What’s on MPR News – 12/10/11

The MPR newsroom, viewed from the studios’ sound lock.

Monday December 10, 2018
(Subject to change as events dictate. This page is updated throughout the day.)

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

9:20 a.m. – The U.S. has pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement. But the rest of the world is still working to combat climate change and this week thousands of experts are meeting in Poland to figure out how exactly countries will meet their emissions goals.

Guests: Maxine Burkett, professor of law at the University of Hawaii; David Victor, professor of international relations at UC San Diego.

10 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson
The man, the myth, one side’s great hope and another’s witch hunter. What’s on the mind of Robert Mueller, the man charged with running the highest profile investigation in the country? Well, it’s hard to know. “The office of the special counsel declined to comment” is one of the most common refrains in stories about the Russia probe.

So, what do we know so far about the allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election? What are the potential outcomes of the probe? When will we know what Mueller knows?

Guests: Asha Rangappa, senior lecturer, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University; Shane Harris, intelligence and national security reporter, The Washington Post.

11 a.m. – MPR News with Angela Davis
Parenting is hard no matter how old your kids are. But what’s tougher: Toddlers or teenagers?

Guests: Corey Yeager, Educational Equity Coordinator in the Minneapolis Public School System for the Office of Black Male Student Achievement; Alise McGregor, mother of a 6 year old and 12 year old.

11:50 a.m. – State officials project Minnesota will have a $1.5 billion dollar budget surplus over the next two years. Now we’re asking Minnesotans: What do you think we should DO with that surplus?
The $1.5 billion represents only about 3 percent of the two-year general fund budget. But it’s good news for Gov.-elect Tim Walz and the divided Legislature as they begin the process of crafting a new two-year budget.

Guest: Briana Bierschbach, MPR political reporter.

12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
Best-selling author Jon Krakauer, speaking at Concordia College in Moorhead about his book, “Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town.” He was interviewed by Karissa Chouinard, from the class of 2019 at Concordia.

1 p.m. – The Takeaway
The latest in the Trump presidency after a weekend of staff shakeups and new revelations in the Mueller investigation; new research shows that greenhouse gas emissions worldwide are growing at an accelerating pace, and expected to increase by 2.7 percent in 2018; a conversation about the state of sexism — institutional and otherwise — in women’s soccer; the challenges of being black man with a gun in America.

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
France’s President prepares to address the nation after a month of violent protests over economic conditions.

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
The likely next president of the University of Minnesota visits campus; the debate over forest management after the wildfires; a sexual harassment bill; big tech at year’s end.

6:00 p.m. – Marketplace
British banks are worried that Brexit will decimate London’s finance sector. The story behind those worries, and what British financiers are willing to do about it.

6:30 p.m. – The Daily
The business of selling your location. A New York Times investigation has found that the information being collected about us through apps on our smartphones is far more extensive than most of us imagine — or are aware we have consented to.

7 p.m. – The World
British Prime Minister Theresa May has decided to delay a vote in Parliament on her Brexit plan. It’s an indication of how the move to separate Britain from the European Union continues to tear the nation apart.

In France, Yellow Vest demonstrations over a transportation tax have led to calls for President Macron to step down. He’ll be live on national TV later today, and we’re planning to get reaction from France- in real time – to how Macron is managing the biggest challenge yet to his presidency.

Also, on the 75th anniversary of the publication of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we hear how well the UN is able to uphold it. Some countries, the US included, don’t like being told what to do.

There’s lighter stories on the show today, too, including a visit to a German town that’s honoring Elvis. His US military stint took him to Friedberg, Germany, which has just customized three of its traffic lights. On red, they show Elvis standing at his microphone. On green, Elvis the Pelvis performs his trademark move on tip toes.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Transport expert Samuel Schwartz’s new book is No One at the Wheel: Driverless Cars and the Road of the Future. Schwartz looks at the positives and negatives of the automated car. And using history as a guide, he warns that the AV industry could become too powerful at the expense of pedestrians and mass transit.