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KQED Public Radio: Friday, April 19, 2013

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Friday, April 19, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Texas Town Reels After Explosion Melissa Block talks with Mike Sulak, manager of West Drug in West, Texas. His house was seriously damaged by the West fertilizer plant explosion. Sulak says his front door and all the windows were blown out of his house, and all the ceilings collapsed. He was out to dinner at the time in nearby Waco.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    Radio Specials Religious Minorities in the Middle East The Arab awakening has led to a rise in Islamist governments in the Middle East, raising concerns about the rights of religious minorities. The Middle East is largely Muslim -- but it's also the birthplace of Christianity, Judaism and many other religions. Many non-Muslims have left in recent decades, leaving relatively small populations of non-Muslims and Muslim minority sects. Now, the rise of Islamist political parties raises questions about the rights and protections such minorities can expect. How is Tunisia's Jewish population faring under a new Islamist government there? How are Christians in Egypt reacting to President Morsi? The show also provides a primer on Alawites, the minority Muslim sect to which Syria's president Bashar al-Assad belongs.
  • 3:30 am
  • 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
    Morning Edition The Week's Big Stories The news hasn't let up this week: the Boston bombings, the Texas plant explosion, poisoned letters and an immigration bill and a gun vote in Congress. NPR reporters will have the latest on all the big stories. And the show will explain why our brains want to connect them, even when they're not connected.
  • 8:33 am
    The Do List The Do List This week we're discovering new films, and getting in an acoustic groove.
  • 9:00 am
    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.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Spring Gardening Spring has sprung and it's time to get planting. Whether you're a seasoned grower with a huge backyard or you want to take your first crack at a window box of herbs, our panel of experts will advise, share stories and cheer you on. Guests include Ahmed Hassan, landscape contractor and technician, owner of Ahmed Hassan Landscape Services LLC, host of "Yard Crashers" and co-host of "Turf War," both on the DIY Network; Kathleen Brenzel, garden editor for Sunset Magazine; and Stefani Bittner, co-owner of Star Apple Edible Gardens in Berkeley and co-author of "The Beautiful Edible Gardens."
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday When Dinosaurs Roamed Utah Millions of years ago, giants roamed Earth. Host Ira Flatow and guests look at Utah's paleontological treasures, from massive sauropods to the fierce hunter Utahraptor. Also, what can looking at the deserts of Utah teach us about the planet Mars?
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday Surviving as a Salt-ophile Parts of the Great Salt Lake are 10 times saltier than the ocean. And yet, life has found a way to survive. Ira Flatow and guests examine the salt-lovers who live there. Also, the world's biggest space telescope -- the James Webb -- is being pieced together now. What are we going to aim it at?
  • 1:00 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."
  • 2:00 pm
    World Talking Through Trauma What's the best way to help children cope with this week's disturbing events? First, switch off the TV. A Boston psychiatrist joins the show to offer practical advice for parents.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Rapid Equipping the Military U.S. soldiers on the front line often require instant solutions for immediate problems. The military's Rapid Equipping Force is the think tank tasked with using technology to solve these problems as soon as possible.
  • 4:30 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.
  • 5:00 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm


    The Boston Lockdown -- The city of Boston and several surrounding communities were locked down as authorities conducted a massive search for a remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing. Gov. Deval Patrick asked residents to stay inside. The region's rail, bus and subway system shut down and taxi service was halted for much of the morning. As the program reports, it was an eerie and tension-filled day like no other in Boston's history.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    The California Report In Immigration Debate, Formerly Vocal Group Fades 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 Grover Norquist Anti-tax crusader and conservative leader Grover Norquist opposes higher taxes at the federal, state and local levels, and supports tax reform that moves toward taxing consumed income one time at one rate. Norquist organizes the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which asks all candidates for federal and state office to commit themselves in writing to the American people to oppose all tax increases. In the 113th Congress, 219 House members and 39 senators have taken the pledge. A lightning rod for controversy, Norquist has been instrumental in helping direct conservative politics during the 21st century. He joins the program to discuss the modern GOP.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Kids and Food Allergies If it seems like childhood food allergies are more common than they used to be, it is because they are: nearly one in 10 preschoolers have allergies to food, and the rate of such allergies has more than doubled in the past decade. For kids with severe allergies, the condition can restrict normal everyday activities like eating out, and often results in frequent trips to the emergency room. But public awareness is growing, and there are promising developments in research and treatment. We rebroadcast a program from March 25, 2013 featuring Melanie Thernstrom, contributing writer for the New York Times magazine, and Kari Nadeau M.D., associate professor of allergies and immunology at Stanford University.
  • 11:00 pm
    The California Report In Immigration Debate, Formerly Vocal Group Fades 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 Chechnya and Terrorism Robert Siegel talks to Leon Aron, director of Russian studies at the American Enterprise Institute, about Chechnya. Many may not know the long and troubled history of terrorism in this region, and the disturbing link between Chechen rebels, al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden. According to information from multiple reports, the suspects are from Russia's North Caucasus region.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Boeing 787s to Return Soon Boeing's 787s are expected to resume flights next month. On Friday afternoon, the Federal Aviation Administration lifted its order grounding the jets following two serious battery problems in January. The batteries and their housing have been redesigned and both Boeing and the FAA are confident they are safe.
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