What’s on MPR News – 5/30/19

Monday May 30, 2019
Posting will be light here today.

9 a.m. – MPR News with Kerri Miller
Steffanie Strathdee, an epidemiologist, and her husband Tom Patterson were on vacation in Egypt. Suddenly Patterson came down with a stomach bug. Turns out it was a superbug that was antibiotic resistant. Strathdee did what any scientist would do; she researched as much as she could to find a way to save her husband.

Guest: Steffanie Strathdee and Tom Patterson. Strathdee is author of “The Perfect Predator: A Scientist’s Race to Save her Husband from a Deadly Superbug.”

10 a.m.- 1A with Joshua Johnson
Tim Ryan was just 29 years old when he won his first term in Congress back in 2002. Today, he is one of more than 20 Democrats running for the White House. So what stands him out from all the others?

11 a.m. – MPR News with Angela Davis
In her new memoir, “Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward,” Valerie Jarrett shares the details of her early childhood in Iran, the racism and segregation her family endured in Chicago in the 1950s, the challenge of being a single mother after her divorce, and her time in the Obama White House.

12 p.m. – MPR News Presents
Scott Pelley of CBS News and 60 Minutes spoke at the National Press Club about his new memoir, “Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter’s Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times.” He says freedom of the press is what protects all of our other rights, and what worries him most is that “we’ve gone from the information age to the disinformation age.” (Recorded 5/22/19)

1 p.m. – The Takeaway
After Robert Mueller delivered his remarks regarding the special counsel’s investigation, The Takeaway talks with Democratic lawmaker Representative Jamie Raskin, who sits on the House Judiciary Committee. Raskin has called for an impeachment inquiry into behavior and actions uncovered by the Mueller Report, which puts him at odds with Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Severe weather across the US continues: massive thunderstorms dumping torrential rains in Oklahoma, Kansas and surrounding states during the past two weeks. The Takeaway checks in on communities in the region to see how they are faring, as concerns grow over what this prolonged flooding could mean not just for people’s homes and daily lives, but for farmers and food.

By 2020, 70 percent of the dams in the US will be at least 50 years old, and the number of dams that are potentially hazardous is growing. With storms testing dams like the Keystone in Oklahoma, The Takeaway looks at the state of dams in the US in the face of growing potential for climate change-related disaster.

A loo at police department pursuit policies and how they intersect with what’s known as the felony murder rule. Under the legal doctrine of felony murder, if someone dies as a result of a felony, anyone who participated in that felony — even if they didn’t kill or even mean to kill anyone — is as guilty as a killer.

A new documentary on Netflix chronicles three Puerto Rican women and their families who were displaced by Hurricane Maria and ended up in New York City. The Takeaway talks to filmmaker and professor Frances Negrón-Muntaner about the blacklash the film is receiving.

2 p.m. – BBC NewsHour
A deadly boat accident in the Hungarian capital, Budapest; the political deadlock in Israel leads to a new general election; and what difference will a summit in Saudi Arabia make to tensions with Iran?

3 p.m. – All Things Considered
A federal push to raise the tobacco age to 21; the NBA finals; predicting tornadoes; fathers win parental leave; and almost 13 years after its finale, HBO’s Deadwood is back as a TV movie.

6:00 p.m. – Marketplace
America’s first offshore windfarm started off the coast of Rhode Island three years ago. Now, as states set more renewable energy goals, more are set to develop. But the project is proving controversial.

6:30 p.m. – The Daily
Robert Mueller, the special counsel, discussed his investigation of Russian election interference for the first time on Wednesday. He did not absolve President Trump of obstruction of justice, saying: “If we had enough confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.”

7 p.m. – The World
Sampling new flavors and the words that describe them. We’re in a marketplace in Bangkok.

8 p.m. – Fresh Air
Journalist Adam Liptak is Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times. He’ll discuss the court’s recent rulings on abortion, and what they could mean for the future of Roe v. Wade; the role the court might play in congressional committees subpoenas that President Trump is resisting, and how the court is changing with Trump’s two appointees, Justices Gorusch and Kanaugh.