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KQED Public Radio: Friday, April 5, 2013

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Friday, April 5, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Decoding Our Dreams What if we could record our dreams and play them back later, allowing us to dissect the most mysterious meanderings of our psyches? The program discusses how Japanese scientists have taken a first tentative step to do just that. They're started to figure out how to watch what we dream by analyzing our brain activity using high-tech brain scanners and computerized decoding of brain waves.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    Radio Specials World Affairs 2013: World Affairs Conference Future Global Challenges for the U.S. -- As part of the World Affairs Council's ongoing focus on transitions, disruptions and innovations that are sure to challenge and inspire, the program hears from Fareed Zakaria, host of "Fareed Zakaria GPS" on CNN, editor-at-large for TIME and columnist for The Washington Post. With election-year politics behind us, the president and the new U.S. administration can no longer afford to wait to tackle a long list of challenges, both at home and abroad. Perhaps more than at any time in recent memory, the world seems unstable or at least unpredictable; an era where political and economic transitions have unintended consequences and unforeseen events cause major disruptions in global politics and the world economy. Zakaria will put these issues in perspective and consider the best future course for the United States.
  • 3:30 am
    Morning Edition Vice Media When former professional basketball player Dennis Rodman showed up in North Korea, a little-known company called Vice Media was behind it. Vice has grown from a counter-culture magazine to a media empire known for outrageous stunts. How is an unconventional media outlet succeeding where traditional companies have failed?
  • 5:00 am
  • MORNING
  • 6:33 am
    The Do List Host Cy Musiker and San Francisco Chronicle Executive Datebook editor David Wiegand look ahead at the hottest tickets and most spectacular shows this coming week in Northern California.
  • 7:00 am
  • 8:33 am
    The Do List The Do List This week we have indie rock from oil country and three women who make up a true power trio.
  • 9:00 am
    Forum How to Get to Zero Waste Is the curbside garbage can headed for the dustbin of history? The city of Palo Alto has launched a pilot project that eliminates curbside garbage bins, using only compost and recycling bins. The aim of the project is to achieve zero landfill waste, a goal San Francisco and other Bay Area cities also hope to reach. We talk about what consumers can do to reduce waste and keep their compostable and recyclable trash out of the landfill.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Ben Sidran: How Jews Influenced American Music What do "White Christmas," "Blowin' in the Wind," and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" all have in common? They were all written by Jews. According to musician Ben Sidran, Jews helped shape the iconic American songbook, from George Gershwin and Irving Berlin, to Bob Dylan (aka Bob Zimmerman). The longtime jazz keyboard player and former NPR music host talks about his book, "There Was a Fire," and the roots of American music.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday The Hidden Triggers that Affect Behavior Does the color pink make us calmer? Does the stock market do better on sunny days? Host Ira Flatow talks with Adam Alter, the author of "Drunk Tank Pink," about the hidden triggers that affect behavior. Also, what's behind the disturbing rise in the diagnosis of ADHD in kids, and how should we answer President Obama's call for more brain research?
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday The Origins of Morality Why do we hate an unfair deal? How do we know right from wrong? Host Ira Flatow speaks with primatologist Frans de Waal about the origins of morality. The program also checks in on the plight of the modern honeybee.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Remembering Roger Ebert The program remembers film critic Roger Ebert, a critic who loved movies and championed the films he loved. He has died of cancer at the age of 70. The program looks back on excerpts of interviews with him.
  • 2:00 pm
    World Children in a World of Gangs The program discusses how Central America's wars led a generation of young people into crime and violence -- from the barrios of Los Angeles to the streets of El Salvador.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Ambassador Caroline Kennedy? President Obama is expected to name Caroline Kennedy, daughter of former President John F. Kennedy, ambassador to Japan. However, not everyone thinks she is the best choice for the job.
  • 4:30 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine A deal on comprehensive immigration reform seems more and more likely -- and no state will be more affected than California. We'll hear what growers and organized labor in the state say is essential to them in any final legislation coming out of Congress
  • 5:00 pm
    All Things Considered
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  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine 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.
  • 7:00 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."
  • 8:00 pm
    Commonwealth Club Game Change: Chris Lehane and Steve Schmidt Democratic strategist Chris Lehane and Republican operative Steve Schmidt sit down for a candid conversation about bridging the bitter partisan divide over how to grow America's economy without frying the planet. Lehane worked in the Clinton-Gore White House, where he wrote a memo that was the origin of Hillary Clinton's statement about a "vast right wing conspiracy." In California he led efforts to defeat Proposition 23, an attempt to suspend the state's landmark climate change law known as AB 32. Schmidt served as communications advisor to President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, and ran the "war room" for their 2004 re-election campaign. He later left the White House to become the campaign manager in the re-election campaign for California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. In 2008 he ran the daily operations of John McCain's presidential campaign, and was played by Woody Harrelson in the HBO film "Game Change.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum News Week in Review [Note: Today's Forum has been preempted in favor of live NPR News coverage of developing events in Boston] On Thursday, the FBI released photos and video of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, the same day that rescuers continued their search for survivors after explosions ripped through a Texas fertilizer plant. We review the week's news events and look at how the nation is reacting.
  • 11:00 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine 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.
  • 11:30 pm
    All Things Considered Central African Shambles Nearly two weeks after rebels seized control of the Central African Republic and ousted its president, the country is in shambles. Widespread looting followed the takeover leaving gas stations without pumps, hospitals without equipment, nongovernmental organizations without vehicles, and the university without computers. The program discusses the latest out of the Central African Republic.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered California's Job Growth California's economy is a study in contrasts. The state's unemployment rate -- 9.8 percent -- is tied with Rhode Island for the highest in the country. Parts of the state are still suffering mightily from the housing collapse, but, as the program discusses, there are also large pockets of job growth and revival.
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