What’s on MPR News -2/27/19

Wednesday Feb. 27, 2019
(Subject to change as events dictate. This page is updated throughout the day.)

9 a.m. – Live NPR Special Coverage
President Trump’s longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, will testify before the House Oversight Committee. Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings has signaled that the committee will question Cohen about topics including “debts and payments relating to efforts to influence the 2016 US Presidential election” as well as the president’s compliance with campaign finance and tax laws.

The hearing is expected to last 8 to 10 hours. MPR News will evaluate the value of ongoing coverage during the day.

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
Wrapping up the Cohen hearing; Trump in Vietnam; a rash of Chicago police suicides; the cross case at the Supreme Court; the NICS reporting system.

6:00 p.m. – Marketplace
In part two of a three part series looking at why no Wall Street CEO served jail time after the 2008 financial crisis, a look at a high-profile trial loss that shook the Justice Department.

6:30 p.m. – The Daily
For months, allegations of fraud have swirled around a congressional race in North Carolina’s Ninth District, but the Republican at the center of the controversy has held on. Why is he giving up now?

Guest: Alan Blinder, who covers the American South for The New York Times.

7 p.m. – The World
Two nuclear tension points have our attention today: the Korean Peninsula and Kashmir. President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un are now in the middle of their summit in Vietnam, where they are discussing a deal to denuclearize the Korean peninsula and possibly bring the Korean War to an official end. Meanwhile, hostilities are escalating in Kashmir between two nuclear powers, India and Pakistan. The World’s Carol Hills talks with reporters in both regions about the stakes and possibilities for de-escalating two nuclear crises.

Also, our series of special reports from Saudi Arabia continues with a look at what hinders Saudi women from getting good exercise. The World’s Shirin Jaafari reports on a cycling program that’s breaking down barriers.

Plus, Michael Cohen. The president’s former lawyer is testifying before the House Oversight Committee, with a live television audience. The World’s Matthew Bell explains what Cohen’s testimony reveals about US-Russian relations.

8 p.m. – 1A with Joshua Johnson
A summary of and reacting to Michael Cohen’s testimony to a congressional committee. It’s called Cohen & The Court of Public Opinion, an opportunity for the country to react & share their thoughts on Mr. Cohen’s testimony.

9 p.m. – Fresh Air
Guest: Clinical psychologist and best-selling author Mary Pipher.

After writing a book about the pressures and anxieties faced by teenage girls (Reviving Ophelia), and a book about baby boomers taking care of their aging parents (Another Country), Pipher hass written a new book about women like herself who are transitioning into older age: Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s currents & flourishing as we age.