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KQED Public Radio: Saturday, February 16, 2013

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Saturday, February 16, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Madoff Payout Irving Picard and David Sheehan are attorneys representing those defrauded in Bernard Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme. They're on a quest to recover their clients' investments, and to date they've recovered more than $9 billion. Robert Seigel speaks with them about the process and how far they still have to go.
  • 1:00 am
    Radio Specials A Church Divided Is homosexuality compatible with Christianity? This question is debated fiercely in this documentary narrated by Peter Coyote and hosted by Scott Shafer. It takes viewers behind the scenes of the United Methodist Church's global convention in Tampa, Florida. At stake is the church's official policy on gays and lesbians. Progressive Methodists want to amend church doctrine declaring homosexuality incompatible with Christian teaching, but conservative Methodists want to retain the church's stance calling homosexuality a sin.
  • 1:30 am
    Washington Week State of the Union President Obama began a post-State of the Union tour Wednesday to rally support for a number of his second-term policy goals. Among the key issues: raising the minimum wage, universal early childhood education, immigration reform and tougher gun-control legislation. Republicans are skeptical. In the official GOP response to the president's address, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said the nation's problems cannot be solved by more government spending. Considering the deep partisan divisions that exist in Washington, and the fact that many of President Obama's initiatives will require congressional action, what can really get done?
  • 2:00 am
    Commonwealth Club Jared Diamond Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jared Diamond examines how Amazonian Indians, Inuit and other traditional societies have adapted and evolved for nearly 6 million years. He explains what we can still learn from these traditional societies regarding universal human problems like elder care, child rearing, physical fitness and conflict resolution. Diamond's latest book is "The World Until Yesterday." His previous books include "Guns, Germs, and Steel."
  • 3:00 am
    Inside Europe What Do You Want in a Pontiff? Pope Benedict XVI caught the world by surprise on Monday when he announced his retirement at the end of the month. Now there's speculation over who will succeed the 85 year old. But in Ireland, parishioners, priests and pundits aren't focusing so much on who will become the next Pope, but rather, what traits that man will possess.
  • 4:00 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.
  • 5:00 am
  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
    Weekend Edition
    Perspectives7:36am & 8:36am

  • 9:00 am
  • 10:00 am
    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.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    This American Life Valentine's Day 2013 Love makes us do crazy things. But usually not this crazy. This week for Valentine's Day the show features stories of people going to extremes to find and pursue their one true love.
  • 1:00 pm
    Radio Specials Hearing Voices Love's Labors: For Valentine's Day -- This special program is hosted by Amy Dickinson of the Chicago Tribune's "Ask Amy" column. It features lovelorn letters to "Ask Amy," tales of what Nancy Updike calls "cringe love" and a parent and child discussion between Jessica and Scott Carrier on what makes a good marriage, from This American Life.
  • 2:00 pm
    Moyers & Company The Fight to Keep Democracy Alive As President Obama gave his State of the Union address on Tuesday, many wondered why there was not a word in the speech about taming the power of private money over public policy. There's no question that big money calls the shots, or at least strongly influences the agenda, on many issues vital to America's democracy and integrity. Bill Moyers talks with Dan Cantor, executive director of New York's Working Families Party; and Jonathan Soros, co-founder of the Friends of Democracy super PAC and a senior fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. They'll discuss their proposals to fight the corrosive effects of money in politics.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Living On Earth State of the Union and the New Green Team In the State of the Union address, President Obama called climate change an urgent issue, promising executive action if Congress won't pass legislation. Host Steve Curwood discusses the second term environmental agenda with Ann Carlson of the Emmett Center on Climate Change at the UCLA School of Law, and Kevin Knobloch of the Union of Concerned Scientists.
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    A Prairie Home Companion Winterbound The show broadcasts from The Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Special guests include young bluegrass band Run Boy Run, soprano Maria Jette and the Midwinter Tuba Quintet.
  • 8:00 pm
    Selected Shorts Love and Longing Cynthia Nixon guest hosts. Ted Marcoux reads "Fires" by Rick Bass; Marian Seldes reads "A Singer's Romance" by Willa Cather; and the late David Rakoff reads "What Do We Have in Our Pockets?" by Etgar Keret.
  • 9:00 pm
    This American Life Valentine's Day 2013 Love makes us do crazy things. But usually not this crazy. This week for Valentine's Day the show features stories of people going to extremes to find and pursue their one true love.
  • 10:00 pm
    The Moth Radio Hour A batboy for the New York Yankees goes on a wild goose chase for a left-handed bat-stretcher, an Irish-Catholic family obsessed with the Kennedys dedicates a summer to spying on their idols, a comedian experiences the ultimate heartbreak, and a drill sergeant faints at the sight of blood.
  • 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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