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KQED Public Radio: Friday, November 16, 2012

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Friday, November 16, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered BP to Pay $4.5 Billion Over Gulf Spill Oil giant BP will plead guilty to criminal misconduct related to the 2010 Gulf Oil spill. The settlement deal will also include the largest-ever penalty in a criminal case, $4.5 billion.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    Radio Specials TED Radio Hour The Future of Cities -- For centuries, cities have been bringing people together. Now, for the first time in history, more than half the world's population lives in cities. What draws people to them? What changes when we live closer together? How can cities offer humanity its best hope for a sustainable future? Several TED speakers investigate the future of our urban zones.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Turkey Talk Lynne Rossetto Kasper spends every Thanksgiving morning taking questions from listeners cooking their big meal. The rest of the year, she hosts the public radio program "The Splendid Table." NPR's Susan Stamberg knows something about Thanksgiving, too. Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Susan Stamberg talk turkey.
  • 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 feature Near Eastern Theatre, a legal eagle rapper and art with a heart.
  • 9:00 am
    Forum State's Fiscal Outlook Improves California's nonpartisan legislative analyst predicts a "dramatic turnaround" for the state's finances, thanks to the continuing economic recovery, the passage of Prop. 30 and other factors. We'll discuss the new budget projections.
  • 9:30 am
    Forum California's Troubled Prisons: Former Chief Reflects Last month, Matthew Cate stepped down as the head of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. We'll talk to him about what he learned while running -- and attempting to reform -- the state's overcrowded and beleaguered prison system.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum California: America's Poorest State? California has the highest poverty rate in the nation, according to new figures released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau. We discuss the new data with economist Sarah Bohn from the Public Policy Institute of California.
  • 10:30 am
    Forum Hunger and Local Food Banks Thanksgiving is just around the corner -- but some local food banks are reporting a lack of donations. We talk with local food banks about food shortages and what people can do to help.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday James Watson Where would modern science be without the discovery of DNA's structure, the famous double helix? Host Ira Flatow talks with James Watson, one of the scientists who made the groundbreaking discovery nearly 60 years ago. Also, a more recent genetics study is stirring up controversy by asking if we're getting dumber.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday Reviewing Voting Technology With all the focus on switching to electronic voting, how well did the systems perform on Election Day? And why did some states take so long to report results, even with the new systems? Host Ira Flatow gets a postmortem on voting technology.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air 'When God Talks Back' The show listens back to a conversation with Tanya Luhrmann, psychological anthropologist and a professor in the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University. She wanted to understand the personal relationship with God experienced by many Evangelicals, so she attended services and meetings of the Vineyard, an evangelical church with hundreds of congregations across the country. Her book, "When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God," is now out in paperback.
  • 2:00 pm
    World To Islamabad, With Bluegrass The American bluegrass group Della Mae is set to perform in Pakistan. The group's five women are skilled musicians steeped in the bluegrass tradition. But will Pakistanis get it?
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Tech Execs Behaving... Well? It used to be that you could get away with behaving badly as a tech executive. Is the culture of the tech world changing?
  • 4:30 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine San Francisco chef Traci Des Jardins' Thanksgiving menu reflects the culinary refinement you'd expect from a two-time James Beard Award-winner. But it also incorporates her childhood, spent in California's Central Valley. We visit Des Jardins in her home kitchen.
  • 5:00 pm
    All Things Considered
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    Goodbye, Twinkies -- Hostess, the iconic brand behind Twinkies, Wonder Bread and Ho Hos, says it's going out of business. The company plans to shut down 33 plants and 565 distribution centers as it liquidates. More than 18,000 workers would lose their jobs. Already in bankruptcy, Hostess said a nationwide strike "crippled" the company's operations. The union representing bakery workers blames mismanagement for the company's demise.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine San Francisco chef Traci Des Jardins' Thanksgiving menu reflects the culinary refinement you'd expect from a two-time James Beard Award-winner. But it also incorporates her childhood, spent in California's Central Valley. We visit Des Jardins in her home kitchen.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air 'When God Talks Back' The show listens back to a conversation with Tanya Luhrmann, psychological anthropologist and a professor in the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University. She wanted to understand the personal relationship with God experienced by many Evangelicals, so she attended services and meetings of the Vineyard, an evangelical church with hundreds of congregations across the country. Her book, "When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God," is now out in paperback.
  • 8:00 pm
    Commonwealth Club Sandra Day O'Connor In a rare public appearance, former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor will discuss the need for a better-informed citizenry as well as her life, career and views on the role of the Supreme Court. O'Connor, the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court, strongly believes that America suffers from a lack of civic education. To revitalize civic education, she founded iCivics, which uses innovative methods such as video games to engage young people in learning about government and civic participation. Since 2009, iCivics has reached over 1.5 million young people. Justice O'Connor appears in conversation with Mary Bitterman, president of the Bernard Osher Foundation and past chair of the Commonwealth Club's board of governors.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum California: America's Poorest State? California has the highest poverty rate in the nation, according to new figures released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau. We discuss the new data with economist Sarah Bohn from the Public Policy Institute of California.
  • 10:30 pm
    Forum Hunger and Local Food Banks Thanksgiving is just around the corner -- but some local food banks are reporting a lack of donations. We talk with local food banks about food shortages and what people can do to help.
  • 11:00 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine San Francisco chef Traci Des Jardins' Thanksgiving menu reflects the culinary refinement you'd expect from a two-time James Beard Award-winner. But it also incorporates her childhood, spent in California's Central Valley. We visit Des Jardins in her home kitchen.
  • 11:30 pm
    All Things Considered Post-Petraeus Privacy If the director of the CIA can't figure out how to keep his e-mails away from they FBI's prying eyes, can anyone? For years, privacy groups and tech companies like Google have said that it's too easy for police to get into personal e-mail, and it's time to update federal privacy rules for the digital era. Now, as the Petraeus affair unravels, they're hoping for a teachable moment -- and enough momentum to pass the long-sought reforms.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Cuban-Americans Go Democratic In Florida, one reason for Mitt Romney's loss is that one of the state's most reliable bloc of Republican voters -- Cuban-Americans -- is moving toward the Democrats. Exit polls show Florida's Cuban-American vote was almost evenly split between Romney and President Obama. If Republicans lose Cuban-Americans, it becomes much harder for them to carry the nation's largest swing state in future elections.
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