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KQED Public Radio: Wednesday, April 17, 2013

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Explosives Specialists Descend on Boston Thirty forensics specialists have been sent to the explosion site in Boston to learn as much as they can about what happened and who might be responsible. Melissa Block talks to Frank Doyle, Jr., a former FBI special agent who has worked on major bombing incidents, about how the investigation is likely to proceed and what evidence might be found.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    City Arts & Lectures Daniel Kahneman: 'Thinking Fast and Slow' Daniel Kahneman is one of the most influential living psychologists. Along with his late collaborator, Amos Tversky, Kahneman is credited with founding the study of behavioral economics. In 2002, Kahneman won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his research on the irrational ways in which humans make decisions about risk. Based on his decades of study with Tversky, Kahneman's recent book "Thinking Fast and Slow," is an exploration of the psychological basis for reactions, judgments, recognition, choices, conclusions and much more. Kahneman is professor emeritus of psychology and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School and the Eugene Higgins professor of psychology emeritus at Princeton University. He appeared in conversation with Jonathan Bass on April 2, 2013 at the Herbst Theatre.
  • 3:00 am
  • 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
    Morning Edition In Boston, Investigators Comb Through Evidence Federal and local investigators are combing through evidence from the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Dozens of victims are in Boston hospitals, and families are mourning the dead. The show features the latest news on the Boston explosions.
  • 9:00 am
    Forum The 'Gang of 8' Immigration Reform Bill On Tuesday, the bipartisan group of U.S. senators dubbed the "Gang of Eight" unveiled an immigration reform bill that would include a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million people who stay in the U.S. illegally. We talk about the legislation and its controversial proposal that would allow immigrants to become citizens after a 13-year process.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Mary Roach's Adventures in Digestion How does saliva work? Why doesn't your stomach digest itself? And did constipation really kill Elvis? In her new book "Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal," Mary Roach chronicles the surprisingly exciting journey that food undertakes in the human body. Roach joins us to talk about everything you ever wanted to know -- or might be disgusted to know -- about the digestive process.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday Political Junkie: Presidents in Times of Crisis When a disaster like the one at the Boston Marathon unfolds, the country turns to the White House for information, guidance and reassurance. Political junkie Ken Rudin returns to the show to explore how presidents respond in times of crisis.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday Public Safety at Upcoming Marathons The explosions in Boston rocked the country, the world and the running community. But around the globe, the show must go on at the next big international marathon Sunday in London, and then in Oklahoma City later this month. The show examines public safety, securing big events and running to remember Boston.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air 'The Hell of American Day Care' Host Terry Gross talks with Jonathan Cohn, senior editor at The New Republic, about his new cover story "The Hell of American Day Care." The piece investigates the barely regulated unsafe business of looking after our children. Cohn writes that 40 percent of our children under age five are in day care - and that there are no regular surveys of quality and no national database of safety problems at day care centers. Day care workers -- depending on the state they work in -- are mostly poorly trained, and poorly paid.
  • 2:00 pm
    World The Latest From Boston As investigations continue in Boston's Back Bay - reporters for The World get the latest on the Boston bombing.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace No-Tobacco Hiring Policies Companies are increasingly implementing policies of not hiring anyone who smokes or uses tobacco. For this installment of Freakonomics Radio, host Kai Ryssdal talks to Stephen Dubner about the unintended consequences of these types of policies.
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm


  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Marketplace No-Tobacco Hiring Policies Companies are increasingly implementing policies of not hiring anyone who smokes or uses tobacco. For this installment of Freakonomics Radio, host Kai Ryssdal talks to Stephen Dubner about the unintended consequences of these types of policies.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air 'The Hell of American Day Care' Host Terry Gross talks with Jonathan Cohn, senior editor at The New Republic, about his new cover story "The Hell of American Day Care." The piece investigates the barely regulated unsafe business of looking after our children. Cohn writes that 40 percent of our children under age five are in day care - and that there are no regular surveys of quality and no national database of safety problems at day care centers. Day care workers -- depending on the state they work in -- are mostly poorly trained, and poorly paid.
  • 8:00 pm
    Radio Specials Many have called 1913 the true beginning of 20th century culture. From New York City, where the first large-scale show of modern art alarmed viewers, to Vienna and Paris, where music by Schoenberg and Stravinsky sparked audience riots, this special program dives into a year of artistic upset and audience apoplexy. WNYC's Sara Fishko and guests tell the story, 100 years later, of this mad modernist moment. How does it mirror our own uncertain age?
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
  • 11:00 pm
    All Things Considered Extending Background Checks to Online Gun Sales One proposal in the Senate gun control bill is to extend background checks to gun sales over the Internet. That turns out to be a bustling marketplace for weapons, as The New York Times reported on Wednesday. Robert Siegel talks to reporter Michael Luo about what he and his colleagues found. The show also hears from the president of one Internet outlet for gun sales -- Jim McComas from Carolina Gunrunners in Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Charges Filed in Texas District Attorney Murder In Texas, prosecutors have filed capital murder charges against the wife of a former justice of the peace in Kaufman County. Kim Williams is charged with the murder of the county District Attorney, his wife, and another prosecutor.
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