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KQED Public Radio: Friday, November 30, 2012

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Friday, November 30, 2012
  • 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.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    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.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Immigration and Congress As Congress works through its lame duck session, immigration is back on the table. Republican Congressman Raul Labrador wants to change the laws gradually. He says members of Congress won't agree on a comprehensive overhaul.
  • 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've got pictures of apartheid, jazz on the couch and a rock and brew festival.
  • 9:00 am
    Forum Re-inventing El Camino Real El Camino Real has a noble history. It was the "royal road" that connected the Franciscan Missions in California. But now the street, which links 19 cities between San Francisco and San Jose, is filled with oil-change shops and strip malls. The Grand Boulevard Initiative wants to change that. A group of counties and cities are teaming up to turn El Camino into a pedestrian-friendly street reminiscent of Paris' Champs Elysees. We'll discuss the vision for the new El Camino Real and potential roadblocks.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum 'The Amazon Economy' Founded in 1994, Amazon sells everything from couches to baby toys, with 85 million people visiting its site each month. Now, it's partnering with other companies and taking over key parts of their businesses, like shipping orders and customer service. But Financial Times reporter Barney Jopson says there's a dark side to that rapid growth, and that Amazon has a number of hidden practices that could hurt small businesses and brick-and-mortar stores. We talk with Jopson, who ran a five-part investigative series on Amazon for the Times. It's now an eBook called "The Amazon Economy."
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday The Future of Health Care Obamacare is now the law of the land. But what does that mean for you as a patient? Host Ira Flatow and guests look at what's going to change, and when. Also, critics of the Affordable Care Act are forecasting doctor shortages and higher insurance premiums. Is there any truth to those claims?
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday Chasing Ice Photographer James Balog tries to capture the effects of climate change in the new documentary "Chasing Ice." Ira Flatow talks with Balog about Earth's shrinking glaciers.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Etiquette and the 'Social Qs' Is it OK to break up with someone over e-mail? If you're out at a restaurant with someone, is it rude to answer your cell phone or update your Facebook status? The show gets answers from Phillip Gallanes, who writes an etiquette column for The New York Times. His book "Social Qs" is now out in paperback.
  • 2:00 pm
    World Uganda, a New Cancer Battleground Morphine is a standard part of cancer treatment in the U.S. It brings comfort to those in the last stages of the disease. But in many poor countries, cancer patients routinely die in pain. The show features that story from Uganda, one of cancer's new battlegrounds.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace China's Street of Eternal Happiness From the Street of Eternal Happiness, Rob Schmitz takes a look at sex shops in China.
  • 4:30 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine Zoroastrians across the world gather six times a year to celebrate Gahambar, a religious festival to honor the fruits of the seasons. One of the world's most ancient religions, Zoroastrianism used to have millions of followers. Today that number has shrunk to around 200,000 people, mostly in India and Iran. But last month, believers gathered in the hills of San Jose at one of California's only Zoroastrian temples to pray, eat and keep their faith alive in the West.
  • 5:00 pm
    All Things Considered
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    Municipal Utilities Shine After Sandy -- While thousands in New York and New Jersey waited weeks for Long Island Power Authority and Jersey Power & Light to turn the lights back on, the residents of Madison, N.J., had power just days after the storm. Madison has its own utility -- and other cities in the region are now considering whether they should, too.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine Zoroastrians across the world gather six times a year to celebrate Gahambar, a religious festival to honor the fruits of the seasons. One of the world's most ancient religions, Zoroastrianism used to have millions of followers. Today that number has shrunk to around 200,000 people, mostly in India and Iran. But last month, believers gathered in the hills of San Jose at one of California's only Zoroastrian temples to pray, eat and keep their faith alive in the West.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Etiquette and the 'Social Qs' Is it OK to break up with someone over e-mail? If you're out at a restaurant with someone, is it rude to answer your cell phone or update your Facebook status? The show gets answers from Phillip Gallanes, who writes an etiquette column for The New York Times. His book "Social Qs" is now out in paperback.
  • 8:00 pm
    Commonwealth Club Chris Dodd: Creative Content and the Cloud The program's guest is Chris Dodd, chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America and former U.S. senator from Connecticut. Dodd is charged with advocating for the film, home entertainment and television industries around the world. The MPAA represents one of the most creative, productive and powerful industries in America -- one that supports 2.2 million creators and makers in every state and particularly in California. Dodd will discuss why technology and creative communities are essential to the economic well-being of their industries, consumers and the country.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Re-inventing El Camino Real El Camino Real has a noble history. It was the "royal road" that connected the Franciscan Missions in California. But now the street, which links 19 cities between San Francisco and San Jose, is filled with oil-change shops and strip malls. The Grand Boulevard Initiative wants to change that. A group of counties and cities are teaming up to turn El Camino into a pedestrian-friendly street reminiscent of Paris' Champs Elysees. We'll discuss the vision for the new El Camino Real and potential roadblocks.
  • 11:00 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine Zoroastrians across the world gather six times a year to celebrate Gahambar, a religious festival to honor the fruits of the seasons. One of the world's most ancient religions, Zoroastrianism used to have millions of followers. Today that number has shrunk to around 200,000 people, mostly in India and Iran. But last month, believers gathered in the hills of San Jose at one of California's only Zoroastrian temples to pray, eat and keep their faith alive in the West.
  • 11:30 pm
    All Things Considered Age of the Grand Canyon If you were to visit Grand Canyon National Park, you might encounter an exhibit called the "Trail of Time" and learn that researchers believe the canyon is six million years old. But not all scientists think that age is correct. Some think the canyon is 20 million years old, and a new report suggests that the canyon existed alongside dinosaurs some 70 million years ago. Melissa Block talks with Washington Post reporter Joel Achenbach, who has covered the colorful and sometimes contentious debate among researchers.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Fiscal Cliff and Taxes Tax rates will go up for everyone if Congress doesn't act to avert the fiscal cliff. One way to steer clear is to raise the rates for at least some folks. John Ydstie looks at the economic and political impact of any changes.
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