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KQED Public Radio: Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    NPR News NPR News Special Presentation The Second Presidential Debate -- NPR News presents coverage of the second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney. In this town hall-style debate, voters will control the questions -- but which candidate will command the stage? Guy Raz hosts NPR's coverage, with analysis following the debate from NPR Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving and political analysts E.J. Dionne and Matt Continetti.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    City Arts & Lectures Jeffrey Toobin Jeffrey Toobin is a staff writer at The New Yorker and senior legal analyst at CNN. Well known for his ability to illuminate the complexities of our judicial system, Toobin has covered some of the country's most sensational news stories and high-profile cases, such as the Starr investigation of President Clinton, Martha Stewart's legal battles, the O.J. Simpson trial and many Supreme Court cases. His newest book, "The Oath: The Obama White House vs. the Supreme Court," is a gripping insider's account of the ideological war between the John Roberts Supreme Court and the Obama administration, beginning with the moment Roberts blundered through the Oath of Office at Obama's inauguration.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Ending Polio in Nigeria Polio was eliminated in the West in the 1990s. But in Nigeria, it's on the increase. One reason was a campaign by Muslim leaders there a decade ago. They said vaccinations were a plot to sterilize children. But those leaders have now joined the fight against the disease.
  • 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 The Second Presidential Debate President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney met for the second 2012 presidential debate Tuesday night in New York. Join us for in-depth analysis of the debate.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Teaching Students to Ask The Right Question Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana think students aren't asking enough questions in today's classrooms. Instead, the co-founders of The Right Question Institute are proposing a new learning method: let students ask their own questions, and have the teacher there as a facilitator. They believe it's important for all students to learn how to ask their own questions, and in doing so, they'll better understand the math problem or historical period they're studying. So what are the right questions? We invite educators, parents and students to join the discussion.
  • 10:30 am
    Forum Sandra Cisneros When author Sandra Cisneros lost her mother, she says she felt alone like "a glove left behind at the bus station." That loneliness is central to Cisneros' latest book "Have You Seen Marie?", a colorful fable about the search for a lost cat, illustrated by Ester Hernandez. The author of "The House on Mango Street" joins us to talk about storytelling, Chicano art and what it takes to overcome the loss of someone beloved.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday Political Junkie Presidential debate round two pitted Mitt Romney against President Obama in a town hall-style showdown, as the latest polls paint one or the other ahead by a hair. Political junkie Ken Rudin joins host Neal Conan for a look at the week in politics.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air 'The Gershwins and Me' Well before singer and pianist Michael Feinstein became known for performing the Great American song book, he spent six years working with one of his heroes, Ira Gershwin, as an archivist and cataloger. Terry Gross talks with Feinstein about his new book, "The Gershwins and Me," and plays some rare Gershwin recordings.
  • 2:00 pm
    World The GPS of Hair It's true that every strand of hair is a living record of what you eat and drink. But it's also a record of where you've been. Now, scientists are using information stored in human hair to help solve crimes.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace So You're Moving to Canada, Eh? Every presidential election cycle, people threaten to leave the United States and head to Canada if their candidate loses. But is it really that easy to up and move to our northern neighbor?
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm & 6pm


    The Planet in Our Back Yard -- Researchers have found a planet orbiting a neighboring star that's similar to our sun. Alpha Centauri B is a staple of science fiction, because the star is so close to our own solar system. Now scientists say they have evidence that the star is orbited by at least one planet. And where there's one, there's probably more.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Marketplace So You're Moving to Canada, Eh? Every presidential election cycle, people threaten to leave the United States and head to Canada if their candidate loses. But is it really that easy to up and move to our northern neighbor?
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air 'The Gershwins and Me' Well before singer and pianist Michael Feinstein became known for performing the Great American song book, he spent six years working with one of his heroes, Ira Gershwin, as an archivist and cataloger. Terry Gross talks with Feinstein about his new book, "The Gershwins and Me," and plays some rare Gershwin recordings.
  • 8:00 pm
    Radio Specials BURN: An Energy Journal Election Special: The Power of One -- Part I -- Energy policy -- defining how we use energy to power our economy and our lives -- stands among the most pressing issues politicians will debate in the election run-up. The program features stories illustrating ways that the "power of one" -- whether one man or woman, one event, one idea or one election -- affects energy policy, with a focus on the science behind these energy issues. Guided by host Alex Chadwick, the show explores offshore drilling in the Arctic, follows a ballot initiative in Michigan which could set a new lead in renewable energy standards, and hears the story of the now-defunct White House Office on Energy and Climate.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Teaching Students to Ask The Right Question Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana think students aren't asking enough questions in today's classrooms. Instead, the co-founders of The Right Question Institute are proposing a new learning method: let students ask their own questions, and have the teacher there as a facilitator. They believe it's important for all students to learn how to ask their own questions, and in doing so, they'll better understand the math problem or historical period they're studying. So what are the right questions? We invite educators, parents and students to join the discussion.
  • 10:30 pm
    Forum Sandra Cisneros When author Sandra Cisneros lost her mother, she says she felt alone like "a glove left behind at the bus station." That loneliness is central to Cisneros' latest book "Have You Seen Marie?", a colorful fable about the search for a lost cat, illustrated by Ester Hernandez. The author of "The House on Mango Street" joins us to talk about storytelling, Chicano art and what it takes to overcome the loss of someone beloved.
  • 11:00 pm
    All Things Considered Presidential Babysitters A recent ABC News poll quizzed registered voters on this question: Of the two presidential candidates, who'd you prefer as a babysitter? President Obama currently leads Governor Romney as a choice 49 percent to 36 percent. But the question itself got us wondering -- among past presidents, who'd be a better babysitter? We polled several historians to find out.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Behind the Binders of Women Meme Within a minute of Mitt Romney's story about trying to hire women in his cabinet by using his "binders full of women," Veronica de Souza -- an undecided voter who had just lost her job yesterday -- was on her couch, claiming that phrase on Tumblr. She photoshopped several of her own renditions of women sandwiched in three-ring binders and by 3:00am last night, she'd received some 3,200 submissions.
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