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KQED Public Radio: Sunday, August 25, 2013

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Sunday, August 25, 2013
  • 12:00 am
  • 1:00 am
    Studio 360 This program looks at the places "where art and real life collide," exploring the creative influence and transformative power of art in modern life. Hosted by novelist and journalist Kurt Andersen.
  • 2:00 am
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Follow Your Weird From trance music to ecstatic dance, from Burning Man to psychedelic mushrooms, Americans are awash in weird and intense experiences -- and maybe even inventing a new kind of religion. Is this just a bunch of New Age thrill-seekers getting off, or is something deeper going on?
  • 3:00 am
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Surrounded by Sound The program discusses how we are surrounded with sounds: the sounds of nature, cosmic horror, capitalism, and experimental electronics.
  • 4:00 am
    Living On Earth Nuclear Storage Dilemma The Fukushima disaster in Japan grabbed the headlines, but the United States has a nuclear problem on its hands as well. The program speaks with Ed Lyman from the Union for Concerned Scientists, about what the United States can do with all the nuclear waste from its power stations.
  • 5:00 am
  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
    Weekend Edition
    Perspectives7:36am & 8:36am

  • 10:00 am
    Car Talk Click and Clack tackle the tougher questions of the automobile world.
  • 11:00 am
    A Prairie Home Companion Hot, Cheesy, and Way Greasy The program re-broadcasts a September 2010 show from the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand. Sara Watkins sings "I'll Be Home," Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele join host Garrison Keillor on "Swing Down Chariot," The Cactus Blossoms harmonize on "Crazy Arms," and the Anoka High School Marching Band performs "Danse Macabre."
  • AFTERNOON
  • 1:00 pm
    City Arts & Lectures Encore: Stroke of Insight: Strengthening the Brain with Jill Bolte Taylor At the age of 37, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor had a massive stroke and watched as her brain functions -- motion, speech, memory, linear thinking and self-awareness -- shut down one by one. After a long and successful rehabilitation, she has become a spokesperson for the possibility of full recovery from brain injury. In her best-selling book, "My Stroke of Insight," Dr. Bolte chronicles her recovery as well as her personal study of perception as it differs between left brain processing and right brain experiencing. Dr. Bolte is the national spokesperson for the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center and is an active member and supporter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She appeared in conversation with Thomas Goetz on January 28, 2013.
  • 2:00 pm
    On the Media Reporting from Mexico The program reports from Mexico on the dangers that face reporters in the region. The show speaks with Mike O'Connor of the Committee to Protect Journalists about the risks that reporters face in a country beset by drug-violence, often targeted at the media. And in Juarez, Mexico the show looks at how the once-epicenter of Mexico's drug violence has changed the city and the reporters who risk their lives to cover it.
  • 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 Essays on Gang Life The program looks back on the story of a former gang member turned NPR producer John Guardo, He shares essays about his escape from gang life and experience as an immigrant. The program also remembers civil rights icon Cesar Chavez, and Selena, the queen of Tejano music.
  • 6:30 pm
    Cambridge Forum From the Archives: 'The Third Chapter' Sarah Lawrence Lightfoot of the Harvard Graduate School of Education identifies a new developmental stage in her latest book, "The Third Chapter." In the 25 years after age 50, Americans are in transition, changing careers, continuing their education, traveling, volunteering. Why is this happening? How can the years after 50 become a source of transformative and generative experience?
  • 7:00 pm
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Follow Your Weird From trance music to ecstatic dance, from Burning Man to psychedelic mushrooms, Americans are awash in weird and intense experiences -- and maybe even inventing a new kind of religion. Is this just a bunch of New Age thrill-seekers getting off, or is something deeper going on?
  • 8:00 pm
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Surrounded by Sound The program discusses how we are surrounded with sounds: the sounds of nature, cosmic horror, capitalism, and experimental electronics.
  • 9:00 pm
    Marketplace Money What You Need to Know About the Housing Market In July, new home sales plunged by 13 percent. But overall, they were still 7 percent higher than last year. What do you need to ask yourself before you enter the market? The show poses this question to Alison Rogers, a real estate agent and a columnist for Time.com
  • 10:00 pm
    TED Radio Hour Making Mistakes We try so hard to be perfect, to never make mistakes and to avoid failure at all costs. But mistakes happen - and when they do - how do we deal with being wrong? TED speakers look at those difficult moments in our lives, and consider why sometimes we need to make mistakes and face them head-on.
  • 11:00 pm
    On the Media Reporting from Mexico The program reports from Mexico on the dangers that face reporters in the region. The show speaks with Mike O'Connor of the Committee to Protect Journalists about the risks that reporters face in a country beset by drug-violence, often targeted at the media. And in Juarez, Mexico the show looks at how the once-epicenter of Mexico's drug violence has changed the city and the reporters who risk their lives to cover it.
  • 12:00 am
    Tech Nation Ray Kurzweil Host Moira Gunn talks with Ray Kurzweil, winner of the National Medal of Technology and author of "How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed."
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