What’s on MPR News today? 3/2/18

Friday March 2, 2018
(Subject to change as events dictate)

Until 9 a.m. – Morning Edition
Links between the NRA and Russia; an NPR poll on gun violence; Billy Graham’s funeral; and Ashley Judd on Story Corps.

9 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson
The Friday News Roundup. Big businesses joined the gun backlash, with Dick’s Sporting Goods, Kroger and Walmart all changing their policies for selling guns, either raising the minimum age to purchase rifles, or taking certain weapons off the shelves entirely. There’s still no deal on DACA, though the March 5 deadline isn’t so firm after the Supreme Court declined to take a case on it.The Russia investigation continues, and the president is not a fan. And the Oscars are coming up.

Guests: Manu Raju, senior political reporter, CNN; Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Washington correspondent, The New York Times; Shane Harris, intelligence and national security reporter, The Washington Post.

10 a.m. – MPR News with Kerri Miller
Friday roundtable. A Wrinkle in Time hits theaters one week from today. It’s one of many books to hit the silver screen this year. Three book and film fanatics share their greatest hopes and biggest fears about books becoming movies.

Guests: Lily Percy Ruiz, executive director of On Being, and host of a new podcast titled, “This Movie Changed Me“; Matt Keliher, manager of Subtext Books; Pete Schilling, outreach director for the Film Society of Mpls & St. Paul.

11 a.m. – The Frame
In a tumultuous year that saw the rise of the Me Too and Time’s Up movements, this year’s Oscar nominations honor significant contributions from women: Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”) is only the fifth woman ever to be nominated for a directing Oscar; Dee Rees, who directed and co-wrote “Mudbound,” is the first black woman to ever be nominated for a writing award; Rachel Morrison, who was behind the camera for that film, is the first woman to ever be nominated for the cinematography award; and Mary J. Blige is the first person ever nominated for a supporting actress award and for best song in the same year – also for “Mudbound.”

12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
Neal Conan explores the history of gun rights and gun control in America.

Guest: Adam Winkler, author of “Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America.”

1 p.m. – Science Friday
Is there money to be made in lower earth orbit? Why a private aerospace company wants to build a commercial space station to compete with NASA’s.

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
Trade wars are good for the U.S., says President Trump, but we ask if America could end up the loser? Is the EU convinced by Theresa May’s latest Brexit speech? And one and a half million penguins discovered on remote Antarctic islands.

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
Suicides among dairy farmers; how race plays in the debate over arming teachers; Billy Graham’s funeral.

7 p.m. – The World
A rare conversation about tough choices. Changes in immigration policy affect a family from El Salvador. They may have to leave the U.S., or go underground.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
The film Phantom Thread is nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. Paul Thomas Anderson talks with Terry Gross about directing and writing the film. Plus, a rebroadcast of the interview with Cynthia Heimel, who died Sunday. She gave humorous advice about sex and relationships in her Village Voice and Playboy columns, and in books like Sex Tips for Girls.