What’s on MPR News? 7/2/18

Monday July 2, 2018
(Subject to change as events dictate)
9 a.m. – MPR News with Kerri Miller
Kerri Miller talks to Ken Rudin about the upcoming battle over a new supreme court justice and the 28-year-old Democratic Socialist who stunned the Democratic leadership by winning a House primary in New York City.

Guest: Ken Rudin, The Political Junkie

9:20 a.m. – President Trump attracted crowds on his most recent trip to the FoxxConn plant in Mount Pleasant Wisconsin. But is the President attracting or repelling Wisconsin voters?

Guest: Mark Sommerhauser, reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal

10 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson
What Do We Know About Mass Shooters? On Thursday, an armed man opened fire through the glass doors of the Capital Gazette newsroom, killing five employees and injuring two others. The suspected gunman allegedly had a vendetta against the Annapolis-based newspaper, having lost a defamation case against them over a column written in 2011.

Guest: Adam Lankford, criminology professor, University of Alabama

The Value Of Local Journalism
When you think of local journalism, maybe the first thought that occurs to you is that local newsrooms are struggling. That’s definitely true.

But we should examine its value and purpose. What can they do better than our show, with its national reach? What’s at risk if we let these outlets fade away?

Guests: David Chavern, president & CEO, News Media Alliance; Andrew Neal, managing editor, Gazette Newspapers in Troy, Mich.; Rachel Sadon, editor-in-chief, DCist.

11 a.m. – MPR News at 11
Can body cameras restore trust? After the fatal police shooting of Thurman Blevins in North Minneapolis, Minneapolis councilmembers and Mayor Frey pushed for release of the police body camera footage. Communities are no longer willing to take police officers’ word that they took the appropriate action in fatal shootings, and this lack of trust makes it difficult for police to do their jobs. Now that all officers are required to use body-worn cameras, there should be more transparency on how police respond to 911 calls.

Guest: Benjamin Feist, Legislative Director of ACLU.

12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
(Tentative) Aspen Ideas Festival “The Cultural Revolution We Need: How America Will Turn Itself Around.” David Brooks.

1 p.m. – The Takeaway
(Around a month and a half after Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, Dr. Uriyoan Colon-Ramos traveled to the island to analyze the food aid being delivered to residents in need. In the distribution center she looked at, 11 of the 107 food items stored there were candy bars or chips. We hear her findings, plus what aid workers say about what this meant for people on the island.

Guest: Dr. Uriyoán Colón-Ramos, professor of public health at George Washington University

Also: The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director announced that the agency is hiring lawyers to move along “bad cases” or cases of immigrants who are suspected of using fake identities to get green cards and citizenship through naturalization.

Guest: Ur Jaddou, director of DHS Watch and immigration law professor at American University Washington College of Law

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
Can Mexico’s firebrand leftist President deliver now he has such an overwhelming mandate? Israel’s most prominent human rights lawyer on the reality of occupation. And what’s going on, what’s going wrong, in Sudan?

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
Can coffee make you live longer; finding domestic help online; training school resource officers; Florence and the Machine; and a profile of James Badu, a Minnesotan who works to ensure that those who have spent time in prison–like he did–come back to a community that welcomes them.

6:00 p.m. – Marketplace
Remember Rolling Stone magazine and what it used to be? It wants to be that again.

Guest: Gus Wenner on taking what used to be the family magazine into the digital age.

6:30 p.m. – The Daily
When Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced last week that he would retire this summer, attention immediately turned to the few senators who are willing to break from their parties on major issues — and who may hold the fate of the next Supreme Court nominee in their hands. We speak to one of them.

Guest: Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine.

7 p.m. – The World
Two old friends meet, after a long time apart. They last saw each other when they were schoolboys about to be sent to the Chinese countryside to do hard labor. Neither knew the other had escaped to Hong Kong.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Guest: Film director and rapper Boots Riley. He wrote and directed the new film Sorry to Bother You, a satirical film starring Lakeith Stanfield, one of the stars of the TV series “Atlanta“. Riley raps with his group The Coup. Their new album is the soundtrack to the film.