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KQED Public Radio: Saturday, May 18, 2013

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Saturday, May 18, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered America's Cup Troubles As America's Cup officials investigate the tragic drowning of Oylmpian Andrew Simpson last week in San Francisco, some in the sailing community are questioning the safety of the ultra-fast high tech catamarans featured in the upcoming race.
  • 1:00 am
    This Week in Northern California News Panel: Gov. Brown's Revised Budget, New Inquiries into Bay Bridge Bolts, and Veteran Benefits Untapped Gov. Jerry Brown's revised budget is $1.3 billion leaner than his original budget released in January. With a surge in state tax revenue and no deficit for the first time in years, Republicans cheered the governor's caution against spending. Democrats were less enthused. Schools appear to be the big winner with $2.9 billion in additional funding, but there are no increases for severely cut social safety net programs or for prison population reduction. Also, a state Senate committee grilled Caltrans officials over the damaged steel rods on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, and veterans returning from war find there are yet other battles to wage at home - from trauma to stable jobs and housing.
  • 1:30 am
    Washington Week Scandal Fallout: IRS, Benghazi and Justice Probes Reporters A trifecta of troubles dogged the Obama administration this week. There was the continuing fallout from the deadly attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Then news broke that the Internal Revenue Service has been targeting conservative groups when they applied for tax exempt status. And finally it was revealed that the Justice Department had secretly seized the telephone records of Associated Press reporters as part of an investigation into classified leaks.
  • 2:00 am
    Commonwealth Club Kenneth Feinberg: The Master of Disasters Prominent alternative dispute mediator and attorney Kenneth Feinberg has negotiated settlements in some of the most challenging and emotional crises of our times. The American Bar Association called Feinberg "the Master of Disasters," and he was dubbed "The Pay Czar" for his hands-on administrative work in the federal bailout assistance program TARP. He has also taken on similar tasks for the September 11th Compensation Fund and the BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster Victim Compensation Fund. He was recently appointed to run The One Fund Boston, for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
  • 3:00 am
    Inside Europe Closer European Integration? As public support for the European Union dips, the Union is considering ever closer integration. But can it pull it off? And why has Great Britain once again topped the obesity charts?
  • 4:00 am
    World Affairs The Energy Mix: The Outlook for the Next 30 Years The energy mix is evolving, and so is the world in which energy is supplied and consumed. Major progress is being made in developing oil, gas, renewable and other clean energy resources, but the increase in population coupled with the industrialization of developing countries will cause energy demand to more than double by mid-century. The international community is grappling with the trade-offs between development and the environment, and climate change has fundamentally shifted the nature and urgency of the debate. What is a realistic view of the energy mix over the next 30 years and what are the roles for fossil fuels, renewables and nuclear? The program hosts a panel discussion of the outlook for the global energy mix over the next 30 years. Guests include: Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability at the Graduate School of Management and the Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis; Daniel Kammen, director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, UC Berkeley; and Matt Rogers, director of McKinsey & Company's San Francisco office.
  • 5:00 am
  • 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.
  • 12:00 pm
  • 1:30 pm
    Radio Specials Radiolab Words -- It's almost impossible to imagine a world without words, but the program tries to do just that. It meets a woman who taught a 27-year-old man the first words of his life, hears a firsthand account of what it feels like to have the language center of your brain wiped out by a stroke, and retraces the birth of a brand new language 30 years ago.
  • 2:30 pm
    Moyers & Company The Toxic Politics of Science Science can be a battleground -- witness the politics of climate change, the teaching of evolution, the uncharted terrain of genetic modification and stem cell research, among other contentious issues. But when industries release untested chemicals into our environment, our children are the first to suffer. Nowhere is this more troubling than in the ongoing story of lead poisoning.Host Bill Moyers talks with David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz, public health historians who've been taking on the chemical industry for years.
  • 3:30 pm
  • 4:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm
  • 6:00 pm
    Live From Here with Chris Thile Once More From the Top The program rebroadcasts the season's opener from The Fitzgerald Theater. The Derailers bring Texas honky tonk with "She Left Me Cold," Ira Glass appears in an episode of "Guy Noir" as a fugitive named Irwin Krpsntzch, Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele bring the house down with "Soothe Me," and Holly Jones sings "Duquesne Whistle."
  • 8:30 pm
    Selected Shorts Family Values Tandy Cronyn reads "Where the Door is Always Open and the Welcome Mat is Out," by Patricia Highsmith; and Isaiah Sheffer reads "Powder," by Tobias Wolff.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    The Moth Radio Hour Soldiers, Skydives, Firemen, and Heartbreak A man in the middle of a midlife crisis takes a terrifying parachute jump; an Iraq war veteran shares details of his battle back home; a woman sits at the bedside of her ailing father; a fireman tries to save two children; and a would-be Romeo laments the agony of platonic love.
  • 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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