What’s on MPR News – 8/30/18

Photo: Eamon Coyne

Thursday August 30, 2018
(Subject to change as events dictate)
MPR News is live at the State Fair
9 a.m. – MPR News with Kerri Miller (Tom Crann hosts)
There’s a side to NPR News you never hear. It’s the editorial process and the discussion around what stories to cover and how to cover them. NPR’s ombudsman regularly lifts the curtain.

Guests: Elizabeth Jensen, NPR ombudsman.

10 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson
Hurricane Maria was the nation’s deadliest natural disaster in more than a century. Its death toll in Puerto Rico was nearly as high as the 9/11 terror attacks. What’s life like now for those American citizens trying to recover? And can they survive another storm?

11 a.m. – MPR News at 11 (Chris Farrell hosts)
Ten years ago the Lehman Brothers investment bank filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. Its collapse is considered one of the first dominoes to fall in what ended up being one of the biggest financial crises around the world. Has the economy fully recovered? And is anything being done to prevent another crisis from happening?

Guests: Heidi Shierholz, senior economist and director of policy for EPI; Ron Feldman, first vice president for the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis; Jared Bernstein, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. He was the chief economist and economic adviser to Vice President Joe Biden.

12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
From the 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival: David Brooks of the New York Times interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas about his new book coming out in mid-September, “Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen.”

1 p.m. – The Takeaway
On Tuesday, some voters in Arizona couldn’t vote. Maricopa County officials look for someone to blame for machine malfunctions. What really happened?

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
The far-right threatens more mass protests in Germany; has the British Prime Minister found new allies in Africa, on her first official trip to the continent; the price of free speech, weighed in court in the U.S.

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
The 115th anniversary of the Harley; a look at the leadership of Uber; keeping busy in Rohingya camps; Mustafa returns.

6:00 p.m. – Marketplace
After finding refuge in Turkey, many young Syrians had to put their education and career plans on hold. A look at what it’s like trying to build a career in a land they never expected to call home.

6:30 p.m. – The Daily
The Florida governor’s race was supposed to come down to a predictable face-off between the establishment Republican and the establishment Democrat. That’s not what happened.

Guest: Patricia Mazzei, Miami bureau chief for The New York Times.

7 p.m. – The World
The US government is questioning the citizenship of many Americans who live along the border with Mexico. The Washington Post reports today that the Trump administration is cracking down on what it calls “citizenship fraud” along the border, and the process is calling into the question the citizenship status of hundreds — or maybe thousands — of border residents. Host Marco Werman speaks with Washington Post reporter Kevin Sieff.

Also: The World’s Chris Woolf takes a look at Russia’s planned military exercises with China next month. They’re expected to be one of the largest military exercises in history, involving almost 300,000 personnel.

And The World’s Shirin Jaafari introduces Karim Asir, aka the Afghani Charlie Chaplin. Asir has been recreating the “Little Tramp’s” sketches on the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Journalist Jake Tapper is CNN’s chief Washington correspondent and anchor of The Lead and State of the Union. He’s been nominated for two News and Documentary Emmy’s including one for his live interview with Kelly Ann Conway, and the other for his CNN Sunday series State of the Union. He has a new debut novel set in 1954 McCarthy era Washington, D.C. (REBROADCAST from 4.26.18)