What’s on MPR News – 4/2/19

Tuesday April 2, 2019
(Subject to change as events dictate. This page is updated throughout the day.)

9 a.m. – MPR News with Kerri Miller
The Trump administration’s latest effort to end the Affordable Care Act has raised concerns that millions could lose health coverage. What happens if the ACA is repealed?

Guests: Dan Diamond, author of ” POLITICO Pulse,” POLITCO’s morning briefing on health care politics and policy and host of the PULSE CHECK podcast; Dr. Nancy Nielsen, Senior Associate Dean for Health Policy in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo in New York.

10 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson
What are the odds that a former big city-mayor, and housing secretary will become America’s first Latino president? Julian Castro – former San Antonio Mayor and HUD Secretary faces some stiff opposition, not least from another candidate who is also running from Texas.

11 a.m. – MPR News with Angela Davis
Building a relationship with a family doctor is proven to be good for your health. But how can they help you with big life decisions like birth and end of life?

Guests: Dr. Renee Crichlow, associate program director of the University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency; Deb Dittberner, chief medical officer of Alomere Health.

12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
Chris Farrell’s “Conversations on the Creative Economy” series: “Small business and big data.” Farrell speaks with data analytics entrepreneurs April Seifert and Dale Nitschke.

1 p.m. – The Takeaway
Can Facebook be fixed? Recently Mark Zuckerberg has seemed to be pushing hard for reform of the network and its transparency, both in terms of access and regulation.

House Democrats this week plan to vote to authorize subpoenas for Robert Mueller’s full report, along with subpoenas for five other individuals associated with Trump’s campaign. The Takeaway looks at the history of Congressional subpoena power.

Two months after the blackface scandal that threatened to end his leadership, Democratic Virginia governor Ralph Northam appears to have come out on the other side of the storm mostly unscathed…and now things in the capital seemed to have calmed. The Takeaway examines where this leaves Virginia’s Democratic party heading into elections for the state’s legislature late this year.

U.S.-backed fighters in Syria have declared victory over the Islamic State after defeating them in their last stronghold in Baghouz. With the U.S. leaving only 400 of their 2,000 troops stations in Syria, 200 of which will be joining a NATO force, will this be enough to keep ISIS from reestablishing the caliphate?

A new Hulu series starring Aidy Bryant, called Shrill, based on the Lindy West memoir of the same name, explores the personal story of a self-described fat woman in pursuit of her own lost power. It’s sparked wide-flung interest in a conversation about body image, fat-shaming and invisibility, and other issues faced by people who identify as fat. The Takeaway looks at what works and what doesn’t in the show.

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
The British Prime Minister meets her cabinet to discuss the Brexit crisis; Algeria’s president says he’ll resign before the end of the month; anda political earthquake in Turkey as the President loses support in key cities.

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
Updates from the Noor trial; how the White House retaliated against the security clearances whistleblower; states try to save coal; beef without antibiotics; Minnesota floods.

6:00 p.m. – Marketplace
The Pacific Northwest grows over 70 percent of the country’s French fry potatoes, but a harsh winter has put potato farmers a month behind schedule, and that could leave the fry market out in the cold.

6:30 p.m. – The Daily
Nearly 900 students have been offered admission to one of New York City’s most elite public high schools. Only seven of those students are black.

7 p.m. – The World
Amid the political and economic chaos in Venezuela, people there are using the Zello app to exchange vital information about everything: politics, safety, even food and water. The channel is called “Venezuela hasta los Tuetanos,” which roughly translates as “Venezuelan to the bone.” Host Marco Werman speaks with the Venezuelan woman here in the US who runs the Zello channel.

Plus, we’ll hear the latest on the political battle between Venezuela’s duelling presidents. And The World’s Carol Hills brings us the voices of people in the capital Caracas who are struggling to meet even basic needs like having enough food to eat.

Also today, former US ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson tells Marco why more cooperation with Mexico and Central American nations is still the best way to reduce migration to the US from the region. Jacobson resigned after only serving a year and half under President Trump, and doesn’t think the president’s tendency to issue threats via Twitter is helping to solve problems at the border.

And a group of scientists in Canada study how honey from bee hives can help measure air pollution.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Journalist Nicholas Casey, the Andes bureau chief at The New York Times, has been covering the crisis in Venezuela, where there are shortages in food, medicine, and electricity. Ten percent of the population has left the country, because of the political turmoil and dire economic situation. President Nicolas Maduro holds on to power despite protests by his own citizens, defections from the military, sanctions, and isolation by other countries. Casey has reported from Venezuela, where he lived, but is no longer allowed in the country because of a crackdown on journalists.