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KQED Public Radio: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered The mass killings in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo. got a great deal of media coverage -- but, statistically, they are not the norm. Thousands of gun homicides occur in the U.S. in more mundane ways and garner little or no media attention. They're usually shootings in which a single person dies, and the victim is most often a minority male under 25 who is shot in an urban area. One such victim was Charles Foster Jr., a 24-year-old college student who died in the early hours of Jan. 1 this year. He was celebrating New Year's Eve in a dance club in Columbus, Ga., when shooting erupted and a stray bullet hit him in the chest. The show talks with people who knew Foster, the people who were with him that night and those who dealt with the aftermath of the shooting.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    World Affairs Climate Change: More Than An Environmental Challenge The program's guest is Andrew Guzman, professor of law and associate dean for international and executive education at UC Berkeley. With the 10 warmest years since 1880 all having occurred since 1998, it's clear that climate change is very real. A warming planet doesn't just mean melting ice caps, rising waters and other environmental problems, according to Professor Guzman. It also means the potential for never-before-seen migration, famine, war and disease. This is not a phenomenon that we have to wait for as it is already happening. Prolonged droughts, massive flooding and food shortages have already become the norm in certain parts of the developing world.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition 'The Drunken Botanist' When writer Amy Stewart has a Manhattan, she thinks about the grains that went into the whiskey, the grapes that went into the vermouth and the final ingredient, a cherry. The show looks into a new book about plants and alcohol, "The Drunken Botanist."
  • 5:00 am
    Morning Edition
    The California Report 5:50am, 6:50am & 8:50am

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  • 7:00 am
  • 9:00 am
    Forum In My Experience: The Iraq War Today marks the 10th anniversary of the United States' invasion of Iraq. As part of our "In My Experience" series spotlighting the personal stories of local residents, we'll talk with four people whose lives have been profoundly affected by the Iraq War.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Sarah Ogilvie's 'Words of the World' Oxford English Dictionary editor emeritus Sarah Ogilvie caused a literary stir for alleging in her new book that a former editor of the OED had deleted words with foreign origins. Ogilvie joins us to discuss the book "Words of the World: The Global History of the Oxford English Dictionary." We'll also explore the role and usefulness of dictionaries in an online age.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday Debating New Gun Laws It's been three months since a gunman opened fire inside Sandy Hook Elementary. For a while, it seemed the country would unify behind the vow never to let it happen again -- but turning that commitment into reality has proved to be a challenge. The show discusses the various gun law debates, from arming teachers to limiting magazines.
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday Public Defense: A Broken System? In 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court case Gideon v. Wainwright established everyone's right to a lawyer. It was a landmark ruling. But 50 years later, we're in an age of "meet 'em and plead 'em" or maybe even "McJustice." Are criminal defendants receiving effective representation?
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Actor Bradley Cooper Terry Gross talks with actor Bradley Cooper, who is co-starring in the new film "The Place Beyond the Pines." He was nominated for an Academy Award for best actor for his role in the film "Silver Linings Playbook." Cooper's role in the film "The Hangover" helped make him a star. He can also be seen in the TV show "Alias," and in the film "Wedding Crashers."
  • 2:00 pm
    World Fracking Comes to the U.K. Natural gas fracking technology has made its way to Britain. So too have fears over public health and safety. But supporters of the technology say Britain can learn from America's mistakes.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Whither Skid Row? As downtown Los Angeles becomes more lucrative for real estate developers, what's to be done about the city's controversial homeless community known as Skid Row? As the show reports, that question has been the subject of fevered debate.
  • 4:30 pm
    The California Report In Immigration Debate, Formerly Vocal Group Fades As federal lawmakers begin to haggle over changes to the county's immigration system, people on all sides of the issue are wading into the debate. Others have been noticeably absent: a coalition of activists from Southern California who created a critical mass of opposition to illegal immigration several years ago. They did it through confrontational street protests, armed border patrols and new laws aimed at penalizing undocumented people. But many prominent leaders have moved on, leaving behind a fractured movement with diminishing influence over immigration policy locally and across the nation.
  • 6:30 pm
    Marketplace Whither Skid Row? As downtown Los Angeles becomes more lucrative for real estate developers, what's to be done about the city's controversial homeless community known as Skid Row? As the show reports, that question has been the subject of fevered debate.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air For Many Veterans, a Crippling Wait for Benefits Soldiers who come home from Iraq and Afghanistan can wait up to 10 months to receive disability and other benefits from the VA. Some veterans can wait a year or more. Terry Gross talks with Aaron Glantz of the Center for Investigative Reporting, who says backlog and bureaucratic dysfunction are costing lives and hurting vets from the Vietnam War on. Glantz also covered the Iraq War and is the author of "The War Comes Home: Washington's Battle Against America's Veterans."
  • 8:00 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.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum The Iraq Invasion, 10 Years Later Tuesday marks the 10th anniversary of the United States' invasion of Iraq. Former president George W. Bush justified the 2003 invasion on the grounds that then-Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction. That assertion proved to be incorrect, as did the administration's initial prediction of a brief conflict. The third-longest war in U.S. history has claimed the lives of at least 190,000 people -- including 4,488 U.S. service members and 134,000 Iraqi civilians -- and has cost more than $2 trillion, according to a new Brown University study. We look back at the Iraq invasion and discuss the legacy of the war.
  • 11:00 pm
    All Things Considered Infrastructure Report Card: D+ The nation's infrastructure - its roads, bridges, water and power grid -- has received a barely passing grade of "D+" from the nation's civil engineers. That's a slight improvement from the "D" it got four years ago. The group's prescription: $1.6 trillion of work needs to be done.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Wyoming Guns and Suicide Guns are a big part of everyday life in Wyoming, where it's also not hard to find someone who's been directly impacted by suicide in which a gun was the lethal means. The rural western state's relationship with guns has long made suicide prevention efforts challenging. But that may be changing.
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