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KQED Public Radio: Saturday, April 6, 2013

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Saturday, April 6, 2013
  • 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.
  • 1:00 am
    This Week in Northern California Heated Bay Area Politics President Obama visited the Bay Area for the first time since his re-election to raise money for Democratic Party candidates and to gain support for returning Rep. Nancy Pelosi to the position of House Speaker. In San Francisco, the president was met by environmental activists protesting the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Meanwhile in Silicon Valley, newcomer and fellow democrat Ro Khanna says he will challenge six-term Congressman Mike Honda, going against the wishes of the president. The program discusses how the race is expected to be one of the most heated in the 2014 election.
  • 1:30 am
    Washington Week Threats out of North Korea While the White House is playing down threats from North Korea that it is preparing to attack the United States, the Pentagon is dispatching U.S. warships to the region and beefing up missile defense systems as precautionary measures. North Korea's hostile rhetoric and saber-rattling are nothing new, but with limited intelligence there are growing concerns about North Korea's capabilities. David Sanger of The New York Times discusses the escalating tensions and deteriorating situation along the Korean Peninsula and the U.S. response.
  • 2:00 am
    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.
  • 3:00 am
    Inside Europe Greenland's First Female Prime Minister As Greenland's first female prime minister is sworn in, the program takes a closer look at her political agenda. It also visits London's first atheist church, and explains why cash-strapped Greece can't afford to reduce military spending any further.
  • 4:00 am
    It's Your World (a broadcast of the World Affairs Council) Transition, Disruption and Innovation -- Climate Change As part of the Council's ongoing focus on transitions, disruptions and innovations that are sure to challenge and inspire, the program hears from John Steinbruner, professor of public policy and director of the Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland.
  • 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 Tribes A Native American tribe is doing exactly the opposite of what you'd think they'd do: they're kicking people out of the tribe, huge numbers of them, including people whose ancestors without question were part of the tribe. And the story of a white man who only wants to date Asian women, who then has to adjust to the reality of a real actual Asian woman in his life. The phrase "finding your tribe" is a total cliche -- but one that does apply to certain situations.
  • 1:00 pm
    Radio Specials Radiolab Lost and Found -- The program steers its way through a series of stories about getting lost, and asks how our brains, and our hearts, help us find our way back home. It shares stories of confused wandering in humans, learns about the internal navigation system of pigeons, and ends up running into a terrifying -- and unexpected -- fork in the road in a love story.
  • 2:00 pm
    Moyers & Company MLK's Dream of Economic Justice Martin Luther King, Jr., who died 45 years ago this month, knew that racial equality was inextricably linked to economic equity -- fairness for all, including working people and the poor. In the last year of his life, as he moved toward Memphis and assassination, Dr. King announced the Poor People's Campaign to demand an "Economic Bill of Rights" for all Americans, regardless of color. But nearly a half-century later, that dream is still a dream deferred. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Taylor Branch and author and theologian James Cone discuss Dr. King's other dream -- a vision of economic justice, and why so little has changed for America's most oppressed.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    A Prairie Home Companion While the Gettin' is Good The program broadcasts live from The Town Hall on West 43rd Street in New York City, with special guests New Orleans soul prince Aaron Neville and singing siblings The DiGiallonardo Sisters. Also, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott and Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest news from Lake Wobegon.
  • 8:00 pm
    Selected Shorts The Sun and the Moon Liev Schreiber reads "The Distance of the Moon," by Italo Calvino; and Michael Cerveris reads "All Summer in a Day," by Ray Bradbury.
  • 9:00 pm
    This American Life Tribes A Native American tribe is doing exactly the opposite of what you'd think they'd do: they're kicking people out of the tribe, huge numbers of them, including people whose ancestors without question were part of the tribe. And the story of a white man who only wants to date Asian women, who then has to adjust to the reality of a real actual Asian woman in his life. The phrase "finding your tribe" is a total cliche -- but one that does apply to certain situations.
  • 10:00 pm
    The Moth Radio Hour Origins, Wisdom, and What Might Have Been Geneticist Paul Nurse, a Nobel laureate, learns the truth about his origins; a nine-alarm blaze in Boston's Chinatown teaches a daughter about her father's wisdom; a cop's misadventures during a stakeout; and a man is plagued during a road trip with dreams of what might have been.
  • 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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