What’s on MPR News – 3/19/19

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Tuesday March 19, 2019
(Subject to change as events dictate. This page is updated throughout the day.)

9 a.m. – MPR News with Kerri Miller
Time to rethink retirement. Marketplace economics contributor Chris Farrell thinks so. In his new book, “Purpose and a Paycheck: Finding Meaning, Money and Happiness in the Second Half of Life,” Farrell says that seniors are increasingly using retirement as a way to reinvent themselves.

Guest: Chris Farrell, Marketplace economics contributor

10 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson
Around the world more people are buying more guns. The greatest demand is in the wealthiest countries. New Zealand is changing its gun laws after last week s mosque shooting. What might the rest of the world teach America about gun safety and gun ownership? And, would we listen?

11 a.m. – MPR News with Angela Davis
Minnesota, we’ve had a harsh winter! Angela Davis will be talking with two home improvement experts about preparing for spring…and how to repair the damage this winter has done.

Guests: John Trostle, Home inspector, John Trostle Consulting; Samantha Strong, General contractor, principal of EcoBroker and NAR Green Design.

12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
Live Westminster Town Hall Forum: David Hogg (a survivor of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida and co-founder of “March for Our Lives.”) His talk is titled, “Putting the USA over the NRA.”

1 p.m. – The Takeaway
One Day at a Time” revived the 1970s sitcom through the lives of a Cuban American family. But after three seasons, the show is out. The pushback has been intense.

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
The President of Mozambique says the death toll from Cyclone Idai could be as high as 1000; rescue teams are trying to reach people stranded by rising flood waters.

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
Muslim mental health; Trump’s press conference on Brazil; weaponizing civility; addiction training.

6:00 p.m. – Marketplace
How the value of life is calculated and what happens if that values changes. We often say human life is priceless, but economists and the federal government both use a measure which puts a dollar sign to life.

6:30 p.m. – The Daily
As Boeing developed a new line of passenger jets, it was determined to avoid costly training for pilots. Then, two of those jets crashed.

Guest: Natalie Kitroeff, a business reporter for The New York Times.

7 p.m. – The World
New Zealand is moving quickly to change its guns laws in the aftermath of a terrorist shooting in Christchurch on Friday. Today, we compare the legal and political differences on the issue of gun control between the US and New Zealand. Host Marco Werman discusses that with Alexander Gillespie at the University of Waikato in New Zealand.

Also, one British woman’s effort to retain EU access as the UK careens toward an uncertain Brexit. Ana Silvera was familiar with her Jewish family’s history of being forced out Portugal during the Spanish Inquisition, but that ancestry has a practical value now: anyone who can demonstrate that they’re descended from the Sephardic Jews expelled or forced to convert in the 16th century can receive Portuguese citizenship today. Silvera shares her personal and musical perspective on the irony that the country that refused her family centuries ago, could be the link that sustains her connection to Europe after Brexit.

Plus, the Japanese baseball phenom known only by one name – Ichiro – is about to begin his last major league season at age 45. The World’s Jason Margolis reports on what will likely be Ichiro Suzuki’s final appearance in front of a hometown crowd in Tokyo, when the Oakland A’s and the Seattle Mariners play two games there to officially open the 2019 baseball season.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Biologist and primatologist Frand de Waal talks about his latest book “Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves”. He’s been studying primate behavior and emotions for 40 years, first in the Netherlands, where he was born and grew up, and then in the U.S. He’s the director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, near Atlanta. He is also a professor at Emory University in the Psychology Department.

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