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KQED Public Radio: Saturday, December 1, 2012

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Saturday, December 1, 2012
  • 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.
  • 1:00 am
    This Week in Northern California Drakes Bay Oyster Co. Loses Lease The Drakes Bay Oyster Co. has lost its lease after decades in Point Reyes National Seashore. After a long environmental battle, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar decided to shut down the historic oyster farm and restore Drakes Estero to wilderness.
  • 1:30 am
    Washington Week Maneuvering and the Fiscal Cliff With the fiscal cliff deadline looming, there were no "formal" negotiations scheduled this week but plenty of political jockeying between the White House and congressional Republicans regarding their positions on taxes and spending. One of the key sticking points for Republican lawmakers is President Obama's push to let tax cuts expire for wealthier Americans. What will it take to break the deadlock and reach a deal prior to the New Year? The show gets answers and analysis from both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue from Mike Viqueira of NBC News and Susan Davis of USA Today.
  • 2:00 am
    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.
  • 3:00 am
    Inside Europe Another Cash Injection for Greece After weeks of haggling, international lenders have agreed to give Greece more time and money to fix its broken economy. The new highly complex deal paves the way for the release of around 44 billion euros in rescue funds to Greece -- a cash injection desperately needed to avert a messy and unruly default, with devastating consequences for the rest of Europe. Despite the breakthrough, though, pundits, politicians and the Greek people are hardly rejoicing.
  • 4:00 am
    It's Your World (a broadcast of the World Affairs Council) Our World in 2050: More Equitable and Sustainable - or Less? Helen Clark, administrator for the United Nations Development Program, will consider the impact of growing social inequity and environmental degradation and introduce poverty, inequity and environmental sustainability as inter-linked global challenges. She will also examine how innovative countries and communities are employing integrated approaches to simultaneously address these challenges, linking this to the outcome of the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development.
  • 5:00 am
  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
    Weekend Edition
    Perspectives7:36am & 8:36am

  • 9:00 am
  • 10:00 am
    Car Talk Click and Clack tackle the tougher questions of the automobile world.
  • 11:00 am
    Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me This quiz show takes a fresh, fast-paced and irreverent look at the week's events. NPR veteran newscaster Carl Kassell is the program's judge, scorekeeper, and quiz show impersonator extraordinaire.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    This American Life So Crazy It Just Might Work A few years ago a cancer researcher named Jonathan Brody gave a speech at his alma mater saying that people in his field really needed to think outside the box to find a cure. Afterward he was approached by his old orchestra teacher, who had something way out of the box -- a theory that he could kill cancer cells with electromagnetic waves.
  • 1:00 pm
    Radio Specials Here's The Thing with Alec Baldwin Billy Joel -- When you put two creative, well-known personalities together in conversation, it's hard to stop listening. WNYC and PRX announce the debut of "Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin." In five programs, Alec Baldwin gives listeners unique entree into the lives of artists, policymakers and performers. Baldwin sidesteps the predictable by taking listeners inside the dressing rooms, apartments and offices of some of the leading creative personalities of our time. In this first episode, Alec sits down with Billy Joel at a piano as Joel details the decisions -- musical and personal -- that helped shape his music and his career.
  • 2:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Living On Earth CIA Closes Climate Change Center As one of the hottest years on record comes to a close, the CIA has decided to shutter its Center on Climate Change and Security. Joe Romm, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, discusses the closure of the center and the future of environmental security with host Steve Curwood.
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    A Prairie Home Companion December in New York The program broadcasts from The Town Hall in New York City. Special guests include masters of many musical moods, The Bacon Brothers and composer Peter Schickele and the Semi-Pro Musica Antiqua.
  • 8:00 pm
    Selected Shorts Objects of Desire Robert Sean Leonard reads "Counting the Ways" by Susan Perabo; Kirsten Vangsness reads "The Pony Problem" by Sloane Crosley; and Isaiah Sheffer reads "Love Poems" by Lon Otto.
  • 9:00 pm
    This American Life So Crazy It Just Might Work A few years ago a cancer researcher named Jonathan Brody gave a speech at his alma mater saying that people in his field really needed to think outside the box to find a cure. Afterward he was approached by his old orchestra teacher, who had something way out of the box -- a theory that he could kill cancer cells with electromagnetic waves.
  • 10:00 pm
    Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me This quiz show takes a fresh, fast-paced and irreverent look at the week's events. NPR veteran newscaster Carl Kassell is the program's judge, scorekeeper, and quiz show impersonator extraordinaire.
  • 11:00 pm
  • 12:00 am
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