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KQED Public Radio: Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered GITMO Office Closed The Obama administration has reassigned the State Department official who was in charge of closing Guantanamo. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports this confirms what people have known for a long time -- the prison is not shuttering any time soon.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    City Arts & Lectures Dave Eggers and Kevin Powers Kevin Powers joined the Army at the age of 17, later serving a year as a machine gunner in Mosul and Tal Afar, Iraq, in 2004 and 2005. After his honorable discharge he enrolled in Virginia Commonwealth University and later earned an M.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. His first novel, "The Yellow Birds," was nominated for a 2012 National Book Award. Called "brilliantly observed and deeply affecting" by The New York Times, the novel tells the story of a young soldier coming of age on the battlefield in Iraq. It is a story of loss of innocence, friendship, and the immeasurable cost of war. Powers appeared in conversation with author, McSweeney's founder and 826 Valencia co-founder Dave Eggers on January 16, 2013.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Should We Continue Rebuilding Beaches? The Army Corps of Engineers has been replenishing beaches for decades. Local officials say it saves billions by protecting property from storms. But critics want to stop building in such precarious locations. Should we let nature take its course at the beach?
  • 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 Crisis in Mali French-led troops in Mali now control the ancient city of Timbuktu, which was occupied for 10 months by Islamists. France now plans to turn over long-term security operations to an African force. Have the militants been defeated or have they just retreated to the desert? We'll get the latest on the conflict, and discuss the U.S. role in the region.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Undocumented Students, 'In and Out of Shadows' Poet and playwright Gary Soto has spent a good part of his life writing about the migrant laborers he grew up with in the San Joaquin Valley. In a new play set to run at San Francisco's Marsh Theater, Soto decided to tackle the newest generation of immigrants: the undocumented students struggling to stay in school and keep their parents from being deported. We talk to the poet and the theater's co-founder about this new work, as well as some young immigrants trying to stay in the United States.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday Political Junkie John Kerry's move to the State Department leaves a Senate seat to be filled temporarily right now, and then via a special election in June. Saxby Chamblis and Tom Harkin will leave two more for November, 2014. Ray LaHood's departure opens another cabinet job at the Department of Transportation -- and Sarah Palin exits Fox News. Political Junkie Ken Rudin returns to parse it all with host Neal Conan.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday Managing Mental Illness Living with severe mental illness can be a full-time job. Sufferers may endure overwhelming delusions and hallucinations. Hospitalizations, treatment and medications can put careers out of reach. But still, some of the mentally ill make it work and live remarkably successful lives.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air William H. Macy Guest host Dave Davies talks with actor William H. Macy. He's starring in the Showtime series "Shameless" as Frank Gallagher, a drunk, shiftless grifter and father who will stoop to any depth to scam or manipulate others. Macy is probably best-known for his association with David Mamet in the films "House of Games," "Things Change," "Homicide," and "Wag the Dog." He was nominated for an Oscar for his role in "Fargo."
  • 2:00 pm
    World Group Stands Up for Somalia's Women Somalia is considered one of the most dangerous places on earth, especially for women. Most aid organizations stay away. But a home-grown human rights group is helping rape victims there, and creating new opportunities for women.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Green Speed Demons Rejoice For all the Earth-conscious speed demons out there, the best of both worlds is upon us. The show takes a look at a green car that's also quite possibly the fastest car in the world.
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm


    U.S. Economy Contracts -- The U.S. economy actually shrank a bit in the fourth quarter. It was a tiny decline at one tenth of a percent, but it goes down as the first negative quarter in three and a half years. A sharp decline in government spending and a fall in business inventories were big factors.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Marketplace Green Speed Demons Rejoice For all the Earth-conscious speed demons out there, the best of both worlds is upon us. The show takes a look at a green car that's also quite possibly the fastest car in the world.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air William H. Macy Guest host Dave Davies talks with actor William H. Macy. He's starring in the Showtime series "Shameless" as Frank Gallagher, a drunk, shiftless grifter and father who will stoop to any depth to scam or manipulate others. Macy is probably best-known for his association with David Mamet in the films "House of Games," "Things Change," "Homicide," and "Wag the Dog." He was nominated for an Oscar for his role in "Fargo."
  • 8:00 pm
    Radio Specials Intelligence Squared U.S. 'Israel Can Live With a Nuclear Iran' -- Despite increased international pressure and economic sanctions, the IAEA reported that Iran doubled its number of underground nuclear centrifuges over the summer of 2012, stopping just short of the capacity to produce nuclear fuel. Can Iran be trusted to act as a rational actor, or is Israel correct in viewing it as an existential threat? Prime Minister Netanyahu has criticized President Obama for his refusal to draw a "red line" that would trigger U.S. military action, hinting at the prospect of a pre-emptive Israeli strike. But what are the costs and benefits of military action? Is a nuclear Iran inevitable, and will it destabilize the region? The Oxford-style debate program tackles the motion "Israel Can Live With a Nuclear Iran."
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Crisis in Mali French-led troops in Mali now control the ancient city of Timbuktu, which was occupied for 10 months by Islamists. France now plans to turn over long-term security operations to an African force. Have the militants been defeated or have they just retreated to the desert? We'll get the latest on the conflict, and discuss the U.S. role in the region.
  • 11:00 pm
    All Things Considered Syrian-Americans Bring Aid to Refugees The United Nations recently estimated that four million Syrians are in need of humanitarian assistance, and up to a million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries will need help during the first half of this year. The U.S. government has largely stayed out of the crisis, but that hasn't stopped some Syrian-Americans in Southern California from getting involved. They've made repeated trips bringing aid to the Turkish/Syrian border. Ben Bergman, of member station KPCC, has their story.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Cambodia's Blood Wood, Harvested for China Cambodia's forests are being destroyed at a dizzying pace, with much of the wood destined for China. Much of the logging is carried out illegally -- and people who get in the way of the loggers face violence and in some cases death. Michael Sullivan has the story of an environmentalist who was killed in southern Cambodia while documenting the trade.
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