Monday February 26, 2018
(Subject to change as events dictate)
Until 9 a.m. – Morning Edition
Forest Lake considers a mental health facility; Minnesota considers regulations on demolition landfills; the coming week at the Capitol; New teen depression guidelines; Alzheimer’s and the immune system; The Supreme Court case over labor union fees; a school superintendent on the proposal to put armed police in schools.
9 a.m. – MPR News with Kerri Miller (Stephanie Curtis hosts)
The Political Junkie. The politics of gun control.
9:20 a.m. Is there a connection between mental health and mass shootings. The 19 year-old shooter who killed 17 classmates and teachers in Parkland, Florida had no diagnosed mental illness. But his actions have sparked calls for more attention to mental health in the U.S. We’ll talk mental health care, stigma and access.
Guests: John Snook, executive director of the Treatment Advocacy Center; Amy Barnhorst, vice chairwoman of community psychiatry at the University of California, Davis; John Snook, executive director, the Treatment Advocacy Center, a mental health advocacy organization.
10 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson
The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X. We listen back to the words of Malcolm X and apply them to the continued fight for racial justice.
Guests: Tom Jennings, producer, The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X; Herb Boyd, journalist; author, “Black Detroit.”
11 a.m. – MPR News with Tom Weber (Marianne Combs hosts)
Bao Phi was born in Vietnam and raised in Minnesota. His Caldecott Medal Honor Book, “A Different Pond,” highlights the sacrifices a father has made to support his family in a new and foreign place. The book is illustrated by Thi Bui, also born in Vietnam and raised in the U.S.
Both of them will join host Marianne Combs to discuss why they felt this story needed to be told, and the process of telling it.
Then, they’ll be joined by Sarah Park Dahlen, Ph.D., a library sciences associate professor at St. Catherine University, to discuss diversity in children’s literature, why it’s important and how it can bring us stories like the one in “A Different Pond.”
11:40 a.m. – A show currently running at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis looks back at a fascinating scandal in theater history.
The show, called “Indecent,” tells the story of another play, one that was written in Yiddish.
Guest: Paula Vogel, playwright.
12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
Chris Farrell’s Conversation on the Creative Economy series: Women Entrepreneurs. Chris Farrell will interview three women entrepreneurs from the Twin Cities: Jasmine Russell Founder & CEO, Monicat Data; Juhi Gupta Gulati Founder & CEO, Frego Food Storage Solutions; and Susan Wuollett, Co-Founder & President, Protégé Biomedical.
1 p.m. – The Takeaway
A border town where DACA is a dividing line. Some students from immigrant families say young people brought here illegally shouldn’t be given the right to stay.
2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
A walking tour of Eastern Ghouta. When will the guns fall silent? China’s president looks to go on and on. And Saudi women are given the chance to join the army.
3 p.m. – All Things Considered
What’s the potential impact of gun control ideas? Nina Totenberg on today’s Supreme Court hearing on unions.
7 p.m. – The World
How the U.S. meddles in Russia. A city in Colorado considers going off the grid and powering itself with renewable energy. And, a violinist from Seattle with roots in South Korea, uses looping to blend musical traditions from different parts of the globe.
8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Dave Davies talks with cartoonist and essayist Tim Kreider. In his new collection of personal essays he writes about riding a circus train to Mexico with a friend, pretending to be her husband; having a whirl-wind romance with a performance artist and prostitute, and about his beloved cat who turned him into someone who believes a man without a cat is not a man.