Donate

Radio Daily Schedule

KQED Public Radio: Friday, December 21, 2012

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

Schedule is subject to change. Please visit kqed.org/tv/schedules/daily for the most up-to-date info.

Friday, December 21, 2012
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Strange Chicago Jailbreak Two convicted bank robbers escaped from a jail in downtown Chicago earlier this week. Authorities think they did it by breaking through a window and climbing down a rope of bed sheets before hailing a cab to get away. The cellmates are still on the run.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    Radio Specials Tinsel Tales Two with Lynn Neary NPR fills millions of homes each holiday with humor, warmth and a host of festive voices. Continuing with the tradition of the first Tinsel Tales program, the show features a collection of the best and most-requested holiday stories. Joy, hope and childhood memories overflow as NPR voices -- past and present -- tell stories of the season.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Holiday Shows on Broadway "Elf" and "A Christmas Story" are beloved holiday films. They're also Broadway musicals. For the last few years, full-scale holiday shows have taken over Broadway theaters for just a few weeks. The show finds out how limited edition holiday musicals can turn a profit.
  • 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 leading up to Christmas, we're listening to an otter playing bluegrass and we're kissing off the new year.
  • 9:00 am
    Forum Living With Gun Violence The entire nation has been shaken by the brutal killings of 20 children and six adults from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Less discussed has been the pervasive gun violence in some urban communities. Last year in Oakland, nearly 150 kids under the age of 18 were victims of shootings. Six were killed. We discuss the effects of gun violence on a community. How does it impact children and their families, and what can be done to help?
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Obama Taps Kerry for Secretary of State We present live coverage from NPR of President Obama's news conference announcing his nomination of Massachusetts Senator John Kerry for secretary of state. First, journalist Mark Sandalow joins us from Washington to discuss the pick.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday Christmas Bird Count / Exoplanet Discovery Get out your binoculars. It's time for the annual Christmas Bird Count. Host Ira Flatow and guests look at which feathered friends you may see this winter. Also, a new planet discovery has astronomers abuzz about the search for life.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday Science and the Ancient Maya What did the ancient Maya really say about 2012? The show takes a closer look at the Maya's amazingly accurate calendars, and their other advances in science and math, like the concept of "zero."
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Laura Dern on 'Enlightened' The show talks with Laura Dern, who stars in the HBO series "Enlightened," along with the show's executive producer Mike White. "Enlightened" returns for season two in January. Dern plays an executive who returns from a retreat, after a very public meltdown, to try and mend her fractured life.
  • 2:00 pm
    World Braving the Roads of Northern Mexico Fear of drug violence has kept many Americans from visiting northern Mexico. Around Christmas, though, thousands travel from the U.S. to Mexico to visit family, often by car. And they're driving on some of the most dangerous roads in North America. What do some travelers do to stay safe?
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Where 'Educational' Toys Go Wrong Some pediatricians believe that there are some educational videos and toys that actually do more harm than good.
  • 4:30 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine With Christmas just around the corner, we catch up with a community known for its robust singing and beautiful carols. Eastern Slavic immigrants and refugees from the former Soviet Union have come mainly to California's capital -- but they're in smaller cities like Fresno, too. Also, members of the Real Vocal String Quartet stop by to talk about music, and their recent trip to Azerbaijan.
  • 5:00 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm


    The NRA's News Conference -- The normally strident National Rifle Association remained largely silent for nearly a week after the Newtown shootings. That ended on Friday, with a news conference that the group promised would unveil ideas to make sure such a thing would not happen again.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine With Christmas just around the corner, we catch up with a community known for its robust singing and beautiful carols. Eastern Slavic immigrants and refugees from the former Soviet Union have come mainly to California's capital -- but they're in smaller cities like Fresno, too. Also, members of the Real Vocal String Quartet stop by to talk about music, and their recent trip to Azerbaijan.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Laura Dern on 'Enlightened' The show talks with Laura Dern, who stars in the HBO series "Enlightened," along with the show's executive producer Mike White. "Enlightened" returns for season two in January. Dern plays an executive who returns from a retreat, after a very public meltdown, to try and mend her fractured life.
  • 8:00 pm
    Commonwealth Club Biographer Jon Meacham Thomas Jefferson hated confrontation, and yet, according to Jon Meacham, his understanding of power and human nature enabled him to prevail. In his biography of Jefferson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author brings to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power" gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson's genius, Meacham argues, was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Living With Gun Violence The entire nation has been shaken by the brutal killings of 20 children and six adults from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Less discussed has been the pervasive gun violence in some urban communities. Last year in Oakland, nearly 150 kids under the age of 18 were victims of shootings. Six were killed. We discuss the effects of gun violence on a community. How does it impact children and their families, and what can be done to help?
  • 11:00 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine With Christmas just around the corner, we catch up with a community known for its robust singing and beautiful carols. Eastern Slavic immigrants and refugees from the former Soviet Union have come mainly to California's capital -- but they're in smaller cities like Fresno, too. Also, members of the Real Vocal String Quartet stop by to talk about music, and their recent trip to Azerbaijan.
  • 11:30 pm
    All Things Considered An Australian Gun Ban Model? Australia introduced a draconian gun ban after the Port Arthur massacre in 1996 when 35 people died. Now some Americans are looking at the model after the shootings in Newtown, Conn.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Next Moves on the Fiscal Cliff A day after House Speaker John Boehner's inability to get his own Republican caucus behind a bill he hoped to use as a bargaining platform, no clear path to a resolution of the "fiscal cliff" has emerged. NPR's Tamara Keith reports.
Friday, December 21, 2012

Navigate By Date

Calendar is loading...
Become a KQED sponsor

Radio Specials

Every week, KQED airs some of the best programs from independent radio producers and public radio networks around the world.