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KQED Public Radio: Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Why Is It So Hard To Make A 100 Percent American Hand Dryer? The Xlerator high-speed hand dryer was invented and designed in the U.S. Today, a workforce of close to 40 people assembles it in East Longmeadow, Mass. Almost all of its components are made in America, except for the motor, which is made in Asia. Robert Siegel looks at why, in a product such as the hand dryer, manufacturers find it nearly impossible to be 100 percent American made.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    City Arts & Lectures Jared Diamond Jared Diamond is a devoted conservationist, a professor of geography at UCLA and the celebrated author of "Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed" and "Guns, Germs, and Steel," winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize. In his newest book, "The World Until Yesterday," Diamond draws on his own four decades of fieldwork in New Guinea and adjacent Pacific islands, and asks what can be learned from "traditional" societies that will improve the way we live and the world we live in. Jared Diamond appeared in conversation with Roy Eisenhardt on January 24, 2013.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Effects of Puerto Rico's Economic Woes Puerto Rico is recovering from a six-year recession. People on the island are coping with massive unemployment and even bigger debt. But they aren't the only ones affected. The show finds out how Puerto Rico's economic problems could mean trouble for the rest of the U.S.
  • 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 Using Drones to Target Americans Until this week, little was known about the legal framework the U.S. government operates under when ordering the killing of its citizens. But now a leaked Justice Department memo outlines the legal case for some of these attacks. Civil liberties groups decry the policy as an overreach of executive authority. The leak comes as the Obama administration's nominee for CIA director, John Brennan, a drone program supporter, is due to appear before the Senate for a confirmation hearing.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Is Online Dating Changing Our Relationships? One-third of all single Americans now use dating websites to find potential mates. Has this shift in the way we meet changed the way we think about relationships? In his book "Love in the Time of Algorithms," Dan Slater argues that an efficient, easily accessible pool of singles has made people less likely to stay in unsatisfying relationships out of fear of being alone. But does it also make it hard to commit when a better option may just be a mouse-click away?
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday Political Junkie Bay State Republicans look for somebody to run for Senate after Scott Brown and Tagg Romney nix the idea. New Jersey's Bob Menendez says he's being smeared. New Yorkers remember Ed Koch -- and Hillary Clinton leaves big shoes to fill at the State Department. Political Junkie Ken Rudin returns to discuss the week in politics.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday Training Police Dogs Police in Florida busted a man for growing pot after a police dog sniffed the weed from his front porch. The dog's nose provided police probable cause. But critics argue the dogs are often wrong, and in this case violated the man's privacy. The show discusses the work and the rules of training of police dogs.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Israeli Jazz Musician Anat Cohen Israeli jazz musician and composer Anat Cohen brings her clarinet to the studio. She's lived in the U.S. since studying at the Berklee School of Music. She plays jazz, Brazilian music and her own interpretations of Hebrew folk songs.
  • 2:00 pm
    World How Mexico's Manufacturing Got an Upgrade Cheap manufacturing left Mexico and went overseas, but auto manufacturing and other high-tech companies remain. One Volkswagen plant there employs 18,000 workers. It's the largest car factory in North America. These days Mexico's industries demand -- and get -- skilled workers.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace The Hidden Side of False Memory On the next installment of Freakonomics Radio, the show looks into the hidden side of false memories, and why we sometimes remember events that never happened.
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm


    Secret Drone Base Revealed -- The details of a secret U.S. drone base in Saudi Arabia, used to launch targeted killings and surveillance missions into Yemen, were revealed Wednesday in several American media outlets. Audie Cornish speaks with Karen DeYoung, national security correspondent for The Washington Post, who authored one of the articles on the program.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Marketplace The Hidden Side of False Memory On the next installment of Freakonomics Radio, the show looks into the hidden side of false memories, and why we sometimes remember events that never happened.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Israeli Jazz Musician Anat Cohen Israeli jazz musician and composer Anat Cohen brings her clarinet to the studio. She's lived in the U.S. since studying at the Berklee School of Music. She plays jazz, Brazilian music and her own interpretations of Hebrew folk songs.
  • 8:00 pm
    Radio Specials Computer History Museum Presents - Game Changers: Mark Cerny and Rich Hilleman Mark Cerny is one of gaming's most influential designers. A true game changer, he's received the International Game Developers Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as been inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame. Cerny joined Atari at the age of 17, and in a career spanning over 30 years has worked variously as a game designer, programmer, producer and business executive. His first major success was the classic arcade game "Marble Madness." He subsequently made the transition to console games, working for Sega in the U.S. and Japan, and eventually serving as president of Universal Studio's games division. He is now the president and founder of Cerny Games, a game design consultancy. Electronic Arts Chief Creative Director Rich Hilleman talks with Cerny about his life and times in the gaming industry, and about his thinking on the state of the industry, from frustratingly difficult games to play to Hollywood's impact on games.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Is Online Dating Changing Our Relationships? One-third of all single Americans now use dating websites to find potential mates. Has this shift in the way we meet changed the way we think about relationships? In his book "Love in the Time of Algorithms," Dan Slater argues that an efficient, easily accessible pool of singles has made people less likely to stay in unsatisfying relationships out of fear of being alone. But does it also make it hard to commit when a better option may just be a mouse-click away?
  • 11:00 pm
    All Things Considered Gun Violence Research - What Next? President Obama, as part of his anti-gun violence effort, issued an executive order lifting a 16-year-old ban on gun violence research at several federal health agencies. But as NPR's Julie Rovner reports, it doesn't end the controversy that got the research bans imposed in the first place.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Post Office Changes The U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday that it plans to end Saturday delivery later this year. The Postal Service lost more than $15 billion in fiscal year 2012 and it is under great pressure to reduce those losses.
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