Producer's Note, Friday, May 20th Live
Friday, May 20th
9 am Roundtable
Today on the Friday roundtable our topic is brains. The human brain is roughly bigger than our two fists. It contains 86 billion neurons and it gets approximately 20 percent of the oxygen coming from our lungs and 20 percent of the blood pumped from our hearts. Today (Friday), over 100 (120) neuroscientists are in town for the 30th anniversary of the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience. We'll speak with three members of the program about their work with the human brain...
Dr. Huda Zogbi is the director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital and a professor at Baylor College of Medicine.
Tom Jessell is the co-director of the Mortimer B Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, co-director of the Kavli Institute for Brain science at Columbia University
J Anthony Movshon is the director of the NYU Center for Neural Science.
10 am Regrets
Open phone lines -- what do you regret? Call us.
1030 BBC Doc
Why are white women dying?
11 am Archbishop Hebda (in studio)
11:30 am Okee Dokee
The Okee Dokee Brothers are out with their third album, 'Saddle Up.'
Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander joined Tom Weber in MPR’s Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser studio to talk about their music - and play some songs from the new album.
MPR News Noon and 9 PM
Promo copy: On MPR News Presents at NOON and 9PM Friday May 20-you can hear political reporter Jay Newton-Small of Time magazine... she's written a new book titled, "Broad Influence: How Women are Changing the Way America Works." (She spoke this spring at the Commonwealth Club of California.) Friday noon and 9 PM, or anytime online at mpr news dot org.