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The week in Minnesota politics
MPR News political editor and host Mike Mulcahy talks with several guests about the week in Minnesota politics –the stadium controversy, a looming debate over school choice, and more. We’ll broadcast live from the MPR Capitol Bureau.GUEST:Tim Nelson, general assignment reporter for MPR NewsGUESTS:Rep. Jim Davnie, DFL-MinneapolisSarah Anderson, R-PlymouthGUEST:Rep. Debra Hilstrom, DFL-Brooklyn CenterPolitical reporter roundtableGUESTS:Brian Bakst, covers politics and state government for MPR News
Tim Pugmire, covers politics and state government for MPR News
1A: There's shock at the killing in broad daylight of Kim Jong-un's brother. And Moscow worries the West by putting missiles where they said they wouldn't. Get up to speed on what's happening around the world. A panel of journalists joins Joshua Johnson for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
The Friday Roundtable: Oscars
Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis, the Cube Critics, are joined by Andrew Peterson of IFP Minnesota to talk about the Oscar nominated movies.
What was your favorite Academy Award-nominated film or performance this year? And why was it your favorite? Call 651-227-6000 or 800-242-2828 or leave your favorite in the comment area below.
“Hell or High Water”
“La La Land”
“Manchester by the Sea”
Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”
Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge”
Ryan Gosling, “La La Land,”
Viggo Mortensen, “Captain Fantastic”
Denzel Washington, “Fences”
Isabelle Huppert, “Elle”
Ruth Negga, “Loving”
Natalie Portman, “Jackie”
Emma Stone, “La La Land”
Meryl Streep, “Florence Foster Jenkins”
Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”
Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water”
Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea”
Dev Patel, “Lion”
Michael Shannon, “Nocturnal Animals”
Viola Davis, “Fences”
Naomie Harris, “Moonlight”
Nicole Kidman, “Lion”
Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures”
Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea”
NPR.org: The president's first choice, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his nomination on Wednesday after facing criticism from members of both parties. Puzder's confirmation hearing had been scheduled for Thursday.
The role of ethnic media in Minnesota
In a political climate in which communities of color are making the news, Tom Weber and co-host Doualy Xaykaothao talk with three reporters about the role of ethnic media. Chonburi Lee is a reporter with 3HmongTV, Cristeta Boarini is the editor of Daily Planet, and Ibrahim Hirsi is a staff writer for MinnPost.Does mainstream media only cover stories like immigration, policing and crime when it comes to communities of color? Do communities of color trust mainstream media?Guest:Cristeta Boarini, editor of Daily PlanetIbrahim Hirsi, journalist for MinnPostChonburi Lee, reporter for Hmong TV
1A: Prominent Republicans — from former Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson to the former chair of the board of Walmart — are urging the White House and Congress to adopt a market-based plan to address climate change.
Congress reacts to President Trumps first monthPresident Trump’s first month in office has been tumultuous: national security advisor Michael Flynn resigned, there have been reports that senior members of President Trump’s campaign were in regular contact with Russian intelligence officials prior to the election, the Office of Government Ethics calls on the White House to discipline Kellyanne Conway over her comments regarding Ivanka Trump’s clothing line. Congressional Republicans are mixed in their reaction to all of the chaotic news. And it comes amid their own work to repeal and replace Obamacare, which seems to be stalled. MPR News host Kerri Miller talks with Linda Chavez, chairman of Center for Equal Opportunity, and J. Tobin Grant, professor at Southern Illinois University Department of Political Science about the Congressional response to President Trump’s first month in office.
Investigators are still determining a motive behind the calls. The communications were swept up as U.S. agencies targeted known Russian operatives.
MPR News host Tom Weber talks with Russia expert Nick Hayes about President Trump and his relationship with Russia. Hayes is a history professor at St. John's University and the College of St. Benedict.
NPR.org: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to meet President Trump, who might be changing U.S. policy on settlements, Jerusalem and Israel's adversary — Iran.
We will carry their joint press conference live.
In the years after the Civil War, a group of African Americans found prosperity and opportunities in Washington D.C. But it quickly came to an end. Listen to this hour's 1A for more about this time in history.
President Trump’s evolving foreign policyAbout one month in to Donald Trump’s presidency and his foreign policy is often controversial and his leadership appears to be controversial. Russia, China, Taiwan, Mexico, Iran and the NATO alliance have all been the subject of conflicting statements and policy. MPR News host Kerri Miller talks with David Schanzer, Director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security at Duke University and Molly O’Toole, senior reporter at Foreign Policy Magazine about the implications of national security advisory Michael Flynn’s resignation and all of the foreign policy implications around the shake-up.Guests:David Schanzer, director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security at Duke University