What’s on MPR News – 2/25/19

Monday Feb. 25 , 2019
(Subject to change as events dictate. This page is updated throughout the day.)

9 a.m. – MPR News with Kerri Miller
Kerri Miller runs down the week in politics with Ken Rudin, host of The Political Junkie Podcast.

9:20 a.m. – Observers of politics often refer to the potential power of the Latino vote. But what exactly is that potential?

Guests: Gabriel Sanchez, Associate Professor, Political Science at University of New Mexico in Albuquerque

10 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson
Once a privilege of the wealthy alone, elite universities across the U.S. became a reality for students from low-income backgrounds beginning in the 1990s. Institutions like Princeton University and Amherst College implemented no-loan policies with the hope that low-income students would enroll and later graduate debt-free; others bolstered their scholarship offerings.

As a result, racial and socioeconomic diversity have increased on many college campuses. But what actually happens once disadvantaged students get to college?

Guests: Anthony Abraham Jack, assistant professor of education and junior fellow, Harvard University; Melissa “Missy” Foy, executive director, Georgetown Scholars Program, Georgetown University.

11 a.m. – MPR News with Angela Davis
Attorney General Keith Ellison has pledged to take on overpriced prescription drugs, predatory lending and other issues that affect Minnesotans’ wallets. He also joined a lawsuit with 15 other states to challenge President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency.

Guest: Keith Ellison, Attorney general of Minnesota

12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
A new debate from the Intelligence Squared series. The debate motion is “We Should Subsidize Preschool.” This time, it’s a one-on-one debate. One is a human being, and one is an IBM Artificial Intelligence “debater.” Each side was given the debate motion 15 minutes before the debate started.

1 p.m. – The Takeaway
A community where menstruation is stigmatized gets help from a simple machine. We talk to the director of the documentary “Period. End of Sentence”.

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
Venezuela’s opposition leader addresses a regional leaders’ summit, and will formally ask them to keep all options on the table.

A court in the Hague rules on whether the UK has sovereignty over the Chagos Islands, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean.

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
Addiction in Ohio; hairstyle discrimination banned in New York; an abuse survivor returns from the Rome summit; etiquette in a cashless world.

6:00 p.m. – Marketplace
Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spent over a decade at the Fed and helped guide the American economy out of the Great Recession. This episode features a conversation with Yellen on the lessons she learned and where the economy might be headed.

6:30 p.m. – The Daily
The United States believes that whoever controls fifth-generation cellular networks, known as 5G, will have a global advantage for decades to come. The fear is that China is almost there.

Guest: David E. Sanger, a national security correspondent for The New York Times and the author of “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age.”

7 p.m. – The World
The international human trafficking ring that was uncovered in Florida recently put a few high-profile men in the news. But what happens to the women who are identified in these sting operations? Today, The World looks at how trafficking networks operate, how women are coerced and forced into them, and the legal status they have after being freed from sexual enslavement.

Also today, we examine the likeliest scenarios to end the power struggle in Venezuela, after the opposition leader Juan Guaidó invited international intervention over the weekend. The World’s Carol Hills looks at what it means when US leaders say ‘all options are the table.”

And, last night the Oscar for best short documentary went to “Period. End Of Sentence,” a film about the practice in some cultures of banishing women who are menstruating. We speak with Shumass Bhatta, a Nepali woman who is working to end the practice in her country.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Film director Yoruba Richen’s new documentary “The Green Book: Guide to Freedom” is about the book for African-Americans from the pre-civil rights era which helped travelers find safe places to stay, eat, shop, and do business. It was written by Victor H. Green who wrote “The Negro Motorist Green Book.” The documentary premieres today on the Smithsonian Channel.