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KQED Public Radio: Friday, October 18, 2013

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Friday, October 18, 2013
  • 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.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    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.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Coping With Colorado's Disaster as an Immigrant Thousands of immigrants work in the meat-packing and agricultural industries in Northern Colorado. Many are victims of the recent flooding there. In the wake of a disaster, the program discusses how some immigrants are coping with language barriers and fears of deportation.
  • 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've got French Pop, the Republican Obama and an island festival.
  • 9:00 am
    Forum BART Transit Strike Begins Friday BART workers have announced they will go on strike beginning Friday morning, after tens of hours of late-night negotiations with high level mediators and a week past their strike deadline. We talk about the breakdown in labor negotiations and how commuters are faring.
  • 9:30 am
    Forum Obamacare Rollout Encounters Problems Since state insurance exchanges opened for enrollment earlier this month, they have run into a number of glitches. Covered California pulled its online directory of medical providers due to labeling mistakes, and grappled with other computer problems. We discuss what this means for those trying to get insured, and the insurance companies, in preparation for the rollout of Obamacare.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Photographer Carrie Mae Weems Photographer Carrie Mae Weems is often described as an artist who grapples with issues like racism, gender and class. But she says she thinks of her work as being about love and "the breadth of the humanity of African-Americans who are usually stereotyped and narrowly defined and often viewed as a social problem." Weems joins us to talk about the first major retrospective of her work, which just opened at the Cantor Arts Center, and the MacArthur genius grant she received last month.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday Our Brain's Social Network With Facebook, Twitter and smartphones, social networking is easy these days. But how do our brains connect with others? Guest host John Dankosky takes a look at the biology behind the brain's social network. The show also discusses a potential treatment for the deadly Ebola virus.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday Graphics in the Age of Big Data An infographic can sum up complex science in a single picture -- if you know how to read it. Guest host John Dankosky looks at graphics in the age of big data. The show also discusses how in tropical forests, vines are winning their ancient battle against the trees. Should we be worried?
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air David Sedaris: 'Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls' Host Terry Gross speaks with humorist David Sedaris about his book of essays, "Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls." Many of the stories are based on his journal writing, which began in 1977. Sedaris is also the bestselling author of "Me Talk Pretty One Day," "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim," "Naked" and "Barrel Fever." He first became known for the Santaland Diaries, broadcast on NPR in the early 1990s, and is a frequent contributor to "This American Life," Esquire and The New Yorker.
  • 2:00 pm
    World A British Doctor with a Double Life The program shares the story of a British doctor with a double life. Most of the year he's a surgeon in London, then flies into a war zone and does battlefield medicine. He recently spent five weeks at a secret hospital in Syria.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Rebranding Alabama The state of Alabama wants to rebrand itself to attract tourists and new business. How hard a sell will it be?
  • 4:30 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine Commercial honeybee colonies worldwide are collapsing, and scientists are trying to figure out why. In urban areas, however, bees are thriving, and in California, San Francisco, San Jose, and other big cities have laws that allow beekeeping. Los Angeles seems to be leaning that way, too, if a coalition of amateur beekeepers has anything to say about it.
  • 5:00 pm
    All Things Considered
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    Week in Politics -- The program speaks with regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution and David Brooks with The New York Times. They take stock of the winners and losers in the government shutdown and look forward to the next potential budget and debt crisis a few months from now.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine Commercial honeybee colonies worldwide are collapsing, and scientists are trying to figure out why. In urban areas, however, bees are thriving, and in California, San Francisco, San Jose, and other big cities have laws that allow beekeeping. Los Angeles seems to be leaning that way, too, if a coalition of amateur beekeepers has anything to say about it.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air David Sedaris: 'Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls' Host Terry Gross speaks with humorist David Sedaris about his book of essays, "Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls." Many of the stories are based on his journal writing, which began in 1977. Sedaris is also the bestselling author of "Me Talk Pretty One Day," "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim," "Naked" and "Barrel Fever." He first became known for the Santaland Diaries, broadcast on NPR in the early 1990s, and is a frequent contributor to "This American Life," Esquire and The New Yorker.
  • 8:00 pm
    Commonwealth Club Chris Matthews: 'Tip and the Gipper' An established Washington insider, Chris Matthews spent six years as a top aide and chief-of-staff to legendary Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill. During that time he witnessed the inner workings of the highest levels of American politics, including the evolving relationship between two of the most powerful men in the country -- O'Neill and then-President Ronald Reagan. Now Matthews focuses on the unlikely friendship between the pair, which endured philosophical differences and bipartisan politics to reach much-needed compromise. Leaving behind a career in politics for journalism, Matthews has worked for the San Francisco Examiner and San Francisco Chronicle and has hosted "Hardball with Chris Matthews" since 1997. His discussion is moderated by Michael Moritz, managing member of Sequoia Capital.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Photographer Carrie Mae Weems Photographer Carrie Mae Weems is often described as an artist who grapples with issues like racism, gender and class. But she says she thinks of her work as being about love and "the breadth of the humanity of African-Americans who are usually stereotyped and narrowly defined and often viewed as a social problem." Weems joins us to talk about the first major retrospective of her work, which just opened at the Cantor Arts Center, and the MacArthur genius grant she received last month.
  • 11:00 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine Commercial honeybee colonies worldwide are collapsing, and scientists are trying to figure out why. In urban areas, however, bees are thriving, and in California, San Francisco, San Jose, and other big cities have laws that allow beekeeping. Los Angeles seems to be leaning that way, too, if a coalition of amateur beekeepers has anything to say about it.
  • 11:30 pm
    All Things Considered A Crackdown on Islamic Charities in Egypt In Egypt, a broad crackdown on Islamists and supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi is spreading to mosques and Islamic charitable organizations. These have long been the backbone of the Muslim Brotherhood's efforts to provide services to the poor. Now, the government says only officially approved sheikhs can preach, and charities that have any connection to the Brotherhood are being shut down.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered The Unsigned Jason Collins Jason Collins was a non-descript center playing out the end of a non-descript NBA career. That changed a few months ago when Collins became the first athlete from a major North American sports league to go public with his homosexuality. Now, just a couple of weeks before the start of a new NBA season, Collins remains unsigned. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis joins the program to explore some of the reasons why.
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