What’s on MPR News – 9/25/18

Tuesday September 25, 2018
(Subject to change as events dictate)

9 a.m. – Live coverage: President Trump at the U.N.
President Trump is scheduled to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. He’s expected to address trade tariffs, North Korea, Iran and other key international subjects. NPR coverage will be anchored by Mary Louise Kelly, Michele Kelemen, and Ayesha Rascoe.

10 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson (Todd Zwillich hosts)
The great American road trips are the stuff of legend. But what really makes them stand out are roadside attractions. You know the ones. The world’s largest rocking chair. The world’s largest ball of yarn. And what one listener described as “a huge peanut in Alabama.”

This country is full of culture and kitsch. And really, aren’t they kind of the same thing? We’re exploring what makes these weird, wacky destinations great.

Guests: Doug Kirby, publisher & founder, Roadside America; Amy Webb, senior field director, National Trust for Historic Preservation; Mark Cline, artist; roadside attraction creator & preservationist; Jim Heimann, author, “California Crazy: American Pop Architecture.

11 a.m. – MPR News at 11
The unemployment rate for Americans over the age of is lower than the national unemployment rate. Numbers suggest that older workers are finding jobs, but not all of them are working in their desired fields. Companies such as Macy’s, FedEx, and Target have sent out requests for seasonal and temporary workers to address a shortage of staffing during the holidays. These jobs attract employees over the age of 55 and retirees, but are they only jobs available for older workers?

Guests: Chris Farrell, economics editor for Marketplace; Kate Schaefers, executive director of the University of Minnesota’s Advanced Careers Initiative.

12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
A live Westminster Town Hall Forum: Former FBI Special Agent Clint Watts, who’s written a new book titled, “Messing With the Enemy: Surviving in a World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake News.” Clint Watts has testified before Congress on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election.

1 p.m. – The Takeaway
Voices of opposition grow louder. Chants of “we believe the women” in the halls of the Senate as Brett Kavanaugh faces new accusations.

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
President Trump addresses the UN General Assembly, takes aim at Iran and draws some laughs. We’ll discuss the “Trump doctrine”. The latest on the sentencing of Bill Cosby. Also are we clearer now what Britain’s main opposition party plans to do about Brexit .

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
Fake political videos; Trump’s speech to the United Nations; a reporter’s notebook from North Korea.

6:00 p.m. – Marketplace
Customs and logistics companies had only one week of official notice for the new round of tariffs that went into effect this week. A look at how importers are navigating so many swift changes.

6:30 p.m. – The Daily
Conservatives have been deeply split about how to respond to allegations of sexual assault against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh. That’s now starting to change.

Guest: Ross Douthat, an Opinion columnist for The New York Times.

7 p.m. – The World
President Trump tells world leaders that America rejects “the idea of globalism,” but it accepts the “doctrine of patriotism.” Plus, Trump defends his decision to pull the US out of the nuclear deal with Iran. And a restaurant in New Jersey that specializes in North Korean-style noodle dishes.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Terry Gross talks with songwriter and singer Robbie Fulks and pianist Linda Gail Lewis, the younger sister of Jerry Lee Lewis. They’ll perform in the studio. They’re new album is called Wild Wild Wild.