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KQED Public Radio: Sunday, November 4, 2012

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Sunday, November 4, 2012
  • 12:00 am
  • 1:00 am
    Studio 360 This program looks at the places "where art and real life collide," exploring the creative influence and transformative power of art in modern life. Hosted by novelist and journalist Kurt Andersen.
  • 1:01 am
    City Arts & Lectures George Smoot and Saul Perlmutter (Daylight Savings Program) George Smoot's very first astronomical observation was that the moon was tagging along behind the family car "like my dog, but with greater speed and persistence." By his senior year at MIT his curiosity had focused on the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB), newly discovered remnants of the big bang. To do something about it he came to Berkeley in 1970, an MIT Ph.D. under his belt. The instruments Smoot and his colleagues flew on NASA's Cosmic Background Explorer in 1989 revealed the first evidence for minute temperature variations in the smooth CMB. His 2006 Nobel Prize honors the discovery of these seeds of galaxies, sources of the galactic spiderwebs that fill the universe today.
  • 2:00 am
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Mind and Brain Neuroscientists have made remarkable discoveries about the brain, but so far, no one's come close to cracking the biggest mystery of all -- the connection between the brain and the mind: how a tangle of neurons inside your skull produces ... you.
  • 3:00 am
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Medicine and Compassion James Orbinski never knew how far his innate compassion would take him. After joining the International aid group Doctors Without Borders, he found himself practicing medicine in some of the most horrifying conditions imaginable -- in Uganda, Afghanistan and Rwanda, where Orbinski says the streets were literally running red with blood. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, the meeting grounds of compassion and medicine.
  • 4:00 am
    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 Tennessessee. 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 am
  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
    Weekend Edition
    Perspectives7:36am & 8:36am

  • 10:00 am
    Car Talk Click and Clack tackle the tougher questions of the automobile world.
  • 11:00 am
    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.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 1:00 pm
    City Arts & Lectures George Smoot and Saul Perlmutter George Smoot's very first astronomical observation was that the moon was tagging along behind the family car "like my dog, but with greater speed and persistence." By his senior year at MIT his curiosity had focused on the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB), newly discovered remnants of the big bang. To do something about it he came to Berkeley in 1970, an MIT Ph.D. under his belt. The instruments Smoot and his colleagues flew on NASA's Cosmic Background Explorer in 1989 revealed the first evidence for minute temperature variations in the smooth CMB. His 2006 Nobel Prize honors the discovery of these seeds of galaxies, sources of the galactic spiderwebs that fill the universe today.
  • 2:00 pm
    On the Media Hurricane Hoaxes and Confused Reporting The 24-hour news cycle and social media provided consumers with up-to-the-minute images and information about the toll of Sandy. Too bad some of those images and information were both woefully incorrect and deliberately misleading. Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield talk to the New Jersey Record's John Brennan and Salon's Laura Miller about how disasters plunge us into a media mix of the real, the unreal, and the unknown.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Says You! The witty word trivia game from member station WGBH in Boston.
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Latino USA Desert America Author Ruben Martinez shares a very personal take on desert communities of the Southwest in his book "Desert America: Boom and Bust in the New Old West." He explores the economic and cultural contradictions in these Southwestern communities with host Maria Hinojosa.
  • 6:30 pm
    Check, Please! Bay Area Check, Please! Bay Area's seventh season episode 12 profiles and reviews these three Bay Area restaurants: Roti Indian Bistro, Chop Bar and Park Tavern.
  • 7:00 pm
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Medicine and Compassion James Orbinski never knew how far his innate compassion would take him. After joining the International aid group Doctors Without Borders, he found himself practicing medicine in some of the most horrifying conditions imaginable -- in Uganda, Afghanistan and Rwanda, where Orbinski says the streets were literally running red with blood. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, the meeting grounds of compassion and medicine.
  • 8:00 pm
    To the Best of Our Knowledge 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 Tennessessee. 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.
  • 9:00 pm
    Marketplace Money Sandy's Aftermath The aftermath of Superstorm Sandy has left many Americans vulnerable, and not just the ones who were caught in the storm.
  • 10:00 pm
    Tech Nation Seth Horowitz Moira Gunn speaks with Brown University neuroscientist Seth Horowitz about the acoustic wonders of dolphins, whales and clicking shrimp.
  • 11:00 pm
    On the Media Hurricane Hoaxes and Confused Reporting The 24-hour news cycle and social media provided consumers with up-to-the-minute images and information about the toll of Sandy. Too bad some of those images and information were both woefully incorrect and deliberately misleading. Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield talk to the New Jersey Record's John Brennan and Salon's Laura Miller about how disasters plunge us into a media mix of the real, the unreal, and the unknown.
  • 12:00 am
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