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KQED Public Radio: Friday, August 30, 2013

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Friday, August 30, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered NFL Agrees to Pay Huge Settlement The National Football League has agreed to a $765 million settlement with more than 4,500 former players and families over concussions. The money will fund medical exams and treatment and provide compensation to players and families. The program discusses the settlement and what it means for professional football.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    Radio Specials The Computer History Museum Presents America's Cup Comes to San Francisco: Technology Under Sail -- This is the 2013 "Summer of Racing," with some of the most sophisticated technology ever deployed in both America's Cup racing and for the televised coverage of the race itself. The program hosts a special panel just before the America's Cup finals in September. Stan Honey, director of technology for America's Cup Event Authority, discusses the challenges inherent in televising sailing and how they were overcome with LiveLine, which he created to help distinguish who's in the lead, between-boat distances and other data to help viewers more easily follow the competition. Matthew Mason and Ian Burns, members of Team Oracle USA, will also discuss the technology deployed in the command center, the boats and on board the helicopters following the boats. The discussion is moderated by John Hollar.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Financial Incentives in the Delivery Room There's an ongoing debate in the U.S. about soaring healthcare costs. One new study suggests non-physician patients may receive overtreatment when it comes time to give birth. The program discusses the role of doctors' financial incentives in the delivery room.
  • 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 a pair of singers who are expert storytellers, and a toast to mariachi.
  • 9:00 am
    Forum What Can We Learn From the Rim Fire? The Rim Fire that's been raging near Yosemite National Park since August 17 is still weeks away from containment. The blaze has already destroyed nearly 200,000 acres -- tens of thousands of which are within the national park -- making it the 6th worst fire in California history. Firefighters have been using drones and backfire operations to control the inferno. We'll take a look at modern firefighting and prevention strategies, and discuss what can be done to avoid similar disasters.
  • 9:30 am
    Forum California Struggles to Meet Court-Ordered Prison Reductions Governor Jerry Brown says he can meet a federal court order to reduce the state prison population by more than 9,600 inmates without releasing prisoners to the streets. Brown's plan spends $315 million next year to push inmates to private prisons and detention facilities in and out of the state. But the plan faces a lot of opposition from other California Democrats, who say the plan does nothing to address the causes of the overcrowding crisis. Senate leader Darrell Steinberg has penned an alternate proposal which asks for a three-year extension of the court deadline, in exchange for investing an extra $200 million annually for rehabilitation, drug and mental health treatment, with the aim of reducing the number of California prisoners. We discuss the plans.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum The Art of the Apology Chances are you've had to apologize sometime in your life -- whether you felt you did something wrong or not. But why are apologies so important, and why are they so hard to get right? We'll discuss apologies: private, public and the ones we've never made. We welcome your stories of apologies that were meaningful to you and offer you a chance to make that apology you always wish you had -- on air.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday Memory and Aging Ever have those "where'd I leave my keys" moments? Now scientists have pinpointed why that happens. Host Ira Flatow speaks with Nobel Prize winning neuroscientist Eric Kandel about memory and aging. The show also looks at recycling a dormant telescope to hunt for near-Earth asteroids.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday Predicting Suicide Risk Suicide is twice as common as murder in the U.S. - it just isn't talked about as much. Host Ira Flatow takes a look at predicting who's most at risk of suicide. Can we do better? The show also discusses 5,000 year-old iron artifacts with distant, celestial origins.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Late Night Week: Amir "Questlove" Thompson The program concludes their "Late Night Week" with drummer, producer, DJ, and co-founder of the Roots, Amir "Questlove" Thompson. The Roots serve as the house band for "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." In February, Jimmy Fallon will take over "The Tonight Show," and the band will go with him -- and Questlove is writing the new "The Tonight Show" theme. Questlove also has an encyclopedic knowledge of music, and has written a new memoir, "Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove."
  • 2:00 pm
    World A Child Killer Urges Jamaicans to Change Their Ways Lee Malvo was convicted a decade ago for killing 10 people in the D.C. sniper shootings. He recently granted an interview to a Jamaican TV show, to talk to "his people" and urge them to change their ways.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
  • 4:30 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine Now that the problem-plagued eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is finally set to open, what should be the state's next big transportation projects? The program also looks life along the California-Oregon border, where younger residents are developing a sustainable economy in a region they call the State of Jefferson.
  • 5:00 pm
    All Things Considered
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    Week in Politics -- The program speaks with political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor for The National Review. They discuss the latest political wrangling over military intervention in Syria.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine Now that the problem-plagued eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is finally set to open, what should be the state's next big transportation projects? The program also looks life along the California-Oregon border, where younger residents are developing a sustainable economy in a region they call the State of Jefferson.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Late Night Week: Amir "Questlove" Thompson The program concludes their "Late Night Week" with drummer, producer, DJ, and co-founder of the Roots, Amir "Questlove" Thompson. The Roots serve as the house band for "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." In February, Jimmy Fallon will take over "The Tonight Show," and the band will go with him -- and Questlove is writing the new "The Tonight Show" theme. Questlove also has an encyclopedic knowledge of music, and has written a new memoir, "Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove."
  • 8:00 pm
    Commonwealth Club Egypt and the Middle East: What's Next? In 2011, the world watched as revolutions rocked the Middle East. Egypt, inspired by the ongoing protests in Tunisia that led to the fall of dictator Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, ousted their own autocrat, President Hosni Mubarak, after citizens took to the streets. Two years later, the revolution in Egypt continues. What does the political climate in Egypt look like today? What happens next for the country, and what does it mean for the region? The program unpacks the on-the-ground story, explores the events between 2011 and today, and discusses the future of Egypt and the Middle East. Guests include: Michael Nacht, professor and former dean, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley; Jamal Dajani, vice president of Middle East, North Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean, Internews Network; Dina Ibrahim, associate professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts at SFSU; and Kristen Chick, correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor. The discussion was moderated by Jonathan Curiel, journalist and author of "Al'America: Travel Through America's Arab and Islamic Roots."
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum The Art of the Apology Chances are you've had to apologize sometime in your life -- whether you felt you did something wrong or not. But why are apologies so important, and why are they so hard to get right? We'll discuss apologies: private, public and the ones we've never made. We welcome your stories of apologies that were meaningful to you and offer you a chance to make that apology you always wish you had -- on air.
  • 11:00 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine Now that the problem-plagued eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is finally set to open, what should be the state's next big transportation projects? The program also looks life along the California-Oregon border, where younger residents are developing a sustainable economy in a region they call the State of Jefferson.
  • 11:30 pm
    All Things Considered Chinese Satire Foreign news coverage of China tends to concentrate on the serious topics, like politics, corruption, and pollution. But like the U.S., China is a big country that also produces a stream of funny, occasionally bizarre, news stories which often spark discussion in the Chinese media. Now, thanks to a growing number of websites, those off-beat tales are increasingly available to English-speaking audiences.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Sec. John Kerry: Clear Evidence of Chemical Weapons in Syria Secretary of State John Kerry says there is clear evidence that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its citizens. He laid out that evidence at a briefing at the State Department, and pledged a "tailored and limited" U.S. response to hold the Assad regime accountable. The program discusses his statements and what effect they may have on U.S. policy in Syria.
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