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KQED Public Radio: Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Arafat Exhumation: a Distraction? The Palestinian Authority (PA) dug up the body of its late President Yasser Arafat on Tuesday as part of an international investigation into whether he was poisoned. The investigation was launched this summer, eight years after Arafat's death, when a Swiss lab found traces of the radioactive element polonium on Arafat's personal effects. The exhumation comes at a sensitive time, as the PA is suffering from a legitimacy crisis and is being upstaged by its rival Hamas. The exhumation also distracts attention from the group's bid to upgrade its status at the U.N.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    City Arts & Lectures Wendell Berry Wendell Berry is a widely celebrated writer, poet, essayist and novelist, but first and foremost, he is a farmer. An original American prose voice, Berry writes with a calm and compelling vision about our sense of kinship with the land. For over 30 years he has farmed in his native Henry County, Kentucky. Berry is the recipient of numerous awards and the author of over 50 books of fiction, non-fiction and poetry including "A Place on Earth," "The Unsettling of America," "Jayber Crow" and "The Art of the Commonplace." In his last collection of poetry, "The Mad Farmer Poems," Berry raged against the depravities of contemporary life wrought by mismanagement of natural resources and our willful ignorance of the lessons of the past.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Women's Soccer in Afghanistan In Afghanistan, women are fighting to go to work, to go to school -- and to play soccer. The Women's National Football Team is five years old. Some members began playing secretly. Others pretended to be boys to learn the game.
  • 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
  • 7:00 am
  • 9:00 am
    Forum Facebook and Online Privacy Last week, Facebook announced changes affecting its 1 billion-plus users. The social network plans to share more of users' data with affiliates like Instagram, and change how users manage their messages. Now two consumer watchdogs are demanding Facebook stop its proposed changes, claiming they're infringing on users' rights. How will these changes affect you? And what does it say about larger online privacy issues?
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Eric Ries on 'The Lean Startup' When Odeo first started as a podcasting company, it had so few customers that it offered to return its investors' money. But it looked at what its customers wanted, changed its model and became the company we know today as Twitter. Author Eric Ries says more startups should use that idea of continuous innovation. In "The Lean Startup," Ries promotes applying the principles of lean manufacturing, where the focus is on the consumer's perspective. How can we apply these lean principles elsewhere? And if you're one of the many startups in Silicon Valley, what has or hasn't worked for your company?
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday Political Junkie Chris Christie files papers for a second term in Jersey, Grover Norquist warns that voters will hold Republicans to the anti-tax pledge, and Jesse Jackson Junior resigns. Political Junkie Ken Rudin returns to discuss those developments and more. Also, Ralph Reed argues that social conservatives can't be blamed for Romney's loss.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday The Building Tide of Dementia Geneva Hunter's mom, Ida, has Alzheimer's. She's doing well -- but that won't always be the case. And as the world's aging population grows, dementia could become a health care disaster.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Untangling the Middle East The show examines what's happening in Gaza, Israel, Egypt, Syria, Iran and Iraq -- and how it's all interconnected. Terry Gross talks with Robert Malley, the International Crisis Group's program director for the Middle East and North Africa.
  • 2:00 pm
    World In India, Cultural Challenges to Cancer Screenings In poor countries, cancer kills more people than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. Cervical cancer is preventable with early detection -- but screening for cervical cancer is a new concept for many women in India. Doctors there face cultural challenges as they introduce routine cancer screening. Tens of thousands of lives may be saved.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Freakonomics Radio In the next installment of Freakonomics Radio, host Kai Ryssdal talks to Stephen Dubner about pro-bono economics.
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm & 6pm


    NIF: Science Too Big to Fail? -- It's arguably one of the country's most expensive science projects, and yet the $3.5 billion National Ignition Facility (NIF), based at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab, has mostly flown under the public radar for the last decade. That's starting to change. Since 2009, NIF scientists have been aiming a football-field-sized laser at a single, hydrogen-filled pellet, hoping to induce controlled fusion: a tiny star, essentially, the size of a peppercorn. But the deadline for "ignition," September 2012, has come and gone. Scientists at the facility say you can't put a timeline on revolutionary science, and that NIF's success could ultimately solve the country's clean energy needs. It's now up to Congress to either cut the cord on NIF or decide it's too big to fail.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Marketplace Freakonomics Radio In the next installment of Freakonomics Radio, host Kai Ryssdal talks to Stephen Dubner about pro-bono economics.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Untangling the Middle East The show examines what's happening in Gaza, Israel, Egypt, Syria, Iran and Iraq -- and how it's all interconnected. Terry Gross talks with Robert Malley, the International Crisis Group's program director for the Middle East and North Africa.
  • 8:00 pm
    Radio Specials America Abroad Youth in the Arab World, After the Revolution -- Arabs under 30 drove the region's revolutions. They have emerged as prominent social and political actors. But now that Libya, Egypt and Tunisia have new governments, what has changed? And are young Arabs satisfied with those changes? The program hears from university students in Egypt, young Syrian refugees in Lebanon and an anti-violence activist in Tunisia about how young people in each of those countries are faring.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Eric Ries on 'The Lean Startup' When Odeo first started as a podcasting company, it had so few customers that it offered to return its investors' money. But it looked at what its customers wanted, changed its model and became the company we know today as Twitter. Author Eric Ries says more startups should use that idea of continuous innovation. In "The Lean Startup," Ries promotes applying the principles of lean manufacturing, where the focus is on the consumer's perspective. How can we apply these lean principles elsewhere? And if you're one of the many startups in Silicon Valley, what has or hasn't worked for your company?
  • 11:00 pm
    All Things Considered Gaza Ceasefire Update A week has elapsed since a ceasefire ended an explosion of violence between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The truce has so far held, despite some disputed incidents which have left one Palestinian dead and a group of Gaza fishermen in Israeli custody. Egypt, as mediator, is now holding separate talks with both sides to hammer out detailed agreements on key issues, including easing Israel's blockade of Gaza, and preventing weapons being smuggled into the region.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered One Republican Breaks Camp President Obama wants House Republicans to simply pass tax-cut extensions for most Americans and argue about the rich later. It looks like he's found at least one ally -- Oklahoma congressman Tom Cole.
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