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KQED Public Radio: Friday, April 12, 2013

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Friday, April 12, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered North Korean Labor the South Depends On North Korea's decision to pull its workers form the Kaesong joint industrial zone this week was a surprise to many observers. The zone is a major source of foreign currency earnings for the North -- and many South Korean companies depend on the relatively cheap labor there. NPR's Frank Langfitt reports from Seoul.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    Radio Specials Computer History Museum Presents The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America -- The late 19th century was a period of explosive technological creativity, but arguably the most important invention of all was Thomas Edison's incandescent light bulb. Unveiled in his Menlo Park, New Jersey laboratory in 1879, the light bulb overwhelmed the American public with the sense of the birth of a new age. More than any other invention, the electric light marked the arrival of modernity. However, as author and professor Ernest Freeberg shows, Edison's greatest invention was not any single technology -- but rather his reinvention of the process itself. Freeberg talks with John Hollar about the technological revolution behind Edison's light bulb.
  • 3:30 am
    Morning Edition Paul Ryan on Obama's Budget Congressman Paul Ryan heads the House Budget Committee and wrote the Republican budget. He says President Obama's new budget doesn't do enough to cut the deficit. But he also says he sees more hope for compromise than he has in years.
  • 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're singing a hymn of delusion and listening to a British surfer.
  • 9:00 am
    Forum Who Owns Your Genes? On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a case that could decide whether genes can be patented. The ACLU, cancer patients, scientists and others sued Myriad Genetics -- which owns the exclusive rights for two genes tied to breast and ovarian cancers -- arguing the company limits patients' access to affordable and accurate testing. But supporters say gene patents are necessary to incentivize research. What could the Court's decision mean for scientists, patients and corporations?
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Wine Demystified Are you easily intimidated by snobby sommeliers? Flummoxed by phone-book-thick restaurant wine lists? Help is on the way. We convene a panel of Bay Area wine connoisseurs to talk about how to pour and taste wine, and how to select the perfect bottle at a store or restaurant.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday Mary Roach on 'Gulp' Ever wondered what happens to your food after you send it down the hatch? Guest host Flora Lichtman takes a trip through the stomach, intestines and yes, out the other end, with Mary Roach, author of the new book "Gulp."
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday Monarch Butterflies in Danger? Monarch butterfly numbers plunged this winter. Are the familiar fliers in danger of disappearing? The show checks up on the status of monarch butterflies, and hears about learning new techniques from viruses in the quest to control bacteria.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Author Daniel Handler Daniel Handler -- aka Lemony Snicket, the author of the young adult comic gothic novels "A Series of Unfortunate Events" -- has just come out with the new children's book "The Dark." The San Francisco-based author joins the show to talk about the book, and to play a couple of Snicket songs on his accordion.
  • 2:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
  • 4:30 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine Around 12 to 15 percent of the nation suffers from chronic insomnia. Millions more suffer from sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome (RLS). According to the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center, at some point in their life, at least three quarters of all adults will suffer from one or more of the approximately 90 different diagnosable sleep disorders. We devote the entire show to looking at sleep and what disturbs it, including host Scott Shafer's overnight trip to a sleep clinic, hooked up to electrodes.
  • 5:00 pm
    All Things Considered
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  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine Around 12 to 15 percent of the nation suffers from chronic insomnia. Millions more suffer from sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome (RLS). According to the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center, at some point in their life, at least three quarters of all adults will suffer from one or more of the approximately 90 different diagnosable sleep disorders. We devote the entire show to looking at sleep and what disturbs it, including host Scott Shafer's overnight trip to a sleep clinic, hooked up to electrodes.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Author Daniel Handler Daniel Handler -- aka Lemony Snicket, the author of the young adult comic gothic novels "A Series of Unfortunate Events" -- has just come out with the new children's book "The Dark." The San Francisco-based author joins the show to talk about the book, and to play a couple of Snicket songs on his accordion.
  • 8:00 pm
    Commonwealth Club Dianne Feinstein: Guns, Drones and Energy Senator Dianne Feinstein says that the United States should restrain the use of guns on the street and drones in the air. Gun control legislation is inching forward in Congress, though Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid cut out the assault weapon ban that Feinstein has long championed. Calling drones a "very dangerous weapon," she says sales to other countries should be prohibited and that rules need to be placed on commercial use in this country. And though the Obama administration's drone program aimed at al-Qaida has drawn criticism from both sides of the aisle, Feinstein contends that the CIA has conducted itself responsibly and should keep running the program rather than transfer it to the Pentagon, as news reports indicate may happen.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Wine Demystified Are you easily intimidated by snobby sommeliers? Flummoxed by phone-book-thick restaurant wine lists? Help is on the way. We convene a panel of Bay Area wine connoisseurs to talk about how to pour and taste wine, and how to select the perfect bottle at a store or restaurant.
  • 11:00 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine Around 12 to 15 percent of the nation suffers from chronic insomnia. Millions more suffer from sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome (RLS). According to the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center, at some point in their life, at least three quarters of all adults will suffer from one or more of the approximately 90 different diagnosable sleep disorders. We devote the entire show to looking at sleep and what disturbs it, including host Scott Shafer's overnight trip to a sleep clinic, hooked up to electrodes.
  • 11:30 pm
  • 12:00 am
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