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KQED Public Radio: Thursday, November 8, 2012

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Thursday, November 8, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Gay Marriage Advances The number of states where gay marriage is legal will grow by at least two. On Tuesday, Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular referendum. That brings the number of states where such unions are allowed to eight. In the state of Washington, the vote on a similar measure is still too close to call. In Minnesota, voters turned down an amendment to the state constitution that would have banned gay marriage. Tovia Smith looks at the impact of yesterday's election on the future of the issue.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    Radio Specials Keyboard College: How Technology is Revolutionizing Higher Education Digital technologies and the Internet are changing how many Americans go to college. From online learning to simulation programs to smart-machine mentors, the 21st-century student will be taught in fundamentally new ways. In this documentary, Stephen Smith asks whether these innovations can help more people get access to higher education and bring down the cost of college without sacrificing learning.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Obama's To-Do List President Obama says he's all fired up and ready to get back to work. There's a lot waiting for him: another fight with Congress over another fiscal crisis, and a recovering economy that's still finding its way.
  • 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
  • 9:00 am
    Forum Vitamins: Should You Take Them? Do vitamins make you healthier? Two recent studies disagree on the answer to that. One says vitamins help prevent cancer. And a new one out Monday says they do not help prevent heart attacks or strokes in men. We discuss whether vitamins are crucial to good health. Are supplement-happy Americans going too far?
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Remembering David Foster Wallace David Foster Wallace once wrote that good fiction should help readers to "become less alone inside." But the acclaimed author of "Infinite Jest" succumbed to his own lengthy battle with depression and committed suicide in 2008. We look back at the life and work of Wallace with his biographer, D.T. Max.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday What We Learned From the Election The political ads have mercifully stopped -- and dinnertime can now pass peacefully without robo-call interruption. But that doesn't mean the party machines have ground to a halt. The show explores what we learned from election 2012, and how Democrats and Republicans are turning it into strategy for 2014 and 2016.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday 'The Second Nuclear Age' Even with the Cold War decades behind us, we can't ignore the ever-changing threat of nuclear war. So says Paul Bracken in his new book, "The Second Nuclear Age." He'll discuss the new rules and politics of nuclear weapons in the 21st century, and how the U.S. should respond.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air When the Iron Curtain Crashed Down Terry Gross talks with journalist Anne Applebaum about how the soviets transformed Eastern Europe into totalitarian states after World War II. Applebaum's new book "Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe" is nominated for a National Book Award. Her book "Gulag: A History" won a Pulitzer Prize in 2004.
  • 2:00 pm
    World China's Opaque Transition of Power Just like election night in the U.S., people across China are talking and tweeting about politics. But while America's elections were easy to follow, China's transition of power is not. The new leaders have already been named. But for 10 days, China's politicians will be making deals and jockeying for position behind closed doors.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Adios, Political Ads The election is over, which means no more political ads. It also means room for regular advertisers to come on back, at discounted rates.
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm & 6pm


  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Marketplace Adios, Political Ads The election is over, which means no more political ads. It also means room for regular advertisers to come on back, at discounted rates.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air When the Iron Curtain Crashed Down Terry Gross talks with journalist Anne Applebaum about how the soviets transformed Eastern Europe into totalitarian states after World War II. Applebaum's new book "Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe" is nominated for a National Book Award. Her book "Gulag: A History" won a Pulitzer Prize in 2004.
  • 8:00 pm
    Radio Specials The Computer History Museum Presents: The Anthropology of Innovation The 21st century world is marked by a profound paradox. On one hand we are more interconnected than ever before, in the sense that we now live and operate in systems that are tightly entwined. But on the other, we also live at a time of great intellectual and social polarization -- and social media is making some of this fracture worse, by encouraging the development of intellectual echo chambers. This phenomenon inside organizations can often be deadly. The financial industry is a case in point. But groups or people who can jump across boundaries and categories are often extremely innovative.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
  • 11:00 pm
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Peter Rabbit Obit Commentator Andrei Codrescu remembers Peter Douthit, known as Peter Rabbit, who helped start one of the Southwest's earliest communes and the Taos Poetry Circus. He died from liver cancer on Oct. 27, at his home in Taos, New Mexico. He was 76. Codrescu knew Douthit and was a two-time winner of the Heavyweight Poetry Championship in Taos. He says his death signals the inevitable disappearance of a wildly spontaneous generation.
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