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KQED Public Radio: Sunday, December 23, 2012

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Sunday, December 23, 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 Religious Belief, Secular Values Have you ever stopped to think about what a secular society would really look like? And whether true separation of church and state would actually help or hurt religion? The program explores why secularism is not the same as atheism, and tells the story of a woman who left her fundamentalist church and then wrote a novel about the pleasure of growing up in a religious community.
  • 3:00 am
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Writing Fiction vs. Nonfiction What's the difference between fact and fiction? That's the question underlying seven years of arguments, negotiations and revisions between the writer John D'Agata and his fact-checker, Jim Fingal. The show meets D'Agata and Fingal. Also, literary pioneer William Gibson discusses his discomfort with his nonfiction.
  • 4:00 am
    Living On Earth Looking East The program's holiday special this year features Asian-American storytellers. Brenda Wong Aoki, a performer with roots in China, Japan and Europe, remembers a summer she spent helping her grandfather collect seaweed off the Monterey coast. And Hmong-American storyteller Tou Ger Xiong tells his family's true tale of escaping persecution in Laos by crossing the Mekong River.
  • 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 Christmas in New York The show broadcasts from the Town Hall in New York City. Special guests include Broadway leading lady Kelli O'Hara, Bensonhurst harmonizers The DiGiallonardo Sisters, pianist and conductor Rob Fisher and cellist Anneke Schaul-Yoder.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 1:00 pm
    City Arts & Lectures Oliver Sacks Dr. Oliver Sacks is a practicing physician, professor of neurology and psychiatry, and the author of 10 books, including "The Mind's Eye," "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" and "Awakenings," which inspired the Oscar-nominated film. His newest book, "Hallucinations," is a provocative investigation into auditory, visual, tactile and olfactory misperceptions, their physiological sources, and their personal and cultural resonances. In addition to drug-inspired varieties, Sacks examines the many different types of non-psychotic hallucination caused by various illnesses or injuries, by intoxication -- even, for many people, by falling sleep. Sacks appeared in conversation with Roy Eisenhardt on November 12, 2012.
  • 2:00 pm
    On the Media The Untold Story of Guns We've become accustomed in the past 20 years to seeing the issue of guns in America broken down into two camps: gun control advocates led by police chiefs and Sarah Brady, and the all-powerful National Rifle Association. The show talks to Adam Winkler, author of "Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms In America," who says there was a time, relatively recently, in fact, when the NRA Supported gun control legislation and the staunchest defenders of so-called "gun rights" were on the radical left.
  • 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 Merry Mex-Mas From El Vez For almost 25 years, Robert Lopez has been putting on an Elvis suit and becoming El Vez, the Mexican Elvis. Latino USA producer Nadia Reiman presents a profile of the performer, and takes listeners through his Merry Mex-Mas Christmas show.
  • 6:30 pm
    Cambridge Forum The Literary Legacy of C.S. Lewis - Part II The program features more discussion with award-winning writer Kathleen Norris, Harvard psychiatrist Armand M. Nicholi and author Peter Kreeft on C.S. Lewis' "The Screwtape Letters" and the impact of his work on world culture and the literary landscape. How do they account for Lewis' continuing impact on readers and writers?
  • 7:00 pm
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Religious Belief, Secular Values Have you ever stopped to think about what a secular society would really look like? And whether true separation of church and state would actually help or hurt religion? The program explores why secularism is not the same as atheism, and tells the story of a woman who left her fundamentalist church and then wrote a novel about the pleasure of growing up in a religious community.
  • 8:00 pm
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Writing Fiction vs. Nonfiction What's the difference between fact and fiction? That's the question underlying seven years of arguments, negotiations and revisions between the writer John D'Agata and his fact-checker, Jim Fingal. The show meets D'Agata and Fingal. Also, literary pioneer William Gibson discusses his discomfort with his nonfiction.
  • 9:00 pm
    Marketplace Money The Pros and Cons of Google Wallet A Marketplace technology reporter goes shopping in San Francisco using Google wallet, an Android app that makes your phone your wallet. But if you have to take your phone out of your pocket to pay for things, why not just use your credit card? Guest host Tony Cox talks with Queena Kim about the pros and cons of Google's mobile payment system.
  • 10:00 pm
    Tech Nation Wade Davis, Explorer Host Moira Gunn talks with National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis about the historical context of the scaling of Everest, and about the technology of the era.
  • 11:00 pm
    On the Media The Untold Story of Guns We've become accustomed in the past 20 years to seeing the issue of guns in America broken down into two camps: gun control advocates led by police chiefs and Sarah Brady, and the all-powerful National Rifle Association. The show talks to Adam Winkler, author of "Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms In America," who says there was a time, relatively recently, in fact, when the NRA Supported gun control legislation and the staunchest defenders of so-called "gun rights" were on the radical left.
  • 12:00 am
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