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KQED Public Radio: Thursday, October 17, 2013

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Thursday, October 17, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered The Debate Over Greenland's UraniumGreenland, still controlled to some degree by Denmark, has large deposits of rare earth elements and uranium. There is a ban on uranium mining that dates back 25 years when nuclear-averse Denmark asserted much greater control over the island. The ruling party in Greenland wants to lift the ban on uranium mining to achieve economic independence. The opposition party warns of adverse consequences.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    Radio Specials America Abroad Egypt and the Struggle for Democracy -- It's been nearly three years since Egypt's revolution and the fall of Hosni Mubarak. Since then, we've also seen the fall of Egypt's first democratically elected president -- Mohammed Morsi --and a violent crackdown on his party, the Muslim Brotherhood. Now, the way forward is unclear. This program presents an international town hall with audiences in Los Angeles and Cairo, who debate what the military's recent government takeover means for Egypt's fragile democracy; the Muslim Brotherhood's future in Egyptian politics and society; the role of Islam in politics and public life; and how Americans perceive recent developments in Egypt. Panelists include: Sarah Eltantawi, post-doctoral fellow in Arab studies at UC Berkeley, specializing in political Islam in the contemporary Muslim world; Maha Awadi, Egyptian-American host, producer and media consultant who worked in Egypt for 14 years; and Ambassador Raouf Saad, former assistant foreign minister of Egypt.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition 'Twelve Years a Slave' Before the American Civil War, a free Black man was kidnapped and sold as a slave. He wrote a best-selling book about his enslavement and eventual escape. Now that memoir is a movie. Director Steve McQueen and actor Chiwitel Ejiofor join the program to talk about the new film, "Twelve Years a Slave."
  • 5:00 am
    Morning Edition
    The California Report 5:50am, 6:50am & 8:50am

    KQED News 6am, 6:30am, 7am, 7:30am, 8am, 8:30am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 4:30pm


    Perspectives 6:06am, 7:35am & 11:30pm

  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
  • 9:00 am
    Forum California Mayors Want Pension Reform on the Ballot San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and four other California mayors are aiming to get a pension reform initiative on the 2014 ballot. The initiative would amend the state constitution, allowing government agencies to alter their contracts with public workers' unions. Government officials say the change is needed to help struggling cities deal with the substantial costs of pension funds and would only affect future benefits, not those already accrued. But union leaders argue changes to existing contracts would be unfair. We talk to representatives on both sides of the issue.
  • 9:30 am
    Forum BART and AC Transit Labor Disputes We get the latest on a possible BART transit strike, and check in on labor negotiations in the East Bay, where AC Transit workers could go on strike Thursday morning.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum 'Orange is the New Black': Piper Kerman's Life Behind Bars Piper Kerman was like many upper middle class New Yorkers with a wedding to plan, until her adventurous youth caught up with her and she found herself in prison for money laundering. Kerman's memoir, "Orange is the New Black," which has been turned into a popular Netflix series, follows her year spent in a women's prison. She joins us in the studio.
  • 11:00 am
    Here & Now Study: Fast Food Industry Costs Taxpayers $7 Billion A study from UC Berkeley says that the fast food industry costs American taxpayers $7 billion a year -- wages are so low, employees need to rely on Medicaid, food stamps, and more to make ends meet. The program discusses the study and its implications.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    The Takeaway Changes in Bullying Laws Florida authorities have charged a 12-year-old and a 14-year-old with felony aggravated stalking charges, connected to the suicide of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick. Are law-enforcement officials out-of-touch with how teens and pre-teens interact with each other? How can the adults responsible for the well-being of minors -- parents, teachers, school administrators, law enforcement -- better prevent online bullying?
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Actor Billy Crystal Host Terry Gross speaks with comedian Billy Crystal about his career in show business. Crystal turned 65 this year and has a new memoir, "Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?"
  • 2:00 pm
    World The Global Effects of America's Budget Crisis The budget crisis is not doing a lot for America's image. The program discusses how the U.S. fiscal crisis has been playing out around the globe.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace The Safe Bet of Blockbuster Products There's no such thing as a safe bet in the world of entertainment. But the program discusses how building an empire around blockbuster products may be the best gamble towards long-term success.
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm


    Why are More Children Reaching Puberty Earlier than Before? -- Scientists are still trying to understand why more children are reaching puberty earlier than previous generations. Whatever the cause, the program discusses how many young people find they have questions about their changing bodies long before their teachers broach the topic.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Marketplace The Safe Bet of Blockbuster Products There's no such thing as a safe bet in the world of entertainment. But the program discusses how building an empire around blockbuster products may be the best gamble towards long-term success.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Actor Billy Crystal Host Terry Gross speaks with comedian Billy Crystal about his career in show business. Crystal turned 65 this year and has a new memoir, "Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?"
  • 8:00 pm
    Radio Specials Reveal In its pilot episode, the new investigative program from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX discusses the volume and impact stemming from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' over-prescription of opiates to addicted veterans; the attorney behind many of the worst for-profit charities; bodycams for cops; and how one reporter helped one man prove his brother had been abused at a state mental facility.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum 'Orange is the New Black': Piper Kerman's Life Behind Bars Piper Kerman was like many upper middle class New Yorkers with a wedding to plan, until her adventurous youth caught up with her and she found herself in prison for money laundering. Kerman's memoir, "Orange is the New Black," which has been turned into a popular Netflix series, follows her year spent in a women's prison. She joins us in the studio.
  • 11:00 pm
    All Things Considered Assessing the Effects of the Government Shutdown There was a sense of relief Thursday as the U.S. government went back to work and once again skipped past default. But around the world, many investors wonder whether the U.S. is going to be in fiscal crisis mode for some time to come. What's the ongoing cost to America's international creditworthiness? And can the U.S. still rely on the special role of the dollar in world markets to offset the impact of our political brinksmanship?
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered National Parks Reopening National Parks are reopening after the government shutdown. The program discusses how many visitors and nearby businesses had been frustrated that Washington's inability to reach a budget deal had also meant the ruin of vacations and the loss of tourism business.
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