What’s on MPR News today? 11/24/17

Friday November 24, 2017

9 a.m. – MPR News with Kerri Miller
How did Thanksgiving go, considering the invasion of politics into family dinners?

Guest: Bill Doherty, family therapist.

10 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson
50 Objects That Changed the Modern Economy.

Guest: Tim Harford, author of “Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy;” Undercover Economist at the FT & Host of “More or Less’ produced by the BBC.

11 a.m. – Terrible Thanks For Asking
When Nora McInerny’s dad died, she lost his stories. The ones that she’s not sure she can can’t quite remember right, and the ones she never knew. Like those from his time as a Recon Marine in Vietnam. So Nora decides to look up some of the men he served with, and discovers one day in 1968 that forever shaped a group of boys into the mercurial, complicated men they would become.

12 p.m. – The Thread Book Hour
MPR’s Mike Edgerly interviews Mark Bowden, author of “Hue 1968.”

1 p.m. – The Takeaway

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
Robert Siegel considers what has changed and what hasn’t in the criminal justice system.

7 p.m. – The World
Frank Zappa and the East Germans who still love him.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Singer and songwriter Loudon Wainwright III became a folk singer/songwriter in the late ’60s, singing humorous and autobiographical songs. In 1972, on his “Album III” he scored the top-40 hit “Dead Skunk.” Since then he’s recorded more than 20 albums. He has a new memoir, Liner Notes: On Parents and Children, Exes and Excess, Death and decay and a few of my other favorite things. (Rebroadcast)