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KQED Public Radio: Saturday, February 2, 2013

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Saturday, February 2, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Horse Meat in British Burgers? Food products containing horse meat could have been on sale in Britain for a year. The country's Food Standards Agency admitted on Thursday that only 800 tests were conducted on meat products during the last 12 months. It also admitted that it's been 10 years since the agency or local authorities tested for the presence of horse meat in food products sold in Britain. The revelations came when it was discovered that the frozen burger supplier at the center of the equine food scandal had sourced beef products containing horse meat from a supplier in Poland. Supermarkets have removed 10 million burgers off shelves since the scandal emerged.
  • 1:00 am
    This Week in Northern California Immigration Reform Roundtable Comprehensive immigration reform is on the table in Washington, with proposals from President Obama and a bipartisan group of eight senators. What is the potential impact on California, home to about 2.5 million undocumented immigrants, from farmworkers in the Central Valley to high-tech engineers in Silicon Valley?
  • 2:00 am
    Commonwealth Club Where is the Economy Headed? As we come off an election year and face a series of new and ongoing challenges, the program presents a lively discussion with two former top presidential economic advisers on where the U.S. and global economies are headed in 2013. What should be done to put them -- and keep them -- on track? Panelists include Keith Hennessey, research fellow at the Hoover Institution, director of the National Economic Council Under President George W. Bush and member of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission; and Christina Romer, professor of economics at UC Berkeley and immediate past chair of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers.
  • 3:00 am
    Inside Europe Gay Marriage Fracture in France Tens of thousands of people marched through Paris on Sunday in support of the government's plan to legalize gay marriage and adoption -- but the numbers fell well short of a protest against the plans a couple of weeks ago, organized by the Catholic Church and the right-wing opposition party. It's an issue that's dividing France.
  • 4:00 am
    World Affairs The U.S. vs Iran: A Secret War For three decades, the United States and Iran have engaged in a secret war. It began with the Iranian revolution in 1979 and simmers today in Iraq and the Persian Gulf. The fighting takes place in the shadows, between the CIA and its network of spies and Iran's intelligence agency, and at sea, with Iranians in small speedboats attacking Western oil tankers. This conflict has frustrated five American presidents, divided administrations and repeatedly threatened to bring the two nations into open warfare. A senior historian for the federal government, David Crist spent more than 10 years researching and writing "The Twilight War," and he joins the show to discuss a number of important stories of military and intelligence operations by both sides, including successes, failures and their unexpected consequences.
  • 5:00 am
  • 7:00 am
    Weekend Edition
    Perspectives7:36am & 8:36am

  • 9:00 am
  • 10:00 am
    The Best of 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.
  • 12:00 pm
    This American Life The Psychopath Test Recently the show heard about a test that could determine if someone was a psychopath. So, naturally, the staff decided to take it. This week, hear the results.
  • 1:00 pm
    Radio Specials Can Do: Stories of Black Visionaries, Seekers and Entrepreneurs From The Kitchen Sisters and PRX, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress Alfre Woodard hosts a program featuring stories of black pioneers, self-made men and self-taught women, neighborhood heroes and visionaries. These are people who said "yes we can" and then did. A man tapes the history of his town with a scavenged cassette recorder, a woman fights for social justice with a pie and a DJ ignites his community with a sound.
  • 2:00 pm
    Moyers & Company Are Drones Destroying Our Democracy? In the fight against terrorism, the American military's escalating drone program has become the face of our foreign policy in Pakistan, Yemen and parts of Africa. While the use of unmanned drones indeed protects American soldiers, the growing number of casualties -- which include civilians as well as suspected terrorists -- has prompted a United Nations investigation into both the legality and the deadly toll of these strikes. Bill Moyers explores the moral and legal implications of using drones to target our enemies, both foreign and American. Guests include Vicki Divoll, former general counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and former deputy legal adviser to the C.I.A.'s Counterterrorism Center; and Vincent Warren, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Living On Earth Coal Exports Threaten the Great Barrier Reef UNESCO is threatening to take the Great Barrier Reef off its list of World Heritage sites in the wake of Australia's decision to build new coal transport facilities on the Queensland coast. Tim McDonnell of Mother Jones magazine's Climate Desk joins host Steve Curwood to explain how an increase in shipping could damage the vulnerable reef.
  • 5:00 pm
  • 6:00 pm
    Live From Here with Chris Thile It's Good to be Home The show kicks off a five-week homestand in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Special guests include big-voiced New Orleans vocalist Topsy Chapman, plus Butch Thompson and His New Orleans Orphans.
  • 8:00 pm
    Selected Shorts Illusions The show features an hour with special guest host Neil Gaiman. Paul Hecht reads "Miracle Polish" by Steven Millhauser; and Tandy Cronyn reads "The Open Window" by Saki.
  • 9:00 pm
    This American Life Surrogates The show looks at people who see themselves in others and try to live out their lives through stand-ins, including the story of what one father saw in the convicted murderer he decided to adopt. And the proxy battle over a woman's honor that became a presidential obsession.
  • 10:00 pm
    The Moth Radio Hour Slow service at a deli counter leads to an angry and regrettable outburst. A husband describes his wife's lifelong battle with epilepsy. A teenager gives birth and makes the ultimate choice. And a social worker has a client who is beyond his control. This episode is hosted by George Dawes Green, founder of The Moth.
  • 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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