What’s on MPR News? 7/23/18

Awards line the bookcases in the MPR news library.

Monday July 23, 2018
(Subject to change as events dictate)

9 a.m. – MPR News with Kerri Miller
The Political Junkie. Ken Rudin talks politics.

9:20 a.m. – What does it mean if the president doesn’t actually trust the U.S. intelligence community?

Guests: Khalilah Brown Dean, associate professor of political science at Quinnipiac; Mary Kate Cary, senior fellow for presidential studies at UVA’s Miller Center, former speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush.

10 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson
Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says the most dangerous threat we – individually and as a society and country – face today is no longer military, but rather the increasingly pervasive exposure of our personal data. He thinks nothing undermines our freedom more than losing control of private information about ourselves. And yet, we are ever more vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

Guests: Michael Chertoff, executive chairman and co-founder, The Chertoff Group; former Secretary of Homeland Security.

11 a.m. – MPR News at 11
Meet the governor candidates. Today: Republican endorsed candidate Jeff Johnson. (Updated)

12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
An MPR Ground Level event held in St. Cloud on July 18th, called “The Real St. Cloud.” A discussion exploring how St. Cloud residents are living and connecting across social, class and political lines.

1 p.m. – The Takeaway
Affirmative action policy changes reignite the conversation about the admissions process .

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
Donald Trump warns Iran’s president the US will no longer stand for what he calls, ‘his demented words of violence and death’.

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
Civil suit filed in a Minneapolis police killing; the Georgia GOP runoff; countering election interference; the livestock vet shortage and meat safety.

6:00 p.m. – Marketplace
Educating kids with disabilities is protected by federal law, and it’s supposed to be funded by the government too. But a lot of costs still fall on their parents.

6:30 p.m. – The Daily
The confirmation of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court may hinge on a single ruling: Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that established a constitutional right to abortion in the United States. In a two-part series, “The Daily” takes a look at the history and legacy of the case.

Guest: Sabrina Tavernise, a New York Times correspondent who reported on the story of Roe v. Wade for “The Daily.”

7 p.m. – The World
President Trump used Twitter to warn the Islamic Republic not to threaten the US, or else. But what exactly is the Trump administration’s strategy when it comes to Iran? Host Marco Werman discusses that with Ali Vaez, director of the Iran project at the International Crisis Group.

Also, let’s not forget Russia. One week after that Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, there are still a lot of unanswered questions about the meeting. And President Trump has once again referred to the Russia election hacking probe as a hoax. Marco discusses that with Susan Glasser, who writes a weekly New Yorker column about Trump’s Washington.

We also have the story of a young Nigerian woman named Joy who tried emigrating to Italy for what she thought was a good job there. Instead, she wound up being lured into sex work, a particular danger for Nigerian women trying to make their way to Europe. Joy eventually got out and went back to Nigeria. But now that she’s there, she feels like leaving again. Reporter Krista Mahr has her story.

Plus, we remember the legendary LA food critic Jonathan Gold, who passed away this weekend. Marco speaks with LA Taco editor Daniel Hernandez, who knew Gold personally and remembers his ability to capture all of the different cultures and cuisines that mix together in Los Angeles.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Guest: Writer and critic Michael Arceneaux. His new memoir (a collection of essays) is about growing up in Houston, and being black, Catholic, and gay.