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KQED Public Radio: Monday, December 31, 2012

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Monday, December 31, 2012
  • 12:00 am
  • 1:00 am
    Cambridge Forum Imagination and Failure Author J.K. Rowling discusses her own life story, as a lesson for young people looking for future success. She argues that the world in which they live suffers from a failure of imagination, and she urges them to cultivate genuine imagination to solve problems, rather than falling into the trap of magical thinking.
  • 1:30 am
    Latino USA Lesbians in Cuba After the 1959 revolution, being gay in Cuba was considered counter-revolutionary. LGBT Cubans were jailed and harassed because of their sexual identity. Hear from two lesbians talk about their life on the island since the Revolution.
  • 2:00 am
    Marketplace Money Expired Gift Cards Do you have unclaimed money in the form of expired gift cards? There may be a way to get that money back.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition The Hunt for Good Sparkling Wine Real champagne only comes from France, but it's not the only place that makes great-tasting bubbly.
  • 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
  • 7:00 am
  • 9:00 am
    Forum Fiscal Cliff: Postcards from the Edge As 2012 comes to close, politicians in Washington are still wrangling over a deal to avert the automatic tax increases and spending cuts which make up the "fiscal cliff." We check in Monday with experts to discuss the latest political and economic developments.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Finding Meaning in 2013 The number of Americans who say they don't identify with any religion is on the rise. Still, polls show that many of those unaffiliated people consider themselves spiritual in some way. On New Years Eve, we talk with Bay Area spiritual leaders about finding meaning and purpose and life. And we want to hear from you: Do you have spiritual goals or aspirations for 2013?
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday Jared Diamond On the face of it, traditional societies have little in common with us today -- no cars, no smartphones, no books. But, Jared Diamond argues, there's actually a lot we can learn from them about universal human problems, like elder care, fitness and conflict resolution. Jared Diamond on his new book, "The World Until Yesterday."
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday Those we Lost in 2012 This year, we lost some stars -- Nora Ephron, Whitney Houston, Sally Ride, Doc Watson, Maurice Sendak and Junior Seau. Each year, we remember some of the lesser known people we lost this past year whose obituaries may not have made the front page, but who brightened and changed our lives. Join us as we remember the remarkable lives lost in 2012.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Anniversary Show Fresh Air celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. The show ends the year with our special anniversary show.
  • 2:00 pm
    World Syrian Refugees in Jordan Jordan is taking in tens of thousands of refugees fleeing Syria. But some refugees aren't welcome. Jordan is either sending them back, or putting them in substandard camps.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Vermont Property After Hurricane Irene In 2011, Hurricane Irene devastated much of Vermont, and FEMA is still trying to figure out which damaged or destroyed properties to buy.
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm


  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Marketplace Vermont Property After Hurricane Irene In 2011, Hurricane Irene devastated much of Vermont, and FEMA is still trying to figure out which damaged or destroyed properties to buy.
  • 7:00 pm
    Radio Specials Toast of the Nation Count down, sing along and dance to live music all night long. Travel from coast to coast with four celebrations of midnight from time zone to time zone. It's the perfect holiday special for any New Year's event. Spirited, improvised, grooving, and swinging, with strings, horns, voices and drums, each segment is a stop in a sequence of parties, each one contributing something new to the musical feast. WBGO's Rhonda Hamilton anchors, with additional voices along the way.
  • 12:00 am
    Radio Specials Toast of the Nation Count down, sing along and dance to live music all night long. Travel from coast to coast with four celebrations of midnight from time zone to time zone. It's the perfect holiday special for any New Year's event. Spirited, improvised, grooving, and swinging, with strings, horns, voices and drums, each segment is a stop in a sequence of parties, each one contributing something new to the musical feast. WBGO's Rhonda Hamilton anchors, with additional voices along the way.
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