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KQED Public Radio: Friday, January 25, 2013

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Friday, January 25, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Union Membership Decline The share of the American work force that belongs to a labor union has hit a 97-year low. Today only 11.3 percent of workers hold a union membership. Labor expert Tony Canavale of Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce says the federal government has replaced the labor union for many American workers, in pushing for health and safety regulations, minimum wage legislation and equal pay.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    Radio Specials Computer History Museum Presents An Evening With Elon Musk -- Elon Musk is living two ultimate boyhood fantasies: creating a sports car company and a rocket launch corporation. As a PayPal co-founder, Musk helped transform online payment systems and then, like a true revolutionary, set his sights on electric cars and space transport. Today, Musk is CEO of both Tesla Motors and SpaceX. He also serves as chairman of SolarCity, the solar power provider. In 2008, Musk was named as one of the 75 most influential people of the 21st century by Esquire magazine. One year later, the National Space Society awarded Musk their Von Braun Trophy, given for leadership of the most significant achievement in space. In 2010, Musk was the youngest recipient of the Auto Executive of the Year Innovator Award and was listed as one of Time Magazine's 100 of the World's Most Influential People. Alison van Diggelen of Fresh Dialogues talks with Musk about what inspired his entrepreneurial journey from South Africa to Silicon Valley. How does he manage to lead two ground-breaking companies simultaneously? Why does he believe that electric cars are a vital component in the move away from oil to a more sustainable energy economy? And what is behind his fascination with creating a multi-planetary future for mankind, including a self-sustaining base on Mars?
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition The Ladies of 'The Sisterhood' We've seen millionaires' wives, polygamists' wives and basketball players' wives on cable TV. A new reality show features pastors' wives. They say they knew the show would be controversial, but it's another way of doing God's work.
  • 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 romantic Brit, new ballet and the meaning of silence.
  • 9:00 am
    Forum Update: City College of San Francisco City College of San Francisco could be forced to close later this year unless it can correct problems threatening its accreditation. We'll get an update on the school's progress as it works towards addressing deficiencies and operating problems. We'll also discuss a recently released draft "closure report" outlining a contingency plan in case the worst happens, and the school must close.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Amy Wilentz's Love Letter to Haiti Journalist Amy Wilentz has written about Haiti for 25 years -- but when she visited just weeks after the 2010 earthquake, she hardly recognized the country. Yet amid the devastation and signs of corruption, she says she also felt Haiti's determined resilience and vibrant culture shine through. Her latest book, "Farewell, Fred Voodoo," is a love letter to Haiti and its people, who she says are still undiminished by Haiti's many challenges.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday A Mystery of Domestication: Dogs Dogs were the first animals to be domesticated, but how it happened is not quite known. Host Ira Flatow and guests investigate a canine mystery. Also, Hurricane Sandy pummeled Northeast beaches. Should we rebuild them? How? There might not be enough sand to do it.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday Why It's Warmer in Norway Why is it snowing in many parts of the U.S. and raining in Oslo? The show looks at why Americans are freezing, but the folks in the Arctic may be warmer. Also, how do you store a million CDs? Encode them in DNA.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Goodbye, '30 Rock' The final episode of "30 Rock" airs next week. The show features interviews with Tina Fey, the creator and co-star; Alec Baldwin, who plays network exec Jack Donaghy on the show; and comic Tracy Morgan who plays the star of a variety show within "30 Rock," Tracy Jordan.
  • 2:00 pm
    World In Egypt, On Trial for Promoting Democracy A young Egyptian lawyer goes to work promoting democracy, and winds up being arrested and put on trial. As the program reports, two years after its revolution began, Egypt retains its old authoritarian habits.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Shoot First? Some American gun owners say you should shoot a gun before you form an opinion on gun control.
  • 4:30 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine Southern California's coast is one of the most densely populated places in America, and over decades, development there has eaten up wildlife habitats. There's one big exception: 125,000 acres of open space that's become a kind of Noah's Ark for the coast's endangered species, the last place many of them can live. But they've got some unusual landlords: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. We meet a biologist hired by the military to help protect endangered species on the base.
  • 5:00 pm
    All Things Considered
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    Google Earth Exposes North Korean Prisons -- Melissa Block talks to Curtis Melvin, editor of the North Korean Economy Watch blog, about using Google Earth satellite images to identify the locations of North Korean prisons.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine Southern California's coast is one of the most densely populated places in America, and over decades, development there has eaten up wildlife habitats. There's one big exception: 125,000 acres of open space that's become a kind of Noah's Ark for the coast's endangered species, the last place many of them can live. But they've got some unusual landlords: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. We meet a biologist hired by the military to help protect endangered species on the base.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Goodbye, '30 Rock' The final episode of "30 Rock" airs next week. The show features interviews with Tina Fey, the creator and co-star; Alec Baldwin, who plays network exec Jack Donaghy on the show; and comic Tracy Morgan who plays the star of a variety show within "30 Rock," Tracy Jordan.
  • 8:00 pm
    Commonwealth Club Gun Laws: What Should be Done? The program presents a panel discussion tackling one of the most polarizing issues vexing the nation. A spate of recent high-profile massacres has sparked a vigorous national conversation about designing new state and federal laws that protect all citizens, including the rights of responsible gun owners. Panelists will address the national issues and California's role in the dialogue regarding proposals to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, and more. Panelists include Nancy Skinner, California State Assembly member; Benjamin Van Houten, managing attorney, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence; Sgt. Kelly Dunn, SFPD Special Victims and Psychiatric Liaison Units; and Gene Hoffman, chairman, The Calguns Foundation and member of the board of trustees of the Second Amendment Foundation.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Amy Wilentz's Love Letter to Haiti Journalist Amy Wilentz has written about Haiti for 25 years -- but when she visited just weeks after the 2010 earthquake, she hardly recognized the country. Yet amid the devastation and signs of corruption, she says she also felt Haiti's determined resilience and vibrant culture shine through. Her latest book, "Farewell, Fred Voodoo," is a love letter to Haiti and its people, who she says are still undiminished by Haiti's many challenges.
  • 11:00 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine Southern California's coast is one of the most densely populated places in America, and over decades, development there has eaten up wildlife habitats. There's one big exception: 125,000 acres of open space that's become a kind of Noah's Ark for the coast's endangered species, the last place many of them can live. But they've got some unusual landlords: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. We meet a biologist hired by the military to help protect endangered species on the base.
  • 11:30 pm
    All Things Considered A Perfect Fan Storm J.J. Abrams is going to direct the new "Star Wars" movie. He's already directed a successful reboot of "Star Trek," and he's responsible for the fan favorite TV show "Lost." Neda Ulaby reports on this perfect fusion of fan interests.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Military Suicide Prevention Military suicides hit another record in 2012. It's now more common for an American soldier to kill himself than be killed in action. The Army has tried everything from a buddy system to 24-hour hotlines. The latest suicide prevention effort deploys psychiatrists and counselors to the front lines of the suicide fight -- where soldiers live and work while home from war.
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