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KQED Public Radio: Friday, January 18, 2013

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Friday, January 18, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Climate Change and Early Spring Blooms Field journals from two of the country's most beloved naturalists -- Henry David Thoreau and Aldo Leopold -- are helping modern scientists as they try to chart and predict the impact of climate change on the environment around us. They got some help last year when spring temperatures were the hottest on record. They were able to show that they can predict how even warmer temperatures will effect when the earliest plants start to bloom.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    Radio Specials State of the RE:Union with Al Letson East Jackson, Ohio - As Black As We Wish to Be -- The show visits a tiny town in the Appalachian foothills of Ohio where, for a century, residents have shared the common bond of identifying as African-American despite the fact that they look white. Racial lines have been blurred to invisibility, and people inside the same family can vehemently disagree about whether they are black or white. It can be tense and confusing. As a result, everyone's choosing: Am I black? Am I mixed race? Or, am I white? Adding to the confusion, there's a movement afoot to recognize their Native-American heritage.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Cultural References in a Fractured Culture Once upon a time, big audiences watched Saturday Night Live skewer popular TV shows and current events. Today, no one could keep up with everything on reality TV, You Tube and social media. But some comics and shows try hard.
  • 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 we've got a new jazz hall, museum go-round and almost too much Sketchfest.
  • 9:00 am
    Forum Teaching Social and Emotional Learning Oakland schools have launched programs to help students manage their emotions, establish positive relationships and resolve conflicts. One of the programs, Roots of Empathy, brings infants and their mothers into school to help students recognize emotions and experience empathy. We discuss the social and emotional learning movement, which aims to teach fundamental life skills in schools, and how it's being used in Oakland.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum SFJAZZ Center Opens San Francisco's new $63 million SFJAZZ center opens its doors on Monday. We take stock of the jazz scene in the Bay Area, and preview some of the upcoming acts at the new jazz center.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday How the Flu Spreads Do you ever wonder how long the flu virus can survive on a subway pole, or your glove, for that matter? Guest host Flora Lichtman and others discuss how the flu spreads, and where it likes to live.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday Data Scientist Edward Tufte He's been called the "Galileo of graphics" and "the da Vinci of data." But his real name is Edward Tufte. Host Flora Lichtman talks with Tufte, about what he calls "forever knowledge." Also, the show finds out why Beijing's air pollution is off the charts, hitting 750 on a 500 scale.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Interrogation: Legacies of the Inquisition Cullen Murphy talks about the history of the Inquisition. Some of the interrogation techniques still used today were described in 13th century manuals. Murphy's book "Gods Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World" is coming out in paperback.
  • 2:00 pm
    World Spain's High-Speed Trains Get a Boost Spain has had high-speed trains for years. But connections to the rest of Europe were clunky, until now. Rail travel from Barcelona to Paris, which took 12 hours, now takes half the time. Reporter Gerry Hadden was among the first passengers to take the new high-speed route.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Can You Still Make It in America? The show broadcasts from the National Public Housing Museum in Chicago for a special look at the next four years. Is it still possible to make it in America?
  • 4:30 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine President Obama's first inauguration was a hot ticket back in 2009 - but this time tickets are a bit easier to come by. Thousands of Californians will make the trip to Washington D.C. this weekend, including a number of educators and students from around the state. We catch up with some of them before they set off.
  • 5:00 pm
    All Things Considered
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    Ray Nagin Indicted -- New Orleans' former mayor Ray Nagin has been indicted on 21 federal corruption charges including wire fraud, bribery and money laundering.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine President Obama's first inauguration was a hot ticket back in 2009 - but this time tickets are a bit easier to come by. Thousands of Californians will make the trip to Washington D.C. this weekend, including a number of educators and students from around the state. We catch up with some of them before they set off.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Interrogation: Legacies of the Inquisition Cullen Murphy talks about the history of the Inquisition. Some of the interrogation techniques still used today were described in 13th century manuals. Murphy's book "Gods Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World" is coming out in paperback.
  • 8:00 pm
    Commonwealth Club San Antonio Mayor Julin Castro San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro electrified the Charlotte audience during his keynote speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, reminding the audience that "the American dream is not a sprint, or even a marathon, but a relay." Castro's rise began in San Antonio, encouraged and inspired by his Mexican-American single mother, a political activist. Mayor Castro has prioritized creating economic and educational opportunities for his constituents.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum SFJAZZ Center Opens San Francisco's new $63 million SFJAZZ center opens its doors on Monday. We take stock of the jazz scene in the Bay Area, and preview some of the upcoming acts at the new jazz center.
  • 11:00 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine President Obama's first inauguration was a hot ticket back in 2009 - but this time tickets are a bit easier to come by. Thousands of Californians will make the trip to Washington D.C. this weekend, including a number of educators and students from around the state. We catch up with some of them before they set off.
  • 11:30 pm
    All Things Considered The Latest From Mali In Mali, French-backed government forces said they retook a town from Islamist militants intent on pushing south toward the nation's capital.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Lithium Battery Woes The 787 Dreamliner grounding due to a fire from a leaking lithium battery isn't the first time the batteries have gone up in flames. Chevrolet discovered the same problem with its Volt auto, so the company reinforced the car to protect the batteries. Their higher energy output comes at the price of greater vulnerability to fire, whether in a plane, car or laptop.
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