What on MPR News today? 3/23/18


Friday March 23, 2018
(Subject to change as events dictate)

Until 9 a.m. – Morning Edition
Minnesota daycare difficulties; meet Minnesota’s March for Our Lives organizers; Mark Seeley on weather; Howard Sinker talks sports. Plus: Trump under oath; the Parkland march; and a StoryCorps segment on the active shooter drill.

9 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson
The weekly roundup. This week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg broke his silence. After it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica, a data consulting firm with ties to the Trump campaign, had access to a trove of Facebook user data, Zuckerberg told CNN, “this was a major breach of trust and I’m really sorry that this happened. We have a basic responsibility to protect people’s data, and if we can’t do that, then we don’t deserve to have the opportunity to serve people.”

In Texas, the man suspected of sending a series of package bombs in the Austin area is dead. Thousands of students are in Washington to march against gun violence. And a parody book about the vice president’s pet rabbit having a gay romance is at the top of the charts. (Listen)

Guests: Margaret Talev, senior White House correspondent, Bloomberg News; Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Washington correspondent, The New York Times; Alexi McCammond, deputy news editor, Axios.

10 a.m. – MPR News with Kerri Miller
Friday roundtable: What I wish I’d known when I started my own business.

Guests: Dara Beevas, co-founder and chief strategic officer of Wise Ink Publishing; Alex Steinman, co-founder and co-ceo of The Coven; Davis Senseman, founder of Davis Law Office.

11 a.m. – MPR News at 11 (Mike Mulcahy hosts)
The week in Minnesota politics.Should cameras be allowed in Minnesota courtrooms? Workers in Rep. Erin Murphy’s campaign for governor have unionized. Also: Gov. Mark Dayton’s tax plan. (Listen)

12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
A new debate from the Intelligence Squared series.The motion is: “Humanitarian intervention does more harm than good.” Debaters are: Author Rajan Menon, Kori Schake of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, fromer British intelligence officer Frank Ledwidge and Bernard Kouchner of Doctors without Borders. (Listen)

1 p.m. – Science Friday
Fungi, nematodes, bacteria — they all make up the human microbiome once you die. Ira Flatow looks at the microbes that take over after death and how they might be used as a forensic tool. And Russian cyber groups have proven they can hack their way into U.S power stations. Should we pull the power plants off the Internet?

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
An Islamist gunman is shot dead by French police after taking hostages in a supermarket. What will new President Trump’s National Security Advisor be whispering in his boss’s ear? And music to mark Iceland’s century.

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
The week in politics; Europe taxes tech; and the 1963 children’s marchers talk about this weekend’s gun march.

6:30 p.m. – Marketplace
The Environmental Protection Agency is changing the way it vets the science behind regulations, and critics say this is more about slowing regulations than improving it.

7 p.m. – The World
A contrast of cultures changes some minds in the film Maineland. A new film follows high school students from China as they study in the United States. Ambitious teens from Chinese megacities experience life in Fryeburg, Maine — population 3,500.

MAINELAND (2018)

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8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Nashville singer-songwriter Margot Price. Her latest album is All American Made. Rolling Stone called it “one of the most political country records in years.” It includes her hit songs Weakness, and A Little Pain. (Rebroadcast)

  • MrE85

    “And a parody book about the vice president’s pet rabbit having a gay romance is at the top of the charts.”

    Oddly enough, that’s the one headline that caught my eye.