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KQED Public Radio: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Europe's Controversial 'Baby Boxes' Scores of "baby boxes" have appeared in houses and hospitals across Europe in the past decade where mothers can anonymously and safely "post" newborns they cannot care for. The box opens onto the street, and contains a bassinette and blankets. When the infant is placed inside and the door is closed, it can't be opened from the street again. Meanwhile, an alarm goes off inside and a neonatal team rushes to care for the infant. The boxes are extremely controversial. Advocates say they save babies' lives. The U.N. is alarmed at their rising numbers.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    It's Your World (a broadcast of the World Affairs Council) Rational Approaches to Renewable Energy Renewable energy is becoming big business, and that business is now in crisis. From Silicon Valley to Washington and Berlin to Beijing, many investors in solar, wind and other clean-energy technologies are losing a lot of money. Yesterday's green euphoria is giving way to a realization that developing these technologies is a challenge. Today's growing pains aren't a reason to abandon the renewable-energy push, but are a reason to get smarter about it. Jeffrey Ball, a longtime energy reporter and environment editor at The Wall Street Journal and now a scholar-in-residence at Stanford University, will discuss a more economically rational way to expand renewables.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Legal Implications of 3D Printing 3D printers make it easier for people to produce things on their own. Now, many are copying stuff like action figures and cartoons, which are all protected by copyright.
  • 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 Study Links Alcohol to Cancer Deaths A new study finds that even moderate alcohol consumption can increase the risk of cancer-related death. We'll hear from one of the study's authors, who says alcohol is responsible for 20,000 cancer deaths every year. But the study is not without controversy. Some researchers say alcohol may have certain health benefits, and that it's risky to advocate total abstinence. We'll look at the mechanism by which alcohol may increase cancer death. Should you give up booze altogether?
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Has Bragging Become an Epidemic? Are we witnessing a bragging epidemic, or does it only sometimes feel that way? Facebook gives us a constant stream of parents boasting about their kids' academics, musical talent and sports prowess while others flaunt their exotic travels and exploits. And there is the so-called "humblebrag," where the braggart decries some small difficulty while really reminding everyone of why his or her life is so good. Why do we boast? Does it benefit us, and when, if ever, is it OK?
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday Stopping the Violence in Chicago Days after she performed in Washington, Hadiya Pendleton was murdered in Chicago, one of more than 40 homicides in the city this January. At her funeral, Father Michael Pfleger demanded a response saying, "we must interrupt the code of silence that is hiding people, killers in our own community."
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Battling a Culture of Bullying If a child is being bullied on social media sites by schoolmates, when is it appropriate for parents or the school to intervene? Terry Gross discusses that and other questions with Emily Bazelon, author of "Sticks and Stones," about the culture of bullying and efforts to stop it. Her research took her to homes, schools, courtrooms and the offices of Facebook.
  • 2:00 pm
    World Rabbi Challenges Israel's Ultra-Orthodox Israel's ultra-orthodox community sets itself apart from other Israelis. Ultra-orthodox men are exempt from military service. They spend their hours in religious study -- and many rely on government handouts. Now, an American-born rabbi asks Israel's ultra-orthodox to share the burden.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Po Bronson Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Po Bronson, author of the new book "Top Dog," about reclaiming competitive zeal -- and whether or not all the competitiveness in life is a good thing.
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm


    Chinese Army Cyber Attacks Report -- China's army is behind a prolific group of hackers who've attacked dozens of American companies and government agencies. That's according to a detailed report released Tuesday by Mandiant, a computer security firm. Melissa Block talks with Mandiant CEO Kevin Mandia.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Marketplace Po Bronson Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Po Bronson, author of the new book "Top Dog," about reclaiming competitive zeal -- and whether or not all the competitiveness in life is a good thing.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Battling a Culture of Bullying If a child is being bullied on social media sites by schoolmates, when is it appropriate for parents or the school to intervene? Terry Gross discusses that and other questions with Emily Bazelon, author of "Sticks and Stones," about the culture of bullying and efforts to stop it. Her research took her to homes, schools, courtrooms and the offices of Facebook.
  • 8:00 pm
    City Arts & Lectures Al Gore Former Vice President Al Gore spends the majority of his time as chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit devoted to solving the climate crisis. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives four times, the U.S. Senate twice, and served eight years as vice president under the Clinton presidency. He is the author of the bestselling books "Earth in the Balance," "An Inconvenient Truth," "The Assault on Reason" and "Our Choice." Gore is also a senior partner at the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and a member of Apple Inc.'s board of directors. He is a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Al Gore appeared in conversation with award-winning novelist Barbara Kingsolver on February 12, 2013.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Has Bragging Become an Epidemic? Are we witnessing a bragging epidemic, or does it only sometimes feel that way? Facebook gives us a constant stream of parents boasting about their kids' academics, musical talent and sports prowess while others flaunt their exotic travels and exploits. And there is the so-called "humblebrag," where the braggart decries some small difficulty while really reminding everyone of why his or her life is so good. Why do we boast? Does it benefit us, and when, if ever, is it OK?
  • 11:00 pm
    All Things Considered Gas Prices If you drive a car, you already know gasoline prices are up. The national average for retail gas has risen to nearly $3.75 a gallon. Gas prices typically rise this time of year as refineries switch to the formulas they use during the summer time, which are designed to reduce pollution. But the run up in prices is happening earlier this year.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Virtual School Fallout Public cyber schools are popping up across the country, even for the youngest students. Many are run by the same for-profit company, which has made a big business of online education. But student test scores are falling short. Blake Farmer of member station WPLN reports from Tennessee, which is one of the latest states to put virtual schools under the microscope.
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