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KQED Public Radio: Saturday, April 20, 2013

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Saturday, April 20, 2013
  • 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.
  • 1:00 am
  • 1:30 am
    Washington Week Boston Bombings and the Politics of Gun Control The program presents team coverage on the coordinated efforts by federal, state and local authorities to apprehend the Boston bombing suspect who remains alive. Efforts to strengthen gun control laws following the Newtown massacre went down to defeat in the Senate on Wednesday. President Obama blamed the legislation's failure on fear-mongering and misinformation adding, "Instead of supporting this compromise, the gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill."
  • 2:00 am
    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.
  • 3:00 am
    Inside Europe Margaret Thatcher Funeral Britain's former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was laid to rest this week in a lavish ceremony in London. During her three terms as Britain's first female prime minister, Thatcher introduced wide-ranging reforms which saw the rise of the City of London as a global financial center, but also the closure of countless coal mines and much of the country's manufacturing industry. It has divided the British people's opinion of her - even after her death.
  • 4:00 am
    It's Your World (a broadcast of the World Affairs Council) Energy Access: China's Impact on Global Energy Markets The rapid development of China -- the world's largest energy user -- is predicted to have the greatest impact on global energy markets, as hundreds of millions of Chinese are elevated to the middle class and China's domestic markets evolve. In its quest for energy, China is increasingly engaging in public-private partnerships between its state-owned companies and energy producers worldwide, creating opportunities for international cooperation and coordination However, China's going abroad strategy has not been without problems due to political and social instability in regions of investment, or backlash from resource nationalism or other concerns regarding resource exploitation. The program hosts an in-depth conversation about the opportunities and challenges ahead for China in meeting their growing energy needs and the implications for global energy markets. Speakers include: Mikkal Herberg, research director on Asian energy security at the National Bureau of Asian Research; and Seth Kleinman, head of energy strategy at Citigroup Global Markets, Ltd.
  • 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 Picture Show Israeli soldiers take snapshots of Palestinian boys, one house at a time, in the middle of the night. The show presents that and other stories where getting the picture gives you the upper hand.
  • 1:00 pm
    Radio Specials Radiolab Choice -- Logic and emotion aren't the only forces that guide our decisions. What other factors steer our choices? Radiolab turns up the volume on the voices in our heads, and tries to make sense of the babble. Forget free will, some important decisions could come down to a steaming cup of coffee.
  • 2:00 pm
    Moyers & Company Going to Jail to Fight Toxic Trespassers Biologist, mother and activist Sandra Steingraber joins Bill Moyers to talk about the need to build awareness about toxins that contaminate our air, water and food -- and threaten our children's health. With government captured by the very industries it's supposed to regulate, Steingraber says she's lost patience with politicians and corporations, and the time for direct action is now. Steingraber also talks to Moyers about her arrest for illegally blocking the driveway of a natural gas company as part of a protest against the controversial energy extraction process known as fracking. Steingraber went to jail on April 17, the day after the conversation was taped.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Living On Earth Earth Day Anniversary April 22, 1970 was the very first Earth Day. Denis Hayes, its coordinator, talks with host Steve Curwood about what Earth Day achieved in the early days, and how it might recreate that success today in the face of global challenges like climate change.
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    A Prairie Home Companion Keep Wobegon Weird The program heads south and attempts to help "Keep Austin Weird" with a broadcast performance from the Bass Concert Hall in Austin, Texas. Special guests include the Kings of Western Swing, Asleep at the Wheel and Tex-Mex all-stars the Texas Tornados.
  • 8:00 pm
    Selected Shorts Passion for the Park Leonard Nimoy reads "Central Park" by Colson Whitehead; Eric Poindexter reads "Bad Boy" (selection) by Walter Dean Myers; and Debra Monk reads "My Little Bit of Country" by Susan Cheever.
  • 9:00 pm
    This American Life Picture Show Israeli soldiers take snapshots of Palestinian boys, one house at a time, in the middle of the night. The show presents that and other stories where getting the picture gives you the upper hand.
  • 10:00 pm
    The Moth Radio Hour A woman sets off in search of transformation and ends up in a harem in Bandar Seri Begawan. A teacher discovers her playground has turned into a 3rd grade war zone. Singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega debates whether to take the stage at The Glastonbury Music Festival in the face of a death threat -- and Damien Echols describes life after spending 18 years on death row for a crime he didn't commit.
  • 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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