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KQED Public Radio: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Stonewall and Civil Rights One memorable line in President Obama's second inaugural address connected the Stonewall riots in New York City that began the modern debate over gay rights to the suffragettes at Seneca Falls, N.Y., and civil rights protests in Selma, Ala. The program looks at the arc of civil rights history and what it means for the gay community today.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    City Arts & Lectures The Science of Yoga Yoga has been shown to effectively improve over 50 medical conditions including stress-induced injuries and illnesses. By combining the mindfulness techniques of meditation with physical movement of yoga, people all over the world have witnessed reductions of stress and physical ailments. Jon Kabat-Zinn, professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, is known for combining the practices of mindfulness meditation and Hatha yoga in his world renowned Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. Kabat-Zinn appeared in conversation with Kelly McGonigal on January 9, 2013.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Mel Brooks - A Life in Comedy Comedian and filmmaker Mel Brooks says he's proud of his bad taste. He's responsible for the dancing Nazis in "The Producers," and the cowboys afflicted with gas in "Blazing Saddles." Mel Brooks looks back on his long and demented career in comedy, movies and TV.
  • 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 Oakland Hires Controversial Consultant The Oakland City Council voted early Wednesday morning to hire William Bratton as a crime consultant. Bratton used to head the Los Angeles and New York police departments, where he saw double-digit reductions in crime during his tenure. While his "stop-and-frisk" and "zero tolerance" polices have been controversial, some officials hope his expertise could reverse Oakland's rise in violence. Are consultants the solution to Oakland's problems? How should the Oakland Police Department move forward?
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Tracy Kidder on 'The Art of Nonfiction' Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder has long been acknowledged as a master of literary journalism. In previous books, he's written about the development of an early microcomputer, profiled a doctor on a mission to cure disease in developing nations and depicted the day-to-day drama of a family building its first new house. Now, with longtime editor Richard Todd, Kidder reveals the secrets of great storytelling in his new book, "Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction."
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins the show to discuss an aggressive agenda in the second Obama administration, and House Republicans' punting the debt ceiling three months down the road.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday Why Join the Priesthood? Newly public personnel files reveal another clergy abuse cover-up, this time in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles where, again, a bishop protected priests instead of the children they molested. With the church in crisis, why would a man join the priesthood?
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Jimmy Kimmel Terry Gross talks with Jimmy Kimmel, host and executive producer of the late night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live." The show just moved an hour earlier to an 11:35 pm slot. Kimmel will talk about that change, his early admiration of David Letterman and his family and friends who often show up on his show.
  • 2:00 pm
    World Drones Over America U.S. pilots guide drones through the skies of Pakistan. But they train for missions over rural New York State. While few upstate residents complain about eyes in the sky, privacy advocates see trouble ahead.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace The Hidden Cost of Being Indecisive If you can't make a decision, you should flip a coin. No, really. On the next installment of Freakonomics Radio, the show calculates the hidden cost of being indecisive.
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm


    Drought's Silver Lining -- Drought is mostly seen a bad thing, and for good reason. It dries up crops, destroys landscaping and stops ships from moving down the nation's rivers. But even the lack of rain clouds has a silver lining. The upsides of drier weather include fewer mosquitoes, better pheasant hunting and even less polluted runoff into the Gulf of Mexico's Dead Zone.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Marketplace The Hidden Cost of Being Indecisive If you can't make a decision, you should flip a coin. No, really. On the next installment of Freakonomics Radio, the show calculates the hidden cost of being indecisive.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Jimmy Kimmel Terry Gross talks with Jimmy Kimmel, host and executive producer of the late night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live." The show just moved an hour earlier to an 11:35 pm slot. Kimmel will talk about that change, his early admiration of David Letterman and his family and friends who often show up on his show.
  • 8:00 pm
    Radio Specials TED Radio Hour Africa: The Next Chapter -- There are many stereotypes about Africa: that it's a place of conflict, disease, war and famine. Or that it's a single place at all, rather than a continent of 54 distinct countries. The program engages with thinkers and doers who are constructing new realities for their respective countries, and for the African continent a whole.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Oakland Hires Controversial Consultant The Oakland City Council voted early Wednesday morning to hire William Bratton as a crime consultant. Bratton used to head the Los Angeles and New York police departments, where he saw double-digit reductions in crime during his tenure. While his "stop-and-frisk" and "zero tolerance" polices have been controversial, some officials hope his expertise could reverse Oakland's rise in violence. Are consultants the solution to Oakland's problems? How should the Oakland Police Department move forward?
  • 11:00 pm
    All Things Considered Lower Manhattan Still Feeling Sandy's Effects Some people assume that the aftereffects of Superstorm Sandy are still felt in places like Staten Island and the Rockaways, but that Manhattan is all the way back. Not so. There are still 22 large buildings without power and blocks around the South Street Seaport where all the businesses are closed and boarded up. Some of those businesses are struggling without the old foot traffic.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Boeing 787s and the FAA The world's entire fleet of Boeing 787s remains grounded. Investigators in the U.S. and Japan remain perplexed as to why batteries on two planes suffered serious failures. As NPR's Wendy Kaufman reports -- Boeing, its flagship airplane, and the certification process are now under intense scrutiny.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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