PRODUCER'S NOTE, TUESDAY, APRIL 18th | Minnesota Public Radio News


9:06 New York Primary Check-in

Hook: It’s the morning of the New York state presidential primary election…

Description: All of the 2016 presidential candidates have been campaigning hard in the state of New York in order to add a few more much-contested delegates to their columns. MPR News host Kerri Miller talks with political correspondent for New York Magazine Ed Kilgore about the sentiments of voters heading to the polls and how the day is shaping up on both sides of the political aisle. 

Guest #1: Ed Kilgore, political correspondent for New York Magazine

9:20 Politically mixed marriages

In an era of such extreme political polarization, can relationships between people with two different political ideologies really last? Many do, though evidence suggests that Americans are less and less willing to marry someone from a different party. MPR News host Kerri Miller talks with two relationship experts about what it’s like to live in a politically-mixed relationship and how to effectively agree to disagree.

Guest 1: Dr. Jeanne Safer is a psychotherapist and the author of “The Golden Condom and Other Essays on Love Lost and Found,” which was published this month (April 2016) 

Guest 2:  Scott Stanley: Research professor and co-director of the Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver

10:15 Jane Hamilton 

Every farm family must think about the next generation and who will carry on the in the family business, if anyone. In her new novel, “The Excellent Lombards,” Jane Hamilton examines what it means when one family considers abandoning agriculture. 

11 am Itasca State Park

DESCRIPTION: Tomorrow <<April 20>> is the 125th anniversary of Minnesota’s oldest state park: Itasca. State Parks and Trails Director Erika Rivers joins us in studio to talk about the celebration, plus what’s new this season at parks across the state.

GUEST: Erika Rivers
Parks and Trails Division, Minnesota DNR

MPR News Presents

Noon: Historian Ellen Fitzpatrick, "The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women's Quest for the American Presidency." (She spoke at the JFK Presidential Library in Boston.)  

9PM:  NY primaries--election night coverage.


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