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Producer's note for Tuesday, May 31, 2016Note: Chris Farrell hosts our in-depth conversations in the 9 and 10am hours9am -- Co-Housing
As aging Americans find themselves as empty-nesters yet still not wanting to leave home, they are more and more renting out those extra rooms, often at a lower than market price. It’s good for Baby Boomer homeowners and good for renters, economically, socially and emotionally. MPR News senior economics editor Chris Farrell talks with Wendi Burkhardt, CEO and co-founder of Silvernest, a home sharing network in Boulder, Colorado, and with Chris Durrett, architect and founder of The Cohousing Company in Nevada City, California about the implications of senior co-housing arrangements on cities, families and older Americans.Guests:
- Wendi Burkhardt, CEO and co-founder of Silvernest (a home sharing network) in Boulder, CO
- Chris Durrett, architect and founder of The Cohousing Company9:45 -- Thread Podcast excerpt: Kevin Powell
Each week we're releasing a new conversation between Kerri and a scientist, author, comedian or other big thinker about a book that changed their life. This week, the guest is activist and author Kevin Powell. Kevin has spent a lot of time thinking about his past while writing a new memoir, and he told Kerri that when he looks back, one book -- Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston -- stood out to him. It took reading the work of strong women writers, he said, to help him understand what it meant to be a man.10am -- Political Junkie
The Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, talks with MPR News host Tom Weber about the upcoming California primary and how disappointed he is that Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders will not debate one another.10:20 -- Tough job market for people without degrees
The class of 2016 is entering the best job market in years, but for people without a post-secondary degree the options are slim. MPR News senior economics editor Chris Farrell and his guests talk about the changing American economy, and what that means for jobs of the future.Guests:
- Jared Bernstein is a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. He was former executive director of the White House Task Force on the Middle Class and member of President Obama’s economics team.
- Anthony Carnevale, research professor and director of the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University10:55 -- Thread Question of the Week
Stephanie Curtis and Tracy Mumford answer one good question about the world of literature.11am -- Mesabi academy
As Mesabi Academy begins its internal investigation, APM Reports journalists Tom Scheck and Curtis Gilbert delve deeper into further reports of abuse. The maltreatment of young people at Mesabi Academy may be the tip of the iceberg, as research reveals widespread abuse of young people in similar facilities across the U.S.
Guest: Laura Abrams Professor Social Welfare at UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare11:15 Body Cameras
MPR News host Tom Weber and his guests break down the body camera legislation recently approved by state legislators.Guests:- Rep. Dan Schoen
- Nekima Levy PoundsNoon and 9pm -- MPR News Presents
Gary Eichten moderates a discussion at the Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis with nationally renowned Russia expert Nick Hayes of St. John's University. (recorded Thursday May 26th)
Joan Soranno designed the Garden Mausoleum at Lakewood Cemetary in Minneapolis.
An excellent radio program about the design and meaning of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.WNYCHow do you memorialize a war that was more tragic than triumphant? Inscribed with the name of every fallen soldier, Maya Lin’s granite wall became a sacred place for veterans.
At 11am on MPR News with Tom Weber, we'll talk about the architecture of memorials and how our idea of memorial spaces has changed over the years.Guests:- Prof. Victoria Young, Chair of Art History at University of St. Thomas
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Tom Weber returns on Tuesday, May 31.
Ted Evenson, taken by John Bacich
The Pioneer Hotel, Minneapolis (Mn Historical Society)