What’s on MPR News? 5/14/18

Monday May 14, 2018
(Subject to change as events dictate)

9 a.m. – MPR News with Kerri Miller
Ken Rudin, the Political Junkie provides his weekly conversation.

9:20 — Are American parents over-protective? When journalist and new mother Sara Zaske moved to Germany, she noticed that her new friends had a very different approach to parenting and a big emphasis on teaching their kids self-reliance. She joined Dr. Bobbi Wegner, a clinical psychologist and a lecturer on Child Advocacy at Harvard Graduate School of Education, to talk about how Americans can hover less, and worry less. (Rebroadcast)

10 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson
the humanitarian and military crisis in Syria can be hard to see clearly. But Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple have another way.

Their book ‘Brothers of the Gun‘ combines Crabapple’s illustrations with Hisham’s memoir of the war that’s destroying his country and his former hometown, Raqqa.

11 a.m. – 1A with Joshua Johnson
An investigation by NPR and ProPublica finds, “While maternal mortality is significantly more common among African-Americans, low-income women and in rural areas, pregnancy and childbirth complications kill women of every race and ethnicity, education and income level, in every part of the U.S.”

Guests: Carol Hogue, professor of epidemiology and Jules and Uldeen Terry Chair in Maternal and Child Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University; Charles Johnson, founder, 4Kira4Moms Foundation; Dr. Jamila Perritt, obstetrician/gynecologist; Rachel Zaslow, midwife and doula; Dr. Elliott Main, medical director, California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative.

12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
NPR’s John Ydstie interviews two National Book Award non-fiction finalists at Concordia College Moorhead. Part 1: Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author of “Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge“.

Part 2: 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
How do we define wealth in this country? How do we build it? And why does the wealth gap persist?

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
The United States formally opens its embassy in Jerusalem, after recognizing the city as Israel’s capital. Meanwhile dozens of Palestinians are killed by Israeli forces on the border with Gaza. We ask where all this leaves the prospects for peace?

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
The U.S. embassy opens in Jerusalem; a poor people’s campaign rally; North Carolina’s teacher grads; light rail and the Twin Cities homeless.

6:00 p.m. – Marketplace
Companies working on self-driving cars claim they’ll eventually save lives because most accidents are due to human error. But for now, most of these cars still need some human intervention. The road from semi-autonomous cars to fully self-driving cars.

6:30 p.m. – The Daily
The time and place for a historic meeting between the president of the United States and the leader of North Korea have been set. Does President Trump deserve credit for the diplomatic breakthrough on the Korean Peninsula?

Guest: Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times columnist who writes about human rights and global affairs, and who has repeatedly traveled to North Korea for The Times.

7 p.m. – The World
The importance of U.S. allies. Also: American employers struggle to find seasonal workers. And the latest from Jerusalem and Gaza.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Journalist Dave Itrzkoff, a culture reporter for The New York Times, has a new biography, “Robin“, about the brillant comic and actor Robin Williams who died in 2014. He also wrote the NYT obituary for Williams.