PRODUCER'S NOTE, THURSDAY, MARCH 31st Live
9 am The Politics of Tax Inversions
MPR News host Kerri Miller talks with Bill George, Senior Fellow at the Harvard Business School and Washington University law professor Adam Rosenzweig—about corporate tax inversions and why the issue seems to have taken a timid foothold in this year’s presidential election. With both Democrats and Republicans taking aim at companies who employ tax inversion, Kerri delves into the reasons why, what the concerns are with this sort of corporate maneuvering and what might be done to get at the root causes behind U.S. companies taking their operations overseas.
Guest #1: Adam Rosenzweig, Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis
Joining from St. Louis
Guest #2: Bill George, Senior Fellow at the Harvard Business School
945 am Climate Cast – Arctic Tourism
As climate change makes the arctic more accessible for tourism, what do we need to make sure is done to protect the landscape, environment and the visitors.
GUEST: Alain Grenier is a professor of tourism and sustainable development at the University of Quebec
10 am Katie Roiphe
Katie Roiphe’s new book, “The Violet Hour,” chronicles the last days of famed writers Susan Sontag, Maurice Sendak, James Salter, and others.
1130 am Evictions
Tom Weber talks with author Matthew Desmond about his book, “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.” As part of his research, Desmond focused in on Milwaukee, WI, documenting high eviction rates in some of the city's neighborhoods, and the effect those evictions have on families and communities.
GUEST: Matthew Desmond
John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences and Codirector of the Justice and Poverty Project at Harvard University
Author of four books: On the Fireline: Living and Dying with WIldland Firefighters (2007), Race in America (with Mustafa Emirbayer, 2015), The Racial Order (with Mustafa Emirbayer, 2015), and Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (2016)