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KQED Public Radio: Saturday, January 19, 2013

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Saturday, January 19, 2013
  • 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.
  • 1:00 am
    This Week in Northern California Gov. Jerry Brown In an exclusive interview, Gov. Jerry Brown talks about his plans for shaping California's future. With a balanced budget in hand and the bold declaration that the state's prisons are no longer in a state of emergency, Gov. Brown talks with PBS NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels about what's next: better funding for schools, improving gun control, and pushing through high speed rail and water projects. The governor also deflects the notion that he's thinking about his legacy.
  • 2:00 am
    Commonwealth Club San Antonio Mayor Julian 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.
  • 3:00 am
    Inside Europe Are Cyprus' Banks Money Cleaners for the Mob? Amid growing concerns in Cyprus over its deteriorating financial health and the timing of a bailout plan, Nicosia has even more to worry about - accusations that the island's banks are washing machines for Russian money. The laundering claims, made by a German magazine, have prompted some eurozone states, including Germany, to say they won't bailout nearly bankrupt Cyprus - unless it comes clean.
  • 4:00 am
    It's Your World (a broadcast of the World Affairs Council) Cuba: Paradox Island The last four years, in comparison to the previous 50, have seen considerable change in Cuba. In 2008, Fidel Castro stepped aside to allow his brother Raul to lead. At the same time, after a period of tight travel restrictions, the United States has made it easier for Cuban-Americans to visit family and for Americans to travel legally to Cuba on cultural exchanges. This fall, President Raul Castro announced an impending end to much-reviled exit visas Cubans must obtain in order to leave their own country legally for travel or work. These changes, along with experimental encouragement of private enterprise within Cuba, have renewed interest in the country and its relationship with the United States. The program's guest is Cynthia Gorney, a contributing writer for National Geographic Magazine who visited the island earlier this year.
  • 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 Doppelgangers Calamari is on one side of the plate, sliced hog rectums are on the other. Which is which? The program got a tip about a meat plant selling pig intestines as fake calamari, wondered if it could be true, and decided to investigate. Fred Armisen co-hosts with Ira Glass.
  • 1:00 pm
    Radio Specials American RadioWorks: Black History King's Last March -- Although it was one of the most challenging and controversial chapters of his career, the final year of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life has not been the focus of significant public attention. This dramatic and illuminating documentary uses a rich mix of archival tape, oral histories and contemporary interviews to paint a vivid picture of what may have been the most difficult year of Dr. King's life.
  • 2:00 pm
    Moyers & Company Fighting for Filibuster Reform Larry Cohen, president of the 700,000-member Communications Workers of America, joins Moyers to make the case for common-sense filibuster reform that would bring the Senate back to serving democracy. Cohen is a leader of the Democracy Initiative, a coalition of nearly 50 progressive organizations campaigning hard to change the filibuster rules -- not to deny a minority the right to be heard, but to hold senators accountable by bringing back the requirement that they show up in person and talk in plain sight, so we can know who's holding democracy hostage. But time is not on their side. Unless the Senate reforms the filibuster on Tuesday, the minority wrecking crew remains in charge for the next two years.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Living On Earth Chemicals Contributing to Obesity Diet and exercise are seen as the key factors that cause obesity, but new research suggests that certain chemicals called obesogens contribute to the global weight problem. Bruce Blumberg, professor of developmental and cell biology at the University of California at Irvine tells host Steve Curwood that the effects of an obesogenic chemical he studied seem to persist for several generations.
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    A Prairie Home Companion At Sunset's Gate The show broadcasts from ASU Gammage in Tempe, Arizona. Special guests include songwriter and cowboy poet Gail Steiger and old-time bluegrass outfit Run Boy Run.
  • 8:00 pm
    Selected Shorts Wondrous Women Jane Curtin reads "Melisande" by E. Nesbit; and Jill Eikenberry reads "Fault Lines" by Barbara Kingsolver.
  • 9:00 pm
    This American Life Doppelgangers Calamari is on one side of the plate, sliced hog rectums are on the other. Which is which? The program got a tip about a meat plant selling pig intestines as fake calamari, wondered if it could be true, and decided to investigate. Fred Armisen co-hosts with Ira Glass.
  • 10:00 pm
    The Moth Radio Hour A special live edition of The Moth at Town Hall in NYC with Garrison Keillor, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. World renowned conservationist and field biologist Alan Rabinowitz ("Man and Beast", MRH episode 902) makes a life-changing friendship while studying the Taron tribe of the Himalayas; a woman describes how her fathers risky entrepreneurial endeavors kept her close-knit Southern family in flux; and a woman raised as a Mormon is terrified that her parents will disown her when she confesses that she has left the faith. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.
  • 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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