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KQED Public Radio: Friday, October 19, 2012

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Friday, October 19, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Boy Scouts Sex Abuse Files Released Records of some 1,200 Boy Scout leaders accused of child molestation between the mid-1960s and the 1980s were made public today. The Oregon Supreme court ordered the release of the so-called "perversion files" over the objections of the Boy Scouts of America, who wanted them to remain confidential.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    Radio Specials BURN: An Energy Journal with Alex Chadwick Election Special: The Power of One -- Part II -- 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.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Happy 100th Birthday, Sir Georg Solti Musicians and singers are celebrating what would have been the 100th birthday of Sir Georg Solti. The late conductor created a new audience for classical music through his recordings. Music commentator Miles Hoffman talks about Sir Georg Solti.
  • 5:00 am
  • MORNING
  • 6:33 am
    The Do List Host Cy Musiker and San Francisco Chronicle Executive Datebook editor David Wiegand look ahead at the hottest tickets and most spectacular shows this coming week in Northern California.
  • 7:00 am
  • 8:33 am
    The Do List The Do List This week we've got a powerhouse band from the Congo, neo-R&B and something scary.
  • 9:00 am
    Forum Measure N: Richmond Soda Tax Richmond's Measure N is a proposed one-cent-per-ounce tax on local businesses that sell sugar-sweetened drinks. Supporters say the tax will promote public health by providing millions of dollars for anti-obesity and recreation programs. But opponents argue that the measure would hurt local business, and say there's no guarantee the money would be spent on anti-obesity programs. Should local governments tax soda?
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Life Inside 'The Waiting Room' Oakland's Highland Hospital is the primary source of care for many uninsured people in the area. Local filmmaker Peter Nicks and his team decided to turn their lens on the hospital's emergency room, where patients can wait up to 14 hours or more. He called the documentary "The Waiting Room," a compilation of interviews with nurses, hospital administrators and patients ranging from a pregnant woman assaulted by her ex-boyfriend, to a man hobbling on his swollen foot. Nicks joins us to talk about his behind-the-scenes look at Highland Hospital and what health care is like for today's uninsured.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday Deciphering Election Polls Can statistics predict the next president? Guest host Flora Lichtman looks at how to decipher the polls, and why not all votes are created equal. The show will also explore how the moon was born.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday The Next Pandemic Will the next human pandemic come from an animal? Guest host Flora Lichtman talks with writer David Quammen about his new book, "Spillover." Plus, a look at the government's new program to spur solar energy development.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Baratunde Thurston Terry Gross talks with Baratunde Thurston, standup comic, former digital director for the satirical newspaper The Onion and co-founder of the blog Jack and Jill Politics. He's also the author of the part-memoir, part-satirical guidebook "How to Be Black."
  • 2:00 pm
    World Warming Up for the Majors in Mexico Brawley, California is hometown for San Francisco Giants pitcher Sergio Romo -- and also for some 20 others who've played for major and minor league teams. Why Brawley? The answer lies just across the border in Mexicali, where the pros go to play in Mexico's Winter League - and where Brawley high school players go to train.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace U.S.-China Relations Despite hard-line rhetoric from both presidential candidates, China is an important economic ally to the U.S. That said, relations with the Chinese haven't been this bad since the 1970s.
  • 4:30 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine With less than three weeks to go before Election Day, local campaign workers are kicking into high-gear, knocking on doors and phone-banking. This year, they're also using new digital technologies to reach voters. The question is whether these new tactics will make a difference - and whether they test the bounds of privacy.
  • 5:00 pm
    All Things Considered
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    Planet Money - Dream Candidate -- NPR's Planet Money team asked economists from across the political spectrum to come up with their dream presidential candidate. The professors designed a set of policies that might fix the economy but that the public would probably hate. In the final part of our series, NPR's Robert Smith tests the economist-approved plan with voters and comes up with an ad that might make it go down easier.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine With less than three weeks to go before Election Day, local campaign workers are kicking into high-gear, knocking on doors and phone-banking. This year, they're also using new digital technologies to reach voters. The question is whether these new tactics will make a difference - and whether they test the bounds of privacy.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Baratunde Thurston Terry Gross talks with Baratunde Thurston, standup comic, former digital director for the satirical newspaper The Onion and co-founder of the blog Jack and Jill Politics. He's also the author of the part-memoir, part-satirical guidebook "How to Be Black."
  • 8:00 pm
    Commonwealth Club Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards A high-profile defender of women's rights, Cecile Richards is president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. She has earned respect for her poised leadership amidst controversy, braving congressional budget debates and forcefully advocating for equal access to health care and women's reproductive rights. Her initiatives extend far beyond the gender sector, however, and include promoting leadership programs for today's youth and leading national health-based educational campaigns. Richards appeared in conversation with Clara Jeffery, editor in chief of Mother Jones, on October 10, 2012.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Life Inside 'The Waiting Room' Oakland's Highland Hospital is the primary source of care for many uninsured people in the area. Local filmmaker Peter Nicks and his team decided to turn their lens on the hospital's emergency room, where patients can wait up to 14 hours or more. He called the documentary "The Waiting Room," a compilation of interviews with nurses, hospital administrators and patients ranging from a pregnant woman assaulted by her ex-boyfriend, to a man hobbling on his swollen foot. Nicks joins us to talk about his behind-the-scenes look at Highland Hospital and what health care is like for today's uninsured.
  • 11:00 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine With less than three weeks to go before Election Day, local campaign workers are kicking into high-gear, knocking on doors and phone-banking. This year, they're also using new digital technologies to reach voters. The question is whether these new tactics will make a difference - and whether they test the bounds of privacy.
  • 11:30 pm
    All Things Considered Femen Protests in France The Ukrainian feminist movement Femen, best known for its topless protests, has just opened its first international training camp in Paris. New recruits, who started classes this month, are learning how to apply war paint and jump, run and fight against exploitation. Following a gang rape trial that let most of the suspects walk, it didn't take long for them to find a target: the French Ministry of Justice.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Death of a Somali American After a three-week trial that provided new detail on how nearly two dozen young men from Minneapolis came to join a terrorist group in Somalia, a jury rendered its verdict. Mahamud Said Omar, a 46-year-old janitor at a local mosque, was found guilty of five terrorism-related charges. The verdict provides some closure for the Somali community in the Twin Cities. One man who watched the proceedings had a very personal stake: His nephew was one of the young men who went missing.
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