What’s on MPR News – 10/11/18

The atrium of the Kling Media Center.

Thursday Oct. 11, 2018
(Subject to change as events dictate)
9 a.m. – MPR News with Kerri Miller
Child care is expensive and hard to find anywhere you live. But those outside big cities are hit especially hard. According to research from the Center for Rural Policy and Development, some 2,500 children in northwestern Minnesota need day care and can’t get it. This lack of access to child care has a ripple effect in rural communities and economies. (Rebroadcast)

Guests: Gillian White, senior editor at The Atlantic; Heidi Hagel Braid, Director of National Programs for First Childrens Finance

10 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson
You can sum up DeRay McKesson’s activism in four words. Show up. Dive in. Since Michael Brown was shot dead in Ferguson, Missouri, Mckesson has become a leading voice & a lightning rod in the Black Lives Matter movement. Now, he’s telling his own story.

11 a.m. – 1A with Joshua Johnson
Part A
If you think talking horses went the way of Mr. Ed, you’ve clearly not yet seen the animated comedy “Bojack Horseman.” Bojack’s been dealing with difficult, real-life issues for five seasons. Meet the mind behind a horse-human-hybrid.

Part B and C
In the age of the teleprompter and smart phones, it’s hard to imagine a need for cue cards anymore – you know, those big, handwritten cards that remind performers of what they’re supposed to say next. But Wally Feresten has worked for some of the biggest names in comedy giving cues. We talk with Feresten about a behind-the-scenes job in live TV that doesn’t get the attention it deserves.

12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
University of Texas government professor Jeff Tulis, speaking about “America’s Forgotten Conservative Tradition.” He’s the author of a new book, “Legacies of Losing in American Politics” and also wrote “The Rhetorical Presidency.” Jeff Tulis spoke recently at the University of Minnesota Humphrey School.

1 p.m. – The Takeaway
Murders of transgender women and men of color are on the rise. Why they are being targeted and what’s being done to protect them?

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
The failure of a Soyuz rocket launch on its way to the International Space Station. We speak to a former Soyuz pilot; should American businesses be pulling back from Saudi-Arabia after the case of the missing Saudi journalist Jamal Kashoggi? And we hear about an ancient, lost city in South Africa.

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
The latest on hurricane Michael; privacy issues in genealogy; Melania Trump’s trip to Africa; the GOP’s ‘angry mob’ strategy examined; Art Hounds; Climate Cast with Paul Huttner.

6:00 p.m. – Marketplace
Thinking about saving for retirement is nobody’s idea of a good time.
So why not think about it a little differently?

6:30 p.m. – The Daily
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince has promoted himself to the West as a reformer determined to create a more free and open society. That image is unraveling as a prominent Saudi journalist and dissident remains missing.

Guest: Carlotta Gall, the Istanbul bureau chief of The New York Times.

7 p.m. – The World
There’s more and more evidence that the journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by the Saudi government. In an interview with “Fox and Friends,” President Trump said he was being “very tough” on Riyadh, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Host Carol Hills speaks with Middle East expert Fawaz Gerges about why the US isn’t doing more to demand answers from the Saudis.

Plus – a Chinese spy is in an American jail today. It’s the first time a Chinese government spy has been brought to the US to face charges of economic espionage. Carol chats with New York Times reporter Katie Benner about the behind-the scenes-maneuverings that made it happen.

And reporter Daniella Cheslow reports on the case of an American graduate student who has been barred from entering Israel because of her past involvement with the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (or BDS) movement. The Israeli government told her she could apologize and renounce her views or go home. The case has sparked a heated debate within Israel.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Journalist Vanessa Griforiadis is a contributing editor at the New York Times Magazine and Vanity Fair, specializing in pop culture, youth movements, and crime reporting. She’s the author of the 2017 book Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, & Consent on Campus. She spent three years traveling around the country to look at how universities are handling sexual assault on campus.