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KQED Public Radio: Saturday, December 15, 2012

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Saturday, December 15, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Gay Mormon Chorus Mormons are known the world over for their Tabernacle Choir. Now a group of Latter Day Saints in Utah is forming a new chorus for gays and lesbians. It's called the One Voice Choir. Organizers say the singers will promote mutual understanding and share the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. But One Voice has had some trouble getting rehearsal space in LDS churches. The group's first holiday concert takes places this weekend.
  • 1:00 am
    This Week in Northern California Immigration Reform and More As Congress and the White House prepare to tackle comprehensive immigration reform next year, there is much at stake for California, the state with the largest population of undocumented immigrants. That story and more.
  • 1:30 am
    Washington Week CT School Shooting, Susan Rice Yields and Fiscal Cliff Progress Gwen Ifill and panelists look at the tragic shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut, Susan Rice's withdrawal of her Secretary of State candidacy, President Obama and Speaker Boehner's progress on the fiscal cliff and Syria's future.
  • 2:00 am
    Commonwealth Club Carbon Math Energy companies have five times as much oil and coal and gas on their books than climate scientists think is safe to burn. That was the takeaway from Bill McKibben's recent Rolling Stone article on "Global Warming's Terrifying New Math." McKibben says it is his single most important work since his first book "The End of Nature" nearly 30 years ago. Now the activist is launching a "Do the Math" campaign around the country to galvanize support for stronger action to reduce carbon pollution. John Hofmeister says environmental measures driven too quickly will only backfire as the inconvenience or cost meets grass roots resistance. Time is an ally, he says, and enhances our ability to adapt to change, and energy companies are not monoliths and can be part of the solution. Bill McKibben is founder of 350.org and author of "Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet." John Hofmeister is CEO for Citizens for Affordable Energy and a former president of Shell Oil Company.
  • 3:00 am
    Inside Europe Supervising Eurozone Banks European finance ministers have reached a deal on rules for supervising eurozone banks, bringing an end to months of fighting between member states. The European Central Bank, or ECB, will be the lone supervisor of Europe's largest banks. Neil King has the details and begins this roundup of European news.
  • 4:00 am
    It's Your World (a broadcast of the World Affairs Council) Asia's Challenge: Ensuring Sustainable Growth Asia's rapid growth is leaving millions behind, causing a widening gap between rich and poor that threatens to undermine the region's stability. Developing Asia's growth story masks underlying, complex challenges that need to be urgently tackled by policy and decision makers. Rajat M. Nag, managing director general of the Asian Development Bank appears in conversation with Asia Foundation President David Arnold. They'll discuss the economic and governance challenges across the region.
  • 5:00 am
  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
    Weekend Edition
    Perspectives7:36am & 8:36am

  • 9:00 am
  • 10:00 am
    The Best of 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 This Week This week we take on ... this week. Stories united by one thing: They all happened in the seven days prior to broadcast. We try our hand reporting the global stories in Egypt and Afghanistan; and take on super local stories, too, like a man who tries valiantly -- valiantly! -- to actually get out of bed when his alarm clock goes off.
  • 1:00 pm
    Radio Specials "Here's the Thing" with Alec Baldwin Herb Alpert and Chris Rock -- Alec goes backstage with comic actor Chris Rock after a matinee of "The Mother F**ker With The Hat" to hear what it was like for Rock to be in his first play. Then Alec talks with Herb Alpert, legendary trumpeter and music producer. In 1966, Alpert's band, The Tijuana Brass, sold over 13 million records, outselling The Beatles.
  • 2:00 pm
    Moyers & Company Fiscal Cliffs and Fiscal Realities Why the fiscal cliff is merely a phantom menace -- and what we should be talking about instead.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Living On Earth The Farm Bill and the Fiscal Cliff Republicans and the White House are struggling to agree on a package of cuts and tax increases that will prevent the country diving over the fiscal cliff. One suggestion to save billions is to include the Farm Bill in the package, but both progressives and conservatives call that idea disastrous.
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    A Prairie Home Companion Khaye Sho Coming to you this week from The Town Hall on West 43rd Street in Manhattan, it's a live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. With special guests Itzhak Perlman, Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, and the Klezmer Conservatory Band, roots-country singer and songwriter Iris DeMent, pianist Dick Hyman and vocalist Heather Masse.
  • 8:00 pm
    Selected Shorts Things Are Not What They Seem "A Priest in the Family," by Colm Toibin, performed by Lois Smith. "Dusk," by James Salter, performed by Amy Ryan."The Bureau," by J. Robert Lennon, performed by Kirsten Vangsness.
  • 9:00 pm
    This American Life This Week This week we take on ... this week. Stories united by one thing: They all happened in the seven days prior to broadcast. We try our hand reporting the global stories in Egypt and Afghanistan; and take on super local stories, too, like a man who tries valiantly -- valiantly! -- to actually get out of bed when his alarm clock goes off.
  • 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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