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.