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KQED Public Radio: Thursday, July 11, 2013

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Thursday, July 11, 2013
  • 12:00 am
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    Radio Specials BURN: An Energy Journal -- The Switch The nation's power grid, the patchwork system that transmits and distributes electricity from plants to consumers, is aging and stretched to capacity -- especially in summer months when users face triple-digit temperatures, violent storms and power outages. The program examines the state of America's electric power grid and the science needed to modernize it. Can 21st Century electrical engineers use "smart grid" technology to prevent power outages? What are the challenges involved in linking new sources of energy, such as wind and solar, to the grid?
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition The Unintended Consequences of Conservation Biologists helped save the Trumpeter Swan from extinction by creating ponds in a Montana Valley. Some of the streams they dammed, though, were the spawning grounds of another rare species, the Arctic Grayling Trout. The program discusses how helping one species can hurt another.
  • 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 The Growing Cost of Higher Education It's not easy being a student today: The federal student loan interest rate doubled on July 1, state financial assistance continues to decline, and university tuition continues to climb. Some say that raising tuition enables schools to subsidize low-income students, but critics say this high-tuition high-aid model actually ends up hurting students in need. We discuss the rising costs of higher education and school loans.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Rorke Denver: Training Today's Navy SEALs Lt. Commander Rorke Denver has spent 13 years as a platoon commander and training leader with the Navy SEALs, the country's top special operations force. He has led hostage rescue, counterinsurgency and counter-narcotics operations all over the world, and starred as a Navy SEAL in the film "Act of Valor." He joins us to discuss his new book, "Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior," and what it takes to make it through SEAL boot camp and on top secret missions.
  • 11:00 am
    Here & Now Tampa's Relationship with Cuba If the U.S. embargo against Cuba is lifted, most would assume Miami would be the main beneficiary. On the other side of the state, however, Tampa has been quietly winning the cold war over Cuban trade. The program discusses Tampa's relationship with Cuba.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air What to Expect from the Affordable Care Act Next year, health insurance is mandatory. And on October 1, 2013, online marketplaces called "exchanges" go live, offering individual insurance policies to those who don't have coverage. The program speaks with Wendell Potter, a former health insurance executive now with the Center for Public Integrity, about what to expect as the Affordable Care Act takes effect.
  • 2:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
    NewsHour A Military Strategy that Defeats Street Violence The U.S. military strategy used against the Taliban in Afghanistan -- counterinsurgency -- has been considered a failure by many. But the same strategy being used against urban gangs in the U.S. has been very successful. The program discusses a military strategy that defeats street violence.
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Testing Smart Technology in a Combat Zone The program discusses how this summer, the smartest electrical grid in the world will be tested in Afghanistan's hostile combat zones.
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered The Social Implications Behind the Zimmerman Trial
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm


    The George Zimmerman trial has received a lot of attention and time on cable news. In many ways it resembles the sprawling coverage of earlier sensational trials. The program discusses, however, how the Zimmerman trial also has important social and cultural questions swirling around it.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Marketplace Testing Smart Technology in a Combat Zone The program discusses how this summer, the smartest electrical grid in the world will be tested in Afghanistan's hostile combat zones.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air What to Expect from the Affordable Care Act Next year, health insurance is mandatory. And on October 1, 2013, online marketplaces called "exchanges" go live, offering individual insurance policies to those who don't have coverage. The program speaks with Wendell Potter, a former health insurance executive now with the Center for Public Integrity, about what to expect as the Affordable Care Act takes effect.
  • 8:00 pm
    Radio Specials The New York Times Global Forum -- The Next New World How is "The Next New World" changing your job, your workplace, and your competition? How are cyberattacks and monetary crises the new national security threats - threats to global businesses as well as nations? And how are brands threatened as never before by new players? Thomas Friedman hosts a global forum on "The Next New World" on June 20 in San Francisco.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Rorke Denver: Training Today's Navy SEALs Lt. Commander Rorke Denver has spent 13 years as a platoon commander and training leader with the Navy SEALs, the country's top special operations force. He has led hostage rescue, counterinsurgency and counter-narcotics operations all over the world, and starred as a Navy SEAL in the film "Act of Valor." He joins us to discuss his new book, "Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior," and what it takes to make it through SEAL boot camp and on top secret missions.
  • 11:00 pm
    All Things Considered Cities: The Metropolitan Revolution Cities: The Metropolitan RevolutionThe program speaks with Brookings Institution vice-president Bruce Katz, founding director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, about his new book, "The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy." Katz and his co-author Jennifer Bradley argue that "innovation districts," combining office space, residential buildings, and mixed-use retail, will be epicenters of the new urban economy.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered The Senate 'Nuclear Option' Senate Democrats appear so fed up enough by Republicans blocking President Obama's appointments that they are preparing to change Senate rules. The so-called "nuclear option" would end the use of the filibuster when it comes to appointments, dramatically diminishing the power of the minority party in the chamber.
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