebec officials, who want to drop the English part.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Guest: Poet Patrick Phillips, who wrote his first nonfiction book, Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America about Forsyth County, Georgia. His collection of poetry, Elegy for a Broken Machine, was a finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry.