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KQED Public Radio: Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered GOP Brief on Gay Marriage A large group of prominent Republicans signed on to an amicus brief that argues in favor of a constitutional right to marry for gay Americans. Only two of the politicians, however, are likely to face voters again. While the public at large has moved rapidly on the issue and now favors gay marriage, Republican voters do not. NPR's Don Gonyea reports on the argument, both legal and political.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    City Arts & Lectures Jamaica Kincaid Jamaica Kincaid is the author of numerous works of fiction and non-fiction. Born in Antigua, the acclaimed writer first gained recognition for her "Talk of the Town" pieces and short stories published in The New Yorker in the late 1970s. She published her first book, "At the Bottom of the River," a collection of short stories, in 1981. Her first novel, Annie John, was published four years later, and made her a literary sensation. Kincaid is also the author of" Lucy," "My Garden" and "A Small Place," an indictment of tourism and colonialism. Her forthcoming novel, "See Now Then" -- her first in ten years -- is a tale of marriage and family that examines how the passing of time operates on the human consciousness.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Politics, Where Retirement Comes Late More Americans than ever are working past retirement age. But in one profession, it's never been unusual for people to work into their sixties, seventies and even eighties: politics. The show talks with a state lawmaker who has represented Madison, Wisconsin for over half a century.
  • 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 Confirms Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet The Mediterranean diet -- which emphasizes things like fruits, vegetables, olive oil and fish -- has long been promoted as a healthy approach to eating. A major new study, published Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine, provides even more reasons to eat like an Italian, Spaniard or Greek. Among the findings: people on a Mediterranean diet had a 30 percent lower risk of major cardiovascular problems compared to people who followed a low-fat diet.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum 'Birds of Paradise Lost': Fleeing Vietnam for San Francisco Author Andrew Lam says he robbed his Vietnamese parents of their American Dream the day he told them he wanted to be a writer and not a doctor. But years later, Lam's writing still centers on his Vietnamese roots. Lam joins us to talk about his new book "Birds of Paradise Lost," which focuses on Vietnamese immigrants and their struggles to integrate in the Bay Area. Lam is editor of New America Media, the country's first and largest national collaboration and advocate of ethnic news organizations.
  • 10:30 am
    Forum Tavis Smiley on Obama and the Fight Against Poverty When President Obama used Martin Luther King Jr.'s Bible at his second inaugural swearing-in, talk show host Tavis Smiley said he hoped the president would continue Dr. King's legacy by tackling poverty. Smiley is running a national anti-poverty campaign, along with professor and activist Cornel West. Smiley joins us to talk about his hopes for Obama's second term, why he is focusing on poverty in America and the backlash he's gotten for his campaign.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday Political Junkie As governors met in Washington, President Obama seized the moment to lobby them on the looming sequester. Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins Neal Conan to discuss the March 1 deadline, as well as election results from Illinois.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday How Bosses Handle Telecommuting Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made her own headlines when an internal memo leaked, announcing an end to the company's telecommuting policy. Working from home has long been seen as an employee benefit and a cost-saver for companies. But what does it mean for the people in charge?
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air The Shadow of the Papal Resignation As speculation swirls about why Pope Benedict chose to resign, the Catholic Church is dealing with the child sex abuse scandal and media reports of financial and sexual misconduct among ranking church officials. Guest host Dave Davies talks with Vatican correspondent John Thavis, author of the new book "The Vatican Diaries."
  • 2:00 pm
    World What Italy's Debt Crisis Means for Europe Financial markets are edgy. Voters in Italy just thumbed their noses at austerity -- and possibly compromised Europe's financial recovery.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace The Business of Sugar, Salt and Fat The program looks at how sugar, salt and fat have become the food industry's trifecta when it comes to making money.
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm


    Abuse Survivors and the Pope -- When Pope Benedict XVI visited the U.S. in 2008, he met secretly with a group of sexual abuse survivors who were angry about the Church's handling of the scandal. The group left the meeting hopeful that that Benedict would make significant changes in how the church handled both past and current cases. Do they think he has kept his commitments?
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Marketplace The Business of Sugar, Salt and Fat The program looks at how sugar, salt and fat have become the food industry's trifecta when it comes to making money.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air The Shadow of the Papal Resignation As speculation swirls about why Pope Benedict chose to resign, the Catholic Church is dealing with the child sex abuse scandal and media reports of financial and sexual misconduct among ranking church officials. Guest host Dave Davies talks with Vatican correspondent John Thavis, author of the new book "The Vatican Diaries."
  • 8:00 pm
    Radio Specials Intelligence Squared U.S. Should We Prohibit Genetically Engineered Babies? -- Parents can already screen a fetus for its sex and test for genetic diseases. The day when they can choose their child's height, eye color and intelligence may be closer than we think. Is this a form of eugenics? Is it morally wrong for parents to engineer their babies, or is it morally wrong to deprive their children of the benefits of genetic enhancement? The Oxford-style debate program takes up these questions and more.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Study Confirms Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet The Mediterranean diet -- which emphasizes things like fruits, vegetables, olive oil and fish -- has long been promoted as a healthy approach to eating. A major new study, published Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine, provides even more reasons to eat like an Italian, Spaniard or Greek. Among the findings: people on a Mediterranean diet had a 30 percent lower risk of major cardiovascular problems compared to people who followed a low-fat diet.
  • 11:00 pm
    All Things Considered Sequestration and Schools On March 1, the federal government could be forced to cut $85 billion in aid to states, unless congress and the Obama administration come up with a budget deal. As NPR's Claudio Sanchez reports, for public schools that rely on federal dollars, there's good news and bad news.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Rosa Parks Statue President Obama and the top congressional leaders gathered at the Capitol on Wednesday morning for the dedication of a new statue honoring civil rights activist Rosa Parks, whose refusal to give up a seat on a public bus sparked a boycott and a movement.
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