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KQED Public Radio: Thursday, December 13, 2012

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Thursday, December 13, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Easing Restrictions on Community Radio The Federal Communications Commission recently passed rules that will mean more community groups across the nation can apply to be on FM airwaves in the coming year. The changes are lauded by those who say more diverse and local voices belong on the radio -- especially in urban settings where issues important to the community are often absent in mainstream media. In Springfield, Ill., Mbanna Kantako has been broadcasting illegally for 25 years. He's a pioneer of a movement that led to the pirating of radio channels across the nation. Experts say it was this movement that led to changes in the way small stations will be licensed by the FCC.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    Radio Specials State of the RE:Union with Al Letson Internet Communities - Making the Virtual Real -- At this point in the 21st century, the way we meet people, establish connections, maintain our relationships and fight for what we believe in has been radically transformed by the Internet. But often, when we're talking about these changes, the focus is either on pure enthusiasm about the limitless possibilities presented by the Web, or anxiety about online connections replacing physical ones. The show features stories of the Internet's impact on community-building in human terms, on the messy level of people's daily existence, where its effects are rarely solely positive or negative. These are stories of wholesale life transformations facilitated by the Internet and of the ways the "virtual" has turned into the "real" in people's lives.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Books for Holiday Shoppers Even in the digital age, books are still popular holiday gifts. NPR's Susan Stamberg has this year's favorites from independent booksellers: the tale of a southern town with a tragic secret, a quest for happiness on a Greek island and short stories chosen by great short story writers.
  • 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
  • 9:00 am
    Forum North Korea's Missile Launch North Korea successfully launched a missile on Wednesday, after multiple failed attempts. The U.S., Japan and South Korea immediately condemned the launch, and even North Korea's ally, China, expressed concern. Is this launch a sign of greater nuclear reach, and how should nations respond?
  • 9:30 am
    Forum U.S. Recognition of Syrian Opposition On Tuesday, the U.S. officially recognized the Syrian Opposition Coaltion as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people against President Bashar al-Assad. In return, the group said it wanted "real support," with weapons and military aid. How involved should the U.S. get in Syria, and could American support turn the tide for those fighting Assad's government? Or is it too little, too late, as some Syrian groups say?
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Calvin Trillin: Turning Politics Into Poems Calvin Trillin returns to Forum to review the 2012 presidential election... in rhyme. He'll discuss the turning point of the first debate: It got so thick, so lacking in one-liners/Some people fell asleep in their recliners. And the Republican's lament of changing demographics: Yes, too many voters of darker complexion/Can cause the wrong person to win an election. Trillin's new book tracing the 2012 presidential campaign in verse is called Dogfight, because: People were saying, "We wonder which dude'll/Emerge as the pit bull, and which as the poodle."
  • 11:00 am
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air John Pizzarelli Guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli talks about his musical family, what it was like opening for Sinatra on an international tour, and he performs holiday songs with his brother Martin on bass.
  • 2:00 pm
    World Invented Languages Lots of Elvish is spoken on screen in "The Hobbit" and even more so in the books of JRR Tolkien. The British novelist may be the master, but many other authors have devised new languages for their own characters with unique sounds and unusual grammar. One even outlaws the use of metaphor.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Digital Dispatch Legislation The newly passed, digital dispatch legislation will help App makers like Uber get their product more noticed.
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm


    California Coastal Smuggling -- A couple of high-profile incidents over the last week have increased attention on smuggling operations off the coast of California. Mexican cartels bring drugs and illegal immigrants up the coast of California in small fishing boats. As NPR's Kirk Siegler reports, stiff border defenses are pushing the boats farther north.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Marketplace Digital Dispatch Legislation The newly passed, digital dispatch legislation will help App makers like Uber get their product more noticed.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air John Pizzarelli Guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli talks about his musical family, what it was like opening for Sinatra on an international tour, and he performs holiday songs with his brother Martin on bass.
  • 8:00 pm
    Radio Specials Intelligence Squared U.S. Does Science Refute God -- On the fundamental question of evolution or creation -- Americans are on the fence. According to one survey, while 61 percent of Americans believe we have evolved over time, 22 percent believe this evolution was guided by a higher power, with another 31 percent on the side of creationism. For some, modern science debunks many of religion's core beliefs. But for others, questions like "Why are we here?" and "How did it all come about?" can only be answered through a belief in the existence of God. Can science and religion co-exist?
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Calvin Trillin: Turning Politics Into Poems Calvin Trillin returns to Forum to review the 2012 presidential election... in rhyme. He'll discuss the turning point of the first debate: It got so thick, so lacking in one-liners/Some people fell asleep in their recliners. And the Republican's lament of changing demographics: Yes, too many voters of darker complexion/Can cause the wrong person to win an election. Trillin's new book tracing the 2012 presidential campaign in verse is called Dogfight, because: People were saying, "We wonder which dude'll/Emerge as the pit bull, and which as the poodle."
  • 11:00 pm
    All Things Considered Spain - Lionel Messi Soccer Super Star Stop anyone in the street in Europe, Latin America, Africa and even Asia, and chances are they'll know the name "Messi" -- and they'll probably know what he did this week. Lionel Messi, the 25-year-old Argentine soccer phenom who plays for Barcelona, broke the world record Sunday for goals scored in a calendar year. Messi's 86th goal for 2012 broke the 1975 record set by German Gerd "Torpedo" Muller. Lionel "Missile" Messi is probably the world's most famous contemporary sportsman. But how many Americans have heard of him?
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Planet Money Dominance of LEGOS LEGO blocks are wildly popular with children all over the world. And their market dominance poses an economic mystery -- why haven't other companies figured out how to make plastic blocks and undercut the high prices of LEGO? For years, competitors have had trouble catching up with LEGO. Planet Money tells us the story of why one simple toy never loses.
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