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KQED Public Radio: Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Electronic Medical Records A significant number of doctors are unhappy with their new electronic medical records systems, paid for in large part by federal stimulus funds. Federal officials, in turn, are worried that the digital efficiency is actually making it easier for doctors to generate bills in the Medicare program, and in some cases, overcharging for care. Eric Whitney talked to Denver-area doctors about their experiences with computerized charts.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    City Arts & Lectures Life After Murder The program presents an evening investigating murder, social justice and the concept of redemption. Award-winning journalist Nancy Mullane and former San Quentin inmates and murderers will offer a glimpse into the lives of convicted killers who have done their time and are now struggling to live on the outside again. Mullane's book "Life After Murder" follows five convicted murderers sentenced to life with the possibility of parole in their struggle for redemption, their legal battles to make good on the state's promise of parole and the lives they encounter after so many years inside. Can a murderer be redeemed? Who do they become after serving decades in prison? What does it take for a killer to be accepted back into society?
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition A Visit to Susan Straight's Riverside Writer Susan Straight has spent her whole life in Riverside, California. Neighborhood stories make their way into her novels about the town's African-American community.
  • 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 Drakes Bay Oyster Company Sues to Stay Drakes Bay Oyster Company is fighting back after the federal government refused to renew its lease in Point Reyes National Seashore last week. The National Park Service and its environmentalist allies want to return the area to marine wilderness. But the company is suing to overturn the decision, and many oyster lovers are rallying to its defense.
  • 9:30 am
    Forum Flame Retardants Spark Health Concerns Two new studies are fanning the flames of an ongoing debate over the use of fire-retardant chemicals in furniture. We'll examine the new research and look at efforts in California to phase out use of the chemicals, which may pose health risks.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Esalen at 50 For half a century, the Esalen Institute in Big Sur has been at the forefront of radical ideas, many of which have now become mainstream -- movements like yoga, holistic medicine and organic food. The institute has also hosted scores of influential thinkers over the past 50 years, from Ansel Adams and Henry Miller to Aldous Huxley and Susan Sontag. We'll look back at the history of Esalen and its future.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday Political Junkie Both sides fire metaphors at the fiscal cliff. President Obama said Republicans offer nothing but a lump of coal. Speaker John Boehner said the president's offer comes from la-la land. Political junkie Ken Rudin joins host Neal Conan.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday Syria's Chemical Weapons U.S. intelligence has reported troubling movement at Syrian chemical weapons sites. Monday, President Obama issued a stern warning to the Assad regime that "the use of chemical weapons is, and would be, totally unacceptable." What does Syria have, where have they put it, and what is it capable of?
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Subsidy Nation Where does economic development end and corporate welfare begin? Terry Gross talks with New York Times reporter Louise Story about her three-part investigative series called "United States of Subsidies." It's about how big corporations are demanding tax breaks and other incentives from cities and states -- and creating a gigantic bill for taxpayers.
  • 2:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Tenors on the Trading Floor Want to make financial trading even harder to understand? How about a Stock Market Opera?
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm & 6pm


    Obama Addresses the Business Roundtable -- President Obama spoke to the Business Roundtable, a group of American CEOs, on Wednesday. The president discussed what he believes is needed to avoid more than $600 billion in tax increases and spending cuts set to be imposed at years end unless Congress and the White House can reach an agreement on a long-term budget cuts.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Marketplace Tenors on the Trading Floor Want to make financial trading even harder to understand? How about a Stock Market Opera?
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Subsidy Nation Where does economic development end and corporate welfare begin? Terry Gross talks with New York Times reporter Louise Story about her three-part investigative series called "United States of Subsidies." It's about how big corporations are demanding tax breaks and other incentives from cities and states -- and creating a gigantic bill for taxpayers.
  • 8:00 pm
    Radio Specials Commonwealth Club: Climate ONE EV Riders -- Why buy an electric vehicle? For Andrea Kissack, KQED's senior science editor and owner of a Nissan LEAF, it was an environmental choice. "I could have cared less about cars for my entire life," she says, but she felt she needed a car that didn't conflict with her reporting and learning. An early EV advocate, back in 2006 Felix Kramer drove a converted plug-in Prius. "My dream came true," he said, "when the Chevy VOLT came to market." He was the number nine buyer of the VOLT, and within two months, he bought a second plug-in, the LEAF. Kissack and Kramer discuss EVs, along with John Kalb, founder of EV Charging Pros.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Drakes Bay Oyster Company Sues to Stay Drakes Bay Oyster Company is fighting back after the federal government refused to renew its lease in Point Reyes National Seashore last week. The National Park Service and its environmentalist allies want to return the area to marine wilderness. But the company is suing to overturn the decision, and many oyster lovers are rallying to its defense.
  • 10:30 pm
    Forum Flame Retardants Spark Health Concerns Two new studies are fanning the flames of an ongoing debate over the use of fire-retardant chemicals in furniture. We'll examine the new research and look at efforts in California to phase out use of the chemicals, which may pose health risks.
  • 11:00 pm
    All Things Considered African-Americans and the Obama Presidency In just over a month, President Obama will be sworn in for his second term. Audie Cornish takes a moment to look back at what his presidency has meant for African-Americans. The show hears from a comedian, David Alan Grier; from a lawmaker, Emanuel Cleaver, who is outgoing chair of the Congressional Black Caucus; and from three seniors at Howard University, a historically black college in Washington D.C.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Washington Pot Sales Plan Washington state's recreational pot law goes into effect on Thursday. But the state has a year to set up a system to regulate the production and sale of marijuana. As NPR's Wendy Kaufman reports, there are a lot of details to work out.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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