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KQED Public Radio: Thursday, January 31, 2013

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Thursday, January 31, 2013
  • 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.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    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."
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite on the Blues Singer-songwriter Ben Harper grew up listening to the music in his family's record store. Some of those albums featured Charlie Musselwhite on blues harmonica. Now Harper and Musselwhite have made an album together, called "Get Up."
  • 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
  • 9:00 am
    Forum Should SF Tear Down Part of I-280? San Francisco has a history of tearing down freeways. In the 1990s, both the Embarcadero Freeway and the Central Freeway were torn down after being damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Now, Mayor Ed Lee's office is floating a new plan to raze the tail end of Interstate 280 as a way to make the surrounding neighborhood more walkable and livable, and to spur development. But the plan would mean moving an important Caltrain railyard, and critics worry about how surface streets will handle the increased traffic.
  • 9:30 am
    Forum Homophobia in Sports Just days before the San Francisco 49ers' first Super Bowl appearance in 18 years, cornerback Chris Culliver said he wouldn't welcome a gay teammate in the locker room. The team quickly responded with an official statement supporting the LGBT community. Do Culliver's comments reflect a pervasive anti-gay sentiment in sports, or is he an individual outlier?
  • 10:00 am
    Forum First Person: Street Outreach With Kevin Grant Kevin Grant knows about life on the streets. He used to be an Oakland gang member, and did time in and out of prison for robberies and selling drugs. Now he's back on the streets at night, but in a different role. He's breaking up fights before they escalate into violence or murder in Oakland -- and he's talking young people into putting down their guns. Grant won the California Peace Prize for his work in November. He joins us to talk about breaking the cycle of violence and retaliation in one of California's deadliest cities.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday The Coming Fight Over Immigration Policy The Senate has one plan to overhaul the country's immigration laws, but the president has another. There may be room for compromise -- but is that true in the House?
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday Distant Witness to the Revolution As the Arab Spring exploded across the Middle East, Andy Carvin curated his contacts on Twitter to break news -- and he got first-person accounts from the front lines. Carvin joins host Neal Conan to discuss his book "Distant Witness: Social Media, the Arab Spring, and a Journalism Revolution."
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air David Fincher and Kevin Spacey's 'House of Cards' The new political thriller series "House of Cards," produced by and available only on Netflix, premieres Friday. Dave Davies talks with executive producer and director David Fincher and actor Kevin Spacey who plays the scheming politician Frances Underwood. The two previously worked together on the film "Seven."
  • 2:00 pm
    World Remembering Photographer Remi Ochlik A young French photographer chronicled people's lives through the riots in Paris and Haiti, to the uprising across Tunisia, Egypt and Libya -- right up to his death while covering the war in Syria. A colleague remembers photographer Remi Ochlik.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace WikiMedia From the Corner Office In the next installment of Conversations from the Corner Office, WikiMedia Foundation Executive Director Sue Gardner talks about Wikipedia's global plans and the online encyclopedia's need for more women editors.
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm


  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Marketplace WikiMedia From the Corner Office In the next installment of Conversations from the Corner Office, WikiMedia Foundation Executive Director Sue Gardner talks about Wikipedia's global plans and the online encyclopedia's need for more women editors.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air David Fincher and Kevin Spacey's 'House of Cards' The new political thriller series "House of Cards," produced by and available only on Netflix, premieres Friday. Dave Davies talks with executive producer and director David Fincher and actor Kevin Spacey who plays the scheming politician Frances Underwood. The two previously worked together on the film "Seven."
  • 8:00 pm
    Radio Specials Freakonomics Radio You Eat What You Are -- Americans are in the midst of a food paradox. We have access to more, better and cheaper food than ever before. But at the same time, we're surrounded by junk food and a rise in obesity and heart disease. The show examines our massive but balky food network with economist Tyler Cowen, who argues that agribusiness and commercialization are not nearly the villains that your foodie friends might have you think. The show also hears from food author and philosopher Michael Pollan, who weighs in on a number of food topics and urges, along with chef Alice Waters, a renewed appreciation for the American farmer.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
  • 11:00 pm
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Stopping Kaepernick Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has speed and zip on his passes. Those skills led to the remarkable first season as a starter for the San Francisco 49ers. He'll be tested by the strong defense of the Baltimore Ravens when the two teams meet in Sunday's Super Bowl. The teams are coached by brothers John and Jim Harbaugh. NPR's Mike Pesca reports on what it will take to stop the young, driven quarterback.
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