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KQED Public Radio: Saturday, October 26, 2013

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Saturday, October 26, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Egypt's Economic Woes In the almost three years since Egyptians rose up against autocratic rule, there has been one constant: lots of people are still mired in poverty and they're getting poorer. Economic social justice was a main demand of protesters in 2011 and then again in 2013 when protesters took to the streets against Mohamed Morsi. The program discusses how if Egypt's new leaders don't fix the problem they may face the same problem.
  • 1:00 am
    KQED Newsroom Obamacare Rolls Out in California As technical glitches hobble the rollout of new health care exchanges around the country under the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), California's customized system has been earning higher marks. The program discusses how, despite the law's goal of increasing access to health insurance, some Californians are bracing themselves for a marked increase in the cost of their coverage.
  • 1:30 am
    Washington Week HealthCare.gov Troubles The people trying to sign-up for health insurance coverage are not the only ones angry over the continuing problems with the HealthCare.gov website. President Obama is unhappy and taking immediate action to bring in more experts as well as tapping Jeffery Zients, incoming Director of the National Economic Council, to oversee repairs to the healthcare site. A growing number of Republicans are calling for the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. And many Democrats are concerned that if the technical problems with the Affordable Care Act website are not fixed in a timely manner it could make their 2014 reelection campaigns more difficult.
  • 2:00 am
    Commonwealth Club Richard Dawkins Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins has been central to the debates surrounding creationism, intelligent design and religion. He coined the word meme, and his gene-centric view of evolution helped popularize the radical new understanding of Darwinism. From his early childhood in Africa to his educational awakening at Oxford, Dawkins shares his personal experiences that shaped his remarkable life and intellectual development. He appeared in conversation with Kishore Hari, director of the Bay Area Science Festival.
  • 3:00 am
    Inside Europe Voting for Scottish Independence Next September, the people of Scotland will go to the polls to vote in a referendum on whether or not to leave the United Kingdom. Opinion polls show that only a third of Scots are planning to vote in favor of independence. The Scottish National Party is the driving force behind a yes vote, but Scotland's artists have become a vocal presence at the heart of the debate. The program reports from Glasgow on the debate.
  • 4:00 am
    It's Your World (a broadcast of the World Affairs Council) The World: An Arab Perspective Once a quiet region mostly governed by authoritarian leaders, the Arab world since 2010 has seen profound changes. The Arab Spring forced many to reevaluate their understanding of the region and its people. For some the uprisings seemed sudden, but to Professor Shibley Telhami the Arab peoples' present-day grievances, priorities, and desires have been fomenting for decades. Based on 20 years of public polling data from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Jordan, Lebanon, and the UAE, Telhami discusses differences in Arab polling, notions of Arab Identity, how no government in the Arab world is immune from revolt, and how Arab public opinion will reshape the Arab World.
  • 5:00 am
  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
    Weekend Edition
    Perspectives7:36am & 8:36am

  • 9:00 am
  • 10:00 am
    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.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    This American Life Superpowers 2013 The show answers the following questions about superpowers: Can superheroes be real people? No. Can real people become superheroes? Maybe. And which is better -- flight or invisibility?
  • 1:00 pm
    Radiolab War of the Worlds In their very first live hour, the show takes a deep dive into one of the most controversial moments in broadcasting history: Orson Welles' 1938 radio play about Martians invading New Jersey. "The War of the Worlds" is believed to have fooled over a million people when it originally aired, and it's continued to fool people since -- from Santiago, Chile to Buffalo, New York to a particularly disastrous evening in Quito, Ecuador.
  • 2:00 pm
    Radio Specials Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin Film Directors Chris Columbus and Stephen Daldry -- Host Alec Baldwin sits down with film directors Chris Columbus and Stephen Daldry. Columbus has brought to the screen some of the biggest American family films in the last 20 years: "Adventures in Babysitting," "Home Alone," and "Mrs. Doubtfire." Despite his success, Columbus admits that he "always, to this day, [feels] like [he's] gonna walk on a movie and get fired." Stephen Daldry, who recently directed "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," offers a window into his past -- from training as a clown and driving giraffes through Pompeii to being serenaded with Billy Elliot songs by a persistent Elton John.
  • 3:00 pm
    Moyers & Company Progressives Pick Up the Pieces It's the largest corporate fine in American history -- $13 billion. That's the amount JPMorgan Chase will reportedly pay to settle civil charges around its alleged manipulation of mortgage securities -- a series of shady business deals that five years ago crippled homeowners and helped trigger the meltdown that threatened the world's economy. And that's just the tip of a really big iceberg. What does the settlement tell us about the corruption of American capitalism?Bill Moyers speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gretchen Morgenson, and historian and author Peter Dreier.
  • 4:00 pm
    Living On Earth What We Learned from Hurricane Sandy It's been a year since Hurricane Sandy brought devastating floods to the East Coast and destroyed many homes and businesses. Urban Planning professor Elliott Sclar joins the program to discuss what lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy, how to protect our coasts and cities for a warming world with wilder storms.
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    A Prairie Home Companion Where the Beat is Tough The program airs live from the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, with special guests: folk duo The Milk Carton Kids, singer Hilary Thavis, and theatre organist Tony Thomas. Also, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Beth Gilleland, and Fred Newman; saxophonist Kenni Holmen joins The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band; and the latest news from Lake Wobegon.
  • 8:00 pm
    Selected Shorts Fateful Meetings: A Halloween Special with Wyatt Cenac The show pulls a few choice works out of the vault for Halloween, including Charles Keating's hilarious read of a mock Gothic story by Robertson Davies, "The Cat that Went to Trinity," and three favorites by Edgar Allan Poe. The poems "The Bells" and "Annabel Lee" are read by Rene Auberjonois, Fionnula Flanagan, Isaiah Sheffer, and Harris Yulin; and Wyatt Cenac reads the ultimate revenge tale, "The Cask of Amontillado."
  • 9:00 pm
    This American Life Superpowers 2013 The show answers the following questions about superpowers: Can superheroes be real people? No. Can real people become superheroes? Maybe. And which is better -- flight or invisibility?
  • 10:00 pm
    The Moth Radio Hour Ionesco, Voodoo and Therapy A high school student in Nebraska tries to bluff his way through a French assignment; a Voodoo Priestess tries to help the New Orleans Saints get to the Superbowl; and a man starts to believe his psychiatrist is a real flirt.
  • 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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