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KQED Public Radio: Saturday, October 19, 2013

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Saturday, October 19, 2013
  • 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.
  • 1:00 am
    KQED Newsroom KQED Newsroom is a new multiplatform news series on television, radio and online, featuring three-time Emmy Award-winning journalist and anchor Thuy Vu as host, and Scott Shafer, the award-winning host of The California Report, as senior correspondent. The show will include an ongoing roundtable discussion segment, as well as new segments featuring stories from all KQED News sources with interviews, debates and field reporting.
  • 1:30 am
    Washington Week Post-Shutdown Washington: Political Divides and Dysfunction President Barack Obama signed a law ending the 16-day government shutdown and extending the U.S. debt limit into 2014, but the budget battle continues. The temporary measures will fund the government through January 15, 2014 and extend the U.S. Treasury's borrowing authority until February 7. A bipartisan committee of lawmakers is now tasked with leading negotiations to resolve the budgetary issues that fiercely divide Republicans and Democrats and reaching a long-term budget deal to avoid another round of confrontations next year. But what about the internal divide among Republicans and the party's hard line Tea Party members who forced the stalemate as a tactic to repeal the Affordable Health Care law? Will House Speaker John Boehner be able to unite the Republican Party that was divided in a fight over Obamacare and move forward to maintain his leadership role?
  • 2:00 am
    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.
  • 3:00 am
    Inside Europe Nationalist Protests in Russia In Moscow, the atmosphere remains tense after the murder of an ethnic Russian by an alleged migrant assailant. That event set off a wave of protests and rioting in the Russian capital, the worst in a number of years. And nationalists threatened further protests in areas populated by migrant workers from ex-Soviet Central Asia and the Caucasus. The program discusses the protests and their implications.
  • 4:00 am
    World Affairs Disease in a Borderless World In recent years we have seen diseases spread around the globe at an alarming rate, from West Nile virus to SARS to swine flu. Globalization has magnified the potential reach of these diseases, increasing the speed with which they spread and the size of the population that can be affected. Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty, the Michael F. Tamer Chair of the Department of Immunology at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, will discuss pandemics, how they spread and what we can do to prevent them.
  • 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 Confessions Two crime scenes, two murders. One crime is solved, the other case went cold. Both raise the question: What should a person suspected of murder say?
  • 1:00 pm
    Radiolab Guts The program dives into the messy mystery in the middle of us. What's going on down there? And what can the rumblings deep in our bellies tell us about ourselves? Hosts Jad and Robert stick their hand in a cow stomach, get a window into our core and listen in on the surprising back-and-forth between our gut and our brain.
  • 2:00 pm
    Radio Specials Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin Judd Apatow -- Host Alec Baldwin talks with filmmaker Judd Apatow, whose films include "The 40 Year Old Virgin," "Knocked Up," and "Funny People;" all of which feature emotionally immature men forced to grow up after confronting sex, responsibility and death. Of all Apatow's movies, his most recent, "This is 40," may be his most personal. It stars his wife, Leslie Mann, and their two daughters.
  • 3:00 pm
    Moyers & Company America's Political Breakdown Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator of the Financial Times, who has been described as "the premier financial and economics writer in the world," joins Bill Moyers for a discussion on the current crisis in Washington and its potentially lethal impact on the global economy. Wolf views the debt ceiling as the legislative equivalent of a nuclear bomb the U.S. has aimed at itself, but its fallout could spread throughout the global economy.
  • 4:00 pm
    Living On Earth The Importance of Sponges in Coral Reefs Since Charles Darwin, scientists have wondered how vibrant coral reefs thrive in the nutrient-poor waters of the tropics. Jasper de Goeij of the University of Amsterdam joins the program to explain that the key is the sponge. The program also explains how tiny creatures at the bottom of the food chain have developed an ingenious way of finding mates.
  • 5:00 pm
  • 6:00 pm
    Live From Here with Chris Thile No Place Like It The program airs a live broadcast from the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska, with special guests: singer, songwriter, fiddler, and podcast host Sara Watkins; and jazz vocalist and educator Jackie Allen. Also, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott; Fred Newman; The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band; and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.
  • 8:00 pm
    Selected Shorts So You Want to Change the World? Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents a program of stories about revolution -- social and personal. In "Homegirls on St. Nicholas Avenue," read by Marsha Stephanie Blake, the writer Sonia Sanchez remembers when Malcolm X changed her life. Francois Battiste reads Henry Dumas' "Strike and Fade," which brings back the volatile Harlem of the 1960s. And a mild-mannered teacher and his activist mother are brought to life by "Nurse Jackie" star Edie Falco, in Charles Baxter's "Fenstad's Mother."
  • 9:00 pm
    This American Life Confessions Two crime scenes, two murders. One crime is solved, the other case went cold. Both raise the question: What should a person suspected of murder say?
  • 10:00 pm
    The Moth Radio Hour Freddy Hubbard, Charlie Ravioli and The Monk In the show, Christian McBride, a jazz bassist, is put to the test by his idol, Freddie Hubbard; a down-and-out comic considers ending it all until the universe sends him an unlikely sign; and New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik details his daughter's cosmopolitan imaginary friend.
  • 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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