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KQED Public Radio: Saturday, April 13, 2013

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Saturday, April 13, 2013
  • 12:00 am
  • 1:00 am
    This Week in Northern California Governor Brown in China Governor Brown, along with nearly 100 business people from California, is on an historic trade mission in China this week. While there, he announced a deal with Chinese investors for a $1.5 billion waterfront development in Oakland, urged Chinese officials to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and touted the virtues of high speed rail while riding a bullet train from Beijing to Shanghai. Also, federal gun control legislation cleared the first hurdle with a 68-31 vote in the Senate, and the potential move of the Sacramento Kings to Seattle has fans and public figures fighting to keep the beloved team in California's capital.
  • 1:30 am
    Washington Week The Gun Debate in Washington Nearly four months after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the Senate voted this week to take up debate on tough new gun legislation. The bipartisan bill to expand background checks was proposed by Senators Joe Manchin and Patrick Toomey. Earlier in the week, a number of GOP senators threatened to filibuster any attempt on new gun restrictions. The program speaks with Ed O'Keefe of The Washington Post about the latest on the highly-charged gun debate, and the outlook for passage given Republican control of the House.
  • 2:00 am
    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.
  • 3:00 am
    Inside Europe Legacy, Stereotypes and Secrecy The program looks at the European legacy of the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died on Monday. Just how great an impact did she have on the continent? Also, Berlin's Jewish museum has recently opened a new exhibition entitled "The Whole Truth: Everything you always wanted to know about Jews." The curators wanted to answer what they say are frequently asked questions, but it's not yet clear whether the exhibition is doing more to challenge stereotypes or to reinforce them. And one by one Europe's bastions of bank secrecy are falling. Luxembourg recently said it's willing to give it up, but Austria is still sending mixed signals.
  • 4:00 am
    It's Your World (a broadcast of the World Affairs Council) The Iranian Nuclear Crisis: A Roundtable Discussion The Islamic Republic of Iran continues to defy UN Security Council resolutions calling for an end to its uranium enrichment program. Is Iran trying to develop nuclear weapons or does it just want to produce nuclear energy? What would be the likely consequences if Iran does get the bomb? Panelists discussing the issue include: Malfrid Braut-Hegghammer, assistant professor, Norwegian Defense University College; Abbas Milani, Hamid and Christina Moghadam Director of Iranian Studies, Stanford University; and Abraham D. Sofaer, George P. Shultz Distinguished Scholar and senior fellow, Hoover Institution.
  • 5:00 am
  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
    Weekend Edition
    Perspectives7:36am & 8:36am

  • 9:00 am
  • 10:00 am
    The Best of 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 Play the Part Stories of people who decide to flip their personalities and do the exact opposite of what they normally do.
  • 1:00 pm
    Radio Specials Radiolab Laughter -- We all laugh -- and you'll find that humor has very little to do with it. But what makes us laugh? To find out, the program tickles some rats, listens in on a baby's first laugh, talks to a group of professional laughers, and travels to Tanzania to investigate an outbreak of contagious laughter.
  • 2:00 pm
    Moyers & Company Living Outside Tribal Lines The unprecedented level of economic inequality in America is undeniable. In an extended essay, host Bill Moyers shares examples of the striking extremes of wealth and poverty across the country, including a video report on California's Silicon Valley. There, Facebook, Google, and Apple are minting millionaires, while the area's homeless -- who've grown 20 percent in the last two years -- are living in tent cities at their virtual doorsteps. The program also speaks with writer Sherman Alexie. Born on a Native American reservation, Alexie has been navigating the cultural boundaries of American culture in lauded poetry, novels, short stories, screenplays, even stand-up comedy for over two decades. Alexie shares his irreverent perspective on contemporary American life, and discusses the challenges of living in two different cultures at the same time, especially when one has so much dominance over the other.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
  • 8:00 pm
    Selected Shorts A Richard Ford Odyssey David Strathairn reads "Leaving for Kenosha," by Richard Ford.
  • 9:00 pm
    This American Life Play the Part Stories of people who decide to flip their personalities and do the exact opposite of what they normally do.
  • 10:00 pm
  • 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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