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KQED Public Radio: Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered The History of Papal Resignations In light of the Pope Benedict XVI's resignation, Melissa Block speaks with Father Thomas Worcester from the College of the Holy Cross about the rarity of papal resignations and the "Western Schism" that last caused a Pope to step down in 1415.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    It's Your World (a broadcast of the World Affairs Council) Cuba: Paradox Island The last four years, in comparison to the previous fifty, have seen considerable change in Cuba. In 2008, Fidel Castro stepped aside to allow his brother Raul to lead. At the same time, after a period of tight travel restrictions, the United States has made it easier for Cuban Americans to visit family and for Americans to travel legally to Cuba on cultural exchanges. This fall, President Raul Castro announced an impending end to much reviled exit visas Cubans must obtain in order to leave their own country legally for travel or work. These changes, along with experimental encouragement of private enterprise within Cuba, have renewed interest in the country and its relationship with the United States. Cynthia Gorney, a contributing writer for National Geographic Magazine, visited the island earlier this year and will share her insights into the current situation inside Cuba.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Memories of the Hanoi Hilton During the Vietnam War, American POWs were held captive in the prison known as the Hanoi Hilton. One of them was John Borling, who became a Major General. Borling has just published a book of poems he composed in the prison.
  • 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 Pope Benedict Resigns In a surprise announcement Monday, Pope Benedict XVI said he would resign this month after less than eight years in office. He's the first pope to resign in nearly 600 years, when Pope Gregory XII stepped down, and the first to have done so voluntarily since Celestine V in 1294. We'll get news from Rome, and check in with Bay Area Catholics about who might be a successor and about the future of the Catholic Church in the U.S. and worldwide.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Al Gore: Past, Present and 'Future' "There is no prior period of change that remotely resembles what humanity is about to experience," writes Al Gore in his new book "The Future." And he's not just talking about climate change. Gore explores the six forces he says will reshape our world in the years to come. The former vice president, Nobel Peace Prize-winning environmentalist and entrepreneur joins us in the studio. We'll talk about the book as well as the controversial recent sale of his cable network Current TV to Al Jazeera, for which he reportedly earned $100 million.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday The Defense Budget Defense spending takes up a huge chunk of the federal budget, so whether the sequester takes effect at the beginning of March or not, the Pentagon's purse is on the line. Former Pentagon official Michele Flournoy and NPR's Tom Bowman discuss the future of funding the Department of Defense.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday Soccer-Fixing Scandal Organized crime gets the blame for running guns, drugs and prostitution. According to an 18-month Europol review, it also gets the blame for fixing as many as 680 soccer matches around the world. The show discusses the soccer scandal from the masterminds to the money, and what it all means.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Breaking the Drone Strike Stories Host Terry Gross talks with journalist Scott Shane, national security reporter for The New York Times. He's been writing about the Obama administration's targeted drone strikes. He'll discuss the latest on the story about the targeting of Americans abroad who are considered terrorists. And he'll discuss breaking a couple of drone stories, including the story -- that the Times had been sitting on -- that the U.S. launched drone attacks from a secret base in Saudi Arabia.
  • 2:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace In Chicago, Parsing Violence and Housing Projects As Chicago searches for ways to reduce gun and gang violence, it's moving people out of dilapidated housing projects. But the city is finding that the violence follows the relocated residents.
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm


    North Korea's Nuclear Test -- The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned North Korea's third nuclear test on Tuesday, and started discussions on further measures against Pyongyang. China joined in the condemnation, calling in the North Korean ambassador in Beijing to criticize his government's action. But whether China -- North Korea's indispensable ally -- will agree to tougher sanctions is an open question.
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    NPR News NPR News Special: The State of the Union NPR News presents special live coverage of President Barack Obama's first State of the Union Address of his second term. The president is expected to expand on his proposals for new immigration and gun laws, as well as budget and tax policy. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will give the Republican response. Host Melissa Block will be joined in the studio by NPR National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson and Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving.
  • 8:00 pm
    City Arts & Lectures Jill Bolte Taylor At the age of 37, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor had a massive stroke and watched as her brain functions - motion, speech, memory, linear thinking and self-awareness - shut down one by one. After a long and successful rehabilitation, she has become a spokesperson for the possibility of full recovery from brain injury. In her bestselling book "My Stroke of Insight," Bolte chronicles her recovery as well as her personal study of perception as it differs between left brain processing and right brain experiencing. Bolte is the national spokesperson for the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center and is an active member and supporter ofq the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She spoke with Thomas Goetz at the Herbst Theatre on January 28, 2013.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Al Gore: Past, Present and 'Future' "There is no prior period of change that remotely resembles what humanity is about to experience," writes Al Gore in his new book "The Future." And he's not just talking about climate change. Gore explores the six forces he says will reshape our world in the years to come. The former vice president, Nobel Peace Prize-winning environmentalist and entrepreneur joins us in the studio. We'll talk about the book as well as the controversial recent sale of his cable network Current TV to Al Jazeera, for which he reportedly earned $100 million.
  • 11:00 pm
    All Things Considered NOAA Crowdsources Precipitation Data With App The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has a new smartphone app that lets users report on winter precipitation in the area and view a map of the U.S. showing all the reports made by fellow users. The app is called PING (short for mobile Precipitation Identification Near the Ground project) and is available for free on the iPhone and devices running Google's Android software.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Tesla, New York Times Dustup The CEO of electric car maker Tesla is accusing The New York Times of deception in a negative review of the company's plug-in sedan. Tesla's Model S sedan conked out in cold weather before the Times reviewer could complete his trip between Connecticut and Washington D.C. Tesla's Elon Musk claims the reporter failed to disclose that he didn't follow charging instructions and took an extended detour. The Times says the trip was described accurately, "exactly as it occurred." Regardless of the facts, the timing of the dustup can't help Tesla. The company is under pressure to improve its financial performance and reports fourth quarter earnings in 10 days.
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