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KQED Public Radio: Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
  • 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.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    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.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Losing Weight at Work Work can be the hardest place to eat healthy. People are always bringing in treats to share. Some companies are trying to motivate employees to lose weight, with financial incentives and support groups.
  • 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 New Report Accuses Chinese Government of Cyber-Espionage An American cyber-security firm released a report yesterday that sent shockwaves through tech and national security circles. According to the company Mandiant, government-backed Chinese hackers have stolen data and intellectual property from 115 U.S. targets since 2006. Some of the companies targeted are involved in infrastructure that's critical to the U.S., like the power grid and water works. We'll examine the report's findings, the possible threat to U.S. national security and what companies can do to protect themselves.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum 1,000 Places To See Before You Die Have you ever cruised through the palm-fringed canals of Kerala? Or taken a sunrise balloon safari over Masai Mara? Those are just some of the 1,000 places that travel writer Patricia Schultz thinks you should see before you die. We talk with Schultz about some of her top travel picks, and we'll hear from our listeners. What is your must-see destination?
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday Political Junkie Another week passes and there's another announcement from a Senator who won't be running again. This time it's Republican Mike Johanns from Nebraska who's had it with the Hill. And in Illinois, there's a seat to fill, as Democratic congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. faces felony charges. Tune in for analysis from Ken Rudin, the Political Junkie.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday Where do you go for rich conversation on the topics that matter the most? The radio is more responsive than the water cooler. And, we take your calls. If you're talking about it, we're talking about it. Join Talk of the Nation for a provocative discussion of the issues you really care about.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Author Jake Tapper Tune in and hear the story of Compound Outpost Keating, the remote base in Afghanistan surrounded by mountains and insurgents. In one of the deadliest fights in Afghanistan in 2009, 53 Americans battled nearly 400 Taliban fighters. A Pentagon report later found there was no reason for troops to be there. Terry Gross talks with Jake Tapper, author of "The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor."
  • 2:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Fuel Economy a Bad Thing? On the next installment of Freakonomics Radio, hear about why an increase in fuel economy can actually be a bad thing.
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm


    Georgia Execution Questions -- The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a stay of execution for Warren Lee Hill less than an hour before his scheduled execution. The Georgia inmate has an IQ of about 70. All the state doctors who initially said Hill did not meet the qualifications for "mental retardation" have changed their mind, saying their evaluations were rushed. Georgia is the only state that requires a defendant to prove mental impairment "beyond a reasonable doubt," and some say this case shows the standard is too high.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Marketplace Fuel Economy a Bad Thing? On the next installment of Freakonomics Radio, hear about why an increase in fuel economy can actually be a bad thing.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Author Jake Tapper Tune in and hear the story of Compound Outpost Keating, the remote base in Afghanistan surrounded by mountains and insurgents. In one of the deadliest fights in Afghanistan in 2009, 53 Americans battled nearly 400 Taliban fighters. A Pentagon report later found there was no reason for troops to be there. Terry Gross talks with Jake Tapper, author of "The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor."
  • 8:00 pm
    Radio Specials Joint Venture Silicon Valley: State of the Valley Conference 2013 The State of the Valley Conference is Silicon Valley's annual "town meeting" -- a tradition at least as old as our nation's founding, where concerned citizens met on the village green to mobilize for the challenges ahead. In that same spirit, Joint Venture's town meeting convenes the entire region of concerned citizens and stakeholders, thought leaders and opinion makers, journalists, our elected representatives, educators and academics, business executives, labor and workforce leaders for dialogue and discussion about Silicon Valley's challenges and opportunities.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum 1,000 Places To See Before You Die Have you ever cruised through the palm-fringed canals of Kerala? Or taken a sunrise balloon safari over Masai Mara? Those are just some of the 1,000 places that travel writer Patricia Schultz thinks you should see before you die. We talk with Schultz about some of her top travel picks, and we'll hear from our listeners. What is your must-see destination?
  • 11:00 pm
    All Things Considered Arizona Health Care Experiment In Arizona, nearly everyone on Medicaid is in managed care. That's true even for many poor seniors and disabled people covered by both Medicaid and Medicare. As the federal government prepares to move some 2 million of these Medicare and Medicaid patients into managed care, advocates are skeptical it will be good for their health. But as Sarah Varney reports, officials in Arizona say the approach has been successful.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Benghazi Politics Benghazi has become a refrain that Republicans return to again and again. Is it a successful political strategy, and is there any substance left to uncover from the attack on the U.S. consulate last September?
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