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KQED Public Radio: Sunday, December 9, 2012

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Sunday, December 9, 2012
  • 12:00 am
  • 1:00 am
    Studio 360 This program looks at the places "where art and real life collide," exploring the creative influence and transformative power of art in modern life. Hosted by novelist and journalist Kurt Andersen.
  • 2:00 am
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Higher Consciousness What does it mean to become fully aware? The question has inspired the world's great sages. Some scientists are peering into the brain to create a science of mindfulness. The show talks with one who's putting Buddhist monks in brain scanning machines.
  • 3:00 am
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Kicking Off the Coasts New York and Los Angeles account for only a fraction of landmass when it comes to the continental United States. But together, they comprise the cultural heft of the nation. New York is the mecca for writers and artists and Los Angeles, the heart of the film industry. But what about the rest of the country? The show talks with artists about making it in the heartland, and getting past the gate-keepers on the coasts.
  • 4:00 am
    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 am
  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
    Weekend Edition
    Perspectives7:36am & 8:36am

  • 10:00 am
    The Best of Car Talk Click and Clack tackle the tougher questions of the automobile world.
  • 11:00 am
    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.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 1:00 pm
    City Arts & Lectures Tom Wolfe Tom Wolfe is the author of more than a dozen books, among them such contemporary classics as "The Right Stuff," "The Bonfire of the Vanities" and "A Man in Full." Credited with inventing New Journalism, whereby writers acknowledge their own subjectivity and oftentimes employ literary techniques to reporting, Wolfe spent his early career in newspapers, mostly as a general assignment reporter but also a foreign correspondent. While still a reporter, he completed his first book, a collection of articles about the flamboyant '60s written for New York Magazine and Esquire, thus cementing his reputation as a noted chronicler and staunch critic of contemporary culture. Set in Miami, his newest book "Back to Blood" features Wolfe's high-energy reporting and a cast of characters as fascinating as any he has ever conceived. Wolfe appeared in conversation with Steven Winn on November 1, 2012.
  • 2:00 pm
    On the Media The Ethics of Photographing Tragedy This week a man was shoved off a New York subway platform and killed by an oncoming train. A freelance photographer on assignment for the New York Post happened to be on the platform, camera in hand. He shot the scene, and the Post printed a photo of the man's last moment before being struck by a train on the front page. The show talks to New York Times media columnist David Carr about the resulting controversy around the photo.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Says You! The witty word trivia game from member station WGBH in Boston.
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Latino USA Women and Violence: Honduras The United Nations calls the Central American nation of Honduras "the most violent country in the world." The violence is fueled by poverty, drug trafficking, corruption -- and increasingly with the involvement of the military and police. In the past few years, women have become frequent targets of rape, battering and murder in Honduras. Host Maria Hinojosa explores the reasons why.
  • 6:30 pm
    Cambridge Forum The Inner Life of Democracy In this classic program, the late historian Howard Zinn reflects on the conditions necessary to support democracy. How can the actions of individuals make a difference in the policies and also the spirit of their country? Poet Mark Nepo engages Zinn in discussion of his ideas.
  • 7:00 pm
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Higher Consciousness What does it mean to become fully aware? The question has inspired the world's great sages. Some scientists are peering into the brain to create a science of mindfulness. The show talks with one who's putting Buddhist monks in brain scanning machines.
  • 8:00 pm
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Kicking Off the Coasts New York and Los Angeles account for only a fraction of landmass when it comes to the continental United States. But together, they comprise the cultural heft of the nation. New York is the mecca for writers and artists and Los Angeles, the heart of the film industry. But what about the rest of the country? The show talks with artists about making it in the heartland, and getting past the gate-keepers on the coasts.
  • 9:00 pm
    Marketplace Money Buying a Home Increasingly Out of Reach Mortgage rates are at an all-time low and rents are at an all-time high. But despite its gains, the housing market remains out of reach for a growing number of would-be buyers. Guest host Tony Cox talks with Glenn Kelman, president and CEO of the real estate website Redfin about the latest trend in housing: renting.
  • 10:00 pm
    Tech Nation How to Publish a Book Host Moira Gunn talks with Guy Kawasaki, author, publisher and entrepreneur.
  • 11:00 pm
    On the Media The Ethics of Photographing Tragedy This week a man was shoved off a New York subway platform and killed by an oncoming train. A freelance photographer on assignment for the New York Post happened to be on the platform, camera in hand. He shot the scene, and the Post printed a photo of the man's last moment before being struck by a train on the front page. The show talks to New York Times media columnist David Carr about the resulting controversy around the photo.
  • 12:00 am
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