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KQED Public Radio: Saturday, December 8, 2012

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Saturday, December 8, 2012
  • 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.
  • 1:00 am
  • 1:30 am
    Washington Week Fiscal Cliff Stalemate President Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner have each proposed plans to reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff but remain divided on the specifics of tax increases and spending cuts. While both sides seem to agree that a plunge off the cliff would be disastrous, no one seems to be rushing to stop it. Jackie Calmes of The New York Times and Eamon Javers of CNBC will have analysis of the behind-closed-door negotiations and examine whether the economy has the momentum to absorb the shock if the country does go over the fiscal cliff.
  • 2:00 am
    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."
  • 3:00 am
    Inside Europe Spanish Evictions In Spain, a 53-year-old woman recently threw herself from her 4th floor window as bailiffs were climbing the stairs to evict her. Her bank had just foreclosed on her home. Several recent suicides have prompted Spain to declare a two-year moratorium on some home re-possessions, for humanitarian reasons. With Spanish unemployment above 25 percent, hundreds of people have been losing their homes each day.
  • 4:00 am
    It's Your World (a broadcast of the World Affairs Council) Renewing America The program's guest is Gus Speth, professor at Vermont Law School and senior fellow in the United Nations Foundation. The past few years have shown that America is facing hard times with complex challenges still ahead. The unemployment rate hovers around 8 percent, the income inequality gap continues to widen and American students are not receiving the best education possible. To add to this, the country is in the midst of political gridlock. To surmount these difficulties, Speth asserts that transformative change is essential in the American political economy. Speth will discuss his ideas for the specific adjustments that would be needed to move toward a new system, such as the "theory of change" that explains how system change can occur in America.
  • 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 Animal Sacrifice The show explores what animals sacrifice for us, and what we sacrifice for them. Included is a story from Susan Orlean about dogs in World War II, and the show's staff confront Ira about his dog, Piney.
  • 1:00 pm
    Radio Specials Here's The Thing with Alec Baldwin Kristen Wiig and Dick Cavett -- Alec Baldwin talks with Kristen Wiig, a breakout Saturday Night Live cast member star who says she loves performing, but admits there's also a "big part of me that's just like: don't look at me." Alec also visits talk show legend Dick Cavett at his home, Tick Hall, in Montauk, Long Island. Over iced tea, Cavett shares memories from five decades in entertainment.
  • 2:00 pm
    Moyers & Company The Immaturity of Anti-Tax Ideology Bill Moyers talks with former Republican congressman Mickey Edwards about Grover Norquist's beguiling ability to hold elected officials to absolute anti-tax positions. "It's not conservatism, not rational, not adult," Edwards tells Bill. "It's a 12-year-old's kind of thinking." Edwards chaired the Republican Policy Committee, was a founding trustee of the conservative Heritage Foundation and served as the national chairman of the American Conservative Union.
  • 3:00 pm
    Radio Specials Hanukkah Lights 2012 A perennial NPR favorite, Hanukkah Lights features Hanukkah stories and memoirs written by acclaimed authors expressly for the show, as read by NPR's Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.
  • 4:00 pm
    Living On Earth McKibben Calls for Divestment Bill McKibben is the closest thing the environmental movement has to a rock star. This month he took to the road, urging colleges to pull their endowments out of coal and oil stocks, to pressure the fossil fuel industry as a way to slow climate change.
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    A Prairie Home Companion From New York's Town Hall The show broadcasts from The Town Hall in New York, with special guests including silken-voiced jazz singer and pianist Diana Krall, conductor and pianist Rob Fisher and harmonizing siblings The DiGiallonardo Sisters.
  • 8:00 pm
    Selected Shorts What's Going On? Tate Donovan reads "The Empty Room" by Jonathan Lethem; Corey Stoll reads "Why Don't You Dance?" by Raymond Carver; and Jefferson Mays reads "Neighbors" by Raymond Carver.
  • 9:00 pm
    This American Life Animal Sacrifice The show explores what animals sacrifice for us, and what we sacrifice for them. Included is a story from Susan Orlean about dogs in World War II, and the show's staff confront Ira about his dog, Piney.
  • 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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