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KQED Public Radio: Saturday, March 23, 2013

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Saturday, March 23, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Chinua Achebe Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe has died in Boston. His first novel, "Things Fall Apart" was published in 1958 and is still the most widely-read piece of African literature. The program discusses Achebe and his life.
  • 1:00 am
    This Week in Northern California Prop 8's Path to the U.S. Supreme Court More than four years after California voters approved Proposition 8, the state's ban on same sex marriage gets a full hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, March 26th. The high court will also hear oral arguments for and against the Defense of Marriage Act, known as DOMA. This comes as recent polls show a significant jump in support for same-sex marriage. The political climate has also shifted. President Obama and some prominent Republicans have recently voiced support for gay marriage. The program looks back at the series of events leading to this historical moment.
  • 1:30 am
    Washington Week Reviving Peace Efforts in Israel President Obama urged Middle East leaders to resume Israel-Palestinian peace talks during his first trip to the region as president this week. But U.S. efforts to reach a mutually acceptable compromise in the conflict-ridden region are further complicated by the president's strained relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Iran's growing nuclear ambitions, and reports that chemical weapons may have been used in nearby Syria. Also, should the GOP adopt a more inclusive tone to overcome a public image that it is "narrow-minded" and "out-of-touch?
  • 2:00 am
    Commonwealth Club Water: Innovating for the Essential Resource The program features a conversation on the global water crisis and those working on creative new approaches for providing clean drinking water. Leaders in the field discuss innovative projects like a town run entirely off recycled water, collaborative coalitions and breakout projects that deliver reliable and safe water for those who need it most. Panelists include: Peter Gleick, MacArthur Fellow and co-founder and president of the Pacific Institute; Jake Norton, co-founder and lead climber, Challenge 21; Evan Thomas, assistant professor and director of The SWEET Lab; Jon Rose, professional surfer and founder of Waves for Water. The conversation is moderated by Jason Mark, editor of the Earth Island Journal.
  • 3:00 am
  • 4:00 am
    It's Your World (a broadcast of the World Affairs Council) 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.
  • 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 Starting from Scratch Stories of people starting over, sometimes because they want to, other times because they have to.
  • 1:00 pm
    Radio Specials Radiolab Stress -- Stress may save your life if you're being chased by a tiger, but if you're stuck in traffic it more likely will make you sick. The program takes a long hard look at the body's system for getting out of trouble, and speaks Stanford University neurologist Dr. Robert Sapolsky about the mechanics of stress and methods of coping.
  • 2:00 pm
    Moyers & Company What Has Capitalism Done for Us Lately? Sheila Bair, the longtime Republican who served as chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) during the fiscal meltdown five years ago, joins host Bill Moyers to talk about American banks' continuing risky and manipulative practices, their seeming immunity from prosecution, and growing anger from Congress and the public.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Living On Earth Whales in the Caribbean In the spring, humpback whales begin their annual migration north to the cold, food-rich waters of the North Atlantic -- but they spend the winter enjoying the warm waters of the Dominican Republic.
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    A Prairie Home Companion 'My Jazz My Soul' The program gets ready for a spring run in New York City with a rebroadcast from The Town Hall in April 2009. Wynton Marsalis plays "My Jazz, My Soul" and appears in Guy Noir as subway busker Pierpont Marsalis, and Heather Masse sings "Our World."
  • 8:00 pm
    Selected Shorts Expect the Unexpected Isaiah Sheffer reads "The Baby-Sitter," by Jane Yolen; Dick Cavett reads "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," by James Thurber; Jamey Sheridan reads "The Pedestrian," by Ray Bradbury; and Malachy McCourt reads "The Wood Duck," by James Thurber.
  • 9:00 pm
    This American Life Starting from Scratch Stories of people starting over, sometimes because they want to, other times because they have to.
  • 10:00 pm
    The Moth Radio Hour The show features stories from author Malcolm Gladwell (Outliers, Blink, The Tipping Point) about a wedding prank gone horribly wrong,; an African-American home care attendant caring for a dying Klansman, and a miracle survivor of a gang initiation.
  • 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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