What’s on MPR News – 11/26/18

Awards line the bookcases in the MPR news library.

Monday Nov. 26, 2018
(Subject to change as events dictate. This page is updated throughout the day.)

9 a.m. – MPR News with Kerri Miller (Catharine Richert hosts)
The Political Junkie. Ken Rudin about prospects for progress in Congress’s lame duck session and other topics.

9:20 a.m. – Social media can be addictive. How can you set boundaries from your online engagement?

Guests: Sarah K. Peck, founder and host of The StartUp Pregnant Podcast; Bailey Parnell, digital marketer & founder of SkillsCamp.

10 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson
Remember the mall? The big building full of stores where you could get clothes, CDs, cinnamon buns and anything else you needed – or didn’t need? Retail is changing, and not always for the better. People are buying everything online; there were too many malls in the first place; or maybe people are spending their money on experiences – concerts, meals, etc. – rather than things.

But reports of the death of retail might be premature. A study from Deloitte found that it isn’t all stores that are closing, just one particular kind of store.

Guests: Barbara E. Kahn, professor of marketing, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; Paula Rosenblum, co-founder and managing partner, RSR Research; Julie Egermeyer, owner, Violet Boutique; Louis R. Hyman, economic historian, professor, Cornell University.

11 a.m. – MPR News at 11 (Brandt Williams hosts)
Eviction is a life altering event—what resources exist to help evicted tenants land back on their feet after being pushed out of their homes?

Guests: Luke Grundman, managing attorney, Housing Unit for Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid; Eric Hauge, executive director from HomeLine Minnesota.

12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
A new documentary from the America Abroad series: “Fighting Extremism on Middle East Media.” Anchored by Madeleine Brand.

1 p.m. – The Takeaway
In Mississippi, a fight over the final undecided Senate seat, is marred by racist remarks. We’ve got the latest on the race between Mike Espy and Cindy Hyde Smith.

A live look at the situation on the US-Mexico border, with Border Patrol firing tear gas and rubber bullets on migrants who were attempting to cross the border.

A conversation with former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis, about his party’s positioning in regards to climate change, in light of the White House’s new report that contradicts many of President Trump’s claims and seems to confirm the the UN climate report.

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
Russia – Ukraine tensions: after the Russian navy captured three Ukrainian vessels, parliament in Kiev will talk today about imposing martial law.

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
Connecticut is the first state to give benefits to veterans who have other-than-honorable discharges. We’ll meet one vet with PTSD whose life changed after treatment; Helping hostages; Insight lands on Mars; housing for grandfamilies; a trial begins in Charlottesville; and Minnesota’s skilled labor shortage.

6:00 p.m. – Marketplace
With a strong economy, consumer spending is likely to be high this holiday season. So whether it’s in-store or online, expect traffic.

6:30 p.m. – The Daily
With the rise of online retailers like Amazon, consumers’ expectations about the speed of delivery have been transformed. A New York Times investigation examines the cost of that transformation.

Guests: Jessica Silver-Greenberg, a business reporter for The Times; Tasha Murrell, a warehouse employee who shared her experience.

7 p.m. – The World
Over the weekend there were chaotic scenes in Tijuana, Mexico, as a peaceful march by migrants to the US border crossing ended with some migrants attempting to rush the border, and US border patrol responding with tear gas. We’ll hear from one migrant mother who worries that the path to US asylum for her and her daughters will only get more difficult now.

Also, the incoming president of Mexico discusses a plan that would require asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while their US applications are pending.

Plus, why ads for fast food will be disappearing from Tube stops and other parts of London’s transportation system

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Breakthroughs in our understanding of the immune system, and how the body fights disease and heals itself. Or attacks itself. And how stress, sleep and state of mind figure into the immune system’s functioning. Terry Gross talks with Daniel M. Davis, author of The Beautiful Cure. He’s a professor of immunology at the University of Manchester in the UK.