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KQED Public Radio: Saturday, January 5, 2013

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Saturday, January 5, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Planning for Venezuela After Chavez Venezuelan officials say their president Hugo Chavez remains in a "delicate" condition in a Havana hospital following his fourth cancer surgery. If Chavez cannot be sworn in to a new presidential term on January 10, a process of selecting a new president will begin. How well-prepared is the U.S. government for a post-Chavez Venezuela?
  • 1:00 am
    This Week in Northern California Fiscal Cliff Fallout The show's panelists look at the dramatic fiscal cliff fight that concluded the 112th Congress, and ahead at the challenges facing the new members of 113th Congress.
  • 2:00 am
    Commonwealth Club Skulls: A Tale of the World's Most Bizarre Collection The program's guest is Simon Winchester, renowned writer and raconteur whose books on the 1906 earthquake, Krakatoa and the Oxford English Dictionary captivated readers worldwide. He now presents a spellbinding exploration of an obsessive collector of what some may call the macabre: more than 300 animal skulls, including amphibians, birds, fish, mammals and reptiles. Winchester writes: "Skulls have exerted for scores of thousands of years an almost inexplicable power over the human imagination. They are symbols both of existence and of former existence; they are freighted with terror and awe; they tell of life, death, and the afterlife, of good and evil, of danger, authority and majesty."
  • 3:00 am
    Inside Europe 'Kitchen Surfing' Chefs Cook at Private Homes Europe is filled with traditional restaurants, but their barriers are being broken down in several ways around the continent. One of those ways is "kitchen surfing," in which restaurant chefs can be hired to cook in the privacy of the customers' home. The project was launched in Berlin this winter at a special festival featuring 12 hand-picked chefs. The show meets up with two of those chefs at a kitchen surfing loft party in Berlin's Kreuzberg district.
  • 4:00 am
    It's Your World (a broadcast of the World Affairs Council) America's Growing Inequality Drawing on his distinguished career in economics, Joseph Stiglitz will address America's growing inequality and why, in his view, it is not inevitable. In an increasingly divided society, finding nuanced solutions to the most pressing global issues has become seemingly impossible; Stiglitz will examine this phenomenon and explore its implications for democracy, for monetary and budgetary policy and for globalization.
  • 5:00 am
  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
    Weekend Edition
    Perspectives7:36am & 8:36am

  • 9:00 am
  • 10:00 am
    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 Mapping The show looks at five ways of mapping the world. One story focuses on people who make maps the traditional way: by drawing things we can see. Other stories feature people who map the world using smell, sound, touch and taste.
  • 1:00 pm
    Radio Specials Intelligence Squared U.S. Should End-of-Life Care Be Rationed? -- Just because we can extend life, should we? If health care is a scarce resource, limited by its availability and our ability to pay for it, should government step in to ration care? In other words, how much is an extra month of life worth? The Oxford-style debate program takes on these questions.
  • 2:00 pm
    Moyers & Company Ending the Silence on Climate Change What should President Obama say about climate change during his State of the Union address? That's the question tackled by scientist Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication. Leiserowitz joins Bill Moyers to discuss efforts to do what even Superstorm Sandy couldn't -- galvanize people to take action on what's arguably the greatest single threat facing humanity. A specialist in the psychology of risk perception, Leiserowitz knows better than anyone if people are willing to change their behavior to make a difference.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Living On Earth Assessing 2012 and Anticipating 2013 Host Steve Curwood discusses the environmental highs and lows of 2012, and hopes for 2013 with Frank O'Donnell of Clean Air Watch, the Center for Biological Diversity's Kieran Suckling, and Carl Safina from the Blue Ocean Institute.
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    A Prairie Home Companion Happy New Year, San Francisco The program broadcasts from the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco. Special guests include bluesman and jam-master Elvin Bishop and his band; pianist and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and singer Laurie Lewis.
  • 8:00 pm
    Selected Shorts Readers and Writers Tony Roberts reads "Ed Has His Mind Improved," by Walter R. Brooks; Rochelle Oliver reads "Exchange" by Ray Bradbury; and Isaiah Sheffer reads "Dreamtigers" by Jorge Luis Borges.
  • 9:00 pm
    This American Life Mapping The show looks at five ways of mapping the world. One story focuses on people who make maps the traditional way: by drawing things we can see. Other stories feature people who map the world using smell, sound, touch and taste.
  • 10:00 pm
    The Moth Radio Hour A young doctor is whisked halfway across the globe to care for an ailing international religious icon. A daughter discovers her father's painstakingly kept secret, and an oncologist raised in India describes the way death is handled in his native country. This episode is hosted by The Moth's artistic director, Catherine Burns.
  • 11:00 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.
  • 12:00 am
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