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KQED Public Radio: Thursday, March 21, 2013

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Thursday, March 21, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Bayou Sinkhole Woes Louisiana officials are grappling with a giant sinkhole that's threatening a neighborhood in Assumption Parish. A salt mine collapsed last year, creating a host of problems that regulators have never seen before. Oil and gas is bubbling up two miles from the site, tremors are shaking the region, and the sinkhole now covers nine acres. Residents who've been evacuated for more than nine months now want the mining company, Texas Brine, to buy them out.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    Radio Specials Intelligence Squared U.S. 'America Doesn't Need a Strong Dollar Policy' -- It's often taken for granted that America needs a strong dollar. When the value of the U.S. dollar is strong relative to other currencies, it becomes attractive to investors and allows Americans to buy foreign goods and services cheaply. But in times of recession, are we better off with a weak dollar that stimulates U.S. manufacturing by making our goods cheaper and more competitive? Or will the loss of purchasing power and currency manipulation abroad, offset the potential gains?The Oxford-style debate program returns as panelists tackle the motion, "America doesn't need a strong dollar policy."
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition A Poet Remembers the Iraq She Lost Poet Dunya Mikhail left her home in Iraq during the Gulf War. She has never returned. She says memories of her home, good and bad, come back to her in fragments.
  • 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
  • 9:00 am
    Forum Devil's Slide Tunnels Set to Open After nearly five decades and $439 million, the new Highway 1 bypass at Devil's Slide is set to open March 25. The bypass avoids a section of highway between Pacifica and Montara known for multiple landslides and deadly car accidents. The twin tunnels, which extend through San Pedro Mountain, will be the first new highway tunnels to open in California in nearly 50 years. They feature state-of-the-art technology with huge exhaust fans and carbon monoxide sensors. We discuss the tunnels' construction and the environmental and political roadblocks its proponents met along the way.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum First Person: Rose Pak Rose Pak has been called the most powerful woman in San Francisco. Many credit the Chinatown political activist with being the kingmaker behind Mayor Ed Lee's election, and the person most responsible for the increasing political power of Asian-Americans in the city. Pak joins us as part of our First Person series, profiling the leaders, innovators and others that make the Bay Area unique.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday Turning Failing Schools Around On August 22, 2011, Principal Tanishia Williams-Minor launched DC Met's school year. And from that day forward, teachers and administrators worked to keep at-risk kids in class and on track to graduate. Williams-Minor and others join guest host Celeste Headlee.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday What Foster Parents Wish Others Knew Karen Stron and her husband took in dozens of children, and know the transition to a foster home can be rocky. "This is the last place they want to be," she says. "They're upset, and now they're put with strangers." It can be tough for the foster parents too, who deal with a lot of assumptions about who they are and why they do it.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air The Hottest Year on Record Last year was the hottest year on record in the U.S. Journalist Justin Gillis joins the show to talk about his New York Times series "Temperature Rising," which examines the latest research on climate change. He says mainstream scientists don't know exactly how bad it's going to get -- and they don't know how fast it's going to get that way, either.
  • 2:00 pm
    World Fighting PTSD With a Pen Veteran Ron Capps served in five wars within 10 years, and post-traumatic stress disorder was killing him. But writing about his experiences seemed to help. Now, he helps veterans tell their own stories.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Capitalizing on March Madness Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Stephen Dubner about how TV networks capitalize on broadcasting sports events like the NCAA tournament.
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm


  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Marketplace Capitalizing on March Madness Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Stephen Dubner about how TV networks capitalize on broadcasting sports events like the NCAA tournament.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air The Hottest Year on Record Last year was the hottest year on record in the U.S. Journalist Justin Gillis joins the show to talk about his New York Times series "Temperature Rising," which examines the latest research on climate change. He says mainstream scientists don't know exactly how bad it's going to get -- and they don't know how fast it's going to get that way, either.
  • 8:00 pm
    Radio Specials Humankind The Diet-Climate Connection -- Understanding the footprint of what we eat is a revelation for many of us who contact our food not in the sunlit fields, but in the fluorescent-lit aisle of the grocery store. And people concerned about climate change are just starting to focus on the large but under-appreciated role our food system plays in the problem. The program talks with health experts, climate scientists and the emerging movement of urban farmers who grow their own food in sustainable ways.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum First Person: Rose Pak Rose Pak has been called the most powerful woman in San Francisco. Many credit the Chinatown political activist with being the kingmaker behind Mayor Ed Lee's election, and the person most responsible for the increasing political power of Asian-Americans in the city. Pak joins us as part of our First Person series, profiling the leaders, innovators and others that make the Bay Area unique.
  • 11:00 pm
  • 12:00 am
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