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KQED Public Radio: Saturday, October 6, 2012

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Saturday, October 6, 2012
  • 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.
  • 1:00 am
    This Week in Northern California News Panel: Presidential Debate, Proposition 33, and more This Week in Northern California's news panel discusses the presidential debate, some of the highly contested congressional races that could tip the scales for control of the U.S. House of Representatives and the flurry of bills that Gov. Brown signed last weekend -- ranging from immigration to corporate taxation. Also, a look at Proposition 33, also on the November ballot, which would allow insurance companies to set prices based on a driver's history of insurance coverage.
  • 1:30 am
    Washington Week Presidential Debate Analysis Washington Week will hold an in-depth analysis of the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney.
  • 2:00 am
    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.
  • 3:00 am
    Inside Europe Attempt on Czech president's Life Czech president Vaclav Klaus' bodyguards have been dubbed "the worst body guards in the world." Because, actually, they aren't really very protective. TV footage released last week showed them completely failing to react, as a young man walked up to the president and fired at him at point blank range with an air pistol. The incident has already led to resignations, a great deal of soul-searching and finger-pointing.
  • 4:00 am
    It's Your World (a broadcast of the World Affairs Council) Is War with Iran Inevitable? Rethinking U.S. Strategy Options Former U.S. ambassadors William Luers and Frank Wisner along with retired military Admiral Eric Olson join the program to provide unique insight into U.S. policy with Iran over the past three decades. Ambassador Luers, director of The Iran Project, Ambassador Wisner, former U.S. ambassador to Egypt and Admiral Olson, former commander of U.S. Special Operations Command will discuss their recently released paper "Weighing the Benefits and Costs of Military Action Against Iran." The paper is intended to present a balanced, fact-based analysis of the benefits and costs of a military campaign against Iran. All three speakers are part of the Iran Project, which is comprised of high-level former diplomats and military leaders working to analyze and assess potential political and diplomatic solutions to the intractable conflict between the U.S. and Iran.
  • 5:00 am
  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
    Weekend Edition
    Perspectives7:36am & 8:36am

  • 9:00 am
  • 10:00 am
    Car Talk Click and Clack tackle the tougher questions of the automobile world.
  • 11:00 am
    Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me This quiz show takes a fresh, fast-paced and irreverent look at the week's events. NPR veteran newscaster Carl Kassell is the program's judge, scorekeeper, and quiz show impersonator extraordinaire.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    This American Life Send a Message This week people reach out in all kinds of ways to try and get their point across. And the recipients of those messages try to decipher what they mean. Messages in code, over the phone and from beyond the grave.
  • 1:00 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.
  • 2:00 pm
    Moyers & Company The Rise of Hispanic America Univision's Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas talk with Bill Moyers about the growing political clout of Hispanic Americans. By 2050, Hispanics are projected to number 132 million and represent 30% of the population.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Living On Earth The Candidates and Science The Presidential candidates disagreed on energy in their first debate, but the important issue of science got scant attention. The journal Scientific American posed some vital science challenges and questions to the campaigns and evaluated their written responses. Also, in coal country, the fuel that drives local employment has become a campaign flash-point.
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    A Prairie Home Companion Five O'Clock Jump Coming to you this week live from The Fitzgerald Theater in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota, it's A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. With special guests, legendary Swedish jazz orchestra Kustbandet, three-girl choir Mountain Man, fiddle champion Catie Jo Pidel and singer Molly Dean. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott and Steve Kramer, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.
  • 8:00 pm
    Selected Shorts A Touch of Magic "Vaclav the Magnificent" by Haley Tanner, performed by Sarah Steele"Swept Away" by T.C. Boyle, performed by Rene Auberjonois
  • 9:00 pm
    This American Life Send a Message This week people reach out in all kinds of ways to try and get their point across. And the recipients of those messages try to decipher what they mean. Messages in code, over the phone and from beyond the grave.
  • 10:00 pm
    Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me This quiz show takes a fresh, fast-paced and irreverent look at the week's events. NPR veteran newscaster Carl Kassell is the program's judge, scorekeeper, and quiz show impersonator extraordinaire.
  • 11:00 pm
  • 12:00 am
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