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KQED Public Radio: Friday, May 10, 2013

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Friday, May 10, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Turkey Tale Trade Turkey tails -- whether fried, bar-b-qued, roasted or broiled -- are a favorite food for many Pacific Islanders, particularly Samoans. However, citizens of the Republic of Samoa haven't been able to enjoy turkey tails for the past six years, thanks to an import ban imposed to promote public health. But in order to get into the World Trade Organization, the Republic of Samoa had to drop the import ban.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    Radio Specials Hearing Voices All Mom Radio: For Mother's Day -- For Mother's Day, the program shares maternal tales from producers around the country. "Travels with Mom" follows Larry Massett and his mother to the Tybee Island, Georgia of today and of the 1920's. Writer Beverly Donofrio joins her mom for "Thursday Night Bingo," produced by Dave Isay of Sound Portraits. In Nancy Updike's "Mubarak and Margy," a gay man returns home to care for his mom -- and to the "cure" his family plans for his homosexuality. And comedian Amy Borkowsky shares her hilarious phone "Messages from Mom."
  • 3:30 am
    Morning Edition Cooking With Exotic Ingredients If you like to travel -- and you like to cook -- you may buy some exotic ingredients. But you might not know how to use them. British and Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi joins the program to help plan a menu with chick pea flour and Tunisian chili paste.
  • 5:00 am
  • 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
  • 8:33 am
    The Do List The Do List This week we're talking about dating a cab driver and the avatars of indie rock.
  • 9:00 am
    Forum Warriors Release S.F. Arena Redesign The red-hot Golden State Warriors, who are tied with San Antonio in their playoff series, are also facing some tough opposition off the court this week. At issue is the team's plan to build a new $1 billion arena on San Francisco's Embarcadero. The arena has the blessing of Mayor Ed Lee and other city leaders, but some neighbors and environmental groups oppose the project, saying it is inappropriate for the waterfront location. Supporters maintain that the latest design, unveiled on Sunday, preserves Bay vistas and reduces parking.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum A New Path for State Parks? Last July, the California State Parks department learned that it was sitting on a $20 million surplus. The embarrassing discovery came after the agency had declared that financial woes would force it to close 70 parks. The department got a new director and a two-year moratorium that allowed it to avoid closures. How is the agency faring now? We check the pulse of the parks, and discuss a recent state report which calls for increased outsourcing of some park sites and functions.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday The Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe Host Ira Flatow speaks with the woman leading the search for intelligent life in the universe, Jill Tarter of the SETI Institute. The program also discusses the expanding universe with Nobel Prize-winning physicist Saul Perlmutter.
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday Killing Our Concentration Ira Flatow speaks with an expert on multitasking, who says today's constant stream of tweets, texts and status updates is killing our concentration - and our creativity.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Looking Back on 'The Office' "The Office" is ending its nine-season-run next Thursday on NBC. The program looks back on interviews with stars from the show, including: Steve Carrell, Jenna Fischer, and Raine Wilson.The program also speaks with Ricky Gervais, who co-created and starred in the original BBC series, "The Office."
  • 2:00 pm
    World Voting by Icon in Pakistan There are elections this weekend in Pakistan. Many voters there can't read the ballot, so officials print icons instead of party names - from cricket bats to tigers and arrows. The program discusses voting by icon in Pakistan.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Trading in 'Dark Pools' The program discusses how a growing number of stock trading now takes place outside of public exchanges in places called "dark pools," where buyers and sellers are matched up anonymously.
  • 4:30 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine Piles of early blueberries and cherries at California farmer's markets are a tipoff: peak season for state farmers is just around the corner. But while agriculture may be one of the biggest economic drivers in California, the latest farm census from the USDA found that among the state's small farms over half don't turn a profit. The program visits one family farm in Sonoma County that is using social media to try to change that, and reduce wasted food at the same time.
  • 5:00 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm

    Health Care Pricing Disparities -- Earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a massive spreadsheet containing a comparison of what hospitals across the country bill for the 100 most popular medical procedures. The document revealed wild disparities in pricing from hospital to hospital. The program speaks with Princeton professor Uwe Reinhardt, who studies health care economics, about how the American hospital system evolved this way.
  • 6:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm

    Yahoo Buys Tumblr -- In the boldest move yet by new CEO Marissa Mayer, Yahoo will buy the blogging site Tumblr for $1.1 billion. The move is a bet that Tumblr's large community of users is a source of potential profits. While Tumblr is a fast-growing startup, it has not generated significant revenue.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Mel Brooks Mel Brooks speaks with TV critic David Bianculli about his career. Brooks is the subject of a new American Masters documentary on PBS, entitled "Mel Brooks: Make a Noise." It covers everything, from his early career in live television with Sid Caesar on "Your Show of Shows;" to his films "Young Frankenstein," "Blazing Saddles," and "Spaceballs;" and his Broadway musical "The Producers."
  • 8:00 pm
    Commonwealth Club Pipeline Paradigm In a world still largely dependent on fossil fuels, calls for a transition from the fossil fuel economy have been met with considerable resistance. The Keystone XL pipeline and the Canadian tar sands have become symbols of the dissension over America's energy future. What would the pipelines mean for both the American and Canadian economies? If the tar sands are further developed what will be the climate impacts? The program hosts a conversation on matching energy supply and demand in a carbon constrained world. Guests include: Sam Avery, author of "The Pipeline and the Paradigm;" Greg Croft, lecturer at St. Mary's College of California; Cassie Doyle, consul general of Canada in San Francisco; and Dan Miller, managing director of Roda Group.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Revised Manual of Mental Disorders Stirs Controversy A new edition of the most widely used psychiatric guide to mental disorders -- "The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" -- was released this past weekend in San Francisco at a meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. The manual has a big impact on public health, including what insurance companies will cover, the drugs that regulators will approve, and even which children will receive special education services. But critics say that the manual is outdated and question the validity of several new diagnoses.
  • 11:00 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm

    Yahoo Buys Tumblr -- In the boldest move yet by new CEO Marissa Mayer, Yahoo will buy the blogging site Tumblr for $1.1 billion. The move is a bet that Tumblr's large community of users is a source of potential profits. While Tumblr is a fast-growing startup, it has not generated significant revenue.
  • 11:30 pm
    All Things Considered Teenage Diaries Revisited As a teenager, Melissa Rodriguez didn't have it easy. She was in and out of foster homes and then she got pregnant and had a son. She documented her experience in a radio diary. Now in her 30s, she returns with the story of what has happened since, as part of the programs series, Teenage Diaries Revisited. For the first time, Melissa reveals her old diary to her son, and reflects on the unexpected challenges that life brings.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Record Levels of Carbon Dioxide Carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere have exceeded 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in human history. Human activities are responsible for adding about 120 ppm of that gas to the air, mostly by burning fossil fuels. And carbon dioxide is a major cause of climate change. The program explains how the 400 ppm Rubicon is a reminder of just how rapidly our atmosphere is changing.
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