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.