What’s on MPR News – 11/12/18

Monday November 12, 2018
(Subject to change as events dictate. This post is updated throughout the day.)

9 a.m. – MPR News with Kerri Miller
The Political Junkie. Ken Rudin looks ahead to the week in politics.

9:20 a.m. -Midterm voters wanted better healthcare, now what? Healthcare was a big motivator for voters in the midterm elections. With democrats regaining control of the House, what does that mean for the future of the ACA?

Guests: Dania Palanker, Assistant Research Professor at the Center on Health Insurance Reforms at Georgetown’s Health Policy Institute ;Jeanne Lambrew,Senior Fellow at The Century Foundation,San Diego, CA

10 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson (Todd Zwillich hosts)
Service members often experience traumatic and isolating events. Some are making sense of their experiences – and making peace with them – through humor and creative writing.

Sam Pressler’s nonprofit Armed Services Arts Partnership teaches veterans storytelling and writing skills in order to bring them a sense of community and an outlet for coping.

And can coming home from war inspire … comedy?

ASAP’s most popular program is their comedy boot camp for veterans. It’s featured in the new audio documentary, “Strong Ending.”

When flashbacks of the front lines won’t fade, how can jokes and poetry help veterans readjust?

Guests: Meg Mitcham, veteran, US Army; alumnus, ASAP Comedy Bootcamp; Sam Pressler, executive director, Armed Services Arts Partnership; William Schuth, poetry editor, The Deadly Writers Patrol journal, veteran, US Marine Corps.

11 a.m. – MPR News at 11
For veterans, transitioning from the military to civilian life can be difficult. And translating their military experience to a civilian resume is one of the many challenges they face.

Guests: Sheila Jessen – Military Sourcer at Cargill;Nicholas J. Armstrong, Ph.D., senior director, Research and Evaluation
Institute for Veterans and Military Families.

12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
A BBC documentary to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, by historian Heather Jones. “World War I: A Global Conflict.” Sixteen million people died in World War I, and 21 million more were wounded in the “war to end all wars.” Using rare archival material, Heather Jones explores how the war affected people all over the globe, and shows how its legacies endure.

1 p.m. – The Takeaway
The latest on the three fires that are raging throughout California, forcing evacuations and leaving a destructive path; in March Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross approved a plan to allow the following question onto the 2020 Census: “Is this person a citizen of the United States?”; Why our vote counts happen the way they do, the rules in place, and how the system has changed (or hasn’t) in the years since the 2000 election; and a look back at WWI and a conversation about how current events echo the global climate 100 years ago.

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
The wildfire in Paradise in California is now the deadliest in the state’s history; twenty-nine people are dead and more than 6,000 buildings destroyed.

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
Joe Mauer makes his retirement official; the California wildfires; an interview with Michelle Obama; high school seniors and affirmative action; can an infrastructure plan be bipartisan?

6:00 p.m. – Marketplace
Getting you to that ‘buy’ button. We’ve all done it — filled up a virtual shopping cart while shopping online, and then never actually bought any of it.

6:30 p.m. – The Daily
One of the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in California history is raging in the north of the state, as two others burn simultaneously in the south. Devastating wildfires have already become the new normal for the state. We look at why this feels different.

Guest: Kirk Johnson, a New York Times correspondent who covers the American West and is reporting from Paradise, Calif.

7 p.m. – The World
Host Marco Werman will speak to the journalist Aryn Baker. She’s Time Magazine’s Africa bureau chief, based in South Africa, but she’s originally from California. And recently she learned her dad’s home was burning down when she saw a picture of it in an Associated Press report.

We’re also be discussing the science of wildfires, the connection to climate change and how nobody really knows how severe fires will be in the future, only that they’ll be bad.

Plus, reporter Amy Martin continues our coverage of global warming and the Arctic. Today, she looks at how indigenous Arctic Inuit communities are threatened as the sea ice melts.

And in honor of Veteran’s Day, The World’s Monica Campbell profiles an Iranian-American vet who served on the elite US Navy Presidential Ceremonial Honor Guard. He says an experience he had as an 8-year-old at an international school in Iran helped inspire his service in the US military.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Biologist and writer Rob Dunn used to study the rain forest before he turned his attention to a habitat closer to home — our homes. His new book is ‘Never Home Alone: from Microbes to Millipedes, camel crickets & honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live’. Dunn is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at North Carolina State University.