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KQED Public Radio: Thursday, February 7, 2013

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Thursday, February 7, 2013
  • 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.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    Radio Specials The 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.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Fight Over Protecting Construction Workers Turns Lengthy Construction and manufacturing workers sometimes breathe in tiny bits of silica, or sand. Too much can cause deadly respiratory diseases. The Labor Department wants to tighten limits on exposure to the dust. But the federal government has spent two years considering their proposal.
  • 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 Gavin Newsom Gavin Newsom thinks hackers may be the key to good government. California's lieutenant governor and San Francisco's former mayor says officials are often hampered by old equipment and policies. But he thinks the tech community can step in and create apps for better bus schedules, carpooling systems and tracking your tax dollars, among other things. Lt. Gov. Newsom joins us to talk about his new book, "Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government." We'll also talk to him about his push to keep jobs in California, and his reportedly rocky relationship with Governor Jerry Brown.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum George Saunders' 'Tenth of December' Back when George Saunders was a geophysics graduate with dreams of being a writer, the faculty at Syracuse University's creative writing program decided to take a risk on him. They called him their "grand experiment." Today, George Saunders has multiple awards and a MacArthur "Genius" grant to his name, along with a new collection of short stories called "Tenth of December," which the New York Times called "the best book you'll read this year." We talk with George Saunders about crafting a short story and his unique characters.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday Drones and the CIA Confirmation Hearings As President Obama's pick to lead the CIA heads up to Capitol Hill for his confirmation hearing, a Justice Department memo leaked that justifies the extrajudicial execution of American citizens if they're terrorists. The show discusses drones, waterboarding and the CIA, as John Brennan testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday Normalizing Pot Marijuana has been legal in Washington and Colorado for a couple of months now -- and two western congressmen want to debate a national legalization bill. But writing a law may be easier than figuring out how to regulate it.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Actor Bradley Cooper Terry Gross talks with Actor Bradley Cooper about his Oscar-nominated performance in "Silver Linings Playbook," and about the grim films he grew up watching with his father. He also discusses why he wanted to be a soldier when he was young, how he sometimes cries like hyena, and why he hates having to do those sexy man poses. Cooper's role in the film "The Hangover" helped make him a star. He subsequently starred in the films "The Hangover II" and "Limitless."
  • 2:00 pm
    World Spain Invites Jewish Exiles' Descendants to Return In 1492, Spain forced its Jews to become Catholics, or leave. Or else. Recently Spanish authorities had a change of heart, and invited descendants of Jewish exiles to become Spanish once again. But there's a catch. So why won't some Jews be brushing up on their Spanish?
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Lessons From Detroit You've heard the horror stories about Detroit, tales involving corruption, violence and miles of empty buildings. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to author Charlie LeDuff about what the Motor City has to teach the rest of the country.
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm


    Lessons From Detroit -- You've heard the horror stories about Detroit, tales involving corruption, violence and miles of empty buildings. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to author Charlie LeDuff about what the Motor City has to teach the rest of the country.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Marketplace Lessons From Detroit You've heard the horror stories about Detroit, tales involving corruption, violence and miles of empty buildings. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to author Charlie LeDuff about what the Motor City has to teach the rest of the country.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Actor Bradley Cooper Terry Gross talks with Actor Bradley Cooper about his Oscar-nominated performance in "Silver Linings Playbook," and about the grim films he grew up watching with his father. He also discusses why he wanted to be a soldier when he was young, how he sometimes cries like hyena, and why he hates having to do those sexy man poses. Cooper's role in the film "The Hangover" helped make him a star. He subsequently starred in the films "The Hangover II" and "Limitless."
  • 8:00 pm
    Radio Specials America Abroad Obama's Foreign Policy Challenges -- What are the key foreign policy challenges for the Obama administration as the president's second term begins? The program travels to Brussels, the European Union's de-facto capital to examine the potential impact of a free trade agreement between the U.S. and E.U. The show also hears how the Syrian civil war is destabilizing other countries in the Mideast, with tens of thousands of refugees seeking refuge outside Syria, and discusses other Mideast hotspots, including Iran and Egypt. And what is the U.S. strategy in the Asia-Pacific region, where territorial disputes and new Chinese leaders are a major concern?
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Gavin Newsom Gavin Newsom thinks hackers may be the key to good government. California's lieutenant governor and San Francisco's former mayor says officials are often hampered by old equipment and policies. But he thinks the tech community can step in and create apps for better bus schedules, carpooling systems and tracking your tax dollars, among other things. Lt. Gov. Newsom joins us to talk about his new book, "Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government." We'll also talk to him about his push to keep jobs in California, and his reportedly rocky relationship with Governor Jerry Brown.
  • 11:00 pm
    All Things Considered Oakland Violence Oakland, Calif., is among the U.S. cities that's seen an increase in violence over the last year. NPR's Richard Gonzales reports the uptick in crime comes as the police department is also under pressure from a federal court to reform its ways.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Another U.S. Drone Strike in Pakistan There was another U.S. drone strike in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday.
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