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KQED Public Radio: Saturday, October 12, 2013

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Saturday, October 12, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Nobel Peace Prize Winner The Nobel Peace Prize is being awarded this year to chemical weapons inspectors involved in a dangerous mission in Syria. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical weapons is the guardian of the global ban on chemical weapons. The Norwegian Nobel Committee wanted to highlight its work not just in Syria but around the world, as it tries to get rid of an entire class of weapons.
  • 1:00 am
    Radio Specials Hunger in the Valley of Plenty The special program examines the broken food system in California's San Joaquin Valley, and its health impacts for some of the state's poorest residents. It's a multiplatform partnership between KQED and The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) that paints an intimate portrait of the way families with limited means cope with issues of poor nutrition, obesity and diabetes. The programs also explore the people and organizations fighting to inject local fresh produce into the emergency food system and school lunch programs.
  • 1:30 am
    Washington Week Progress in the Government Shutdown The program discusses how there are finally signs of progress in the negotiations to end the government shutdown and raise the nation's debt limit. At the White House this week President Obama has been meeting with lawmakers from both parties in hopes of reaching a compromise deal. On Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner offered a short-term debt limit increase but only if President Obama agrees to new negotiations on budget matters and spending cuts. There was no mention of dismantling healthcare reform under this Republican proposal, but the partial government shutdown would continue. Revelations that the shutdown included withholding death benefits to families of fallen troops highlighted the outrage from Americans.
  • 2:00 am
    Commonwealth Club Producer Rebecca Eaton: Inside 'Downton Abbey' and 'Masterpiece' Get the behind-the-scenes scoop on "Downton Abbey" and PBS' "Masterpiece" series from Rebecca Eaton, the executive producer who has made it a hit for nearly 30 years. Eaton's credits include "Downton Abbey," "Prime Suspect," "Bleak House," "The Lost Prince," "Miss Marple," "Inspector Morse," "Cranford," "The Complete Jane Austen," "Little Dorrit," "Sherlock" and the remake of "Upstairs Downstairs," along with such films as "Jane Austen's Persuasion" and "Mrs. Brown." Eaton's honors include 44 Primetime Emmy Awards, 15 Peabody Awards, 4 Golden Globes, and two Academy Award nominations. Queen Elizabeth II has honored her with an honorary OBE (Officer, Order of the British Empire) and in 2011, she was one of Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World." She appeared in conversation with Dr. Mary Bitterman, president of The Bernard Osher Foundation, on August 7, 2013.
  • 3:00 am
    Inside Europe Lampedusa and Issue of Incoming Migration in Europe Earlier this week, the President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, visited the Italian island of Lampedusa, where over 300 African immigrants died, and was visibly moved. He promised more money to help deal with the crisis in Italy. But with more boats arriving almost every day, is this really enough?
  • 4:00 am
    World Affairs Women's Rights in Transition: The Shifting Position of Women in the Middle East The "Arab Spring" has brought both the promise of reforms around women's rights and the potential for setbacks in the movement. As political reforms take place in these transitional countries, will the status of women progress as well? Liesl Gerntholtz and Hillary Margolis of Human Rights Watch will explore the impact of political transitions on the position of women, drawing on examples from Libya, Yemen, Egypt and Syria.
  • 5:00 am
  • 7:00 am
    Weekend Edition
    Perspectives7:36am & 8:36am

  • 9:00 am
  • 10:00 am
    The Best of Car Talk Click and Clack tackle the tougher questions of the automobile world.
  • 11:00 am
    Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me This quiz show takes a fresh, fast-paced and irreverent look at the week's events. NPR veteran newscaster Carl Kassell is the program's judge, scorekeeper, and quiz show impersonator extraordinaire.
  • 12:00 pm
    This American Life Kid Logic The program shares stories of kids using perfectly logical arguments, and arriving at perfectly wrong conclusions.
  • 1:00 pm
    Radiolab Games A good game -- whether it's a pro football playoff or a family showdown on the kitchen table -- can make you feel, at least for a little while, like your whole life hangs in the balance. In the program, hosts Jad and Robert wonder why we get so invested in something so trivial. What is it about games that make them feel so pivotal?
  • 2:00 pm
    Radio Specials Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin Dr. Robert Lustig and Martin Horn -- Host Alec Baldwin talks with Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at UC San Francisco, about America's addiction to sugar. Children today are the first American generation to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents, in large part due to obesity. According to Lustig, this obesity often comes from eating too much sugar. Baldwin also speaks with Martin Horn, former New York City Commissioner of Correction and Probation. Horn has held every job imaginable in corrections: from debating the fairness of a state's sentencing guidelines to fixing leaky water pipes in aging facilities.
  • 3:00 pm
    Moyers & Company Citizens United: The Sequel While much of the U.S. government continued in shutdown mode this week, the Supreme Court was back in business starting off its new term with a controversial campaign finance case. This week, the court heard arguments in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, a case that could have a huge impact on the way money influences our democracy. The case challenges aggregate caps on how much individual donors can give to candidates and political parties. Host Bill Moyers talks to Yale Law School election and constitutional law professor Heather Gerken who warns that the case has the potential to kill campaign finance reform, already reeling from the Citizens United decision that gave corporations, unions and the wealthy the opportunity to pour vast and often anonymous amounts of cash into political campaigns.
  • 4:00 pm
    Living On Earth Making Your Home More Energy Efficient There are many ways to make your home more energy efficient. In Massachusetts, a partnership of northeastern utility companies aims to guide residents through these choices by providing free advice on cheapest ways to save energy. The program followed a home energy auditor to see how the program works.
  • 5:00 pm
  • 6:00 pm
    Live From Here with Chris Thile Headed Down a Southern Way The program airs a live broadcast from the newly re-opened Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, Louisiana, with special guests: folk singer and songwriter Iris DeMent, vocal powerhouse Jearlyn Steele, and singer Hilary Thavis. Also, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman; musical director Rich Dworsky and the October Boys, Jon-Erik Kellso, Richard Moten, and Brian O'Connell; and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.
  • 8:00 pm
    Selected Shorts Love Songs? Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents stories about finding love in unexpected places. Michael Ian Black reads "I Love Girl," by Simon Rich; B.D. Wong reads "Then We Lived Together In the Belly of a Whale, Some Nights Were Perfect," by Mara Sternberg; and Amy Ryan reads "Jubilation, Florida," by N.M Kelby.
  • 9:00 pm
    This American Life Kid Logic The program shares stories of kids using perfectly logical arguments, and arriving at perfectly wrong conclusions.
  • 10:00 pm
    The Moth Radio Hour Beauty Queens, the LBJ Library, and Holdups The program airs a special live performance at The Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas. A small town girl from Alabama attends charm school and gets "discovered;" a Texas romance is thwarted by religion; and a teenage hotel clerk comes of age, at gunpoint.
  • 11:00 pm
  • 12:00 am
    Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me This quiz show takes a fresh, fast-paced and irreverent look at the week's events. NPR veteran newscaster Carl Kassell is the program's judge, scorekeeper, and quiz show impersonator extraordinaire.
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