What’s on MPR News today? 3/29/18

Thursday March 29, 2018
(Subject to change as events dictate)

Until 9 a.m. – Morning Edition
Speeding up deportations; Russia mourns mall deaths; the latest in the Mueller investigation; VA woes.

9 a.m. – MPR News with Kerri Miller
Host Kerri Miller will speak with author Laura James about her memoir, “Odd Girl Out: An Autistic Woman in a Neurotypical World.”

10 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson
How did YouTube go from its first video to a platform that feeds disturbing videos and conspiracy theories to young children, all while a video game vlogger shares racial slurs and racist pranks with tens of millions of visitors and another network star shows his followers a dead body? YouTube reaches more than 80 percent of Internet users, and the controversies listed above have brought new scrutiny to the network. It’s a powerful combination of advanced algorithms and payments to creators that keeps people posting and consuming. But even though it controls the servers and the checkbook, is YouTube really in control of its content?

Guests: Renee diResta, policy specialist, Data for Democracy; Louise Matsakis, staff writer, WIRED; Anthony D’Angelo, board member, Internet Creators Guild.

11 a.m. – MPR News at 11
Counter Stories hosts meet for their regular conversation exploring race, identity and social justice in the context of current events.

Hosts: Hlee Lee, a media artist; Don Eubanks, assistant professor at Metropolitan State University; Anthony Galloway, owner, Umoja Consulting; Luz Maria Frias, president & CEO of YWCA Minneapolis; Jonathan Blakley, MPR News.

12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
From Chris Farrell’s “Conversations on the Creative Economy” series. His guest is Michael Happe, the president and CEO of Winnebago. (

1 p.m. – The Takeaway
Should cyber-security be the new public safety priority in cities nationwide?

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
As one of the two nerve agent victims shows signs of rapid improvement, the U.S. ambassador to Moscow tells us why his country had to take action against Russia for its attack on the streets of Britain..Nearly 70 people die during a prison riot in Venezuela. And the former French President Nicholas Sarkozy has been ordered to stand trial for corruption.

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
The funeral for the cop shooting victim in Sacramento; Russia responds to sanctions; a profile of the new VA boss; Malala returns to Pakistan for the first time since the attack.

6:30 p.m. – Marketplace
President Trump has suggested that violence in video games could be responsible for real-world violence. But research shows there isn’t that connection.

7 p.m. – The World
A hit music radio station in South Africa hires a full-time reporter to cover a city’s drought. Residents of Cape Town get obsessed with water-saving tricks, and help put off a waterless future, at least for now.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Journalist David Kirkpatrick is the New York Times international correspondent, based in London. He’s been covering the latest focus for the Mueller investigation: George Nader, who has been a political adviser to the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates, and worked with Republican fundraiser Elliot Broidy to get access to President Trump. Mueller has gotten the cooperation of George Nader, in return for immunity.