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KQED Public Radio: Friday, September 6, 2013

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Friday, September 6, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Iranian PM Sends Rosh Hashanah Tweet Melissa Block speaks with foreign policy analyst, author and journalist Robin Wright about Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif's Rosh Hashanah tweet, and how it's a signal of changes to come in the country.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    Radio Specials Intelligence Squared U.S. In Syria, Does the U.S. Have a Dog in the Fight? -- There are no good options and many reasons not to intervene in Syria: Assad's powerful allies, the public's aversion to another war, and wariness over an opposition army that includes Islamic extremists. Holding back means ignoring a growing humanitarian crisis, where the number dead have topped 100,000. Discovery of Assad's use of chemical weapons prompted President Obama to approve the delivery of small arms and ammunition to rebel forces. But does this call for more assertive policy from the administration, or would direct intervention hurt our strategic interests?
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition How Many Extremists are Fighting in Syria? Much of the debate over supporting Syria's rebels has centered on concerns that extremist groups have infiltrated the moderate opposition. An analyst who recently visited Syria explains who's fighting against the regime.
  • 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 listening to two great ladies in music, and diving into San Francisco Bay.
  • 9:00 am
    Forum Local Syrian-Americans React to Possible U.S. Intervention Congress is preparing to vote early next week on whether the U.S. should intervene in Syria, as President Obama tries to rally support for military action. We talk to a group of local Syrian-Americans about their views on the crisis and possible U.S. intervention.
  • 9:30 am
    Forum Bay Area Launches Bike Share Program The Bay Area launched its long-awaited public bike share program last week, with bikes available at 70 locations in San Francisco, San Jose, Redwood City, Mountain View and Palo Alto. So far, local riders have quickly embraced the pilot program. Nearly 3,000 people bought passes to use the 700 available turquoise-colored bikes. But there have been a few glitches, such as parking shortages at some popular stations. We'll look at how Bay Area Bike Share is faring so far, and discuss plans for expansion.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Fall Arts Preview With 'The Do List' We team up with KQED's The Do List for a special fall arts preview. Hosts Cy Musiker and David Wiegand will reveal their picks for the best arts events -- in music, theater, dance, visual art and comedy -- opening in the Bay Area in the next few months.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday Could We All be Martians? Host Ira Flatow and guests explore the possibility that life on Earth came from Mars. Also, you may be eating for more than just one. The show finds out how the 100 trillion bacteria in your gut may make you skinny, or obese.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday Forest Fire Prevention Out west, we're spending millions of dollars to put out fires. But could we be doing more to prevent them? The show examines our forest management practices -- and at the homes at risk.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Actor Katie Sagal Katie Sagal plays the fierce matriarch of a biker gang in the FX series "Sons of Anarchy." The show's sixth season begins next week. She also co-starred in the sitcom "Married with Children" -- and before that she was a backup singer on recordings for KISS, Bob Dylan and others.
  • 2:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace How Sioux Falls Achieved 3 Percent Unemployment New unemployment numbers for the month are about to come out -- but no matter how low the nation's rate gets, it probably won't be as low as Sioux Falls, South Dakota's 3 percent. How did the town get there?
  • 4:30 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine In an age of big data, California police departments are getting in on the action. In Los Angeles, the LAPD now uses software for what it calls "predictive policing" -- anticipating where crimes are likely to happen before they happen. In building the software, one researcher realized mathematical models for predicting earthquake aftershocks could be applied to predict the "after-crimes" of an initial incident.
  • 5:00 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm


    Native American Firefighters Battle Yosemite Blaze -- Crews are putting in the final fire lines around the massive Rim Fire, burning near and in Yosemite National Park. Some of those firefighters include a member of the Geronimo Hot Shots, from the San Carlos Apache reservation in Arizona.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    The California Report LAPD Tries to Anticipate Crime With 'Predictive Policing' In an age of big data, California police departments are getting in on the action. In Los Angeles, the LAPD now uses software for what it calls "predictive policing" -- anticipating where crimes are likely to happen before they happen. In building the software, one researcher realized mathematical models for predicting earthquake aftershocks could be applied to predict the "after-crimes" of an initial incident.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Actor Katie Sagal Katie Sagal plays the fierce matriarch of a biker gang in the FX series "Sons of Anarchy." The show's sixth season begins next week. She also co-starred in the sitcom "Married with Children" -- and before that she was a backup singer on recordings for KISS, Bob Dylan and others.
  • 8:00 pm
    Commonwealth Club Iraq's Ambassador to the United States Iraq's new ambassador to the U.S., Lukman Faily, represents a rising generation of professionals, business leaders and civic activists who have returned home to build a free-market democracy in their native land. Faily brings extensive experience in diplomacy, business organization management, information technology and civic activism, as well as a familiarity with Anglo-American traditions and institutions, to his new role in Washington. He appears in conversation with Robert Rosenthal, executive director of the Center for Investigative Reporting.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum California's Love Affair With the Sea California's 1,100 miles of majestic coastline holds countless of stories of humans interacting with the sea. In his new book, "The Golden Shore: California's Love Affair with the Sea," David Helvarg traces a geographic, ecological and literary journey along California's coastline. He joins us to discuss how early settlers, the military, surfers and others have transformed -- and been changed by -- the Pacific shoreline.
  • 11:00 pm
    The California Report LAPD Tries to Anticipate Crime With 'Predictive Policing' In an age of big data, California police departments are getting in on the action. In Los Angeles, the LAPD now uses software for what it calls "predictive policing" -- anticipating where crimes are likely to happen before they happen. In building the software, one researcher realized mathematical models for predicting earthquake aftershocks could be applied to predict the "after-crimes" of an initial incident.
  • 11:30 pm
    All Things Considered Anacostia the Web Series Many of us grew up watching soap operas on television, from As The World Turns during the day, to Dallas at night. But more and more, the crazy plot twists and deadly secrets that drive the genre are moving to the Internet. One web-based soap set in Washington D.C. is based in a neighborhood once written off by many in the city because of its reputation for poverty and crime.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered The NSA and Encryption Documents revealed by former government contractor Edward Snowden show the National Security Agency has the ability to crack encryption that is supposed to keep communications and data private. The NSA has also worked with companies to insert vulnerabilities into their products to make them hackable by the NSA. Robert Siegel talks with Stuart Millar, U.S. deputy editor for The Guardian.
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