What’s on MPR News – 1/22/19

Tuesday Jan. 22, 2019
(Subject to change as events dictate. This page is updated throughout the day.)

9 a.m. – MPR News with Kerri Miller Tiffany Hanssen hosts)
It’s the longest government shutdown in history, now entering its fifth week. It feels like shutdowns are more common these days. Is our perception reality? And if so, is this the new normal when it comes to the U.S. government?

Guests: Dr. Jeffery Engel, associate professor and founding director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University; Linda Bilmes, professor at Harvard Kennedy School.

10 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson
The longer the shutdown, the greater the pain. Farmers, doctors, teachers, small business owners – their concerns are growing. One month into the standoff, hundreds of thousands of Americans are wondering out loud – who’s listening to them?

Guests: Rep. Jennifer Wexton, U.S. Representative (D) for Virginia’s 10th district; Radha Muthiah, president and CEO, Capital Area Food Bank; Robert Leonard, news director, KNIA/ KLRS radio in Iowa;Brook Brubeck, district food services director, Prairie Hill Schools in Kansas.

11 a.m. – MPR News with Angela Davis
Three guests will speak with MPR News host Angela Davis about working with patients who are prescribed opioids and attempts to keep the addictive drugs out of the hands of young, vulnerable people.

Guests: Colleen Ronnei, founder of Change the Outcome; Dr. Charles Reznikoff, Addiction Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare;Richie Bean, opioid prevention team coordinator in Cass County.

12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
Historian Douglas Brinkley, speaking about President Theodore Roosevelt and the national parks. Author of “Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America.” He was interviewed in 2009 by MPR executive editor Mike Edgerly, who is leaving Minnesota Public Radio next week after a nearly 28-year career at MPR.

1 p.m. – The Takeaway
A look at where things stand in negotiations to end the government shutdown.

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
Climate change tops the agenda at the annual World Economic Forum; we examine the Zimbabwean president’s relationship with the army; France and Germany are due to sign a new treaty pledging closer ties.

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
The Black Lung voices; a new entry in the race to build electric trucks; Venezuela and its rebel Congress; a look at the state of the union.

6:00 p.m. – Marketplace
From farmers to furloughed to workers, there’s a lot of uncertainty in the economy. Workers are trying to navigate the unknown.

6:30 p.m. – The Daily
During the midterm elections, an unprecedented number of women ran for office, most of them Democrats. They largely adopted the party’s strategy of focusing on unifying issues and veering away from what were seen as more polarizing topics: abolishing ICE, “Medicare for All” and, especially, impeaching the president.

That strategy worked, and Democrats took back the House. But among those elected last fall were a group of new lawmakers who did not stick to that strategy — and who may end up pushing the Democratic Party to the places it has avoided. Today, we meet a freshman congresswoman who, on her first day in the Capitol, made those theoretical tensions real.

Guests: Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Democrat of Michigan; Andy Mills, a producer for “The Daily.”

7 p.m. – The World
The World is covering today’s news that the Supreme Court is allowing the Trump Administration’s ban on transgender servicemembers in the military to go into effect, while the court case over the policy continues.

Also today, as the World Economic Forum’s annual event in Davos, Switzerland opens, host Marco Werman looks at the issues of global wealth inequality and disruptive trade policies.

Plus, unrest in Venezuela this week, as President Nicolas Maduro puts down an attempted uprising of the national guard and his political opposition plan nationwide protests for this week. Marco talks with reporter Mariana Zuñiga in Caracas about the current situation there, and with Marienne Menjivar of the International Rescue Committee about migrants fleeing Venezuela for Colombia.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Washington Post Journalist Jason Rezaian was the only American citizen reporting from Iran on a permanent basis when he was arrested in 2014, accused of being a spy and held in one of Iran’s most notorious prisons. After two and a half years he was released thanks to the efforts of his family, his employer, the Washington post, and the Obama administration. Rezauab is suing the Iranian government, and he has a new memoir called Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison—Solitary Confinement, a Sham Trial, High Stakes Diplomacy, and the Extraordinary Efforts it Took to Get Me Out.

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