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KQED Public Radio: Thursday, November 29, 2012

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Thursday, November 29, 2012
  • 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.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    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.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Thank Heavens for Leslie Caron Leslie Caron danced in the movies with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. She played the young girl who inspired the song "Thank Heavens for Little Girls." NPR's Susan Stamberg visits Leslie Caron in Paris.
  • 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 Women in Combat The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Defense on behalf of four female soldiers who fought in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Two of the women were awarded Purple Hearts for their combat work. Many women end up in battle, but the military still technically bars women from most direct ground combat. The women bringing suit say that lack of recognition is limiting their potential to be promoted. What role should women play on the battlefield? And do those gender differences matter during war?
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Designing the New Bay Bridge Last week, construction crews on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge completed "the big lift," dramatically shifting the weight of the new single-tower suspension span from temporary supports to a mile-long cable. The new section, set to open next year, is now officially the world's largest self-anchored suspension span. We'll talk to some of the architects involved with the project.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday Obama's Foreign Policy Challenges The newly re-elected President Obama faces an immediate crisis in Syria, a looming confrontation with Iran and a strategic challenge from China. In a special broadcast from the Wilson Center, host Neal Conan and guests discuss the president's foreign policy, take two.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday Avoiding the Next Cold War Fifty years ago in the Cuban Missile crisis, the U.S. and the Soviet Union narrowly avoided nuclear war, in part because Washington and Moscow controlled the triggers. Now, with nuclear buttons in Beijing, New Delhi, Islamabad, Pyongyang and Jerusalem, what lessons can we learn from history?
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Robert Zemeckis on 'Flight' The show talks with film director, producer and screenwriter Robert Zemeckis. His new film "Flight" stars Denzel Washington as a heroic pilot who is also an alcoholic. Zemeckis also directed the "Back to the Future" films, the Academy Award-winning live action/animation film "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," and he won an Academy Award for directing of the film "Forrest Gump."
  • 2:00 pm
    World Fighting Breast Cancer in Haiti In Haiti, having breast cancer is often seen as a death sentence. Doctors are working to change that. The program features stories from cancer's new battleground in the developing world.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Marketing Energy-Efficient Vehicles It seems like all newer model cars come with some sort of promise to the buyer, like "extreme mileage" or "extreme energy efficiency." But does that mean sticker prices will be extreme as well?
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm & 6pm


    Who's the 2 Percent? -- Scott Horsley looks at who's in the top 2 percent of American taxpayers. That group would have their taxes raised if President Obama gets his way with the fiscal cliff negotiations.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Marketplace Marketing Energy-Efficient Vehicles It seems like all newer model cars come with some sort of promise to the buyer, like "extreme mileage" or "extreme energy efficiency." But does that mean sticker prices will be extreme as well?
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Robert Zemeckis on 'Flight' The show talks with film director, producer and screenwriter Robert Zemeckis. His new film "Flight" stars Denzel Washington as a heroic pilot who is also an alcoholic. Zemeckis also directed the "Back to the Future" films, the Academy Award-winning live action/animation film "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," and he won an Academy Award for directing of the film "Forrest Gump."
  • 8:00 pm
    Radio Specials Intelligence Squared U.S. Should Drugs Be Legalized? -- It was 1971 when President Richard Nixon declared a "war on drugs" - and $2.5 trillion later, drug use is half of what it was 30 years ago. Yet, 22 million Americans still use illegal drugs. Now, with the highest incarceration rate in the world, is it time to legalize drugs or is this a war that we're winning? The Oxford-style debate program takes up whether drugs should be legalized.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Women in Combat The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Defense on behalf of four female soldiers who fought in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Two of the women were awarded Purple Hearts for their combat work. Many women end up in battle, but the military still technically bars women from most direct ground combat. The women bringing suit say that lack of recognition is limiting their potential to be promoted. What role should women play on the battlefield? And do those gender differences matter during war?
  • 11:00 pm
    All Things Considered Giant Black Hole Discovery Robert Siegel talks with UT Austin astrophysicist Karl Gebhardt about his team's discovery of a giant black hole in a tiny galaxy. The discovery contradicts traditional theories of galaxy formation.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Syria Internet Outage Early Thursday morning, the Internet in Syria went dark. Technology analysts suspect the Syrian government was behind the action, perhaps as part of an effort to blunt advances by rebel forces. Governments in recent years have become more mindful of the potentially subversive power of the Internet and also more knowledgeable about how to shut it down. The outage in Syria underscores the importance of current disputes over who should control the global Internet. That issue is the focus of a major international conference next week in Dubai.
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