What’s on MPR News – 9/4/18

President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, departs after meeting with Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee which will oversee his confirmation, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday. J. Scott Applewhite | AP

Tuesday September 4, 2018
(Subject to change as events dictate)

8:30 a.m. – The Kavanaugh hearings
There is no testimony expected on the first day. This day is dedicated to opening statements. The chair Senator Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Diane Feinstein will have unlimited time for opening remarks. Their statements will be followed by 10 minute remarks from each senator on the committee. Judge Kavanaugh will be seated and will deliver his opening statement at about 1 p.m. CT.

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
The Afghan Taliban have announced the death of Jalaluddin Haqqani – the founder of one of the most potent jihadist groups in the region, the Haqqani network today.

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
Civil law v. church law; the future of abortion in the states; the future of food criticism; the ruby red slippers return from Oz.

6:00 p.m. – Marketplace
When Neel Kashkari joined the U.S. Treasury in 2006, he never thought he’d be the man in charge of the biggest bailout of banks in American history. What he’s learned in the 10 years since the financial crisis.

6:30 p.m. – The Daily
Republicans have created a pipeline of conservative lawyers to help carry out a sweeping reconfiguration of the federal judiciary.

Guest: Jason Zengerle, a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine.

7 p.m. – The World
Sounds like a joke at the expense of the Russian president. But Vladimir Putin really does have his own reality show on Russian TV now. Host Marco Werman gets the scoop from Washington Post Moscow bureau chief Amie Ferris-Rotman.

Also, leaders from all over Africa converged in Beijing this week for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. China is investing massive amounts of money on development projects in Africa, and there’s concern here in the US that some African nations are taking on dangerous levels of debt with China. Marco finds out what each side is getting in these transactions from Larry Medowo, Africa business editor for the BBC in Nairobi.

Plus, how a graduate student from Pakistan is preparing for a new school year here in the US — it’s her first time back in class since her cousin was killed during a mass shooting at a high school in Texas last May.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Pakistani activist Khalidi Brohi is the author of the memoir, I Should Have Honor: A Memoir of Hope and Pride in Pakistan. Her mother was forced into marriage at the age of nine. Khalida’s cousin was the victim of an honor killing. Khalida was the first girl in her village to go to school. She started the Sughar Foundation , a non-profit dedicated to providing opportunities for tribal and rural women in Pakistan. She’s been twice named among Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for Social Entrepreneurship.