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KQED Public Radio: Wednesday, March 27, 2013

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Politics and the Supreme Court The program speaks with Mara Liasson about the politics of Tuesday's Supreme Court argument on same-sex marriage. Public opinion has shifted rapidly in favor on the issue. The Supreme Court decision this summer on whether states can ban same-sex marriage and whether federal benefits should flow to same sex partners also promise to add to the controversy.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    City Arts & Lectures Jill Bolte Taylor: Stroke of Insight At the age of 37, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor had a massive stroke and watched as her brain functions -- motion, speech, memory, linear thinking and self-awareness -- shut down one by one. After a long and successful rehabilitation, she has become a spokesperson for the possibility of full recovery from brain injury. In her best-selling book "My Stroke of Insight," Bolte Taylor chronicles her recovery as well as her personal study of perception as it differs between left-brain processing and right-brain experiencing. Bolte Taylor is the national spokesperson for the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center and is an active member and supporter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She appeared in conversation with Thomas Goetz on January 28, 2013.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Investigating Grain Storage Dangers Hundreds of farm workers have suffocated in grain storage bins over the last four decades. The federal agency that regulates safety standards on those farms has been criticized for not doing enough in response. The program investigates persistent workplace safety violations.
  • 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
  • 7:00 am
  • 9:00 am
    Forum Game Over for Consoles? Video game consoles like the Xbox and PlayStation have long ruled the gaming world. But the increasing popularity of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices is shaking up the industry. As game developers from around the world gather this week in San Francisco for their annual conference, we look at the future of video games.
  • 9:30 am
    Forum Same-Sex Marriage and the Supreme Court: An Update On Wednesday, the second of two days of landmark arguments over same-sex marriage, the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the 1996 Federal Defense of Marriage Act which denies federal tax, pension, and other benefits to married same-sex couples. Defenders of the law say it appropriately defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman for purposes of federal benefits. Opponents say it violates equal protection. We analyze the arguments presented and the justices' reactions.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Are Robots Taking a Toll on Jobs? The Golden Gate Bridge switches this week from toll booths to electronic tolling. The pre-payment system is supposed to make commuting faster, but it also puts human toll booth operators out of a job. With robots playing increasingly key roles in manufacturing, surgery, and everyday operations, where does that leave the flesh-and blood worker? Are there downsides to the rise of robots? Or does this reliance on technology simply make humans more efficient, creating new job opportunities?
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday Political Roundup Another Democrat plans to leave the Senate, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg throws $12 million of his own money into an ad war with the NRA, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann faces an ethics probe, and special elections occur in South Carolina and Massachusetts. Political junkie Ken Rudin joins the program for his weekly political roundup.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday DOMA Arguments In 1996, more than four out of five members of Congress voted in favor of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Since then, public opinion has shifted. Nine states and Washington D.C. allow same-sex marriage, and the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments about equal treatment. The program listens in on the arguments over DOMA with David Savage of the Los Angeles Times.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air MSNBC Host Chris Hayes Host Terry Gross speaks with Chris Hayes, the former host of the MSNBC morning show "Up." He'll talk about moving with his show from weekends to weeknights, how he learned to deal with conflict on TV and how he approaches the discussions he moderates.
  • 2:00 pm
    World Watching Out for the Bees What is causing Europe's bee population to decline? Scientists point to a class of pesticides that improves crop yields but is deadly to bees. The program discusses how beekeepers on both sides of the Atlantic want the chemicals banned.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Expanding Easter Baskets Easter baskets are not just for eggs and candy anymore -- toys are starting creep their way in. The program looks into that story, along with all the day's business headlines.
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm


    Same-Sex Marriage in Vermont -- Back in 2000, Vermont became the first state to extend legal protections to same-sex couples. It did so only under court order, and it tore the state apart politically. Today, same-sex marriage is legal in Vermont, and the program sits down with two of the key players in that pivotal battle for gay rights.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Marketplace Expanding Easter Baskets Easter baskets are not just for eggs and candy anymore -- toys are starting creep their way in. The program looks into that story, along with all the day's business headlines.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air MSNBC Host Chris Hayes Host Terry Gross speaks with Chris Hayes, the former host of the MSNBC morning show "Up." He'll talk about moving with his show from weekends to weeknights, how he learned to deal with conflict on TV and how he approaches the discussions he moderates.
  • 8:00 pm
    Radio Specials America Abroad A Decade at War: Afghanistan, Iraq and Counterinsurgency -- Marking the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, the program looks back at the policies and lessons of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the efficacy of the United States' counterinsurgency strategy.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Are Robots Taking a Toll on Jobs? The Golden Gate Bridge switches this week from toll booths to electronic tolling. The pre-payment system is supposed to make commuting faster, but it also puts human toll booth operators out of a job. With robots playing increasingly key roles in manufacturing, surgery, and everyday operations, where does that leave the flesh-and blood worker? Are there downsides to the rise of robots? Or does this reliance on technology simply make humans more efficient, creating new job opportunities?
  • 11:00 pm
    All Things Considered Same-Sex Marriage and the Supreme Court: Day Two The program updates the situation in Washington D.C., as the Supreme Court heard arguments on same-sex marriage for a second day. Five justices showed uneasiness with the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 and the limits it imposed on federal benefits for same-sex couples.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Wind Power Limits Wind power is on the rise, growing faster than any other renewable energy. The program explains how some research has suggested that the potential is huge, given that wind blows just about everywhere. But new research now shows that the more wind turbines you build, the less power you get. It's called "wind shadow" -- turbines disrupt wind flow for the other turbines. They also change the local temperature by mixing up the lower atmosphere.
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