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KQED Public Radio: Thursday, October 4, 2012

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Thursday, October 4, 2012
  • 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.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    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.
  • 3:00 am
  • 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
  • 9:00 am
    Forum The First Presidential Debate 2012 President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney stepped into the ring Wednesday night for the first presidential debate. A recent poll showed most Americans think Romney is the underdog. How did he and Obama fare? What were the night's highlights? And did we learn any new details about where each candidate stands on taxes, budget cuts, health care, or how to make Social Security sustainable? Join us for in-depth analysis of Wednesday night's debate in Denver.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Don Lattin's 'Distilled Spirits' Veteran journalist Don Lattin writes in his new memoir that he spent years "worshiping at the altar of drugs and alcohol" -- not the type of devotion you might expect from a religion writer. The book "Distilled Spirits" intertwines Lattin's own story with biographical sketches of three others who mixed spiritual seeking with mind-altering substances: "Brave New World" author Aldous Huxley, Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson, and philosopher Gerald Heard. Lattin joins us in the studio.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday Debate Recap and Caller Feedback Republican Chris Christie promised a game changer in the first presidential debate, saying the whole race is going to be turned upside down. What moment stood out to you?
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday Kids and Grief After her husband was killed in Iraq, Melissa Loveless Boynton struggled for the right words to help their daughter grieve. She joins the show for a conversation about kids and grief.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Stephen Colbert Stephen Colbert has a new book called "America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't." Colbert talks with Terry Gross about the book, his show and his Super PAC.
  • 2:00 pm
    World Germany's Economic Powerhouse Bavaria is the powerhouse of Germany's economy. And Bavarians are cranky about bailing out the failing economies of Europe. But they're also cranky about propping up the rest of Germany.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace San Bernardino Bankruptcy In the second part of Marketplace's San Bernardino series, reporter David Weinberg looks for answers from community leaders about what the problem is and how to solve it in this once-thriving but now bankrupt California city.
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm & 6pm


    Turkey-Syria Tensions -- NPR has the latest on the tensions along the Turkish-Syrian border, a day after an exchange of artillery fire that left five Turkish civilians dead. The Turkish parliament has authorized cross-border operations if there are any further provocations from the Syrian side. Damascus is appealing for restraint and says it is investigating yesterday's mortar attack on Turkey.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Marketplace San Bernardino Bankruptcy In the second part of Marketplace's San Bernardino series, reporter David Weinberg looks for answers from community leaders about what the problem is and how to solve it in this once-thriving but now bankrupt California city.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Stephen Colbert Stephen Colbert has a new book called "America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't." Colbert talks with Terry Gross about the book, his show and his Super PAC.
  • 8:00 pm
    Radio Specials America Abroad Mexico: Looking Forward -- Mexico isn't just another neighbor to the U.S. It's also our third-largest trading partner, outpacing Japan, Germany and the U.K. combined. So what will a change in Mexico's government mean for the United States? On this edition of America Abroad, we'll go to the border to talk about the future of border security after the Fast and Furious scandal. We'll learn about the Institutional Revolutionary Party, its history, and what some Mexicans are doing to prevent it from backsliding to an anti-democratic past. And we'll examine corruption in Mexico's school system, looking at a teachers' union considered by some to be the most powerful in the world.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Don Lattin's 'Distilled Spirits' Veteran journalist Don Lattin writes in his new memoir that he spent years "worshiping at the altar of drugs and alcohol" -- not the type of devotion you might expect from a religion writer. The book "Distilled Spirits" intertwines Lattin's own story with biographical sketches of three others who mixed spiritual seeking with mind-altering substances: "Brave New World" author Aldous Huxley, Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson, and philosopher Gerald Heard. Lattin joins us in the studio.
  • 11:00 pm
    All Things Considered Ketamine and Depression A researcher at Yale has figured out how the drug ketamine can lift depression in hours, when other drugs take weeks. He says it should be possible to design other drugs that work just as quickly without producing ketamine's hallucinogenic side effects. NPR reports on the new report in the journal "Science."
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Pakistan Pop Idol With his music videos depicting local politicians as media whores, and Guantanamo Bay inmates as heroes, pop star Shehzad Roy has captured Pakistanis' hearts and minds like no one else. He's one of the country's biggest pop idols, and has used his fame to criticize Pakistani politicians for failing to help the "common man" -- which happens to be the title of his latest song. Now Roy is making good on his lyrics, by founding a nonprofit that aims to reform impoverished public schools across Pakistan.
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