What’s on MPR News – 4/3/19

Wednesday April 3, 2019
(Subject to change as events dictate. This page is updated throughout the day.)

9 a.m. – MPR News with Kerri Miller
As women’s voices in faith communities become more necessary and more influential, we are opening a new series of conversations titled, “Women in Faith.”

Guest: Sister Simone Campbell, a Catholic nun & founder of the Network Lobby for Catholic Social Justice.

10 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson
The Democratic presidential field includes two veterans. A former Marine and current congressman is eyeing a run too, motivated in large part by his five-month-old daughter.

Guest: Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton.

11 a.m. – MPR News with Angela Davis (Stephanie Curtis hosts)
In recognition of Minnesota Music Month, we invited The Current’s Andrea Swensson to join us on the program. Swensson will highlight some new songs by Minnesota artists and share the stories behind them.

12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
University of Texas professor Michael Lind speaks at the St. Olaf College Institute for Freedom and Community in an event titled, “Immigration and the New Class War.”

1 p.m. – The Takeaway
Two separate measures to send disaster relief aid to Puerto Rico failed to advance to the Senate on Monday, leaving the island without much-needed funding as it continues to feel the impacts of hurricane devastation more than a year later.

The Takeaway turns to Chicago where on Tuesday, voters elected Lori Lightfoot to be their next mayor. She’ll be the first African American woman to serve as Chicago’s mayor, as well as the city’s first openly gay mayor.

Michael Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden was defeated in her bid to become a city council member in Ferguson, Missouri on Tuesday. Rachel Lippmann, a reporter covering politics and criminal justice for St. Louis Public Radio, joins the Takeaway to talk about the election results.

On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell lost a vote to overhaul the confirmation process for federal court nominees. Currently, 30 hours of debate time are required before a nominee can be confirmed. The rule change would lower it to just two hours.

The Takeaway convenes three people to go beyond the politics to take a thoughtful and wide-ranging look at the topic of reparations.

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
Deadly floods in Iran; Britain’s Brexit shambles enters a new phase of crisis; and what the people of Lashkar Gar make of the possibility of the Taliban returning to Afghan government.

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
Noor trial update; Nashville’s cherry tree drama; FAA crash explanation draws criticism; Planet Money: Student IPO.

6:00 p.m. – Marketplace
Joining a credit union today may be easier than ever and that has banks crying foul. A look at why credit union membership has become an issue in the financial sector.

6:30 p.m. – The Daily
President Trump has backed away from his call to replace the Affordable Care Act with a Republican alternative. Why did his own party talk him out of it?

7 p.m. – State of the State
MPR News provides live coverage of Gov. Tim Walz’s first State of the State address. Hosted by Mike Mulcahy.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
The rise of white supremacy after the Civil War and reconstruction when white southerners found ways to roll back new rights for African Americans. Terry Gross talks with historian Henry Louis Gates, Jr., about his new book Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy and the Rise of Jim Crow. And contributor Sam Briger interviews comic Rob Delaney, co-creator and co-star of the series Catastrophe on Amazon.