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KQED Public Radio: Saturday, March 9, 2013

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Saturday, March 9, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Taking Back the Word 'Jihad' Ads showing American Muslims describing their personal struggles have appeared in recent months on city buses and subways in San Francisco, Chicago and Washington, D.C. The "MyJihad" campaign was started in Chicago, and its goal is to reclaim the term "jihad" from violent extremists. It's quickly turning into a nationwide grassroots effort, striking a chord with young Muslims who are launching impromptu "MyJihad" events and campaigns in cities across the nation. It's also attracting funds to campaign sponsor CAIR-Chicago and fueling the ire of some vocally anti-Muslim watchdog groups.
  • 1:00 am
    This Week in Northern California Stuart Cohen: Focus on Urban Planning As we look to the future, Bay Area urban planners are scrambling for ideas on how to handle the projected increase in population. Over the last 40 years, California's sprawling growth and dependence on cars has taken its toll. According to a recent Census Bureau report, the region is home to the most "mega-commuters" in the country. These are people who spend at least 90 minutes and drive over 50 miles to get to work. Families, particularly those who can least afford it, are spending more and more of their time and income just getting where they need to go. Stuart Cohen, recipient of a 2013 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award, believes that smarter regional planning can reverse these trends.
  • 1:30 am
    Washington Week The Sequester and the Market Surge After weeks of warnings and predictions of sequester doom, most Americans probably didn't notice. Investors on Wall Street didn't seem concerned, as the stock market surged to its highest levels ever. So now the question is: were the economists who cautioned that the $85 billion in spending cuts would stall the fragile economic recovery right or wrong?
  • 2:00 am
    Commonwealth Club When Harry Met Sal: Rob Reiner on Marriage Equality From his starring role as Meathead on the popular 1970s sitcom "All in the Family" to his blockbuster films "The Princess Bride," "When Harry Met Sally" and "A Few Good Men," Reiner has been entertaining audiences for decades with his singular humor and artistic vision. As a director, he's worked with actors Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise and Kathy Bates, as well as celebrated writers Nora Ephron and Aaron Sorkin. The son of comedic genius Carl Reiner, he grew up in a political family where civil rights were a frequent topic around the kitchen table. A Hollywood legend and political activist, Reiner joins the show to talk politics. In light of the Supreme Court's recent decision to hear challenges to both Proposition 8 and DOMA, Reiner will discuss his views on the future of marriage equality, his involvement in other political causes and his contributions to the entertainment industry.
  • 3:00 am
    Inside Europe A Rare Look Inside the Vatican Cardinals arrived in Rome this week prior to attending the conclave to elect the next pope. The election, which will be by secret ballot, will take place in a closed-door meeting inside the Sistine Chapel. Preparations have already begun to house and feed the 115 cardinals who will be voting. Megan Williams was given a rare, behind-the-scenes glimpse of inside the Vatican.
  • 4:00 am
    It's Your World (a broadcast of the World Affairs Council) Gen. Keith Alexander on Cyber Security Threats As the head of United States Cyber Command and the National Security Agency/Central Security Service, General Keith Alexander is at the front lines of many aspects of American national security. While online life has improved many aspects of public life, it has also opened up an entirely new realm of possibilities for those wishing to do harm to the U.S. Drawing on his prestigious education and military career, General Alexander will discuss cyber security challenges facing the U.S. in the modern era.
  • 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 No Coincidence, No Story The show asked listeners to send their best coincidence stories -- and it got more than 1,300 submissions. There were so many good ones, This American Life decided to make a whole show about them, from a chance encounter at a bus station to a romantic dollar bill to a baffling apparition in a college shower stall.
  • 1:00 pm
    Radio Specials Radiolab LucyChimps. Bonobos. Humans. We're all great apes, but that doesn't mean we're one happy family. The show features stories of apes and humans trying to live together. Is this kind of cross-species co-habitation an utterly stupid idea? Or might it be our one last hope as more and more humans fill up the planet?
  • 2:00 pm
    Moyers & Company What We Can Learn From Lincoln One reason so many people are disillusioned by the state of things in America is that our political system hasn't produced consistently good results in a long time. We've forgotten that democracy is supposed to be about addressing our problems through a political system that encourages bargaining, compromise and progress. Except for taking us to war, showering largesse on the privileged and powerful and courting donors instead of representing voters, Washington politics promotes gridlock, paralysis and stalemate. But Bill Moyers finds hope in the movie "Lincoln." In an encore broadcast, Pulitzer Prize-winner and screenwriter Tony Kushner joins Bill to talk about finding the man inside the monument.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Living On Earth Obama's Green Team Nominations President Obama has announced three nominations for key environmental positions in his cabinet, taking him a step closer to filling up the Green Team roster for his second term. Mindy Lubber, former EPA administrator and president of CERES, and Adam Kolton, director of advocacy at the National Wildlife Federation, join host Steve Curwood to discuss the picks.
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    A Prairie Home Companion Reachin' Back to '02 The show kicks off a run of spring repeats with a show originally broadcast from The Fitzgerald Theater back in March 2002. Cowgirl singer Stephanie Davis joins Garrison on "Pick Me Up On Your Way Down," good friend Peter Ostroushko plays the "East Texas Waltz" and guitarist Mike Dowling performs "Rosalie."
  • 8:00 pm
    Selected Shorts Odd Couples James Naughton reads "Cathedral" by Raymond Carver; and Isaiah Sheffer reads "I Dated Jane Austen" by TC Boyle. The show's guest host is Cynthia Nixon.
  • 9:00 pm
    This American Life No Coincidence, No Story The show asked listeners to send their best coincidence stories -- and it got more than 1,300 submissions. There were so many good ones, This American Life decided to make a whole show about them, from a chance encounter at a bus station to a romantic dollar bill to a baffling apparition in a college shower stall.
  • 10:00 pm
    The Moth Radio Hour Celebrated author and writer Adam Gopnik embarrasses his son and offends other loved ones by getting lost in the new world of instant message abbreviations. Also, the show hears the story of a first kiss and beyond from a disabled woman; a pair of unlikely pen pals; and the sad tale of a gay man who comes out to his parents with dramatic consequences.
  • 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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