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KQED Public Radio: Friday, December 7, 2012

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Friday, December 7, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Camden Disbands Police Force The murder rate in Camden, N.J., has just blown past its all-time record this year. Officials say the nearly broke city can't afford to hire additional officers to police the violent streets because of lavish police union contracts. So Camden is disbanding its municipal police force and replacing it with a bigger, cheaper, more efficient force the whole county will share. NPR's Ailsa Chang reports.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    Radio Specials Computer History Museum Presents Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt -- Since joining Google in 2001, Eric Schmidt has helped grow the company from a Silicon Valley startup to a global leader in technology. As executive chairman, he is responsible for the external matters of Google: building partnerships and broader business relationships, government outreach and technology thought leadership, as well as advising the CEO and senior leadership on business and policy issues. The program presents a wide-ranging conversation with Schmidt, moderated by Computer Museum CEO John Hollar.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Barry Manilow Barry Manilow says, when he's choosing a song, he looks for great lyrics even more than a great melody. And after decades of turning out hits, he'd still rather spend his time making music than doing anything else.
  • 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 a Hanukkah concert, a holiday fair and great voices reading aloud.
  • 9:00 am
    Forum Fiscal Cliff Deadline Looms Talks resumed on Wednesday between House Speaker John Boehner and the White House about how to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff -- the automatic spending cuts and tax increases set to take effect in January. But time for a deal is running out. We get the latest on the negotiations.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Going Gluten-Free If you're gluten-free, going to the grocery store used to mean spending hours reading labels to avoid anything with wheat, barley or other grains. But with the rising number of people with celiac disease and gluten intolerance, more stores and restaurants are offering gluten-free foods. We'll discuss the rise of gluten-free diets.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday The Science of Funny Ever wonder why we laugh? Or what ancient joke got the first chuckle? Guest host Flora Lichtman dissects the funny bone, with neuroscientist Robert Provine and comic Tig Notaro.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday Waking Up in Orbit Guest host Flora Lichtman chats with two astronauts who know a lot about what it's like to live in space. It's also been an exciting week for planetary science. The show gets the latest from Mercury, Mars and beyond.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Remembering Dave Brubeck The show listens back to a 1999 interview with jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck, who died Wednesday at the age of 91.
  • 2:00 pm
    World Comforting Cancer Sufferers in Poor Countries Patients in the final stages of cancer are often comforted with morphine. That is, at least in the United States. But in poor countries cancer patients routinely die in pain. The program finds out what's being done to bring relief.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Petrochemical Industry On Fire Billions of dollars are being poured into the U.S. petrochemical industry, making it one of the fastest-growing sectors in the nation. As the program reports, we have cheap natural gas to thank.
  • 4:30 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine Mobile health apps are becoming more sophisticated. Some can read your heart rate or take your blood sugar level, and send the data to doctor. So who's making sure these apps are accurate and safe? Health reporter Mina Kim explains how the Food and Drug Administration is taking a closer look at mobile health devices and applications.
  • 5:00 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 5:04pm & 5:30pm


    Fiscal Cliff Questions, Answered -- Last week, the show asked listeners what they want to know about efforts to head off the package of tax hikes and spending cuts set to go into effect January 1st. Today, we get answers from Scott Horsley, Tamara Keith and John Ydstie.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine Mobile health apps are becoming more sophisticated. Some can read your heart rate or take your blood sugar level, and send the data to doctor. So who's making sure these apps are accurate and safe? Health reporter Mina Kim explains how the Food and Drug Administration is taking a closer look at mobile health devices and applications.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Remembering Dave Brubeck The show listens back to a 1999 interview with jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck, who died Wednesday at the age of 91.
  • 8:00 pm
    Commonwealth Club Is Capitalism Moral? A Debate From the financial crisis to Obamacare to the budget debates, the size and scope of government is being debated across the country. One side calls for more regulation to foster equitable prosperity, because they believe an under-regulated free market is out of control. The other side says government has grown too big and intrusive, and we need to mitigate its power while rediscovering the founders' principles. Two staunch advocates debate government, values and the economy. Guests include Yaron Brook, executive director of The Ayn Rand Institute; and David Callahan, co-founder of Demos and author of "The Moral Center: How Progressives Can Unite America Around Our Shared Values."
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Going Gluten-Free If you're gluten-free, going to the grocery store used to mean spending hours reading labels to avoid anything with wheat, barley or other grains. But with the rising number of people with celiac disease and gluten intolerance, more stores and restaurants are offering gluten-free foods. We'll discuss the rise of gluten-free diets.
  • 11:00 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine Mobile health apps are becoming more sophisticated. Some can read your heart rate or take your blood sugar level, and send the data to doctor. So who's making sure these apps are accurate and safe? Health reporter Mina Kim explains how the Food and Drug Administration is taking a closer look at mobile health devices and applications.
  • 11:30 pm
    All Things Considered Calif. School Districts Face Huge Loan Repayments The Poway Unified School District in California is facing a whopper of a loan re-payment. The district has to pay back $1 billion on a loan of just $105 million. As NPR's Richard Gonzales reports, Poway is not the only district in California facing this situation.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Jordan Davis Shooting In Jacksonville, Florida, the shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager has raised yet another outcry against the state's Stand Your Ground law. A task force convened by Gov. Rick Scott has concluded that the law doesn't need changing.
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