What on MPR News today? 3/23/18

Should cameras be allowed in the courtroom? That’s part of the week in politics discussion in the 11 o’clock hour.
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.


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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)