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KQED Public Radio: Thursday, October 11, 2012

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Thursday, October 11, 2012
  • 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.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    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.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition 'The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit' Beatrix Potter wrote her last Peter Rabbit story in 1930. Now there's a new one -- "The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit," by actress and author Emma Thompson. She talks about the challenges of writing a sequel to a beloved Victorian classic.
  • 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 Ralph Nader He may not be running for president this year, but he certainly has a lot to say about elections. Ralph Nader joins us to talk about his new book, "The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future." The former presidential candidate shares his thoughts on civic engagement, reforming the tax code and how to involve the everyday citizen -- and the occasional billionaire -- in rebuilding America. Do you have questions for Ralph Nader?
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Prop. 31: Two-Year Budget Cycle Supporters of Proposition 31 say the measure would provide badly needed reform and transparency to Sacramento. It would switch California to a two-year budget cycle, require performance reviews of state programs and limit certain expenditures over $25 million. But critics say that Prop. 31 is poorly drafted, will waste taxpayers' money and create new layers of bureaucracy. Do you think state government needs to be reformed? And is this the right approach?
  • 10:30 am
    Forum Proposition 39: How We Tax Multistate Businesses Proposition 39 seeks to close a loophole that measure supporters say gives unfair tax breaks to out-of-state companies. Supporters of the measure say taxing out-of-state companies based on their California sales would bring in $1billion annually and help level the playing field for California companies. About half of the tax money, $550 million a year, would go to energy-efficiency programs and green jobs. But critics say the tax increase will discourage job creation. And, they say, allocating money specifically for green programs is another example of ballot-box budgeting that ties the hands of lawmakers.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday The Spillover From Syria Syria's civil war spilled across the northern border last week, when what may have been a stray mortar bomb killed five Turkish civilians and triggered days of cross-border artillery fire. Now, NATO says it's ready to defend a member of the alliance.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday Suicide Preventers New York City's police department trained hundreds of officers in suicide rescue. They reach out to people perched on rooftops, ledges or bridges. In this line of work, success is exhilarating. But when it doesn't work out, it's hard not to bear guilt. I'm Neal Conan.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Stephen Colbert, Part 2: Cell Phone Patent Wars Stephen Colbert loves music. So this time, Terry Gross asks him to bring three songs that mean a lot to him and tell us why. Also, a discussion with New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg about the patent wars in the cell phone industry and what they say about the new economy.
  • 2:00 pm
    World Medical Mistakes in a Disaster Medical volunteers flooded into Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Many came unprepared and ill equipped. And while the volunteers saved many lives, they also performed some unnecessary amputations. Medical mistakes in a disaster: How to get it right next time.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace San Bernardino's Bankruptcy Marketplace takes a further look into the bankrupt city of San Bernardino and how residents and businesses are coping.
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm & 6pm


    Meningitis Scare -- The number of people who have gotten a rare and dangerous form of meningitis because of tainted prescription drugs continues to rise. The Centers for Disease Control says it's trying to get a handle on the figures. NPR takes a look at the huge operation to identify and notify all those people.
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    NPR News NPR Election Coverage Vice-Presidential Debate -- Tune in for special coverage from Danville, Kentucky of the first vice-presidential debate between Joe Biden and GOP challenger Paul Ryan.
  • 8:00 pm
    Radio Specials American Radioworks The Rise of Phoenix: For-Profit Universities Shake Up the Academy -- For-profit colleges have deep roots in American history, but until recently they were a tiny part of the higher education landscape. Now they are big players. More than one in 10 college students attends a for-profit. The rapid rise of these career-oriented schools has provoked heated debate, opening up new conversations about the costs, quality and purpose of higher education. In this documentary, correspondent Emily Hanford examines the history and influence of the University of Phoenix, one of the nation's largest colleges, and explores how Phoenix and other for-profits are shaping the future of higher education.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Ralph Nader He may not be running for president this year, but he certainly has a lot to say about elections. Ralph Nader joins us to talk about his new book, "The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future." The former presidential candidate shares his thoughts on civic engagement, reforming the tax code and how to involve the everyday citizen -- and the occasional billionaire -- in rebuilding America. Do you have questions for Ralph Nader?
  • 11:00 pm
    NPR News NPR Election Coverage Vice-Presidential Debate -- Tune in for NPR's special coverage from Danville, Kentucky of the first vice-presidential debate between Joe Biden and GOP challenger Paul Ryan.
  • 12:00 am
    NPR News NPR Election Coverage (repeat) Vice-Presidential Debate -- Tune in for the second hour of NPR's special coverage from Danville, Kentucky of the only vice-presidential debate between Joe Biden and GOP challenger Paul Ryan.
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