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KQED Public Radio: Saturday, October 13, 2012

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Saturday, October 13, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Mars for Sale While NASA's robot is taking photos of Martian rocks, there are several pieces of the real thing on Earth. In 2011, an extremely rare event happened in Morocco -- people observed a meteorite fall and recovered it before it was contaminated by water or organisms from Earth. Scientists now describe how it was made, and what it's made of. This weekend, a piece of the asteroid is up for sale at a pricy auction house in Manhattan. Science and art have converged in a piece of Martian rock.
  • 1:00 am
    This Week in Northern California Campaign Update, Propositions 34 and 36, and Mirkarimi This week's news panel will provide an update and analysis of the campaign, including the vice presidential debate, will discuss Props. 34 and 36, which would repeal the death penalty and revise California's Three Strikes laws, respectively. Also, the panel will discuss on the re-instatement of Ross Mirkarimi as sheriff of San Francisco.
  • 1:30 am
    Washington Week 2012 Vice Presidential Debate Washington Week panelists will take a look at the spirited debate -- the one and only -- between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan.
  • 2:00 am
    Commonwealth Club The Shared Economy: Doing Business with the Joneses Walk a block and borrow your neighbor's lawn mower. Co-work in a friendly office space with other companies. The one time a month you actually need a giant SUV, just jump in the one parked down the street. Born from the woes of a struggling economy, folks everywhere are reverting to the age-old mantra - sharing is caring. The last five years have seen an upsurge in companies and groups that are pooling resources to increase savings, efficiency and green-friendly practices. Peer-to-peer marketplaces like RelayRides and TaskRabbit have the potential to revolutionize how we view both business and personal pursuits, with an emphasis on accessing rather than owning. Hear leaders from the shared economy dish on their visions for the future of collaborative consumption, and how we can all contribute and benefit.
  • 3:00 am
    Inside Europe Pussy Riot Update A Russian appeals court ordered the release of one member of the controversial punk group Pussy Riot. But it has upheld a two-year jail sentence against two other members of the band who swore and criticized President Vladimir Putin in a performance in an orthodox church earlier this year.
  • 4:00 am
    It's Your World (a broadcast of the World Affairs Council) The Next Frontier of International JusticeAmbassador Stephen Rapp Stephen Rapp, Ambassador at Large for the Department of State's Office of Global Criminal Justice discusses how the U.S. can further accountability for mass atrocities and crimes against humanity at a time when important tribunals and special courts are coming to a close, and when the International Criminal Court has limited reach and capacity.
  • 5:00 am
  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
    Weekend Edition
    Perspectives7:36am & 8:36am

  • 9:00 am
  • 10:00 am
    The Best of 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 What Doesn't Kill You Stories of how people cope after brushes with death. Sometimes death comes as a disease. Sometimes it swims up and bites you. And sometimes it's a pen or pencil, sitting there, just waiting for you to ingest it.
  • 1:00 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.
  • 2:00 pm
    Moyers & Company James Balog on Capturing our Disappearing Glaciers James Balog has been documenting the erosion of glaciers in Switzerland, Greenland, Iceland, and Alaska. Balog's soon-to-be-released film, Chasing Ice, is his account of climate change in action. He joins Bill Moyers to explain how "the earth is having a fever."
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Living On Earth Tapping Volcanoes for Energy Scientists are exploring new technologies to harness the power of dormant volcanoes for geothermal energy. David Blackwell, an earth sciences professor at Southern Methodist University, says that volcanoes could power millions of homes.
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    A Prairie Home Companion Tristesse Suspendue This week on A Prairie Home Companion, it's a live broadcast performance from The Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota. With special guests, French-pop girl group Chic Gamine, blues songstress Hilary Thavis and vocalist Holly Jones. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and sound effects man Steve Kramer, Dean Magraw sits in with The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.
  • 8:00 pm
    Selected Shorts Favorites from One Story Magazine "Nephilim," by Annette Binder, performed by Colby Minifie; "Balloon Night," by Tom Barbash, performed by Tom Cavanagh; "Cretan Love Song," by Jim Shepard, performed by Joe Morton
  • 9:00 pm
    This American Life What Doesn't Kill You Stories of how people cope after brushes with death. Sometimes death comes as a disease. Sometimes it swims up and bites you. And sometimes it's a pen or pencil, sitting there, just waiting for you to ingest it.
  • 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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