What’s on MPR News – 1/23/19

Wednesday Jan. 23, 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)
A discussion about Brexit.

9:20 a.m. -The number of people living with obesity has nearly tripled since the 1970s. What are possible solutions to end the crisis.

Guests: Marion Nestle is the author of “Unsavory Truth: How the Food Industry Skews the Science of What We Eat,” ; Deborah Cohen is a senior physician policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and the author of “A Big Fat Crisis: The Hidden Influences Behind the Obesity Epidemic—and How We Can End It.”

10 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson
What did you make of that standoff between a group of high school boys and a Native American protester?Some suggest we’ve reached a point where what you believe matters less than whose side you’re on. All of it amplified by a technology we don’t yet know how to control.

11 a.m. – MPR News with Angela Davis
Dr. Mae Jemison made history when, in 1992, she became the first African-American woman to travel to space. Now she’s working to get more women and girls into science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Jemison, a physician and an engineer, worked as a NASA astronaut for six years.

11:20 a.m. – Two guests will speak with MPR News host Angela Davis about their experience as women of color in science, technology, engineering and mathematical careers in Minnesota. Although the number of women in STEM careers is on the rise, women of color still make a small percentage overall. How do these guests deal with being the only ones in a career of mostly white peers.

Guests: Ashley McCray, Research and Development Engineer at General Mills; Dr. Reatha Clark King, first female African American research chemist at the National Bureau of Standards, a faculty member and later dean at York College, president of Metropolitan State University in Minneapolis, vice president of General Mills Corporation, and President/Executive Director of General Mills Foundation.

12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
The history of guns in America. Saul Cornell, author of “A Well-Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control“, who spoke in St. Paul at the Minnesota Historical Society’s “History Forum.” Thursday is Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus Lobbying Day at the Capitol.

1 p.m. – The Takeaway
President Trump rationalizes his demands for a border wall, with the opioid crisis. But as the shutdown drags on, federal funding designed to alleviate the epidemic is strained.

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
Mass protest in Venezuela. As the economic crisis deepens, reports suggest President Trump may recognize an opposition leader as the country’s legitimate president; the Antarctic glacier the size of Great Britain that’s at risk of collapsing into the ocean; and the European Commission urges its member states to tighten checks for so-called “golden passports.”

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
Obstetrics in rural Minnesota – Part 2; IRS employees called back to work; recession solutions.

6:00 p.m. – Marketplace
A conversation about how Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company is reacting to U.S. trade tariffs, and how its tire and auto market is responding to today’s economic demands.

6:30 p.m. – The Daily
Over the course of three days, the narrative of an encounter between young men wearing hats bearing President Trump’s slogan and a Native American veteran has become a pick-your-side story where who holds power and who’s at fault are all up for debate. What can actually be said about what happened on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial?

Guest: Elizabeth Dias, who covers faith and politics for The New York Times.

7 p.m. – The World
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin today in Moscow, about their overlapping interests in Iran and Syria. We look at reverberations from two strongmen trying to set the agenda for a troubled region.

And an Australian politician is openly discussing her recreational drug use, and calling out hypocrisy around Australia’s drug laws. Marco Werman talks with Cate Faehrmann, a member of the Green party in the Australian state of New South Wales.

Plus, The World’s Carolyn Beeler explains how the fragility of one Antarctic glacier could potentially be the cause of future massive sea level changes globally. She’ll also preview her own seven-week reporting trip with climate researchers to the Thwaites glacier, and letting listeners know how to submit their questions to her during her stay in Antarctica.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Terry Gross talks with the San Quentin inmate Earlonne Woods, who’s told his story and the stories of his fellow inmates on the podcast Ear Hustle. After 21 years in prison, he’s now free. His sentence was commuted nearly two months ago by Gov. Jerry Brown.

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