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KQED Public Radio: Saturday, August 3, 2013

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Saturday, August 3, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered The Latest on Major League Baseball Investigations The program speaks with NPR's Mike Pesca about the latest on the Major League Baseball investigation and impending sanctions for players who reportedly violated the league's drug policies.
  • 1:00 am
    This Week in Northern California Immigration Reform and BART Negotiations Silicon Valley leaders and California Republicans are calling on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Citing family values, entrepreneurship and faith, major GOP donors and high tech CEOs are weighing in on the debate and pressing for decisive action. Also, BART and its unions continue negotiations as the threat of a strike looms. After a four day walk-out in July, Governor Brown ordered both sides back to the bargaining table, but they appear to remain split over salaries and benefits. Commuters and transit agencies are preparing for a potential shut down Monday morning.
  • 1:30 am
    Washington Week The New Normal in Governing and Politics Gridlock in Washington is nothing new, but is it getting worse? As Congress prepares to start its month-long August recess, it is on track to being the least productive in history. Is the political polarization that has gripped Capitol Hill to blame or is the lack of results intentional? The program discusses how, on issue after issue from the debt ceiling to immigration reform to gun control, Democrats and Republicans have failed to reach any compromises or comprehensive solutions.
  • 2:00 am
    Commonwealth Club Political Commentator David Gergen Noted political commentator David Gergen has helped shape political history, serving in high-level positions during the Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Clinton administrations. Gergen is a professor of public service and director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, positions he has held for the past decade. In addition, he serves as a senior political analyst for CNN. His work as director of the Center for Public Leadership has enabled him to work closely with a rising generation of younger leaders, especially social entrepreneurs, military veterans and Young Global Leaders chosen by the World Economic Forum. He appeared in conversation with Dr. Mary Marcy, president of the Dominican University of California, and member of the Commonwealth Club Board of Governors.
  • 3:00 am
    Inside Europe More French Riots Over Headscarf Ban It's been nine years since France banned Muslim headscarves in schools and three since it banned wearing full-faced veils in public. In a Paris suburb this week, the allegedly heavy-handed arrest of a woman in full cover sparked an attack on the local police station and two nights of rioting. The program discusses how the tension has been just under the surface -- with some lawmakers calling for an extension of the headscarf, and Muslim groups complaining about discrimination against women wearing the veil.
  • 4:00 am
    It's Your World (a broadcast of the World Affairs Council) Behind 'The Last Iceberg' In conjunction with the World Affairs Council's summer exhibition "The Last Iceberg," the program goes in-depth behind Camille Seaman's journey of documenting the polar regions of our planet. For the last decade, she has traveled repeatedly to the Arctic and Antarctic to take portraits of polar ice. Seaman will elaborate on the concepts behind her portraits of icebergs and discuss her knowledge of what is happening in these fragile areas. The discussion was moderated by KQED Science's Craig Miller.
  • 5:00 am
  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
    Weekend Edition
    Perspectives7:36am & 8:36am

  • 9:00 am
  • 10:00 am
    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.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    This American Life The View From in Here It's so easy to lose perspective -- or worry you've lost perspective --when you're deep inside some situation. For instance, an American woman who suddenly trades her life for one in a place most people might think twice about: Juarez, Mexico.
  • 1:00 pm
    Radio Specials Freakonomics Radio Legacy of a Jerk -- We've all heard our share of poignant and loving eulogies, but what if the deceased was a real jerk? Ancient wisdom tells us not to speak ill of the dead, but in this very chatty age, which includes online obituaries, what happens to a person's reputation once they're no longer around to defend themselves? Host Stephen Dubner speaks with Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson about the Apple CEO's well-known proclivity toward "jerkitude." Also, since the beginning of civilization, we've thought that human waste was worthless at best, and often quite dangerous. What if it turns out we were wrong? The program explores the power of human waste, focusing on an experimental procedure called the fecal transplant.
  • 2:00 pm
    Moyers & Company Living With Two Different Cultures The program rebroadcasts a discussion on how striking extremes of wealth and poverty are on display in California's Silicon Valley. Facebook, Google, and Apple are minting millionaires while the area's homeless -- who've grown 20 percent in the last two years -- are living in tent cities at their virtual doorsteps. Also, host Bill Moyers speaks with writer Sherman Alexie. Born on a Native American reservation, Alexie has been navigating the boundaries of American culture in poetry, novels, short stories, screenplays, and stand-up comedy for over two decades. He shares his irreverent perspective on contemporary American life, and discusses the challenges of living in two different cultures at the same time -- especially when one has so much dominance over the other.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Living On Earth Mercury Hotspots Around the Globe The program discusses how scientists are finding mercury everywhere they look - in marine ecosystems and freshwater ecosystems, in both the northern and southern hemispheres.
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    A Prairie Home Companion Perfect Words and All That Voice The program rebroadcasts a March 2011 show from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Emmylou Harris sings "Darlin' Kate," The Civil Wars perform "Poison and Wine," Sam Bush and Stuart Duncan play "Diamond Joe," and Sara Watkins joins host Garrison Keillor on "Tomorrow is Forever." And in Lake Wobegon, town constables Gary and Leroy respond to a dispute at the Magendantz home.
  • 8:00 pm
    Selected Shorts Love and Cake David Furr reads "Art of Cake," by Michael Chabon; Robert Sean Leonard reads "True Loves," by Mark Strand; and Colman Domingo reads "Trash Kites," by Justin Torres.
  • 9:00 pm
    This American Life The View From in Here It's so easy to lose perspective -- or worry you've lost perspective --when you're deep inside some situation. For instance, an American woman who suddenly trades her life for one in a place most people might think twice about: Juarez, Mexico.
  • 10:00 pm
    The Moth Radio Hour Astronauts, Family Trees and Drips In a special live event from Cooper Union, Andrew Solomon describes his circuitous route to becoming a dad; astronaut Michael J. Massimino details his high stakes mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope; and a cellist makes a disturbing discovery about a neighbor.
  • 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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