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KQED Public Radio: Sunday, March 17, 2013

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Sunday, March 17, 2013
  • 12:00 am
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    To the Best of Our Knowledge The Short Story "There's no one better, no one more essential to our national sense of self and sanity." That's what Dave Eggers says about George Saunders. Saunders is back with a new short story collection, "Tenth of December." The show meets George Saunders as part of an exploration of the art of the short story.
  • 3:00 am
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Airports as Places to Dream One-and-a-half billion of us move through airports every year. And while most of us see them as a nuisance to be endured, Alain de Botton thinks of airports as the opposite of mundane. He views them as an invitation to dream. De Botton tells the story of the week he spent as Heathrow Airport's first writer-in-residence.
  • 4:00 am
    Living On Earth Indian Coal Killing Thousands India is developing rapidly, and much of that growth is fueled by one of the dirtiest energy sources: coal. A new study shows that pollution from coal-fired power plants is killing up to 115,000 Indians every year. Report editor Ashish Fernades joins host Steve Curwood to discuss the state of coal in India.
  • 5:00 am
  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
    Weekend Edition
    Perspectives7:36am & 8:36am

  • 10:00 am
  • 11:00 am
    A Prairie Home Companion You Never Know The program rewinds to an October 2009 broadcast from The Fitzgerald Theater. The boys of Wilco play "One By One," and Patty Loveless sings "Busted."
  • AFTERNOON
  • 1:00 pm
    City Arts & Lectures Encore: Atul Gawande Atul Gawande is a practicing surgeon, writer and professor at Harvard Medical School. Gawande began chronicling his experiences as a surgeon for the online magazine Slate soon after his medical residency. His writing caught the attention of The New Yorker, and Gawande contributed several pieces before he eventually became a staff writer in 1998. His books include "Complications, Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance" and "The Checklist Manifesto," in which he explores how the checklist has revolutionized medical practice and saved lives. Gawande appeared in conversation with Roy Eisenhardt on October 26, 2011.
  • 2:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
    BBC World Service After Saddam - Part Two March 19 marks ten years since the invasion which toppled the regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq. In a special two-part program, BBC correspondent Hugh Sykes returns to Iraq to find out how people's lives have changed over the past decade. Since the toppling of Saddam Hussein, Iraqis have endured an American-led military occupation, a brutal insurgency, intense sectarian violence, hundreds of thousands of violent deaths - and three democratic elections.
  • 3:30 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Says You! The witty word trivia game from member station WGBH in Boston.
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Latino USA The 'A' Word - News or Noise? When did "amnesty" become such a dirty word? For the program's first "News or Noise" segment -- taking a look at media matters that may involve misunderstanding or misinformation - host Maria Hinojosa talks to attorney Allan Wernick about the use of the word "amnesty" when it comes to immigration policy.
  • 6:30 pm
    Cambridge Forum Ending Slavery - Part I International human rights worker and award-winning author Kevin Bales presents a 25-year plan to end global slavery and rebuild the lives of 27 million held in slavery today. What does slavery in the modern world look like? What actions by governments, NGOs, businesses and individuals are required to bring an end to more than 5,000 years of human bondage?
  • 7:00 pm
    To the Best of Our Knowledge The Short Story "There's no one better, no one more essential to our national sense of self and sanity." That's what Dave Eggers says about George Saunders. Saunders is back with a new short story collection, "Tenth of December." The show meets George Saunders as part of an exploration of the art of the short story.
  • 8:00 pm
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Airports as Places to Dream One-and-a-half billion of us move through airports every year. And while most of us see them as a nuisance to be endured, Alain de Botton thinks of airports as the opposite of mundane. He views them as an invitation to dream. De Botton tells the story of the week he spent as Heathrow Airport's first writer-in-residence.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    TED Radio Hour Do We Need Humans? We've been promised a future where robots will be our friends and technology will make life's daily chores as easy as flipping a switch. But are we ready for how those innovations will change us as humans? In this episode, TED speakers consider the promises and perils of our relationship with technology.
  • 11:00 pm
  • 12:00 am
    Tech Nation Primordial Geology Host Moira Gunn talks with University of Washington professor David Montgomery on the beginnings of geology, and the centuries-old search for evidence of Noah's flood.
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