What’s on MPR News – 10/10/18

Wednesday Oct. 10, 2018
(Subject to change as events dictate)

9 a.m. – MPR News with Kerri Miller
General Mills CEO Jeff Harmening sat down with MPR News host Kerri Miller on Monday, Oct. 8 as a part of a week-long conference for members of the food and agriculture business. They talked about how it can be difficult to foster innovation in a large corporation. They also discussed what General Mills is doing to combat climate change. A shorter version of the interview will be aired on the radio. A longer version will be available online.

9:20 a.m. – Is the American dream still achievable? What about for someone who starts out at the bottom of the U.S. economy? Author Casey Gerald is one such American. He’ll talk about he’s talking about what it really takes to succeed in the U.S.

10 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson
Climate change needs fixing – fast. The world’s leading scientists believe we have about a decade to keep global warming under one and a half degrees. They say we already have the ‘know how’ to head off extreme heat, devastating floods and poverty for millions. But what can we do about that? Who’s leading by example? Who’s not?

11 a.m. – MPR News at 11
College debt is scary, and rising costs of college don’t help to sooth the nerves. This makes preparing for college increasingly important. 529 plans are an education savings plan that offer tax benefits to help you save more money over time. You can use the funds from the 529 plan towards tuition, room and board, books, supplies and other miscellaneous costs.

Guests: John Wasik, author of “The Debt-Free Degree: How to Eliminate College Debt at Every Step”; Darla Kashian, senior vice president and financial advisor, RBC Wealth Management.

12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
On the 4th annual “Imagine a World Without Water Day,” two speakers from the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Forum hosted by Augsburg University in Minneapolis. Peter Gleick is co-founder of the Pacific Institute in California and winner of the 2018 Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization. Kate Brauman is lead scientist for the Global Water Initiative at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment.

1 p.m. – The Takeaway
The DNC, and getting black women a seat at the table. Record numbers of black women are running for office. But is the Democratic Party ready to support them?

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
As a deadline approaches – can a peace deal hold in Syria’s last rebel-held province?

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
The latest on hurricane Michael; safety regulations and limousines in the wake of the upstate New York tragedy; the overflowing morgues of Mexico; the new strategies in the abortion debate.

6:00 p.m. – Marketplace
Young voters are expected to play a starring role in the midterms next month which has made both parties focus on something that usually doesn’t get a lot of attention: registering new voters.

6:30 p.m. – The Daily
How the Supreme Court showdown is affecting midterm races.

7 p.m. – The World
A Latino-Arab American in a tough fight for Congress. His mother’s family is from Mexico, his father is Palestinian. And his opponent is attacking him over his family background.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Director Damien Chazelle’s new film “First Man” is about astronaut Neil Armstrong and the mission to land the first man on the moon. It stars Ryan Gosling, who also starred in Chazelle’s previous film “La La Land.” Chazelle also wrote and directed the film Whiplash, which was inspired by his experience as a jazz drummer in high school, with a demanding music teacher.

  • >> Is the American dream still achievable? What about for someone who starts out at the bottom of the U.S. economy?<<


    Next question.

    • jon

      Oh it’s still there, it just takes ~3 generations of success (luck) to be fulfilled…

  • Francis Rose

    0920 with Kerri Miller looks intriguing. I am interested in that subject. “Is the American dream still achievable?” I wonder about the definition of “Success,” and how folks perceive it? Seems A LOT of people in our society are motivated by their idea of “More” and “Better,” based upon their usual responses. Ask someone what motivates her?

    Inability to consume is not oppression. The so called American Dream is now largely interpreted as the ability to consume. People define their success by their ability to portray status.

    Everyone’s children to their grandparents are attached to a plastic device. They spend all their time with plastic devices. They move around in plastic vehicles, and largely live within plastic shelters. All those items combined are meant to display their identity.

    Few people define success in terms of freedom or liberation. Each piece of one’s identity appears to be consumption. So, when I saw the 0920 I became interested. My opinion is that the old American Dream to live and love still exists. However many people feel the imbalance in ability to portray status and consumption represents oppression.

    The wages one needs to live the American Dream are readily available. Sort of feels like the definition of the dream has changed.

    • BJ

      I challenge you on the “The wages one needs to live the American Dream are readily available.”

      If you don’t have a college degree? If you don’t speak or write well? If your parents didn’t have ability to own a home?

      No “readily available wages”, maybe, but enough to live the American Dream that’s a lot harder.

  • “Hook & Loop Fasteners” … “Velcro” will get you sued.


  • Kurt Hoerth

    Does anyone know when or where this interview will be posted?

  • Brian Simon

    What’s on newscut tomorrow:

    Also, will Bob call out the MPR reporter reporting from Canal park in his galoshes, with stormwater lapping at his feet?

  • Rebecca Osburn

    When will Kerri’s interview with General Mills CEO Jeff Harmening be made available online? It was great!

    • Back when I was managing editor (before NewsCut), we archived every show — Midmorning and Midday — and it was important because they were actually our most popular things online. But I’m pretty out of the loop these days and have been for some time. From what I can tell by looking at the page, not all shows are archived nor made available on podcasts , BUT,this is all done manually and there have been some resource shortages, I believe. So it may just be farther down on a list of things that need to get done.


      I’ll see if I can dig out it somewhere (I’m not even sure how to do THAT anymore), encode it, and put a link on the “What’s On” page.