What’s on MPR News – 9/5/18

This is what an MPR host sees when deciding which caller to a talk show goes on next.

Wednesday September 5, 2018
(Subject to change as events dictate)

9 a.m. – The Kavanaugh hearings
This will be the first day of questioning. Each senator has a 30-minute turn to ask questions.

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
The problem with short-term rental housing; an elephant crisis in Botswana; what’s at stake in the coming health care court case; voter ID and the elderly; what’s next for the Minnesota State Fair.

6:00 p.m. – Marketplace
A conversation about the legacy of the crisis with Minnesota Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari. The economy may have recovered from the financial crisis, but what about our politics?

6:30 p.m. – The Daily
On the first day of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings, battle lines were drawn around the issues of abortion, the withholding of documents and executive power.

Guest: Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times.

7 p.m. – The World
A mysterious assassination in Ukraine in a region caught up in a Cold War-style struggle: Donetsk. How one man’s death amps up tensions between Ukraine and Russia, over a Kremlin-backed rebellion.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Former presidential candidate, senator and secretary of state John Kerry has a new memoir, “Every Day is Extra“, which includes his childhood, college, serving in Vietnam, and his career as a politician.