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KQED Public Radio: Thursday, May 2, 2013

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Thursday, May 2, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Changing U.S. Visa Rules Up to half of all undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. came here legally, then overstayed their visas. The Senate immigration reform bill mandates a system to track the visas of people leaving the country. The show reports on the proposed mandate, which calls for checks at seaports and airports, but not land ports, where most people enter.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    Radio Specials Crossing East with George Takei Frontier Asians -- This special program from Crossing East's Asian-American history series explores the communities, farms and ranches settled by Asian-Americans on the frontier. Hosted by George Takei, the show includes the unusual story of Ing "Doc" Hay, Chinese frontier herbalist and the most respected citizen of an Eastern Oregon town. The program also features the little known stories of Asian frontier women such as Polly Bemis (Lalu Nathoy), a woman sold to work as a prostitute who escaped to Idaho, and Wong Ah So, saved from the slave trade by missionaries in San Francisco. The program also recognizes the Asian contribution to the farming of the West through a story about the legacy of Japanese farmers in California.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Female Mechanics: From Dream to Reality in Nigeria Nigeria's Lady Mechanic Initiative began with a dream, literally. Its founder dreamt she saw Jesus teaching her how to fix cars. That's not a typical job for a Nigerian woman. But now there are hundreds of female mechanics. The show finds out how a dream about cars and God is changing women's lives in Nigeria.
  • 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
  • 9:00 am
    Forum A Conversation With Congresswoman Jackie Speier Last year, U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier was named to the top "150 Fearless Women of the World" by Newsweek and The Daily Beast, as an outspoken advocate for women's rights. A member of the House Armed Services Committee, she has also pushed for accountability for rape in the military and is a staunch gun control advocate. Her district includes the southwest corner of San Francisco and most of San Mateo County.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Pastor Jim Wallis: 'On God's Side' Abraham Lincoln is said to have remarked that he wasn't concerned about whether or not God was on his side. Instead, he was more concerned about being on God's side. In his new book, theologian Jim Wallis explores what it means to be aligned with the divine in an age of political dysfunction and bitter hyper-partisanship. Wallis joins us to discuss his book "On God's Side," and his call for a national conversation on the meaning of "the common good" in both our politics and our personal lives.
  • 11:00 am
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday Looking Ahead: Tech Five Years From Now From Bitcoins to surveillance cameras and search engines to Silicon Valley, Slate's Farhad Manjoo has a good idea of what's coming down the pike next year, and five years from now. Manjoo will talk technology as part of the show's "looking ahead" series.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air The High Cost of Cheap Fashion Chain stores have made chic clothing cheap and accessible, but there's often a hidden cost: low wages and often unsafe working conditions in the countries where the production was outsourced. Terry Gross talks about the transformation of the clothing industry with Elizabeth Cline, author of "Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion." Her research took her from the shopping mall to Bangladesh.
  • 2:00 pm
    World The Greek Diaspora Discovers Its Voice Young Greeks far from home are turning to crowdsourcing to share their stories, and to consider the future of the nation they still call home.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Fast Food's Hard Ceiling Owning a fast food franchise might offer a steady income. But it's not turning out to be good way for minorities to rise very high up the wealth ladder.
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm


    In Jordan, a Growing Refugee Crisis -- Jordan's fastest-growing city is a Syrian refugee camp in a remote desert. The population grows by more than 1,000 people each day, as a wave of refugees cross Jordan's northern border to escape the fighting. The U.N. Human Rights Council spends $400,000 per night to supply tents, blankets, cooking supplies and bedding for the newcomers. Jordan is overwhelmed by the human flood, and officials say it is an existential threat to the stability of the Kingdom.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Marketplace Fast Food's Hard Ceiling Owning a fast food franchise might offer a steady income. But it's not turning out to be good way for minorities to rise very high up the wealth ladder.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air The High Cost of Cheap Fashion Chain stores have made chic clothing cheap and accessible, but there's often a hidden cost: low wages and often unsafe working conditions in the countries where the production was outsourced. Terry Gross talks about the transformation of the clothing industry with Elizabeth Cline, author of "Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion." Her research took her from the shopping mall to Bangladesh.
  • 8:00 pm
    Radio Specials The Commonwealth Club: Climate One Borrowed Wheels -- Are car sharing and ride sharing finally going mainstream? As of 2013, car sharing has over 1 million participants in North America. The show convenes a panel to discuss the boom in car sharing, its various business models including Lyft and Sidecar, and the hurdles the burgeoning industry faces. Panelists include Rick Hutchinson, CEO of City Car Share; Sunil Paul, CEO of Sidecar, a San Francisco-based car sharing startup; Susan Shaheen, co-director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center at UC Berkeley; and Kristin Sverchek, head of public policy and general counsel for Lyft and Zimride, two San Francisco-based car sharing startups.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum A Conversation With Congresswoman Jackie Speier Last year, U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier was named to the top "150 Fearless Women of the World" by Newsweek and The Daily Beast, as an outspoken advocate for women's rights. A member of the House Armed Services Committee, she has also pushed for accountability for rape in the military and is a staunch gun control advocate. Her district includes the southwest corner of San Francisco and most of San Mateo County.
  • 11:00 pm
    All Things Considered How to Prevent Another Bangladesh Factory Collapse? The recent collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh is seen as a gross violation of safety and workers' rights. There are international organizations which try to guide and encourage companies and governments towards better codes of conduct, but the groups have no legal recourse.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered On Guns, Senators Get an Earful Back Home Senators whose votes on the gun bill got attention back home have been getting an earful during the recess week, when many are back in their states. NPR national political correspondent Don Gonyea talks about what that may mean for reviving the stalled bill.
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