What’s on MPR News – 9/7/18

Friday Sept. 7, 2018
(Subject to change as events dictate)

9 a.m. – 1A with Joshua Johnson (Guest host Todd Zwillich)
Domestic news roundup. An explosive Washington “whodunnit” prompts a conversation about a palace coup. Brett Kavanaugh’s Q & A turns noisy & rebellious. And Bob Woodward drops a political blockbuster. It has been a week.

Guests: Ron Elving, senior editor and correspondent, NPR; Anita Kumar, White House correspondent, McClatchy Newspapers; Josh Kraushaar , political editor, National Journal.

10 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson(Guest host Todd Zwillich)
International news roundup. Idlib and the millions who call it home find themselves in the crosshairs. America tells Iran, Russia & Syria to back off. In Pakistan, Pompeo looks for a reset and Brazil mourns of the loss of some of its finest artifacts.

Guests: Elise Labott, global affairs correspondent, CNN; Paul Danahar, Washington bureau chief of the BBC; Karen Attiah, Global Opinions editor, The Washington Post; Carlos Holmes Trujillo, Colombian foreign minister.

11 a.m. – Friday Politics with Mike Mulcahy
First up: We’ll hear from the two gubernatorial candidates you’ll see on your ballot running for governor this November: Libertarian candidate Josh Welter, and Chris Wright with the Grassroots-Legalize Cannabis party. Then: Democrats and Republicans are divided on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and Democrats on the committee spent much of the week trying to slow down the confirmation process. U of M professor Timothy Johnson will break it down for host Mike Mulcahy. And finally: MPR political reporters Brian Bakst and Briana Bierschbach join the program to look back at the rest of the week’s political news.

12 p.m. -The Takeaway
In a chaotic week in Washington, what mattered and what was just noise.

1 p.m. – Science Friday
Forget cubicle farms: is it time to go back to private offices? As workplaces become more transparent than ever, host Ira Flatow talks about the research behind how we work, who we are at work, and how that’s changing. Plus, how do sheep and deer figure out the route to greener pastures each spring? A look at the mental maps of migrating animals.

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
Idlib the last rebel stronghold in Syria faces an all out government offensive and a possible humanitarian catastrophe. Can it be averted?

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
The week in politics; Chicago police shooting trial; Serena Williams.

6:00 p.m. – Marketplace
From a Keurig and Dr. Pepper merger to JM Smucker spinning off Pillsbury, there’s been a lot of corporate reshuffling in food lately. Turns out, there’s a powerful force behind these big brand moves– private equity firms.

6:30 p.m. – The Daily
The New York Times published an account by an unnamed member of the Trump administration about resistance figures operating inside the government. “I would know,” the official wrote. “I am one of them.”

Guest: James Dao, Op-Ed editor for The Times.

7 p.m. – The World
Journalist and former Marine C.J. Chivers on why some of America’s war fighters think our military has lost its way.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Long haul trucker Finn Murphy has logged over a million miles and has been moving stuff back and forth across the country since 1980. He’s what’s known in the business as a “bed bugger” – a term for the truckers who move people’s belongings for them. Murphy has written a new memoir, The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road (Rebroadcast)