What’s on MPR News? 7/25/18

Wednesday July 25, 2018
(Subject to change as events dictate)

9 a.m. – MPR News with Kerri Miller
Are we prepared for the next pandemic? This week the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Ministry of Health declared its most recent outbreak of Ebola over. After managing several bouts of infectious diseases, is the globe any more equipped to handle the next outbreak? How does America compare to other countries in terms of emergency preparedness?

Guest: Ed Young, science writer for The Atlantic and author of “I Contain Multitudes.”

10 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson
The remains of more than 200 U.S. service members who served in the Korean War are expected to come home soon. Their return is part of the agreement President Trump made with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at their summit last month. That deal also involved denuclearization. What would full cooperation from North Korea look like?

11 a.m. – MPR News at 11
We continue our series of interviewing gubernatorial candidates. MPR host Kerri Miller talks to Tim Walz about his views on Trump, the economy and the issues that affect Minnesotans.

12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
A new Intelligence Squared debate, held at the 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival: The debate motion is: “Social media is good for democracy.” The debaters for the motion are Jeff Jarvis of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism and former State Department official Emily Parker. The debaters against the motion are Franklin Foer of The Atlantic and venture capitalist Roger McNamee.

1 p.m. – The Takeaway
Being Puerto Rican, outside of Puerto Rico.

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
Pakistan goes to the polls amid claims that the military is trying to manipulate the outcome.

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
Brain injuries from firing weapons; an underground lake on Mars; retaliation in sport; trade and the mid-term elections.

6:00 p.m. – Marketplace
For decades, Archie Comics resisted change. Now, with reboots like the hit-show Riverdale, the Archie brand has gotten a facelift.

6:30 p.m. – The Daily
President Trump announced a $12 billion bailout for American farmers hurt by tariffs. Why does the trade war he started, in part to help those farmers, now require taxpayers to save them?

Guest: Ana Swanson, who covers trade for The New York Times.

7 p.m. – The World
President Trump asks for patience on trade and tariffs, but economists worry; a former steel town re-invents itself; a growing up along the US-Mexico border, with family on both sides.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
The new film The Miseducation of Cameron Post is about a teen who is sent to a gay conversion therapy center. It’s adapted from a novel by the same name. Terry Gross talks with the book’s author Emily Danforth and the film’s director and co-writer Desiree Akhaven.

  • jon

    “Pakistan goes to the polls amid claims that the military is trying to manipulate the outcome.”

    Wait their own military is trying to manipulate the countries elections?
    Is it weird that it seems like that’d be an upgrade from having another country manipulate them?

    • We are just outsourcing our election tampering.

      #MAGA!

      /My Attorneys Got Attorneys

    • Jerry

      Does staging a military coup count as manipulating, because that is kind of a proud tradition in Pakistan.

  • >>Are we prepared for the next pandemic?<>President Trump announced a $12 billion bailout for American farmers hurt by tariffs. Why does the trade war he started, in part to help those farmers, now require taxpayers to save them?<<

    Because it's right before an election and he doesn't want to admit, and will never admit, that he made a mistake with this ridiculous trade war.

    • jon

      Just think what that $12 billion could have paid for instead of no one started a war… Could have got into healthcare, or education, or since we are just throwing money away, we could have put it into building a big dumb wall, or paid for the golf outings of a big dumb president, we could have bought the head of the EPA some sort of sound proof building to work out of.

      But instead we are thinking, maybe we can spend that to buy back the votes we squandered via big dumb policy.

      • Jeff

        Talking money don’t forget the millions we’re spending to reunite kids with their parents because of another awful policy.

    • Sonny T

      Are you asserting that our trading partners were treating us fairly?

      • It’s not a contest.

        Trade wars just don’t work.

        Even the GOP is against this mess:

        https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/24/keygop-senators-rip-trumps-incoherent-farm-bailout.html

        • Sonny T

          Regarding your points above:

          1. I would assert trading is most certainly a contest. In any contest you can (and we are) being treated unfairly.

          2. Trade wars just don’t work? Well, we’ll see. If Trump fails I’ll be the first to admit he was wrong. If he wins I hope you will extend the same courtesy.

          3. Yes, the GOP doesn’t like Trump either. He’s insisting the big American manufacturer buy from American suppliers, instead of artificially cheap foreign goods. This costs the big boys money, and they own the GOP (and the Dems for that matter, but that’s for another time.)

          In summation, I would like to say this is one you would think Progressives would get on board with. Sadly, that’s not the case. Their blind hatred of Trump prevents them from supporting the American worker, and getting back the jobs that are being relentlessly shipped out of our country by the soulless mega rich..

          • // and getting back the jobs that are being relentlessly shipped out of our country by the soulless mega rich..

            Most of whom appear to be conservative Republicans (hi, Jack Welch!). So what’s the point?

            “if he wins”

            This is what scares me and it’s an offshoot of politics as entertainment. HE might win. How do the soybean farmers win ?

            What’s happening here is not much different than the NFL protest response. Redirect the actual issue to a fake one, stir the outrage, proclaim the other side doesn’t support the American worker etc.

            You’re probably too young to remember what happened in the ’70s in the north, when the south started stealing all the jobs. Then the south lost the jobs and suddenly we were all supposed to rally around the American worker. Funny, nobody pontificating about who does/doesn’t care about the American worker gave a damn about the American worker until they came from red states.

          • Sonny T

            Some of us always gave a damn

          • Here’s how the conversation actually went back then.

            A: My factory just picked up and moved to North Carolina.

            B: That’s what you get for having a union.

            End of concern.

          • Sonny T

            Yes. We can wrap this up I think. We will end up agreeing, and what fun is that 🙂

  • Angry Jonny

    On a somewhat related note, are the comments closed off on some of the other blog posts because people are not behaving appropriately?