What’s on MPR News today? 3/1/18

The Minnesota Public Radio Editors, shown in their natural habitat.

Thursday March 1, 2018
(Subject to change as events dictate)

Until 9 a.m. – Morning Edition
A preview of the opioid summit; How and whether Democrats will run on the gun issues; A profile of Dessa; and another White House resignation.

9 a.m. – MPR News with Kerri Miller
Duke Divinity historian and author Kate Bowler was diagnosed with stage IV cancer at the age of 35. Her new book is a memoir of her experience with death, grief, loss and faith.

Guest: Kate Bowler – “Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved.”

10 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson
Jared Kushner is tasked with some high-level responsibilities as the senior adviser to President Trump. Kushner, who is also the president’s son-in-law, has worked to negotiate a peaceful resolution to long-standing conflicts in the Middle East, met with leaders of ally nations like Saudi Arabia and talked trade with China and Mexico.

Guests:Mark Zaid, managing partner, Law Office of Mark S. Zaid; Evan Lesser, co-founder and managing director, ClearanceJobs.com; Neagan Metzger, founder and CEO, Dcode

11 a.m. – MPR News with Tom Weber (Marianne Combs hosts)
Did political activity cause an immigrant’s arrest?

Guests: Riham Feshir, MPR reporter; Adriana Cerrillo, immigrant rights activist; Attorney Kim Hunter

12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
From Neal Conan’s “Truth, Politics and Power” series. Interviews about gun rights and gun contro, the history and the current debates.

Guests: Law professor Adam Winkler of UCLA, author of “Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America“; Dr. Frederick Rivara, professor of pediatrics and epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

1 p.m. – The Takeaway
A look at the Oscar-nominated film “Last Men in Aleppo.”

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
The Russian president unveils his new, unstoppable nuclear missiles. ‘This is not a bluff,’ he tells the West. The civilians on the front line in Yemen.
And the black American trying to fight racism in China.

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
A flight scheduled to take off Friday will attempt to return Somali detainees to their country of origin. Riham discusses a few of the stumbling blocks getting in the way — like a TB scare and a refusal by Somalia to accept emigres returned by the United States. Riham Feshir will have the story.

Also: Disciplining students in gun protests; the coming budget cuts; why whales are not mating; and Gopher hockey woes.

7 p.m. – The World
A Dreamer of a different kind. A family from India relocates to Mississippi. The mom and dad have good jobs, and work visas. But their college student son? His visa expires when he turns 21.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Comics and actors Nick Kroll and John Mulaney. The two will be hosting the Independent Spirit Awards on IFC Saturday night, honoring the year’s best independent films. They also can be heard doing two of the lead voices in the new Netflix animated comedy series, Big Mouth, about a group of junior high kids going thru puberty. Kroll co-created the series. Kroll and Mulaney also wrote and performed the show Oh Hello on Broadway. Mulaney was a writer on Saturday Night Live and co-created and co-wrote Bill Hader’s character Stefon.