Donate

Radio Daily Schedule

KQED Public Radio: Sunday, October 20, 2013

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

Schedule is subject to change. Please visit kqed.org/tv/schedules/daily for the most up-to-date info.

Sunday, October 20, 2013
  • 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.
  • 1:00 am
    Studio 360 This program looks at the places "where art and real life collide," exploring the creative influence and transformative power of art in modern life. Hosted by novelist and journalist Kurt Andersen.
  • 2:00 am
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Great Novelists The program speaks with Margaret Atwood and Jonathan Lethem, two of America's most acclaimed contemporary writers. The program also explores the lives and work of the reclusive authors J.D. Salinger and Thomas Pynchon.
  • 3:00 am
    To the Best of Our Knowledge After the Romance What happens after romance ends? Wedding vows, intimacy, and heartache can have a long shelf-life. But butterflies in the stomach? They tend to disappear over time. The program looks at a defense of marriage, a commitment to the single life, a guide to keeping the heat in long-term relationships and a few angry break-up songs.
  • 4:00 am
    Living On Earth The Importance of Sponges in Coral Reefs Since the era of 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 am
  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
    Weekend Edition
    Perspectives7:36am & 8:36am

  • 10:00 am
    The Best of Car Talk Click and Clack tackle the tougher questions of the automobile world.
  • 11:00 am
    A Prairie Home Companion 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.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 1:00 pm
    City Arts & Lectures Richard Dawkins Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins is best known for his landmark book "The Selfish Gene," where he suggests that Darwinian selection happens not on the level of the individual but at the level of our DNA. Also introduced in that book is the concept of the "meme," a self-replicating unit of culture -- an idea, a melody, a rumor -- which is passed along from one person to another, its longevity based on its ability to lodge in the brain and inspire transmission to others. Dawkins has recently been at the forefront of conversations about atheism. His 2006 book, "The God Delusion," offered a critique of religion and promoted scientific principles over creationism and intelligent design. His most recent book, "An Appetite for Wonder," is a memoir covering his early life in colonial Kenya, his intellectual awakening at Oxford, and the creation of his books and philosophy. He appeared in conversation with Adam Savage on October 7, 2013.
  • 2:00 pm
    On the Media A weekly, one-hour program devoted to media criticism and analysis.
  • 3:00 pm
    Latino USA Live From Sacramento The show broadcasts live from Sacramento. Host Maria Hinojosa interviews Californians about art and activism, writing and radio, and how the growth of California's Latino population may indicate how the rest of the country adapts as Latinos become the largest minority.
  • 4:00 pm
    Says You! The witty word trivia game from member station WGBH in Boston.
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    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.
  • 6:30 pm
    Cambridge Forum Shadow Lives: The Forgotten Victims of the War on Terror British journalist and playwright Victoria Brittain joins the program and reveals the unseen side of the "9/11 wars": their impact on the wives and families of men incarcerated in Guantanamo, or in prison or under house arrest in Britain and the U.S. Her newest book, "Shadow Lives," shows how these families have been made socially invisible and a convenient scapegoat for what happens to ordinary people when society abandons the rule of law under the cover of the "War on Terror." What is our unquenchable thirst for security doing to our tradition of human rights and civil liberty?
  • 7:00 pm
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Great Novelists The program speaks with Margaret Atwood and Jonathan Lethem, two of America's most acclaimed contemporary writers. The program also explores the lives and work of the reclusive authors J.D. Salinger and Thomas Pynchon.
  • 8:00 pm
    To the Best of Our Knowledge After the Romance What happens after romance ends? Wedding vows, intimacy, and heartache can have a long shelf-life. But butterflies in the stomach? They tend to disappear over time. The program looks at a defense of marriage, a commitment to the single life, a guide to keeping the heat in long-term relationships and a few angry break-up songs.
  • 9:00 pm
    Marketplace Money Business Analyst Jill Schlesinger Answers Your Questions When should you buy a home? How much should you withdraw from your portfolio? Guest host Adriene Hill and CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger speak with listeners and answer their personal finance questions.
  • 10:00 pm
    TED Radio Hour Have and Have-Nots Income inequality is at an all-time high between the haves and the have-nots. But can the poverty gap potentially be eliminated? TED speakers share some big ideas about inequality and new ways we might achieve prosperity for all.
  • 11:00 pm
    Tech Nation A weekly program focusing on the impact of technology in our lives.
  • 12:00 am
Sunday, October 20, 2013

Navigate By Date

Calendar is loading...
Become a KQED sponsor

Radio Specials

Every week, KQED airs some of the best programs from independent radio producers and public radio networks around the world.