What’s on MPR News – 4/9/19

Tuesday April 9, 2019
(Subject to change as events dictate. This page is updated throughout the day.)

9 a.m. – MPR News with Kerri Miller
Ask almost any woman, and she will tell you: There’s a huge gap between what’s expected of women in America today and what it’s like to be a woman in America today. And trying to close the gap between those two things can be exhausting. Yet many women don’t take chronic stress seriously. That bothered author and health educator Emily Nagoski. So she and her sister, Amelia, looked to science. How can women learn to release that stress? Is there more to self-care than a pedicure? How can women “lean in” when they are already giving 110 percent?

Guests: Emily and Amelia Nagoski, twin sisters and authors of the new book “Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle.”

10 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson
Sen. Kamala Harris said she’s in favor of reparations for African Americans whose ancestors were enslaved. Sen. Cory Booker has advocated for baby bonds to help eliminate the wealth gap between black children and white children. Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro said he supports the bonds, too. All of those politicians are running for president. And for the first time, it seems reparations has become a significant issue in the lead-up to a presidential race. But what might reparations for slavery, and the ensuing legacy of Reconstruction and the Jim Crow era, look like?

Guests: Sheila Jackson Lee, congresswoman, Texas’ 18th District; Danielle Kurtzleben, politics reporter, NPR; Kirsten Mullen, folklorist; James Antle, editor-in-chief, The American Conservative magazine.

11 a.m. – MPR News with Angela Davis
NPR’s Noel King knows what it’s like to be behind the microphone on big, complicated stories and controversial ones, too. King is a host of NPR’s Morning Edition program and Up First podcast. She’s also a correspondent for Planet Money. Before joining NPR, she was a senior reporter at Marketplace. During her career, King has covered everything from gentrification in Los Angeles to the conflict in Darfur. Her interview with a white nationalist last August sparked widespread controversy. King joined MPR’s Angela Davis on stage Monday night at the University of St. Thomas as part of MPR’s Broadcast Journalist Series.

12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post editorial board. His talk is titled, “A Bold Look at Today’s Headlines.” Jonathan Capehart is a graduate of Carleton College in Northfield. He just started a new podcast about civil rights history called “Voices of the Movement.”

1 p.m. – The Takeaway
The Trump Administration has designated Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as a foreign terrorist organization, increasing pressure on Tehran and ratcheting up tension between the U.S. and Iran.

Paul Kiel, a reporter who covers the IRS for ProPublica, recently found that low-income families who file for the tax credit are audited by the IRS at much higher rates than wealthier Americans.

Grand jury information is protected under the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. A ruling last week for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit rejected the argument that federal judges can release evidence from a grand jury, even if they think it’s in the public interest to do so.

Libya is on the brink of civil war, as forces under General Khalifa Hifter press toward Tripoli and UN-backed government forces push back, with civilians caught in the crossfire.

The Takeaway talks to a major star in the children’s literary scene, Kwame Alexander, about how he approaches bringing what can be very heavy material to young readers.

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
Israelis go to the polls. Will they give Benjamin Netanyahu a record fifth term? The British Prime Minister travels to Germany and France for talks before Wednesday’s critical summit and tensions on the rise in Sudan – as anti-government protestors resist another attempt by security forces to end their sit-in.

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
Opening arguments in the Noor trial; the coming April blizzard; a gun suit in Pittsburgh; Sisi visits the White House; the assault on Tripoli.

6:00 p.m. – Marketplace
How fear, history, and very effective marketing have shaped the way Americans think about their tax filing. For many people, the tax filing process is supposed to be simpler than ever yet most filers will pay for software or an accountant to help them with their taxes.

6:30 p.m. – The Daily
Kirstjen Nielsen was forced out as secretary of homeland security, even after carrying out and defending President Trump’s hard-line immigration policies. We look at why that wasn’t enough.

7 p.m. – The World
The personnel changes within the Department of Homeland Security this week are prompting us to examine DHS’ intended role when it was created after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The department’s mission encompasses a broad portfolio, and critics say its focus has drifted too far away from counter-terrorism.

Also, Cuban athletes have followed a difficult and shadowy road into Major League Baseball in the past, a pathway that was meant to become legal under a deal made by the Obama administration. Now, President Trump says he’s blocking the plan that MLB put in place in December with Cuba’s baseball federation.

And, there’s a short documentary making waves in Turkey now, made by a woman who works in a wedding dress factory. In the film, the women in the dress factory sew and talk about what’s really on their minds — violence against women. Like the filmmaker says, they’re selling a dream that even the people who make it don’t really believe in. Durrie Bouscaren reports.

Plus, Casimir Pulaski was a Polish American revolutionary war hero known as ‘The Father of the American Cavalry’. But in the last 20 years, a new mystery around his identity has unraveled. According to updated DNA evidence, Pulaski was most likely intersex. Host Marco Werman talks with Georgia Southern University Anthropology professor Dr. Virginia Hutton Estabrook.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Journalists Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer are authors of the new book The Hill to Die On: The Battle for Congress and the Future of Trump’s America. Both write for Politico, Sherman is senior writer, Palmer is washington correspondent. They also co-author Politico’s newsletter Playbook. Both have covered Congress for years.