What’s on MPR News today? 2/22/18

Thursday February 22, 2018
(Subject to change as events dictate)

Until 9 a.m. – Morning Edition
The lockdown in Orono; Why is it so hard to find an apartment in the Twin Cities; The Florida law that prevents local gun regulations; a U.S. Olympic skiing update; and conservatives in the age of Trump.

9 a.m. – MPR News with Kerri Miller
Can the Parkland protests change anything? The students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas have been getting national attention from politicians, lawmakers, media and celebrities as they call for gun reform. Are we seeing a new generation of activism? Can protest actually lead to real change?

Guest: Aimee Allison, president of Democracy in Color

10 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson
Live broadcast from CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Guests: Daniel Schneider, executive director, American Conservative Union; Lindsay De La Torre, executive director, Manufacturers’ Accountability Project at the National Association of Manufacturers; Craig Stevens, spokesman, GAIN Coalition, or Grow America’s Infrastructure Now Coalition, a pro-pipeline association; Ben Domenech, publisher, the Federalist, a center-right web magazine on politics and culture.

11 a.m. – MPR News with Tom Weber (Mike Mulcahy hosts)
A conversation about the effects of alcohol exposure on a fetus, what it’s like living with the consequences of that exposure, and what the latest research is doing to help.

Guests: Jeff Wozniak associate professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota; Ruth Richardson, director of programs, Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

11:50 a.m. Rep. Rick Nolan.

12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
BBC documentary, “China’s Generation Gap.” China has changed beyond recognition in the past few decades, from war and famine in the 1940s and 1950s, Chairman Mao’s communist Cultural Revolution in the 1960s, to the massive technological and social changes as the country has opened in recent decades. Reporter Haining Liu, born into China’s ‘one-child generation’ in the early 1980s, explores how these political, social and economic changes have affected the relationship between old and young in China.

1 p.m. – The Takeaway
There are dozens of gun control measures to choose from: expand criminal background checks, forfeitures, seizures, assault weapons ban, arm teachers, comprehensive training. Could any of them pass and help curb violence if they did?

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
The UN Security Council is due to vote on a resolution calling for a ceasefire in Syria. Will Russia simply veto it?

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
How steel tariffs play with U.S. allies; Olympic gold for U.S. women in hockey; support for parents in school shootings.

7 p.m. – The World
We start the show today with a couple of perspectives on the gun debate raging in the US right now. First we hear from Estelita Carazzai, who’s in Washington covering the story for the Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo. She relates what’s happening in the US to Brazil’s own issues with gun violence.

Then we hear from Bina Shah, a writer in Pakistan. She tells host Marco Werman that after a massive terror attack against a Pakistani school, there was an effort to give teachers in the country weapons and training. Shah says the idea was to provide more protection for students, but it didn’t work out that way.

Also on the show today, a look at how climate change in Alaska is creating huge challenges for native communities.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Journalist Scott Shane, of is with the Washington bureau of the The New York Times, discusses Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election and the Mueller indictments.