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KQED Public Radio: Saturday, March 2, 2013

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Saturday, March 2, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered American Capitalist Offends French Workers There's a battle of stereotypes in France between American hardcore capitalist Morry Taylor and the socialist government's Minister of Industrial Renewal Arnaud Montebourg. Taylor, CEO of Illinois-based Titan Tires, was supposed to be in talks to buy an ailing tire plant in France. But in a leaked letter, Taylor said one would have to be crazy to buy a plant where workers toiled only three hours a day and spent the rest on coffee breaks. Montebourg called Taylor's comments extremist and insulting.
  • 1:00 am
    This Week in Northern California Aileen Hernandez: A Pioneer for Women and Civil Rights Born in Brooklyn, New York to Jamaican parents, Aileen Clarke Hernandez experienced the insults and injuries of racism and sexism early in life and dedicated herself to combatting those forces. Graduate school and an internship with the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union drew her to California. An early and passionate advocate for women's rights, Hernandez was appointed by President Lyndon Johnson as the only woman to serve on the newly established U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She went on to found and eventually become president of the National Organization for Women. Now in her 80s, she chairs the California Women's Agenda, a state alliance of over 600 organizations, and is the founder and coordinator of the San Francisco Bay Area-based Black Women Stirring the Waters discussion group.
  • 1:30 am
    Washington Week The Sequester is Here The sequester was never supposed to happen. It was a short-term solution agreed to by the White House and Congress in August 2011 as a means to avoid the debt ceiling crisis. But as the March 1 deadline approaches, it looks like $85 billion in deep, across-the-board federal spending cuts will take effect on Friday. That's the same day President Obama has scheduled meetings with congressional leaders to discuss ways to avert the impact of the sequester and address the looming federal debt that currently exceeds $16.5 trillion. Can a 12th-hour deal be reached? And if the automatic cuts do take effect, what will the potential economic impact be? The show gets answers and analysis from David Wessel of The Wall Street Journal and Gloria Borger of CNN.
  • 2:00 am
    Commonwealth Club President Jimmy Carter Jimmy Carter's tenure as president was marked by some of the greatest challenges facing the country in the late 20th century: an energy crisis and a troubled relationship with Iran, issues that are still relevant today. Significant foreign policy accomplishments of Carter's administration included the Panama Canal treaties, the Camp David Accords, the treaty of peace between Egypt and Israel, the SALT II treaty with the Soviet Union and the establishment of U.S. diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China. He championed human rights throughout the world. In 1982, he became University Distinguished Professor at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and founded The Carter Center. Actively guided by President Carter, the nonpartisan and nonprofit center addresses national and international issues of public policy.
  • 3:00 am
    Inside Europe Italy's Power Vacuum Italy is in the midst of a power vacuum after shocking election results, which have left the country's political landscape deeply fractured. The balance of power is now held by a newcomer to the political scene, the Five Star Movement, led by comedian and blogger Beppe Grillo. He garnered the most votes of any single party, but is refusing to lend his weight to a larger coalition. As Megan Williams reports, the days ahead could be tumultuous for Italy, with politicians trying to make deals in order to get a workable majority.
  • 4:00 am
    It's Your World (a broadcast of the World Affairs Council) Economy, Inequality and Obama's Second Term Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor, professor, author and one of Time Magazine's 10 most effective cabinet secretaries of the last century sits down for a discussion on the issues at the forefront of the political debate in the U.S.: the state of the economy, inequality in the US and expectations for Obama's second term. Robert Reich is Chancellor's professor of public policy at UC Berkeley.
  • 5:00 am
  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
    Weekend Edition
    Perspectives7:36am & 8:36am

  • 9:00 am
  • 10:00 am
    The Best of 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 Kasell is the program's judge, scorekeeper, and quiz show impersonator extraordinaire.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    This American Life Harper High School, Part II The show picks up where it left off last week from Harper High School in Chicago. The program finds out if a shooting in the neighborhood will derail the school's Homecoming game and dance, and hears the origin story of one of Harper's gangs. And some teenagers answer the question of where they get their guns.
  • 1:00 pm
    Radio Specials Radiolab Inheritance -- Once a kid is born, their genetic fate is pretty much sealed. Or is it? Radiolab puts nature and nurture on a collision course, and discovers how outside forces can find a way inside us, shaping not just our hearts and minds, but the basic biological blueprint that we pass on to future generations.
  • 2:00 pm
    Moyers & Company Fighting Creeping Creationism From the time he was a high school senior in his home state of Louisiana, 19-year-old education activist Zack Kopplin has been speaking, debating, cornering politicians and winning the active support of 78 Nobel Laureates, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the New Orleans City Council and tens of thousands of students, teachers and others around the country. Kopplin, a Rice University history major, joins Bill Moyers to talk about fighting laws that encourage teaching creationism alongside evolution in science classes, as well as school vouchers that transfer taxpayer money from public to private schools that can push a creationist agenda.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Living On Earth Senate Introduces Climate Bill President Obama promises executive action on global warming if Congress fails to enact climate legislation. Now Senator Barbara Boxer of California and Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont have introduced a climate bill that includes, among other measures, a tax on carbon emissions. Senator Bernie Sanders discusses the legislation with host Steve Curwood.
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    A Prairie Home Companion Counting the Minnesota Stars The show broadcasts from The Fitzgerald Theater in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota. Special guests include Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, vocalist Heather Masse and pianist Jed Wilson, and singing sisters Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele.
  • 8:00 pm
    Selected Shorts Celebrating Isaiah Sheffer The show features a celebration including readings by series founder Isaiah Sheffer, with special guest host Colum McCann. Stories include "Heart of a Champion" by T.C. Boyle; "Dating Your Mom" by Ian Frazier; "Lamentations of the Father" by Ian Frazier; and "It Had Wings" by Allan Gurganus.
  • 9:00 pm
    This American Life Harper High School, Part II The show picks up where it left off last week from Harper High School in Chicago. The program finds out if a shooting in the neighborhood will derail the school's Homecoming game and dance, and hears the origin story of one of Harper's gangs. And some teenagers answer the question of where they get their guns.
  • 10:00 pm
    The Moth Radio Hour An author who treasures the art of letter-writing is spellbound by an inmate who becomes a pen pal; a man comes to terms with a personal tragedy caused by a gun; and a writer describes how Ernest Hemingway persuades him to risk his life by pretending to be a matador.
  • 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 Kasell is the program's judge, scorekeeper, and quiz show impersonator extraordinaire.
  • 12:00 am
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