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KQED Public Radio: Friday, August 23, 2013

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Friday, August 23, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered More Mortgage Fraud Cases Are federal prosecutors gearing up to file more big mortgage fraud cases? Bank of America was targeted recently and JP Morgan Chase has disclosed that it is under investigation. What's driving the renewed interest five years after the housing market imploded?
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    Radio Specials America Abroad Syria and the Responsibility to Protect -- The civil war in Syria rages on, and by all accounts, it is a grave humanitarian crisis. The Obama administration has come under steady criticism for failing to do more to stop the violence. The program reviews the application of the "Responsibility to Protect" in cases of conflict during the post-Cold War period. The "Responsibility to Protect," or "R-to-P," is an international principle that was codified by the United Nations in 2005. It's based on the premise that every government has a responsibility to protect its citizenry from atrocities or mass murder. Anchor Madeleine Brand examines how the U.S. and the international community have responded to humanitarian crises around the globe -- from Somalia and Rwanda to Bosnia and Libya.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Handing Out Cash Charities often don't give cash directly to those in need, because they're worried how it will get spent. When the Planet Money team found a group in Kenya who was doing just that, they went to explore the results.
  • 5:00 am
  • MORNING
  • 6:33 am
    The Do List Host Cy Musiker and San Francisco Chronicle Executive Datebook editor David Wiegand look ahead at the hottest tickets and most spectacular shows this coming week in Northern California.
  • 7:00 am
  • 8:33 am
    The Do List The Do List This week, we're featuring music from Monterey, a chance to paint on a blank canvas, and riding to a goat rodeo.
  • 9:00 am
    Forum State to Audit Sexual Assault Policies at UC Berkeley State legislators this week unanimously approved an audit that will examine sexual assault policies and practices at UC Berkeley and three other state schools. The decision was prompted by nine students at UC Berkeley who filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education, alleging the school had inadequately investigated their sexual assaults. We check in on how America's college campuses handle complaints of sexual assault and rape and what can be done to improve the situation.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Improving the Odds for African-American Boys in Oakland Oakland schools have taken up some controversial methods to address the plight of African- American male students. There is a new charter school specifically for black youth, and a department at the Oakland Unified School District focusing solely on helping African-American males. We talk with those involved in Oakland's attempts to improve the outcomes for black males and a San Francisco Chronicle reporter who has spent a year documenting Oakland's efforts.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday The Latest on Exoplanets The ailing Kepler planet-hunting telescope cannot be fixed. What does that mean for the search for planets around distant stars? Host Ira Flatow looks at the latest on exoplanets. The program also looks at a possible connection between copper and Alzheimer's in mice, and building an undersea robot lab.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday 21st Century Science Museums Are science museums just dioramas and dusty skeletons? Host Ira Flatow looks at the science museum of the 21st century: part art gallery and public forum, part hacker-space and working lab. And what role do our eyes play when we take in a musical performance?
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Crime Writer Elmore Leonard The program looks back on an archived interview with Elmore Leonard, the crime novelist and screenwriter behind "Get Shorty," "Out of Sight," and "Fire in the Hole," which was adapted into the FX series "Justified." Leonard died Tuesday at the age of 87. The program also looks back on a 1987 interview with jazz pianist Marian McPartland.
  • 2:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace How Much Energy Does a Smart Phone Really Use? There's been a rumor floating around that one smart phone uses as much energy as two refrigerators. But is it true?
  • 4:30 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine It's back to school week for kids across the state. The program discusses how changes are coming to classrooms this year -- especially for teachers. And the budget news is finally upbeat.
  • 5:00 pm
    All Things Considered
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    The Week in Politics -- The program discusses the week in politics, with political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss President Obama's bus tour, the FISA court and the debt ceiling.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine It's back to school week for kids across the state. The program discusses how changes are coming to classrooms this year -- especially for teachers. And the budget news is finally upbeat.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Crime Writer Elmore Leonard The program looks back on an archived interview with Elmore Leonard, the crime novelist and screenwriter behind "Get Shorty," "Out of Sight," and "Fire in the Hole," which was adapted into the FX series "Justified." Leonard died Tuesday at the age of 87. The program also looks back on a 1987 interview with jazz pianist Marian McPartland.
  • 8:00 pm
    Commonwealth Club George Shultz The world is awash in change. What can be done to re-create the sense of relative stability that emerged from the creative efforts of statesmen after the end of World War II? Former Nixon and Reagan cabinet member George Shultz offers his views on how to govern more effectively, get our economy back on track, take advantage of new opportunities in the energy field, combat the use of addictive drugs, apply a strategic overview to diplomacy, and identify necessary steps to achieve a world without nuclear weapons. The conversation was moderated by Dr. Gloria C. Duffy, president and CEO of The Commonwealth Club.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Improving the Odds for African-American Boys in Oakland Oakland schools have taken up some controversial methods to address the plight of African- American male students. There is a new charter school specifically for black youth, and a department at the Oakland Unified School District focusing solely on helping African-American males. We talk with those involved in Oakland's attempts to improve the outcomes for black males and a San Francisco Chronicle reporter who has spent a year documenting Oakland's efforts.
  • 11:00 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine It's back to school week for kids across the state. The program discusses how changes are coming to classrooms this year -- especially for teachers. And the budget news is finally upbeat.
  • 11:30 pm
    All Things Considered Chicago Prepares for the First Day of School Chicago is preparing for the first day of school, which has extra challenges this year. The city closed about 50 schools recently, so some children will have to walk through dangerous neighborhoods to get to class. The city is expanding its "Safe Passage" program, training workers who will be stationed on school routes to protect students.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered The Uncertainty of U.S. Intelligence Warnings The partial reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Yemen, which was the focus of a recent terror alert, suggests that the immediate threat of a terrorist attack has passed. Officials cannot be certain whether the alert disrupted planning for a possible attack, whether the threat was a bluff or whether the intelligence that led to the alert was flawed. The issuance of warnings is a specialty within the intelligence community, but the recent episode underscores how much uncertainty surrounds the field.
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