Tuesday March 13, 2018
(Subject to change as events dictate)
Until 9 a.m. – Morning Edition
Welfare to work in Minnesota; A look at problems with crop insurance;President Trump in California; Students talk gun control; and finding fans through letters.
9 a.m. – MPR News with Kerri Miller
The firing of Rex Tillerson.
Guest: Scott Jennings, CNN political commentator and former special assistant to George W. Bush; David Schanzer, director of the Triangle Center at Duke University.
10 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson
If America was a business, Donald Trump would be its CEO.
The president may see his role as commander-in-chief exactly that way. As a candidate, Trump promised to run the government much the same way he would a corporation. But is what’s good for business good for the country?
We take an up-close look at what deals are happening, who are they happening with and whether the president and his associates in his administration are keeping their promise to separate the Trump Organization from the Trump White House.
Guest: David Fahrenthold, political reporter, The Washington Post.
11 a.m. – MPR News with Tom Weber
Where does anger come from, how is viewed differently depending on your skin color or background? How do we deal with it?
12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
Journalist Emily Chang, author of the book “Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley.” She’s anchor and executive producer of Bloomberg Technology. In her book she writes that women in tech are vastly outnumbered and often face discrimination, sexual harassment, lower pay and limited opportunities for advancement. Chang spoke at the Commonwealth Club of California with Gina Bianchini , founder and CEO of Mighty Networks.
1 p.m. – The Takeaway
The end of Dodd Frank. Some of the rules meant to reign in banks after they torched the economy now stand to come undone. What’s in the bill and why 13 Democrats are backing it.
2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
Tillerson fired, the tough talking Mike Pompeo tapped. Where next for US foreign policy? Gina Haspel is nominated to be the next director of the CIA. And the British deadline ticks closer for the Russians to explain the attack with a Soviet-era nerve agent.
3 p.m. – All Things Considered
Gov. Dayton announces proposals to help protect seniors and vulnerable adults; Tillerson’s exit; Evangelicals in crisis; the Pennsylvania special election.
7 p.m. – The World
Muslim women around the globe talk about sexual assault.
8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Terry talks with investigative journalists Michael Isikoff and David Corn, authors of Russian Roulette: the Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump. They’ve both broken key stories in the investigation into ties between Donald Trump and Russia.