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KQED Public Radio: Saturday, August 17, 2013

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Saturday, August 17, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Planet Money - Subprime Auto Lending It still might be hard to get a mortgage, but when it comes to buying a car, money has starting flowing again -- and fast. So far this year, lenders have issued $170 billion worth of auto loans -- 60 percent more than 2009. And the money isn't just going to borrowers with strong credit. Subprime loans have made a comeback and are a growing share of the pie.
  • 1:00 am
    This Week in Northern California Green Tech Advocate Tom Steyer KQED's Scott Shafer talks with San Francisco billionaire and green energy advocate Tom Steyer. A former hedge fund manager and founder of Farallon Capital Management, Steyer was the driving force behind last fall's Proposition 39. He's now using his resources to influence the Obama administration's climate change policy and to block the Keystone XL pipeline. A Democrat, Steyer recently supported BART workers at a rally and is considered a potential gubernatorial candidate for California.
  • 1:30 am
    Washington Week Holder Announces Changes to Minimum Sentencing Attorney General Eric Holder is changing the way Federal prosecutors handle drug crimes that come with mandatory, minimum sentences. Holder says it will help alleviate some of the prison overcrowding around the country and divert millions of taxpayer dollars into more effective crime-fighting programs. Pete Williams of NBC News will explain why the new directive has attracted bipartisan support.
  • 2:00 am
    Commonwealth Club California and the Nation: A Mid-Year Economic Forecast A high-level panel discusses the outlook for the California and U.S. economies for the remainder of the year. Panelists include Michael J. Boskin, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, professor of economics at Stanford University and former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers Under President George H.W. Bush;?John Silvia, managing director and chief economist for Wells Fargo;?Ann Winblad, co-founder and managing director of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners; and?Scott Thurm, senior editor, of The Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Bureau.
  • 3:00 am
    Inside Europe Spanish-British Fight Over Gibraltar The diplomatic row between Spain and the U.K. over Gibraltar escalated this week, with London threatening legal action against Madrid for recently imposed border checks - some of which have caused five-hour long waits at the Spanish border with the tiny British territory. This is not the first time that Gibraltar has strained relations between Spain and Britain - the two have been at odds over the Rock for centuries. But is the situation more serious this time around?
  • 4:00 am
    It's Your World (a broadcast of the World Affairs Council) Seizing the Opportunity to Reduce Nuclear Weapons The program's guest is Ambassador Steven Pifer, director of the Arms Control Initiative at the Brookings Institution. President Obama has made reducing existing nuclear weapons a foreign policy priority. With the New START Treaty between the U.S. and Russia in place, should the U.S. consider other nuclear arms control steps to enhance American security? Pifer will discuss the differences between Washington and Moscow over missile defense, the proposal to ban further production of fissile materials and the challenges facing the Obama administration.
  • 5:00 am
  • MORNING
  • 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.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    This American Life This Call May Be Recorded... To Save Your Life A journalist named Meron Estefanos gets a disturbing tip. She's given a phone number that supposedly belongs to a group of refugees being held hostage in the Sinai desert. She dials the number, and soon dozens of strangers are begging her to rescue them. How can she ignore them?
  • 1:00 pm
    Radio Specials Hearing Voices Old School: Back-to-School Special -- Richard Paul follows "School VP" Asst. Principal Irasema Salcido, through her hectic multi-lingual morning at DC's Bell Multicultural High School. Host Katie Davis finds she "Got Carried." Slam poet and history teacher Taylor Mali schools us on "What Teachers Make." And Producer Hillary Frank gets the shy "Quiet Kids" to speak up.
  • 2:00 pm
    Moyers & Company How People Power Generates Change With our democracy threatened by plutocrats and the politicians in their pockets more than ever, the antidote to organized money is organized people. It takes time and effort, but across the country, grass roots democracy is growing. Individuals are banding together, organizing toward common goals and demanding change - and often delivering it. Bill sits with three organizers leading the way. Marshall Ganz is a social movement legend who dropped out of Harvard to become a volunteer during Mississippi's Freedom Summer of 1964. He then joined forces with Cesar Chavez of the United Farmworkers, protecting workers who picked crops for pennies in California's fields and orchards. Now 70, he's still organizing across the United States and the Middle East, and back at Harvard, teaching students from around the world about what it takes to beat Goliath.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Living On Earth Pollutants Implicated in ADHD About one in every 10 children in the United States has been diagnosed with ADHD. Now scientists at Laval University in Quebec say some environmental pollutants increase the incidence of attention problems. Dr. Gina Muckle tells host Steve Curwood about her study demonstrating an association between ADHD in children and exposure to lead and mercury
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    A Prairie Home Companion Summer Memories of Hawaii The show features a summer replay of a 2011 Hawaiian New Year's Eve show Danny Carvalho, Ledward Kaapana, Jeff Peterson and Jake Shimabukuro play "Hi'ilawe," Heather Masse sings "Who Knows Where the Time Goes?" and Erica Rhodes joins the Royal Academy of Radio Actors.
  • 8:00 pm
    Selected Shorts Pushing the Limits Guest host John Lithgow raises the curtain on five funnies, beginning with Dorothy Parker's hangover from hell in "You Were Perfectly Fine." Then comic Wyatt Cenac offers up a quirky life story by Simon Rich, "Unprotected," who also imagines what God would have done on the seven days of Creation if his girl friend had complained, in "Center of the Universe." More spiritual highjinks from Ron Carlson-could there be a tablecloth of Turin? And Alec Baldwin gives a zesty read of a James Thurber classic, "The Day the Dam Broke."
  • 9:00 pm
    This American Life This Call May Be Recorded... To Save Your Life A journalist named Meron Estefanos gets a disturbing tip. She's given a phone number that supposedly belongs to a group of refugees being held hostage in the Sinai desert. She dials the number, and soon dozens of strangers are begging her to rescue them. How can she ignore them?
  • 10:00 pm
    The Moth Radio Hour Deer Meat, Dance Moves and Motherhood A young mother is obsessed with creating an absolutely perfect life for her children. Moth founder George Dawes Green details a bizarre interruption during a beloved poker game in Georgia -- and a little boy's dreamy childhood comes to a screeching halt on a North Carolina highway.
  • 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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