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KQED Public Radio: Saturday, February 23, 2013

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Saturday, February 23, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Google Glasses, etc. Smart phones have quickly become the dominant technology of our time. But as NPR's Steve Henn reports, as computing processors get smaller and new flexible materials come online, it's silly to think that we are going to be tapping on flat pieces of glass forever. Some analysts believe in just five years wearable computing devices like Google's new spectacles and smart watches will outsell PCs.
  • 1:00 am
  • 1:30 am
    Washington Week Sequestration, Cyber Security, and Gun Violence in America Washington Week looks at the countdown to automatic spending cuts on March 1, China's alleged hacking of U.S. businesses, and gun violence in America as part of the PBS special programming "After Newtown."
  • 2:00 am
    Commonwealth Club John Mackey: A Whole-istic Approach to Capitalism Iconic CEO and co-founder of Whole Foods, John Mackey is known for an all-natural approach to his mega chain of grocery stores. The success of his stores is, in part, credited with a boom in the healthy food movement whereby terms like organic, local, wild and hormone-free are becoming rote for more than just the Birkenstock crowd. He's also taken the formula for conscious capitalism and corporate social responsibility to a whole new level, and other businesses are following suit. In his new book, "Conscious Capitalism," co-authored with Professor Raj Sisodia, Mackey discusses the transformative business movement wherein value rests on something more than just finances. For Mackey, it's about the emotional, ecological and even spiritual purposes of business. The market for competitive advantage is changing, and the world's best companies are catching on to the holistic equation.
  • 3:00 am
    Inside Europe Greek General Strike Widespread disruption hit the streets of Athens again this week, as Greeks took part in the first general strike of 2013. It came just days before international lenders were due in the capital to discuss the terms of the next bailout installment.
  • 4:00 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.
  • 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 Harper High School, Part One This American Life spent five months at Harper High School in Chicago, where last year alone 29 current and recent students were shot. The show went to get a sense of what it means to live in the midst of all this gun violence, how teens and adults navigate a world of funerals and homecoming dances. They found so many incredible and surprising stories, this show is a two-parter; Part One airs this week, Part Two is next week.
  • 1:00 pm
    Radio Specials State of the Re:Union Black History Month Special Who Is This Man? -- Discover the words and wisdom of an unsung hero of the Civil Rights movement who changed the course of American history.
  • 2:00 pm
    Moyers & Company Why America Deserves a Higher Minimum Wage Economist Richard Wolfe says a minimum wage increase not only help low-wage workers, but also lift the overall economy.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Living On Earth National Parks on the Chopping Block Unless there's a last-minute deal between Congress and the White House, draconian spending cuts will take effect across the federal government on March 1. Joan Anzelmo, spokesperson for the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees, tells host Steve Curwood that the National Park Services already limited budget will be squeezed another 5 percent hit, causing delayed park openings and reduced staff.
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    A Prairie Home Companion Someone's In The Kitchen This week on A Prairie Home Companion, the show is live from The Fitzgerald Theater in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota with a show celebrating all things banjo. With special guests, five-string masters Noam Pikelny, Joe Newberry and Bill Evans, singer Suzy Bogguss and country music historian Bill C. Malone. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, guitarist Dean Magraw joins The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.
  • 8:00 pm
    Selected Shorts 'High Society' with guest host Cynthia Nixon "Bonfire of the Vanities," excerpt by Tom Wolfe, performed by Danny Burstein."Xingu," by Edith Wharton, performed by Christina Pickles.
  • 9:00 pm
    This American Life Harper High School, Part One This American Life spent five months at Harper High School in Chicago, where last year alone 29 current and recent students were shot. The show went to get a sense of what it means to live in the midst of all this gun violence, how teens and adults navigate a world of funerals and homecoming dances. They found so many incredible and surprising stories, this show is a two-parter; Part One airs this week, Part Two is next week.
  • 10:00 pm
  • 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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