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KQED Public Radio: Saturday, July 13, 2013

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Saturday, July 13, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Wal-Mart Won't Build in D.C. After City Demands Higher Wages Wal-Mart says it will not build three of the six stores planned for Washington, D.C., after the city council passed a bill that would require the retailer to pay a wage nearly 50 percent higher than the city's minimum wage. Those three stores would be located in mostly low-income areas, with high unemployment and few places to shop. A similar situation once played out in Chicago.
  • 1:00 am
    This Week in Northern California Bay Bridge Opening In Question and Asiana Crash Update Two days after transportation officials announced that the Bay Bridge opening would be delayed until December, an independent review panel proposed a surprise interim fix that would allow the span to open on Labor Day or sooner. The plan calls for installing steel plates -- shims -- in gaps between bearings to prevent them from swiveling. The program also looks at updates on new revelations about the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash at San Francisco International Airport.
  • 1:30 am
    Washington Week The Competing Priorities Behind Immigration Reform The program discusses how the Senate-passed comprehensive immigration reform bill is facing significant hurdles in the House. Republican leaders want a smaller "bite-sized" approach, according to House Speaker John Boehner. The biggest sticking point is over a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Alan Gomez of USA Today joins the program to discuss the competing priorities to reform, including border security, and will also explain President Obama's role in promoting immigration overhaul.
  • 2:00 am
    Commonwealth Club Sir Ken Robinson: Revolutionizing You Sir Ken Robinson's 2006 TED Talk about revolutionizing education by having it nurture rather than undermine creativity is the most viewed in TED1s history. He is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources in education and in business. Robinson works with governments and educational systems in Europe, Asia and the United States, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies and some of the world1s leading cultural organizations. He was a professor of education at the University of Warwick in the UK and author of "The Element" and its new follow-up, "Finding Your Element," a practical guide to self-fulfillment. He spoke with Ninive Calegari, co-founder of 826 Valencia and author of "Teachers Have it Easy: The Big Sacrifices and Small Salaries of America's Teachers."
  • 3:00 am
    Inside Europe Aiming to Create the World's Biggest Free Trade Zone Talks aimed at creating the worlds' biggest free trade zone have just opened in Washington. The United States and the European Union -- 29 nations in all -- are trying to strike a trans-Atlantic deal to remove all the remaining trade and investment barriers between them. If successful, it will mean billions of euros in additional economic activity. However, as the program discusses, there are many obstacles to be overcome.
  • 4:00 am
    It's Your World (a broadcast of the World Affairs Council) Saudi Arabia: Present and Future Saudi Arabia is one of the last absolute monarchies. Healthcare and education are free, but women still lack the right to drive or take on most jobs. As the country's ruling princes age and succession becomes imminent, how might the current situation change? Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Karen House argues that the majority of Saudis do not want democracy per se, but more transparency and a government based on law instead of royal fiat. She discusses Saudi Arabia's future and political challenges ahead.
  • 5:00 am
  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
    Weekend Edition
    Perspectives7:36am & 8:36am

  • 9:00 am
  • 10:00 am
  • 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 Blackjack The program shares stories about the casino game everyone thinks they can beat -- Blackjack. In one, a woman gambles away her inheritance and then sues the casino, saying they're to blame. In another, Christians join forces to take down casinos -- by becoming professional card-counting Blackjack players.
  • 1:00 pm
    Radio Specials Climate One --Bill McKibben and Antonia Juhasz: A Better Way Forward Authors and advocates Bill McKibben and Antonia Juhasz say the power of oil companies must be reduced by a popular movement to make any progress on stabilizing the earth's operating system. The fossil fuel lobby is now blocking any meaningful policies in that direction. The way to do that, they say, is for universities and cities like San Francisco to divest their portfolios of fossil fuel stocks -- a tactic modeled on successful divestment campaigns aimed at South Africa. McKibben and Juhasz join the program to discuss how the world is facing some very serious choices - and can find a better way forward.
  • 2:00 pm
    Moyers & Company Distracted from Democracy Across the world -- Greece, Spain, Brazil, and Egypt -- citizens are turning angrily to their governments to demand economic fair play and equality. But in the U.S., with few exceptions, the streets and airwaves remain relatively silent. In a country as rich and powerful as the U.S., why is there so little outcry about the ever-increasing, deliberate divide between the very wealthy and everyone else? Media scholar Marty Kaplan points to a number of forces keeping these issues and affected citizens in the dark -- especially our well-fed appetite for media distraction. An award-winning columnist and head of the Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California, Kaplan joins the program to discuss the appropriate role of journalists as advocates for truth.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Living On Earth The Relationship Between Life Expectancy and Air Pollution The program discusses new research in China that quantifies the relationship between reduced life expectancy and elevated air pollution from coal-fired power plants. Also, when a landscape photographer tried to find out the exact route of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline for a photo project, the U.S. State Department, which produces the environmental assessment, told him they didn't have that information.
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    A Prairie Home Companion On This Harvest Moon The program airs a rebroadcast from an October 2010 show at The Fitzgerald Theater. Dr. John and the Lower Nine Eleven play a little "Feel Good Music," Jearlyn Steele sings "I Can't Stand the Rain," and Andra Suchy performs "Harvest Moon."
  • 8:30 pm
    Selected Shorts Dogs and Dates John Lithgow reads "Sir Henry" by Lydia Millet; and Mike Birbiglia and Aya Cash read "Some Contemporary Characters" by Rick Moody.
  • 9:00 pm
    This American Life Blackjack The program shares stories about the casino game everyone thinks they can beat -- Blackjack. In one, a woman gambles away her inheritance and then sues the casino, saying they're to blame. In another, Christians join forces to take down casinos -- by becoming professional card-counting Blackjack players.
  • 10:00 pm
    The Moth Radio Hour Two Weddings and a Prison Break Writer and bon vivant, Simon Doonan, sets out on a mission to fulfill a childhood desire; a secret finally catches up with a suburban housewife and mother; a college drop-out finds himself in the unlikeliest of places, and a young woman sets out to sabotage the wedding of the man she loves.
  • 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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