What’s on MPR News today? 12/12/17

Tuesday December 12, 2017
(Subject to change as events dictate)

9 a.m. – MPR News with Kerri Miller
As Alabama voters head to the polls, MPR News host Kerri Miller speaks to Vann Newkirk of The Atlantic about his latest article,  “What’s Missing From Reports on Alabama’s Black Turnout.”

9:20 a.m. –  Decoding the tax bill. Today: state and local deductions.
Guests:  Sandra Block, Senior Editor at Kiplinger Personal Finance;  Nicole Kaeding, Economist with the Tax Foundation.

10 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson
It is hard to overstate how important the city is to Christians, Jews and Muslims. Over the centuries it’s been conquered, destroyed & rebuilt. America’s decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is already having deadly consequences. What does Jerusalem mean to the world? And why does the rest of the world disagree with Mr. Trump’s move?

Guests: TBA

11 a.m. – MPR News with Tom Weber

11:20 a.m. –  The Steeles – J.D., Fred, Jearlyn, Jevetta, and Billy – will perform their holiday show, Christmas with the Steeles, this Friday and Saturday at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. They’re also out with a new Christmas CD. The siblings have been singing together since they were kids in Gary, Indiana. They stopped by MPR’s Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser studio to talk with Tom Weber and perform a few songs.

12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
First night of Hanukkah. NPR’s Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz produce and host their 27th annual edition of “Hanukkah Lights,” with stories of the season.

1 p.m. – The Takeaway
Many Republicans in Alabama and Washington back Alabama candidate Roy Moore. What’s the impact on the GOP?

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour

3 p.m. – All Things Considered

7 p.m. – The World
The story of a 93-year-old portrait painter in Beverly Hills who got his start as a kid while surviving a Nazi concentration camp.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Three members of the quintet Ranky Tanky: guitarist and singer Clay Ross, singer Quiana Parler, and trumpeter and singer Charlton Singleton. The group hails from South Carolina and they play the music of/inspired by the Gullah culture, found in the lowcountry regions of South Carolina and Georgia.

9 p.m. –  APM’s Mindy Ratner hosts “Candles Burning Brightly.”