What’s on MPR News today? 4/3/18

Tuesday April 3, 2018
(Subject to change as events dictate)

Until 9 a.m. – Morning Edition
The Wisconsin Supreme Court election; MLK Jr., from the mountaintop to assassination; Tesla’s troubles.

9 a.m. – MPR News with Kerri Miller
Do you find yourself struggling to strike the balance between giving your kids structure without helicoptering too much? When journalist and new mother Sara Zaske moved to Germany, she noticed that her new friends were raising self-reliant kids without any fuss. Coming up at 9, Kerri Miller speaks with Sara Zaske the parenting trends she adopted and Harvard psychologist Dr. Bobbi Wegner about why certain approaches are more successful than others.

10 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson
Tens of thousands of teachers say they’re at their breaking point. Many have been emboldened by a successful strike in West Virginia. Now, classes are cancelled in Oklahoma and Kentucky, and other states face action too. What should we do for teachers who are overworked and underpaid? And should they ever go on strike?

Guests: Ed Allen, president, Oklahoma City American Federation of Teachers; Shawn Sheehan, Algebra I Teacher, Lewisville High School Harmon in Lewisville, Texas; Carol Burris, executive director, Network for Public Education; Chad Aldeman, principal, Bellwether Education; editor for TeacherPensions.org.

11 a.m. – MPR News at 11
To kick off MPR’s month-long series of special programs about water, MPR’s Mike Mulcahy hosts a program about Minnesota’s lakes. Call and tell us which lake is your favorite and why. Whether you want to talk about your best memories on the lake, or are concerned about invasive species, we want to hear your stories.

During the program, we’ll also learn about the more than 10,000 lakes in our state – why do we have so many, and what are the greatest threats to their health?

Guests: Researcher Adam Heathcote and Jeff Forester from Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates.

12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
John Ydstie interviews two National Book Award non-fiction finalists at Concordia College Moorhead. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author of “Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge” and Nancy MacLean, author of “Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America.” Dunbar is professor of history at Rutgers, MacLean is professor of history at Duke.

1 p.m. – The Takeaway
There’s a trade war brewing. And President Trump says he knows who will win and who will lose. But does he?

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
The leaders of Turkey and Russia promise nuclear cooperation. Next to join them: the Iranian president. Also: death in Gaza, confusion in Israel. And the Chinese manuscript worth more than $30 million.

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
Homeless and hungry college students; Spotify’s future; Trump news conferenceon the Balkan states; a U of M team finds a distant star.

6:00 p.m. – Marketplace
New York has spent seven times as much as other global cities on building a transit system, and the Government Accountability Office is launching an investigation to figure out why.

6:30 p.m. – The Daily
Why the Supreme Court is reluctant to more clearly define the Second Amendment.

7 p.m. – The World
How Alabama became the car capital of the South. Politicians there attracted Mercedes-Benz to the state decades ago with generous tax breaks, non-union labor, and a trained work force. Honda, Hyundai and Toyota have also moved in.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Guest: Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

Before being appointed by President Clinton in 1996, she served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations. She also served in Clinton’s cabinet and on the National Security Council. As a child, Albright fled the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia. Her new book is Fascis