PRODUCER'S NOTE, TUESDAY, MARCH 29TH | Minnesota Public Radio News


9 am Europe After Brussels

Thirty-five people are dead (<>) and more than 300 are injured after an alleged ISIS attack at an airport and metro station in Brussels last week. The attack reignited fears around the world about the threat of potential terror. Presidential hopefuls in the United States spoke out against the attacks and also revealed their national security plans if elected in 2016. During today’s discussion we’re joined by two national security experts who will help us sort through the plans major party candidates have put forward.


Rick “Ozzie” Nelson, a former director of the CSIS Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program, and currently a nonresident senior associate at CSIS

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Daniel Wagner, CEO of Country Risk Solutions, a risk advisory firm based in the US

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945 am Op-ed Supreme Court Nominee

University of Minnesota professor Richard Painter says that even Republican presidents would nominate Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.


GUEST: Richard Painter is a professor of corporate law at the University of Minnesota


10 am Jon Ronson REBROADCAST

We'll re-air Kerri's 2015 interview with author Jon Ronson about his book, 'So You've Been Publicly Shamed.' The book is out in paperback today.

10:50 am Thread Question

How has the Cuban embargo affected publishing?

11 am Event Re-air: Violence Against Black Men

It’s an important public health issue in this state and country -- violence against black men.

Tom Weber recently moderated an event in Minneapolis in which four guests discussed why it’s a public health issue, and what can be done about it. We’ll air a shortened version of that event.                                                                                                 

Guest 1:

Deborah Prothrow-Stith

Teaches at Harvard's school of public health, where she's the Previous Associate Dean for Diversity and the Henry Pickering Walcott Professor of Public Health Practice

Guest 2:

Brett Grant

Director of Policy and Research for a group called Voices for Racial Justice

Guest 3:

Gretchen Musicant

Health Commissioner for the city of Minneapolis.

Guest 4:

William Blair Anderson

Chief of Police for the city of St. Cloud


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