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KQED Public Radio: Friday, October 5, 2012

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Friday, October 5, 2012
  • 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.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    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.
  • 3:00 am
  • 5:00 am
  • MORNING
  • 6:33 am
    The Do List Host Cy Musiker and San Francisco Chronicle Executive Datebook editor David Wiegand look ahead at the hottest tickets and most spectacular shows this coming week in Northern California.
  • 7:00 am
  • 8:33 am
    The Do List The Do List Cy Musiker and David Wiegand scout the Bay Area for things to do this coming weekend and turn up a fire-breathing saxophonist, a classical double header, a famous whale, and much more!
  • 9:00 am
    Forum Measure S: Berkeley's Proposed Sit-Lie Ban Berkeley has a controversial new ordinance on the ballot this November. If enacted, Measure S will ban sitting on sidewalks in the city's commercial districts during the day. Proponents say people camping out on sidewalks are driving customers away from local stores and restaurants and hurting Berkeley's business community. Opponents say it will divert police resources and that it doesn't solve the problem of homelessness.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Oakland A's and SF Giants in the Playoffs Following a remarkable streak of wins surprising nearly everyone, the Oakland A's this week clinched the American League West division title after spending most of the season far in the back of the pack. Meanwhile, an exuberant San Francisco Giants team has secured the National League West title. Both of the Bay Area teams begin playoff games this weekend. We preview the post-season and discuss the Bay Area's stunning season of baseball.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday Coral Reef Health/Human Memory Is Australia's Great Barrier Reef in trouble? Science Friday looks at the state of the world's largest coral reef system. Plus, how our body's own genetic modifications may influence how we make memories.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday Math Mysteries/Stem Cells Did you know that some infinities are bigger than other infinities? Cornell University mathematician Steven Strogatz talks about that and other math mysteries, from his book "The Joy of X." Plus, you can turn stem cells into heart and brain cells -- but how about a whole new organism?
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air James Wolcott James Wolcott arrived in New York City 40 years ago this week, got a job at the Village Voice with the help of Norman Mailer, went on to learn about writing criticism from Pauline Kael, also wrote about the punk scene and was introduced to porn through a Village Voice assignment. He writes about it all in his memoir "Lucking Out: My Life Getting Down and Semi-Dirty in the Seventies," now in paperback.
  • 2:00 pm
    World Wooing Latinos in Las Vegas Nevada is one of the swing states, and its large Latino population could help determine the presidential vote. The World visits a Las Vegas barrio where Republicans are stepping up efforts to attract Latino voters.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Poverty Simulations In order to understand how the poor make ends meet, people all over the country are pretending to be poor during poverty simulations.
  • 4:30 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine The Central Coast is truly purple -- closely divided between Republicans and Democrats. But all voters seem to agree on one thing -- Congress is not working.
  • 5:00 pm
    All Things Considered
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    California Women in Prison -- Women in California prisons convicted of killing their abusive partners may soon have a chance to get a new hearing. Since 1996, use of the "battered women's syndrome" defense has been allowed, but not retroactively in many cases. The legislature has tried to fix the problem before. But some 50 women who are now in their 60s and 70s and could qualify for the battered women defense are still serving long sentences in California prisons. State lawmakers have now given these women another chance.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine The Central Coast is truly purple -- closely divided between Republicans and Democrats. But all voters seem to agree on one thing -- Congress is not working.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air James Wolcott James Wolcott arrived in New York City 40 years ago this week, got a job at the Village Voice with the help of Norman Mailer, went on to learn about writing criticism from Pauline Kael, also wrote about the punk scene and was introduced to porn through a Village Voice assignment. He writes about it all in his memoir "Lucking Out: My Life Getting Down and Semi-Dirty in the Seventies," now in paperback.
  • 8:00 pm
    Commonwealth Club Iran's Nuclear Dossier: Threat or Opportunity for U.S. Relations? Ambassador Seyed Mousavian served as spokesman for Iran's team in nuclear negotiations with the E.U. and the International Atomic Energy Agency from 2003-2005. In 2007, Mousavian was arrested and charged with espionage and leaking information to European nations. Though he was cleared of the initial charges, he has been barred from serving as a diplomat for five years due to his opposition to the Ahmadinejad administration's foreign and nuclear policy. Mousavian is a visiting research scholar at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and author of "The Iranian Nuclear Crisis: A Memoir." Philip Yun, executive director of the Ploughshares Fund, moderates the discussion.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Measure S: Berkeley's Proposed Sit-Lie Ban Berkeley has a controversial new ordinance on the ballot this November. If enacted, Measure S will ban sitting on sidewalks in the city's commercial districts during the day. Proponents say people camping out on sidewalks are driving customers away from local stores and restaurants and hurting Berkeley's business community. Opponents say it will divert police resources and that it doesn't solve the problem of homelessness.
  • 11:00 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine The Central Coast is truly purple -- closely divided between Republicans and Democrats. But all voters seem to agree on one thing -- Congress is not working.
  • 11:30 pm
    All Things Considered Abu Hamza Extradition Britain's High Court ruled that five terror suspects, including radical preacher Abu Hamza, can be extradited immediately to the United States. The five suspects have fought for years to avoid facing charges in the U-S.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Princess Bride 25th Anniversary In honor of the 25th anniversary of "Princess Bride," Melissa Block speaks with the Tony award winning actor Mandy Patinkin. He played the Spanish swordsman, Inigo Montoya in the comedy cult classic. The movie has been re-released on a special commemorative DVD.
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