For many, college is seen as the key to opening new economic opportunities. However, students who come from low-income families often have lower graduation rates than their wealthier peers. Today we talk about what colleges can do to help more low income students enroll and graduate on time.
Guests: Anthony Abraham Jack, PhD Candidate in Sociology at Harvard University; Angel Perez, vice president for enrollment and student success at Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut
One of the 100 “most notable” books of 2015 was Steven Brill’s “America’s Bitter Pill”. We will listen back to that conversation today in preparation for a live conversation about the state of the Affordable Care Act in 2016.
In 2013, Steven Brill changed the national health care conversation with some difficult-to-swallow numbers. In an investigative piece for TIME magazine, he looked at the real costs behind extravagant hospital bills.
11:00 a.m. - How to cover race in America: A Broadcast Journalist Series discussion
As part of Minnesota Public Radio's Broadcast Journalist Series, Chow joined Tom Weber at the University of St. Thomas this past fall. Kat Chow covers race, ethnicity, and culture for NPR’s Code Switch team. They talked about Chow’s approach to covering race in America. They also discussed diversity, and the lack of it, in journalism. Guest: Kat Chow, Reporter and founding member of NPR’s Code Switch team
12:00 & 9:00 p.m. - MPR News Presents
Rev. Martin Luther King Day: You'll hear the morning keynote from the Minneapolis Convention Center (former Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachussetts) and the newly uncovered 1962 speech given by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the National Press Club. He was the first “American Negro” to speak at the Press Club.
by Sam Choo, MPR News edited by Stephanie Curtis, MPR News1/15/2016 8:32:15 PM