What’s on MPR News today? 1/3/18

The Kling Public Media Center

Wednesday January 3, 2018

(Subject to change as events dictate)

9 a.m. – MPR News with Kerri Miller
Ruth Hayden, personal finance educator, joins Kerri Miller for consultation on money and finances.

10 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson
What can history teach us about why white supremacy is on the rise today?

Guests: Linda Gordon, professor of History, NYU, author, “The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition“; Heidi Beirch, director of The Intelligence Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center.

11 a.m. – MPR News with Tom Weber
Shreya Kinkimalla did what most teens don’t think to do, write a book to educate others about India’s caste system in the book, Free Birds.

11:25 a.m. – The 2020 census. Some philanthropic organizations are already preparing for the census because they fear the government hasn’t devoted enough resources to it. MPR’s Brian Bakst sat down with Marcia Avner, who’s working with the Minnesota Council on Foundations.

12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
From Neal Conan’s “Truth, Politics and Power” series: “Foreseeable Future.” Neal Conan explores three aspects of our future: the impact of climate change, the expansion of unmanned drone warfare, and the changing destiny of East Asia and the Pacific Rim. His guests are Mary “Missy” Cummings, Howard French and Michael Mann.

1 p.m. – The Takeaway
The tradition of family migration is a new target on the right. How it could become a major flashpoint in the coming immigration showdown.

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
North Korea promises to reopen a communication channel to the south while President Trump touts the size of his nuclear button.

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
MPR reporters Mark Zdechlik and Brian Bakst will have stories on Tina Smith as U.S. senator.

7 p.m. – The World
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump are in a war of words over whose nuclear arsenal is bigger and better. Meanwhile, North Korea picked up the phone — a “hotline” to the South — that hasn’t been used in two years. And yes, the two sides actually talked to each other. Host Marco Werman finds out more about the hotline from Joel Wit, who worked on North Korea issues for the US government back in the early 1990s.

We’ll also touch base with Susan Glasser to talk about how Trump continues to shoot from the hip on social media, and whether that is really putting our allies in a tough place when it comes to making policy.

Plus, a new plan to use cell phones to help track the mosquitoes that cause some of the deadliest diseases across the globe.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Guest: Journalist Evan Osnos, a staff writer for The New Yorker where he covers politics and foreign affairs. He writes in the recent edition about how China is using Trump to its advantage, Making China Great Again. Osnos is also the author of Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China.