What’s on MPR News – 9/10/18

MPR News editors and producers plot coverage strategy for breaking news.

Monday Sept. 10, 2018
(Subject to change as events dictate)
9 a.m. – MPR News with Kerri Miller
Political Junkie. Ken Rudin discusses the Kavanaugh hearings and the anonymous letter sent to the New York Times.

9:20 a.m. – Super PACs. It’s an election year with competitive congressional races taking place across the country. That means a lot of money being raised and spent in support of candidates. But where’s the money coming from? And how is it influencing our politics?

Guests: Dan Weiner, senior counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program; Maggie Severns, Politico reporter.

10 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson
President Trump and his supporters talk about the Deep State undermining his presidency from within. Most polls suggest most Americans believe there is a ‘shadow’ government, one resistant to change and reform. So, who is pulling the strings? And how much of it is real?

Guests: Tim Weiner, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of “Enemies: A History of the FBI” and “Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA“; Michael Caputo, former Trump campaign advisor; Juliette Kayyem, lecturer, public policy, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and co-author of “Protecting Liberty in an Age of Terror.”

11 a.m. – MPR News at 11
New York University School of Medicine recently announced it would pay the tuition of all of its students. What difference will this make to its students? And will other medical schools follow suit?

Guests: Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal, editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News and author of “An American Sickness: How Healthcare became Big Business and How You Can Take It; Deborah Powell, professor at University of Minnesota’s Department of Lab Medicine and Pathology and dean emerita of the University of Minnesota Medical School.

12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
New APM Reports documentary, “Changing Class: Are Colleges Helping Americans Move Up?”

1 p.m. – The Takeaway
The New York Times reporter who had the exclusive scoop regarding the Trump Administration discussing plans for a coup in Venezuela.

More than 300 people have been killed and 2,000 injured in the civil unrest in Nicaragua since April. The civil strife could spread to other countries.

A continuing conversation on the “Social Media Social Life” survey of teens that is being released today.

Serena Williams was fined $17,000 for three code violations at the U.S. Open final. The Takeaway has a roundtable discussion with a former Grand Slam winner and a culture critic to discuss the controversy.

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
The United States is to close the Palestinian mission in Washington; US National Security Advisor,John Bolton,also warns the International Criminal Court against investigating alleged war crimes by Americans in Afghanistan; and the star of a Russian music week.

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
A violent weekend in Minneapolis; new limits on who can get a student loan in Minnesota; the view from North Korea; rising seas threaten an island in Georgia; the rarity of a Chicago police shooting trial.

6:00 p.m. – Marketplace
Ten years to the week, a look back at Lehman weekend.

6:30 p.m. – The Daily
George Papadopoulos, a former campaign aide to President Trump, was sentenced on Friday for deceiving the F.B.I. about his relationship with a person thought to be a Russian operative who had offered to arrange a meeting between Mr. Trump and the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin.

Guest: Mark Mazzetti, a Washington correspondent for The Times, who spoke with Mr. Papadopoulos before his sentencing.

7 p.m. – The World
Naomi Osaka made some history this weekend. She’s the first tennis player from Japan to win a singles championship at the US Open. It didn’t happen without some controversy. The win was tangled up in conversations about race, tennis decorum, and double standards for women and men on the court. Osaka’s victory also sparked conversations about identity in Japan. Host Marco Werman speaks with Motoko Rich of the New York Times from Tokyo.

We’re also launching our series today about the lives of women in Afghanistan. All this week, The World’s Shirin Jaafari will have stories that reveals how Afghan women are carving out their own destiny in a war-torn country. Today’s segment is about a midwife who grew up under Taliban rule and one night, she decided to dress up as a man to take a neighbor who was in labor to the hospital. Now Foroza Mushtari is a health advisor to the Afghan government.

And we hear from a Palestinian man who says he wants to be mayor of Jerusalem. Most Palestinians in the holy city do not hold Israeli citizenship and they boycott participating in elections. But that’s not stopping Aziz Abu Sarah .

Plus, lost letters. A huge trove of letters, penned between the 17th to 19th centuries, were intercepted on the high seas and never reached their destination. Many were written in the Americas. The UK’s National Archives in London is digitizing and publishing tens of thousands of recovered letters. Marco speaks with historian Amanda Bevan about what’s in some of them.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
James Beard Award-winning chef, humanitarian, restaurant owner Jose Andres. He’s the author of the memoir, We Fed An Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time. Days after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico last year, Andres arrived in San Juan and began preparing meals. He recruited an army of volunteers, and enlisted the help of churches and local kitchens. His team served millions of meals. Andres is also the founder of World Central Kitchen, a non-profit that provides solutions to end hunger and poverty by using the power of food to empower communities and strengthen economies. He wants governments and non-profits to re-think how we feed people in a natural disaster.