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KQED Public Radio: Sunday, August 18, 2013

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Sunday, August 18, 2013
  • 12:00 am
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Whose America? Trayvon Martin's death and George Zimmerman's acquittal has sparked a debate over race this country hasn't seen in many years. So, whose America is it? The young black teen in a hoodie? The illegal immigrant who's been living here for twenty years? Muslims? Native Americans? So many people here fell like second-class citizens. Why?
  • 3:00 am
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Meet Your Mind: Higher Consciousness What does it mean to become fully aware? The question has inspired the world's great sages. Some scientists are peering into the brain to create a science of mindfulness. The show talks with one who's putting Buddhist monks in brain scanning machines.
  • 4:00 am
    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 am
  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
    Weekend Edition
    Perspectives7:36am & 8:36am

  • 10:00 am
    The Best of Car Talk Click and Clack tackle the tougher questions of the automobile world.
  • 11:00 am
    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.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 1:00 pm
    City Arts & Lectures Dave Eggers and Kevin Powers Kevin Powers joined the Army at the age of 17, later serving a year as a machine gunner in Mosul and Tal Afar, Iraq, in 2004 and 2005. After his honorable discharge he enrolled in Virginia Commonwealth University and later earned an M.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. His first novel, "The Yellow Birds," was nominated for a 2012 National Book Award. Called "brilliantly observed and deeply affecting" by The New York Times, the novel tells the story of a young soldier coming of age on the battlefield in Iraq. It is a story of loss of innocence, friendship, and the immeasurable cost of war. Powers appeared in conversation with author, McSweeney's founder and 826 Valencia co-founder Dave Eggers on January 16, 2013.
  • 2:00 pm
    On the Media The Annoying Technology Journalists Should Be Using The way Edward Snowden communicated with the Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald, the journalists who eventually wrote stories based on his NSA leaks, was by using encryption software. One of the most popular forms of encryption is called PGP, or "Pretty Good Privacy." The show talks to Gawker staff writer Adrian Chen about trying to set up PGP on his computer and how it should be the baseline for national security reporters.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Says You! The witty word trivia game from member station WGBH in Boston.
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Latino USA From the Archives: Recovering From Disaster In a special archive episode, the show hears how Latinos recovered and helped their communities after two disasters: the September 11th terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina. Also, a report on the need for more Spanish-language coaches and reporters in Major League Baseball, and two Cubans in Miami plot a return home in an unusual vehicle.
  • 6:30 pm
    Cambridge Forum Creativity and Theatre Actress Maeve Kincaid and award-winning American Repertory Theatre artistic director Diane Paulus examine the ways theatre engages the audience's imagination. How do playwrights, actors, and directors create a theatrical space that feels real, but actually does not exist outside the theatre?
  • 7:00 pm
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Whose America? Trayvon Martin's death and George Zimmerman's acquittal has sparked a debate over race this country hasn't seen in many years. So, whose America is it? The young black teen in a hoodie? The illegal immigrant who's been living here for twenty years? Muslims? Native Americans? So many people here fell like second-class citizens. Why?
  • 8:00 pm
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Meet Your Mind: Higher Consciousness What does it mean to become fully aware? The question has inspired the world's great sages. Some scientists are peering into the brain to create a science of mindfulness. The show talks with one who's putting Buddhist monks in brain scanning machines.
  • 9:00 pm
    Marketplace Money Talking to Elderly Parents Most people would do anything they can to avoid talking about money with their relatives, but talking to your parents about their finances and their planning for retirement and beyond is a very important conversation. It can also be a very delicate one. Guest host Barbara Bogaev speaks with Tara Siegel Bernard, a personal finance reporter with The New York Times, about how to broach the topic of finances with aging parents.
  • 10:00 pm
    TED Radio Hour Do We Need Humans? We've been promised a future where robots will be our friends, and technology will make life's daily chores as easy as flipping a switch. But are we ready for how those innovations will change us as humans? In this episode, TED speakers consider the promises and perils of our relationship with technology.
  • 11:00 pm
    On the Media A weekly, one-hour program devoted to media criticism and analysis.
  • 12:00 am
    Tech Nation Host Moira Gunn talks with Dr. Ajit Varki, author of "Denial: Self-Deception, False Beliefs, and the Origins of the Human Mind."
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