Friday Oct. 12, 2018
(Subject to change as events dictate)
9 a.m. – MPR News with Kerri Miller
If you think of “Frankenstein” as B-movie horror kitsch, you’re missing so much. It’s been 200 years since Mary Shelley, at age 20, penned the novel that raised enduring questions about science, mortality and what really makes us “human.”
For this week’s Friday Roundtable, MPR News host Kerri Miller and her guests dive into the time period that inspired Shelly’s work and why it continues to feel relevant today.
Guests: Jennifer Alexander, Director of Graduate Studies in the History of Science, Technology & Medicine at the Univ of Minnesota; Heidi Berg, actor with Green T Productions and Museum Manager for Wells Fargo; Juliet Burba, Director of Exhibits and Collections at the Bakken Museum in Minneapolis.
10 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson
Domestic news roundup. On Fridays Joshua Johnson welcomes those who comment on the world as they see it – not as they want it to be. Has Saudi Arabia killed one of its own for doing just that? Jamal Khashoggi disappears, women in Brazil say “Not-Him” and Bollywood meets “MeToo.”
11 a.m. – Politics with Mike Mulcahy
The race to represent Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District will be among the most closely watched political contests in the nation this November. It’s an open seat, after Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Walz decided to run for governor.
GOP candidate Jim Hagedorn is making his fourth bid for seat. He came within 3,000 votes of defeating Walz in 2016. Hagedorn, who grew up on a farm in Truman, later worked at the U.S. Department of Treasury. He faces DFL candidate Dan Feehan, an Army combat veteran from Red Wing who became a Defense Department official in the Obama administration.
Hagedorn and Feehan will join Mike Mulcahy for a debate in MPR’s UBS Forum.
12 p.m. – The Takeaway
On the cusp of the midterms, we take a look at what’s worked out, and what’s fallen flat from candidate Trump’s campaign pledges.
1 p.m. – Science Friday
Voters are getting ready for midterm elections November 6, but are our voting systems ready? Plus: how scientists and an ant-sniffing dog are working to restore the ecosystem in California’s channel islands.
2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
Turkish authorities tell the US they have audio and video recordings to prove that the journalist, Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate.
3 p.m. – All Things Considered
The First District debate; the week in politics; the latest from the hurricane recovery effort in Florida; Planet Money on Fritos.
6:00 p.m. – Marketplace
After seven months of legal marijuana sales, one part of the business is booming weed delivery. What’s it like in the pot-to-go business?
6:30 p.m. – The Daily
The police shooting that rocked Chicago. On the night of Oct. 20, 2014, a white police officer shot a black teenager 16 times. It took nearly four years for the case to make it to trial. It took less than eight hours for the jury to reach a verdict.
Guest: Monica Davey, the Chicago bureau chief of The New York Times.
7 p.m. – The World
President Trump has negotiated lower tariffs for American dairy products going to Canada. But that may not be much help to U.S. dairy farmers. We learn about the real threat to America’s dairy industry. and it’s a problem for Canadians too
8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Terry Gross talks with filmmaker and writer John Waters. A new retrospective of his art, photographs and more is at the Baltimore Museum of Art.