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KQED Public Radio: Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Spanish-Language Ad Campaign NPR looks at how the presidential campaigns are using Spanish-language ads. Although Spanish-language political advertising is way up over 2008, it still represents just a tiny portion of the total -- far less than what commercial advertisers spend to reach Hispanic consumers. And some ads are more successful than others as campaigns are still learning how to reach Hispanic voters.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    City Arts & Lectures Paul Auster Poet, translator, editor, author, screenwriter and director Paul Auster is the author of 16 novels, five screenplays and numerous other works that range from a volume of poetry to a translation of Sartre. Considered one of the most intellectual writers of our time, Auster has pursued a literary career of uncommon seriousness, abundance and originality. Psychological depth and intertwined stories have long characterized Auster's fiction, from "The New York Trilogy" to "Moon Palace" to "Oracle Night." In his newest book "Winter Journal," Auster brings his readers an intimate memoir about the life of a writer. Paul Auster appeared in conversation with author Daniel Handler on September 19, 2012.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition The Pivot Presidential candidates do a lot of warming up for debate nights. But they're not always preparing to answer the questions. There's one classic technique in debating, and when it's executed smoothly, a candidate can sound sincere but evade the question. And the audience may not even notice. Hear about the technique called "The Pivot" on the next Morning Edition.
  • 5:00 am
    Morning Edition
    The California Report 5:50am, 6:50am & 8:50am

    KQED News 6am, 6:30am, 7am, 7:30am, 8am, 8:30am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 4:30pm


    Perspectives 6:06am, 7:35am & 11:30pm

  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
  • 9:00 am
    Forum Election Law and 'The Voting Wars' In the 12 years since armies of lawyers argued over hanging chads in Florida, election-related lawsuits have more than doubled. Law professor and election law expert Richard Hasen says we should expect even more bitter, partisan disputes over election law in coming years. We'll discuss voter ID laws, claims of voter fraud and voter suppression, plus Hasen's new book, "The Voting Wars: From Florida 2000 to the Next Election Meltdown."
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Sherman Alexie Author Sherman Alexie broke into the literary scene in the mid-'90s with "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven" and other stories about growing up on a reservation. Since then, he hasn't shied away from sensitive topics like alcoholism and abuse among Native Americans. His book "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" was on the list of Top 10 most frequently challenged books in America. Alexie joins Forum to talk about his book "Blasphemy," a collection of 15 new stories and 15 old favorites covering topics from donkey basketball to wind turbines.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday Political Junkie President Obama and Mitt Romney get cramming for the first presidential debate. Missouri's Todd Akin longs for the more "ladylike" Claire McCaskill of 2006. And balloting begins -- it's early voting. Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins the program in Saint Louis.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday Mississippi River Poet T.S. Elliot described the Mississippi river as "a strong brown god-sullen, untamed and intractable." The river anchors one of the world's largest watersheds. Shippers rely on it to carry much of the country's grain and coal. Millions rely on it for drinking water and often the interests don't line up. Talk of the Nation discusses balancing the demands on the Mississippi River.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Character actor Stephen Tobolowsky Character actor Stephen Tobolowsky was Bill Murray's annoying high school friend in "Groundhog Day." He's also had recurring roles in "Heroes," "Deadwood," "Californification" and "Glee." He discusses his new memoir with Terry Gross.
  • 2:00 pm
    World Germany's No Pay - No Pray Registered Catholics and Protestants in Germany pay extra on their income tax. That amounts to billions of dollars for Germany's churches. Those who choose to NOT pay the tax risk being denied a Church wedding, baptism or funeral.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace China's Moving Workers Factory workers are leaving China's coastal cities to go back to their inland hometowns. And increased job opportunities are making these homecomings particularly welcoming.
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm & 6pm


    Nigeria Lead Poisoning -- There's a gold rush going on in northern Nigeria. The catch is that the gold is embedded in layers of lead. The primitive methods people are using to recover the gold is exposing them and their children to lethal amounts of lead. There have been 400 deaths so far and more than 2,500 people are being treated for lead poisoning.
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    NPR News NPR Special News Coverage of the Presidential Debate Presidential Debate in Denver, Colorado -- Tune in to KQED Public Radio for special live coverage from NPR of the first presidential debate between Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney. The candidates will debate the economy and other domestic issues. NPR senior Washington editor will provide analysis, along with the Washington Post's E.J. Dionne and Matt Continetti of The Weekly Standard.
  • 8:00 pm
    Radio Specials Groundwork: Democracy Close to Home Groundwork: Democracy Close to Home, hosted by Scott Simon, takes you to communities across the U.S., where local residents struggle with big issues. Groundwork explores the tone and flavor of democratic action in towns and cities, where one's antagonist is not an opposing talking head or a politician from a state of a different "color," but a neighbor. Stories in this hour-long documentary include: the people of Caroline, New York wrestle over the controversial gas drilling method known as fracking; the debate over North Carolina's Marriage Amendment in an African American church in Hickory; in San Juan, Texas, the debate over how aggressively to police the border; citizen control of government spending: The "participatory budgeting" experiment in Chicago's 49th Ward; and young people and democracy: A look at how young people are engaging in politics and social action four years after the Obama Wave.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Sherman Alexie Author Sherman Alexie broke into the literary scene in the mid-'90s with "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven" and other stories about growing up on a reservation. Since then, he hasn't shied away from sensitive topics like alcoholism and abuse among Native Americans. His book "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" was on the list of Top 10 most frequently challenged books in America. Alexie joins Forum to talk about his book "Blasphemy," a collection of 15 new stories and 15 old favorites covering topics from donkey basketball to wind turbines.
  • 11:00 pm
    NPR News NPR Special News Coverage of the Presidential Debate Presidential Debate in Denver, Colorado -- KQED airs a repeat of special coverage from NPR of the first presidential debate between Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney. The candidates will debate the economy and other domestic issues. NPR senior Washington editor will provide analysis, along with the Washington Post's E.J. Dionne and Matt Continetti of The Weekly Standard.
  • 12:00 am
    NPR News NPR Special News Coverage of the Presidential Debate KQED airs a repeat of special coverage from NPR of the first presidential debate between Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney. The candidates will debate the economy and other domestic issues. NPR senior Washington editor will provide analysis, along with the Washington Post's E.J. Dionne and Matt Continetti of The Weekly Standard.
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