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KQED Public Radio: Friday, January 11, 2013

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Friday, January 11, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Corporate Watchdogs Businesses facing tighter regulations, an uptick in financial crimes prosecution and a suspicious media world are turning to investigative firms to help keep watch over their employees. The goal behind "corporate monitoring" is to catch misconduct by workers, before the company gets in trouble with the law. NPR's Ailsa Chang reports on the growing industry and the new methods these corporate spies-for-hire are developing.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    Radio Specials The Mind of the Innovator Innovators begin with real-world problems and find solutions through technology, imagination, hard work and a drive to make our lives better. This special program from Richard Paul and the National Science Foundation looks at innovators creating a mesmerizing array of inventions that might improve our lives in ways beyond our imagination. Included is a profile of a group of graduate students using nanotechnology to create a pen that can turn off cancer cells -- and a DNA diagnostic machine that can read your DNA and give your doctor a complete disease assessment in under five minutes.
  • 3:00 am
  • 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
    Morning Edition Race and Cable Show Casting The hit cable series "Girls" has taken lots of criticism for its all-white cast. But programs featuring groups of white friends are not exactly new. One difference from TV seasons past: some older series have featured groups of black friends. The show looks at two shows about young black women that came before "Girls."
  • 8:33 am
    The Do List The Do List This week we're talking about new concert halls and cult movies.
  • 9:00 am
    Forum Gov. Brown Releases Budget, Projects Surplus The state of California faces no budget deficit for the first time since the recession, Governor Jerry Brown announced on Thursday as he released his new budget plan. The spending blueprint gives a huge boost to K-12 and higher education and implements federal health care reform. But it doesn't restore funds to social services, which have experienced deep cuts in recent years. We'll examine the details.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Self-Tracking Health Devices Your smartphone can track your stock portfolio, find the best risotto in town and remind you about Mom's birthday. But what if your phone could tell you when you're about to have a heart attack? Or lower your chance of diabetes? Silicon Valley is investing in the latest health apps, which are projected to become a multi-billion dollar business. Will people use these devices instead of going to doctors? And how will health apps change the way people take care of themselves or make health care decisions?
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday Using Genetics to Fight Cancer Can we kill cancers by attacking their genetic weaknesses? Host Ira Flatow finds out how doctors are using genetics to uncover new ways to treat cancer patients. Also, can a routine pap test be used to detect uterus and ovarian cancers, too?
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday Fallacies About Fat Do you think exercise will help you shed pounds? You actually burn more calories sleeping and watching TV. Host Ira Flatow talks with UCSF's Robert Lustig about that and other fallacies about fat, food and exercise.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air 'Girls' Creator Lena Dunham Terry Gross talks with Lena Dunham, writer, director and creator of the HBO series "Girls." The show, about a group of single young women in their 20s in New York City, begins its second season on Sunday. Previously, Dunham's 2010 film "Tiny Furniture" won the jury prize at the South by Southwest Film Festival. She wrote, directed and starred in it along with her mother and sister. She played a recent college grad who moves back in with her artist-photographer mother and teenage-prodigy sister.
  • 2:00 pm
    World After the Haiti Quake, Building a Life in America This weekend marks three years since the devastating earthquake in Haiti. A few months after the quake, a Haitian teenager arrived in New York. She had a tourist visa, and only a little bit of English. The show features the story of how her life has changed.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
  • 4:30 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine The NFL playoffs continue this weekend, with the San Francisco 49ers on a quest to reclaim Super Bowl glory. But once the ultimate bragging rights are settled, one thing remains unsettled, and unsettling. Concussions are endemic in American football, at every level, from peewees to the pros. And the 49ers have been hit hard this season. Still, we don't know exactly how those concussions are caused. Now, Stanford University is searching for answers -- and its laboratory is the football field itself.
  • 5:00 pm
    All Things Considered
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  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine The NFL playoffs continue this weekend, with the San Francisco 49ers on a quest to reclaim Super Bowl glory. But once the ultimate bragging rights are settled, one thing remains unsettled, and unsettling. Concussions are endemic in American football, at every level, from peewees to the pros. And the 49ers have been hit hard this season. Still, we don't know exactly how those concussions are caused. Now, Stanford University is searching for answers -- and its laboratory is the football field itself.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air 'Girls' Creator Lena Dunham Terry Gross talks with Lena Dunham, writer, director and creator of the HBO series "Girls." The show, about a group of single young women in their 20s in New York City, begins its second season on Sunday. Previously, Dunham's 2010 film "Tiny Furniture" won the jury prize at the South by Southwest Film Festival. She wrote, directed and starred in it along with her mother and sister. She played a recent college grad who moves back in with her artist-photographer mother and teenage-prodigy sister.
  • 8:00 pm
    Commonwealth Club Politicizing Science How did climate science become so politicized? Just a few years ago, Senators John McCain and Lindsay Graham were among conservatives who accepted the basic physics of heat trapping gases and the need to decouple carbon pollution from economic growth. Today, many candidates claim the science is unsettled and scientists are the targets of smear campaigns. The program's guests include Michael Mann, professor of geosciences at Penn State and author of "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars"; Katharine Hayhoe, professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas Tech University; and Terry Root, senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Self-Tracking Health Devices Your smartphone can track your stock portfolio, find the best risotto in town and remind you about Mom's birthday. But what if your phone could tell you when you're about to have a heart attack? Or lower your chance of diabetes? Silicon Valley is investing in the latest health apps, which are projected to become a multi-billion dollar business. Will people use these devices instead of going to doctors? And how will health apps change the way people take care of themselves or make health care decisions?
  • 11:00 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine The NFL playoffs continue this weekend, with the San Francisco 49ers on a quest to reclaim Super Bowl glory. But once the ultimate bragging rights are settled, one thing remains unsettled, and unsettling. Concussions are endemic in American football, at every level, from peewees to the pros. And the 49ers have been hit hard this season. Still, we don't know exactly how those concussions are caused. Now, Stanford University is searching for answers -- and its laboratory is the football field itself.
  • 11:30 pm
    All Things Considered New Home for Sandy Victims A small, rural Connecticut town is now home to 13 families from Staten Island who lost everything after Superstorm Sandy -- and more are on the way. Local town officials, foundation directors and construction workers pitched in to build 20 mobile homes on a plot of land donated by a local mega-church in New Milford, Conn. It's a strange new beginning for these uprooted families as they start to rebuild their lives after one of the worst natural disasters to hit the East Coast in recent memory.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Coal's Decline Georgia Power has announced plans to close 15 coal and oil-fired power plants. It's just the latest in a string of announcements as the nation makes a major shift from coal to natural gas as a primary source of electricity. The trend is being pushed by low-prices for natural gas and by Environmental Protection Agency regulations aimed at cleaning up exhausts from old coal-fired power plants that harm people's health. Companies are deciding it's cheaper to shift to gas or even wind and solar than to install pollution controls on old coal plants. Energy experts expect this trend to continue. It's already helping to reduce the country's greenhouse gas emissions.
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