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KQED Public Radio: Wednesday, October 10, 2012

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
  • 12:00 am
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    City Arts & Lectures Wyclef Jean Wyclef Jean is a Grammy-winning musician, a record producer, and a politician. A Haitian immigrant who was raised singing in his father's church choir, Jean gained notoriety as the leader of the widely popular hip-hop group, The Fugees. In his forthcoming memoir, "Purpose: An Immigrant's Story," co-authored with Anthony Bozza, Jean recounts his path to fame from his impoverished childhood in Haiti, Brooklyn, and Newark. Jean spoke with Peter Rosenberg at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre on Sept. 24, 2012.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Swing States: Colorado At Colorado State University, Democrats and Republicans are excited about the election. Members of both parties predict a big student turn-out. And that could make a difference in a swing state. Morning Edition's First and Main series visits some of the youngest voters in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • 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 SF Supes Reinstate Mirkarimi The San Francisco Board of Supervisors decided late Tuesday to reinstate suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi. Mayor Ed Lee suspended the sheriff in March after Mirkarimi pleaded guilty to misdemeanor false imprisonment charges for grabbing and bruising his wife's arm during an argument. We discuss what the decision means for the city.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Measure F: Restore Hetch Hetchy Almost 100 years ago, Congress approved a dam and reservoir in Yosemite to supply water and power to San Francisco. The project flooded the scenic Hetch Hetchy Valley. Now environmentalists want to drain the reservoir, hoping to restore what they call "a second Yosemite Valley." Under Measure F, the city would spend $8 million to develop an alternative plan for its water and power. But critics say the measure squanders taxpayer money and could jeopardize the city's water supply. Should we restore Hetch Hetchy?
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday Political Junkie Gov. Mitt Romney rides a post-debate bump, while the president's camp reboots. Vice President Joe Biden and Paul Ryan promise to liven things up on Thursday. And Big Bird hits weekend update, but begs out of an Obama campaign ad. Host Neal Conan and Political Junkie Ken Rudin head to Columbus and the quintessential swing state of Ohio.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday Prisoner Recidivism We've known for years that it costs more to jail repeat offenders than to teach them the skills to stay out of prison. Now, as corrections budgets shrink, states from Texas to Kansas to Ohio pour money into programs to help former prisoners get back on their feet. And it's working. What states are doing to keep former inmates out of prison, next Talk of the Nation from NPR News.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Nate Silver Nate Silver is famous for his New York Times blog 538, which analyzes all the political polls and predicts election outcomes. Silver discusses the science of prediction as it applies to political polls, baseball and poker. His new book is called "The Signal and the Noise."
  • 2:00 pm
    World What Makes Us Human Humans are really good at manipulating the environment. But why are we so much better at it than our primate cousins? Next time on PRI's The World, a scientist devises a test for little chimpanzees and little children. She discovers some remarkable differences in how they learn. And, maybe, a key to what makes us human.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Political Ads and Campaign Contributions Political ads aren't going anywhere. Neither are big money campaign contributions. Where does the money come from? Does it matter?
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm & 6pm


    Congress - Libya -- The Obama administration was raked over the coals Wednesday at a Congressional hearing on the assassination of the American ambassador to Libya. U.S. State Department officials now say they never saw a protest outside the consulate before the attack that killed four Americans.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Marketplace Political Ads and Campaign Contributions Political ads aren't going anywhere. Neither are big money campaign contributions. Where does the money come from? Does it matter?
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Nate Silver Nate Silver is famous for his New York Times blog 538, which analyzes all the political polls and predicts election outcomes. Silver discusses the science of prediction as it applies to political polls, baseball and poker. His new book is called "The Signal and the Noise."
  • 8:00 pm
    Radio Specials State of the Re:Union with Al Letson Tucson, Arizona -- You can't live in Tucson without constantly thinking about borders. The Sonoran desert is divided by a fence at the U.S.-Mexico border. Tucson is a liberal bastion separated from the rest of a staunchly conservative state. And the city itself is criss-crossed by highly charged boundaries cultural, economic and political. We take listeners to this desert city to hear stories about dividing lines, and what happens when people cross them: sometimes risking their lives, and sometimes their reputations ... and once in a while, against the odds, finding harmony in difference.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum SF Supes Reinstate Mirkarimi The San Francisco Board of Supervisors decided late Tuesday to reinstate suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi. Mayor Ed Lee suspended the sheriff in March after Mirkarimi pleaded guilty to misdemeanor false imprisonment charges for grabbing and bruising his wife's arm during an argument. We discuss what the decision means for the city.
  • 11:00 pm
    All Things Considered Romney Abortion Position Mitt Romney once again seems to be changing his position on abortion. Or is he? The GOP presidential candidate told the editorial board of the Des Moines Register on Tuesday that he had no "abortion legislation" on his agenda if elected president. That statement was quickly walked back by his staff.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Oral Arguments - Affirmative Action The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a major affirmative action case, Fisher v. University of Texas, on Wednesday. Abigail Fisher, who is white, says she was denied admission to the university because of her race. The court ruled as late as 2003 that race may be used as one of many factors in admissions. In taking the Fisher case, the court may be signaling that it is ready to reverse or narrow previous rulings.
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