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KQED Public Radio: Saturday, November 3, 2012

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Saturday, November 3, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Muertos Friday is part of the Mexican national holiday, the Day of the Dead. The belief is that on this day, the dead come back to visit. So what can it tell us about the living?
  • 1:00 am
    This Week in Northern California Election Preview This Week in Northern California gives a preview of next Tuesday's election with some of the latest polls, a look at the role of the women's vote and ethnic voters and the latest on the presidential race and the impact of Superstorm Sandy.
  • 1:30 am
    Washington Week Political Playbooks Now, with just days until the general election and in a race so tight every vote counts, how are the candidates adjusting their political playbooks to insure a win? Washington Week panel of experts will look at the campaigns.
  • 2:00 am
    Commonwealth Club Steven Pinker Despite what can sometimes appear to be a pervasive culture of violence, Steven Pinker, a leading expert on language and the mind, posits that we might in fact be living in one of the most peaceful times of our existence. Our wars are proportionally a fraction as deadly as ancient tribal warfare, and smaller-scale violence has also waned over the centuries, he claims. If human nature is unchanged, asks Pinker, then why has violence in society declined? Pinker examines how the decline in violence has transformed our society and offers his thoughts on the continuation for future generations.
  • 3:00 am
    Inside Europe U.K. Sexual Abuse Scandal It's a scandal that just keeps on growing: The allegations about the late TV presenter Jimmy Savile are making British people question some of their most fundamental values. Savile was one of Britain's best-known TV personalities and for many years a well-loved star. But since his death last year, his reputation has taken on a very different hue. Over 300 people have come forward claiming they were sexually abused by the star, leading the police to describe him as one of the U.K.'s most prolific sex offenders.
  • 4:00 am
    It's Your World (a broadcast of the World Affairs Council) Voices of American Democracy One year ago the grassroots "Occupy" movement spread strongly and quickly throughout American streets, media and conscience. The movement currently lies dormant, but the underlying ideas from it are still being voiced. Many are worried about inequality, poverty and the great role that money now plays in political elections. Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, argues that these issues are a threat to American democracy. She will explore the causes of this sentiment and also touch upon a variety of other issues ranging from foreign wars to climate change and capital punishment to voting rights.
  • 5:00 am
  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
    Weekend Edition
    Perspectives7:36am & 8:36am

  • 9:00 am
  • 10:00 am
    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 Red State Blue State Politics have divided our country to the extent that the two sides not only disagree on the solutions to the country's problems, they represent two different realities. This week we hear from people who are intimately familiar with this rift. They've lost friends. They've become estranged from family. They've watched civility cede to skirmishes. Our political civil war and its consequences: a special pre-election episode.
  • 1:00 pm
    Radio Specials Intelligence Squared U.S. Are the Rich Taxed Enough? -- It is all bad news when it comes to the economy; the question is: How do we fix it? Are the nation's wealthiest not paying their "fair share," or should tax breaks be extended for everyone in the name of job creation?
  • 2:00 pm
    Moyers & Company Will the Supreme Court Reaffirm Affirmative Action? Last month, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas, which challenges the constitutionality of race-based affirmative action. In 2003, the court decided that race could be considered a factor in college admissions; we're waiting to find out how today's more conservative court will rule on the issue. Laura Flanders talks with Kimberle Crenshaw and Luke Harris, co-founders of the African American Policy Forum, about the case and why they believe we still need race-based affirmative action.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Living On Earth Superstorm Sandy and Climate Change Sandy hit the Eastern U.S. with a powerful punch. The superstorm lashed the coast, flooded whole towns, left millions without power, and dropped snow on towns from Ohio to Tennessee. Host Steve Curwood discusses how climate change contributed to the storm's power with Kevin Trenberth, senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    A Prairie Home Companion October Reprise This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we'll rebroadcast a show from our run at The Fitzgerald Theater last October. John Lithgow revisits a few of his lesser-known roles in The Lives of the Cowboys, acoustic duo Storyhill perform "Blazing" and Nashville virtuoso Steve Wariner sings "Chet's Guitar." Plus, Peter Ostroushko and Butch Thompson sit in with the Shoe Band, and the Royal Academy of Radio Actors: Tim Russell, Sue Scott and our dear friend Mr. Tom Keith. In Lake Wobegon, Dorothy urges Chatterbox Cafe customers to try pumpkin bread pudding.
  • 8:00 pm
    Selected Shorts The Twenty-Seventh Man "The Twenty-Seventh Man" by Nathan Englander is performed by Michael Stuhlbarg.
  • 9:00 pm
    This American Life Red State Blue State Politics have divided our country to the extent that the two sides not only disagree on the solutions to the country's problems, they represent two different realities. This week we hear from people who are intimately familiar with this rift. They've lost friends. They've become estranged from family. They've watched civility cede to skirmishes. Our political civil war and its consequences: a special pre-election episode.
  • 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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