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KQED Public Radio: Wednesday, October 30, 2013

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Obama to Review U.S. Surveillance Policy President Obama won't say when he learned about American eavesdropping on European allies. Instead, as the program discusses, he's talking about a review of U.S. surveillance policy that could lead to new limits on the NSA's eavesdropping authority.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    City Arts & Lectures Christopher Guest Christopher Guest is an actor, director, writer, and composer best known for mockumentaries like "This Is Spinal Tap," "Waiting for Guffman," "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind." He also had a prominent role as the evil, six-fingered Count Rugen in the film "The Princess Bride." And he is the creator of the documentary-style television comedy "Family Tree," which premiered this May on HBO. Guest appeared in conversation with Adam Savage on October 8, 2013.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Fighting Polio in the Horn of Africa Polio is on the rise in Somalia, and neighboring countries like Ethiopia are trying to keep out the disease. They're vaccinating children who cross the border, but the militants who control parts of Somalia aren't too cooperative. The program discusses the fight against polio in the Horn of Africa.
  • 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 Signs West Coast Climate Pact On Monday, Governor Jerry Brown signed a regional pact with Oregon, Washington state, and British Columbia to fight global warming. The pact, which is non-binding, aims to put a price on carbon dioxide emissions, encourages use of alternative fuels, and calls for building a bullet train from Canada to California. We discuss the agreement.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Daniel Alarcón: 'At Night We Walk in Circles' San Francisco-based novelist Daniel Alarcón's new highly acclaimed book, "At Night We Walk in Circles," is set in an unnamed, war-torn Latin American country. It follows a young actor performing in a provocative play called "The Idiot President." Alarcón's first novel, "Lost City Radio," was named Novel of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle and the Washington Post, and the New Yorker picked Alarcón as one of their "20 Under 40" fiction writers worth watching. Alarcón joins us in the studio to discuss his new novel and his continuing work as executive producer of the Spanish language long-form radio program, "Radio Ambulante."
  • 11:00 am
    Here & Now The Gap Between Rich and Poor in American Cities The program speaks with an urban anthropologist who weighs in on the gap between the rich and poor in American cities.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    The Takeaway The Decrease in Republican Mayors The number of Republican mayors of large cities is dwindling due to lower crime rates, overemphasis on Republican ideology and Democrats' willingness to confront what were seen as formerly GOP issues. The program explores what impact this has on national elections.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield Host Terry Gross speaks with Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield about what he's seen and experienced on his three space flights and two spacewalks. Hadfield is best known for the YouTube video of him singing David Bowie's "Space Oddity," while floating around weightless at the international space station.
  • 2:00 pm
    World Iraq's Serious Health Problems Violence in Iraq has risen to its highest level since 2007 -- but the health problems in Iraq go way beyond bombings and bullets. The program speaks with Gil Burnham, of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, about Iraq's other serious health problems.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Banks of the Future It's hard to imagine a bank branch without tellers and a vault, but the program discusses how branches of the future will have neither.
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm


    Voter ID Issues in Texas -- The program discusses how a strict voter ID law being tested in Texas is having unexpected consequences. It requires the name on voters' official ID to match with the name on their voter ID card. That's causing problems for some women, whose names may change because of marriage or divorce. They're being asked to provide a birth certificate and other acceptable documentation to prove who they are, or their votes won't be counted.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Marketplace Banks of the Future It's hard to imagine a bank branch without tellers and a vault, but the program discusses how branches of the future will have neither.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield Host Terry Gross speaks with Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield about what he's seen and experienced on his three space flights and two spacewalks. Hadfield is best known for the YouTube video of him singing David Bowie's "Space Oddity," while floating around weightless at the international space station.
  • 8:00 pm
    Radio Specials The Computer History Museum Presents: Game Changers: Trip Hawkins with the New York Times' John Markoff Trip Hawkins is a game changer and a revolutionary, who considered interactive games to be a new art form and their creators, artists. He founded Electronic Arts, 3DO and Digital Chocolate, and is a Hall of Fame game industry and digital media consultant. He appeared in conversation with the New York Times' John Markoff, where they talk about everything from Hawkins' early days at Apple working for Steve Jobs, to founding Electronic Arts. Hawkins shares his thoughts on how the gaming industry has evolved, the state of gaming today and how 3D technologies may change the ways we interact with devices. This event is part of the Museum's acclaimed Revolutionaries speaker series, featuring renowned innovators, business and technology leaders, and authors in enthralling conversations often with leading journalists.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Daniel Alarcón: 'At Night We Walk in Circles' San Francisco-based novelist Daniel Alarcón's new highly acclaimed book, "At Night We Walk in Circles," is set in an unnamed, war-torn Latin American country. It follows a young actor performing in a provocative play called "The Idiot President." Alarcón's first novel, "Lost City Radio," was named Novel of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle and the Washington Post, and the New Yorker picked Alarcón as one of their "20 Under 40" fiction writers worth watching. Alarcón joins us in the studio to discuss his new novel and his continuing work as executive producer of the Spanish language long-form radio program, "Radio Ambulante."
  • 11:00 pm
    All Things Considered How Business Leaders View Today's Economy Against the backdrop of uncertainties business are facing -- everything from the future of fed policy and leadership and the fiscal outlook in Washington to the effects of Obamacare, inflation and employment - the program speaks to leaders of major American companies about how they view the economy today.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Preparing for Floods in NYC The program discusses how business owners in lower Manhattan are taking matters into their own hands to prepare for when flooding threatens, hardening buildings and investing in barriers they can put up on their own to create a dry perimeter around their properties. Sea level rise is expected to make the area much more prone to inundation in just a few decades.
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