What’s on MPR News – 10/5/18

Friday Oct. 5, 2018
(Subject to change as events dictate)

9 a.m. – Live coverage
An NPR special report as the U.S. Senate votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

10 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson
International news roundup

11 a.m. – Politics with Mike Mulcahy
Political analysts say the race to represent Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District could be a bellwether in the 2018 midterm elections. Republican incumbent Erik Paulsen is seeking a 6th term in his west metro district. DFL challenger Dean Phillips, a first-time candidate and business owner from Deephaven, hopes to unseat him. They’ll join Mike Mulcahy in MPR’s UBS Forum to debate the issues.

12 p.m. – The Takeaway
The new frontline in criminal justice reform? District Attorneys. A look at the power and discretion in the district attorney’s office and the grassroots movement pushing for change.

1 p.m. – Science Friday
A ritual of science: the early call from Stockholm to a handful of scientists who changed the world. Ira Flatow looks at this year’s Nobel Prizes, and has a conversation with Nobel chemist Frances Arnold. Plus, how we can argue more logically about some of our most deeply held beliefs?

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
A look at the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize.

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
The week in politics; Nina Totenberg on Kavanaugh’s impact on the Supreme Court; the baseball playoffs; what’s so great about ‘The Good Place’

6:00 p.m. – Marketplace
The revised trade deal with Canada will open the door for more U.S. dairy to enter the Canadian market, and that has Canadian farmers worried.

6:30 p.m. – The Daily

7 p.m. – Special Report
Wrapping up the Senate vote on Brett Kavanaugh.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Dancer Wendy Whelan is the former principal ballerina for the New York City Ballet. She retired recently after nearly 30 years with the company, and at the age of 47. She was known for her strength and athleticism on stage. The documentary Restless Creature is about her decision to retire, and how she has managed to reinvent herself.

  • >>An NPR special report as the U.S. Senate votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.<<

    You know, it's not even about Dr. Ford's allegations anymore. It's about his lying while under oath, his obvious partisan demeanor, and temperament.

    Judge Kavanaugh completely shredded the Code of Conduct for a Federal Judge.


    • Jay T. Berken

      Yeah but he still should get confirmed. Collins just confirmed…sad day that she based it on the fuzziness of Dr. Ford’s night and not what you explained above.

      • kevins

        He will get confirmed…that fix is in thanks to McConnell. Heitkamp from ND showed some guts. I listened to Collins..had to keep my wife from throwing things at the TV. Collins made assertions early in her speech that special interest groups (the dreaded left) spent all kinds of dark money to sabotage Kavanaugh. She did not mention any groups on the right that did the same. Sad. Begs the question about who is trying to influence the American people, but oh well…the repubs. have the power now. That really needs to change or we will step backwards many years, and no institutional power will check the narcissistic fraud that is now president.

        • Jay T. Berken

          I guess what bothers me the most is that he is viewed as a partisan. I am glad that the #metoo is front and center, and though now viewed as a set back, I believe it will make a step forward (e.g. gay marriage). But being a blatant partisan after Dr. Ford makes us take a step back now with his confirmation. He may call ‘balls and strikes’ in a conservative light and be an adequate supreme judge, but its partisanship is now wide in the open and will make the court a more red and blue argument with no touch of grey. The court was always under a cloak of partisanship but now we see the man behind the curtain.

          • kevins

            I agree with your concerns.