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KQED Public Radio: Wednesday, August 21, 2013

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered How to Turn Around a School District Alberto Carvalho runs the nation's fourth largest school district, Miami Dade Public Schools. Since he took over four years ago, the district's turnaround has been nothing short of "miraculous" -- or so his supporters say. During his tenure, the dropout rate has plummeted, the high school graduation rate has climbed to record levels and test scores for all students are way up. How did Carvalho do it?
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    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.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition A Generation Losing its Chance to Farm Most American farmers and ranchers are over 50 years old. There aren't many opportunities for young people. One reason is that land is so expensive, agriculture graduates end up taking jobs on corporate farms and feed lots.
  • 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
  • 7:00 am
  • 9:00 am
    Forum State Audit Raises Questions Over Mental Health Spending California has raised nearly $9 billion to fund services for the mentally ill since Proposition 63, an income tax on millionaires, passed in 2004. But a recent State Auditor's report found that state agencies have failed to adequately monitor how mental health tax dollars are spent. Critics say money was used on questionable preventative programs like yoga classes, gardening, and buying iPads. We'll discuss the audit and whether the money benefited those most in need.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Gary Kamiya's Love Letter to San Francisco Gary Kamiya loves San Francisco. And he's walked nearly every square inch of it, from the weathered cliffs of Land's End to the dark corners of the Tenderloin. His new book, "Cool Gray City of Love," is a romantic letter to the city and the 49 spots that he thinks make it unique. Kamiya shares his favorite history and stories of San Francisco, and we ask you to tell us about the spots that made you fall in love with San Francisco.
  • 11:00 am
    Here & Now The White House Boys They are known as the White House Boys -- students at a reform school in Florida in the 1950s and 60s. They say they were beaten by staff and some boys vanished. The program speaks with a former student, who calls it a state-run concentration camp.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    The Takeaway Preparing for the 2014 World Cup Tickets for the 2014 World Cup went on sale on Tuesday. The program looks at the cost of flights, lodging and tickets for U.S. fans planning on attending the games. And is Brazil is ready to host one of most highly anticipated tournaments in sports?
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Actor Demian Bichir In the new FX series "The Bridge," Demian Bichir plays a Mexican detective working a homicide case with El Paso police on the Texas-Mexican border. Host Terry Gross speaks with Bichir about playing that role, along with a drug lord on the Showtime series "Weeds," and Fidel Castro in the film "Che."
  • 2:00 pm
    World Bradley Manning's Sentencing On Wednesday, an army judge will sentence Bradley Manning, the soldier convicted of giving classified files to WikiLeaks. He faces up to 90 years in prison. The program picks apart the case, and discusses what it says about journalism in the age of global surveillance.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Economic Poetry Writing about work is anything but poetic, but a new book of poems does that. The program takes a look at work, the Great Recession and the current economy through the eyes of a poet.
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm


    A Puffin Colony Visit -- The program takes a late summer field trip to Egg Rock, to visit a puffin colony. The seabirds were successfully reintroduced on three islands off the coast of Maine, but ocean waters may threaten their survival.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Marketplace Economic Poetry Writing about work is anything but poetic, but a new book of poems does that. The program takes a look at work, the Great Recession and the current economy through the eyes of a poet.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Actor Demian Bichir In the new FX series "The Bridge," Demian Bichir plays a Mexican detective working a homicide case with El Paso police on the Texas-Mexican border. Host Terry Gross speaks with Bichir about playing that role, along with a drug lord on the Showtime series "Weeds," and Fidel Castro in the film "Che."
  • 8:00 pm
    Radio Specials Hearing Voices Old School: Back-to-School Special -- Richard Paul follows "School VP," assistant principal Irasema Salcido, through her hectic multi-lingual morning at Washington D.C.'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.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Gary Kamiya's Love Letter to San Francisco Gary Kamiya loves San Francisco. And he's walked nearly every square inch of it, from the weathered cliffs of Land's End to the dark corners of the Tenderloin. His new book, "Cool Gray City of Love," is a romantic letter to the city and the 49 spots that he thinks make it unique. Kamiya shares his favorite history and stories of San Francisco, and we ask you to tell us about the spots that made you fall in love with San Francisco.
  • 11:00 pm
    All Things Considered The Rise of Cattle Rustling The program discusses how Cattle rustling is on the rise in Texas and Oklahoma. So far this year, authorities have seen a 40 percent increase in thefts. But one of the reasons why may be a bit surprising: Drug users are stealing them.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Bradley Manning Sentenced Army private Bradley Manning has been sentenced to 35 years in prison by the military judge who convicted him of multiple offenses for providing classified documents to the Web site Wikileaks. The program has the latest on the sentencing.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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