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KQED Public Radio: Thursday, December 19, 2013

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Thursday, December 19, 2013
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Youth Radio: Am I a Shopaholic? Whether you love buying gifts or dread trips to the mall, good luck avoiding some kind of shopping during the holiday season. Youth Radio's Sophie Varon doesn't need something like a gift-giving holiday to force her to shop. She can't get enough of it. To the point that she's not sure her relationship to shopping is entirely healthy.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    Radio Specials America Abroad Global Entrepreneurship -- The U.S. is often thought of as the land of innovation - a great habitat for entrepreneurs. And, this is still the case. But why are other regions of the world, such as Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, producing entrepreneurs at a faster rate than the United States? The show travels to Mexico City and Lagos to see how middle income and developing countries are fostering new entrepreneurs. The program also visits MIT in Massachusetts to explore the role of education in cultivating the next generation of American, and global entrepreneurs.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition From the Field to the Food Bank A lot of American produce gets rejected: fruits and vegetables that aren't pretty enough for supermarkets. In California's Central Valley, volunteer farmworkers are fighting hunger by picking those crops.
  • 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 San Francisco Considers Banning Bottled Water Sales on Public Property San Francisco may become the first major city in the United States to ban the sale of water in plastic bottles. A proposal introduced this week by San Francisco Supervisor David Chiu would prohibit the sale of plastic-bottled water on city property, including at parks, concerts, large public events and mobile food trucks, in order to reduce plastic waste. While venues would be required to make tap water available, opponents like the International Bottled Water Association say people would turn to more sugary options like soda. We discuss the proposed ban.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Laugh Out Loud: Comedians on The Year in News A government shutdown. The botched Obamacare rollout. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's very public meltdown. This was a tough year to be a politician, which meant there was plenty of material for political comics to feast upon. We look back on the funny, the serious and the just-plain-cringeworthy news from the past year with a panel of local comedians.
  • 11:00 am
    Here & Now Reconsidering the Battle of Tora Bora Six Americans were killed in Afghanistan this week. Twelve years ago at this time, the war had just started and American forces came close to capturing Osama Bin Laden. So why didn't they? The show looks back at the battle of Tora Bora.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    The Takeaway Marijuana and High Schoolers' Changing Habits More high school students are smoking marijuana instead of drinking alcohol. Meanwhile, use of other drugs is substantially falling. That's according to a new federal report. Is this a positive or negative phenomenon? The program talks to a professor and a parent about what they are seeing.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Ron Burgundy Returns Ron Burgundy is back in the anchor chair in "Anchorman 2." Terry Gross talks with the film's star Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay, who co-wrote the film with Ferrell.
  • 2:00 pm
    World Senegal's Volunteer Health Care Industry The United States gives Senegal millions of dollars for its health care program. That health care program gets high marks, even though its workers are mostly volunteers. But why must Senegal's health care workers work for free?
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Etsy From the Corner Office For the latest installment of the show's "Conversations from the Corner Office" series, Kai Ryssdal talks to Chad Dickerson, the CEO of Etsy, about the company's marketplace community.
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm


    Target Customer Data Breach -- Right in the middle of holiday shopping season, some 40 million credit and debit card numbers were stolen in a major breach of Target customer data. The thefts occurred in stores, not online. Target says it's working with a forensics company to investigate and prevent similar data thefts from occurring in the future. Security experts say one way to limit them is to switch from magnetic stripes on cards to embedded chips.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Marketplace Etsy From the Corner Office For the latest installment of the show's "Conversations from the Corner Office" series, Kai Ryssdal talks to Chad Dickerson, the CEO of Etsy, about the company's marketplace community.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Ron Burgundy Returns Ron Burgundy is back in the anchor chair in "Anchorman 2." Terry Gross talks with the film's star Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay, who co-wrote the film with Ferrell.
  • 8:00 pm
    Radio Specials State of the Re:Union The Rural Southwest: Home on the Range -- Among the most iconic landscapes in the United States is the Western Range, a stretch of millions of acres of land, much of it remote and still undeveloped. In the 21st century, this land has become contested ground. Development pressures threaten open space as the Sun Belt continues to be an economic powerhouse. Border issues mean life in some of these rural places has been transformed by violence and politics. Ranchers and environmentalists alike wrestle with what this land should be in the years to come.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum San Francisco Considers Banning Bottled Water Sales on Public Property San Francisco may become the first major city in the United States to ban the sale of water in plastic bottles. A proposal introduced this week by San Francisco Supervisor David Chiu would prohibit the sale of plastic-bottled water on city property, including at parks, concerts, large public events and mobile food trucks, in order to reduce plastic waste. While venues would be required to make tap water available, opponents like the International Bottled Water Association say people would turn to more sugary options like soda. We discuss the proposed ban.
  • 11:00 pm
    All Things Considered Destroying a B-52 The final B-52 bomber being destroyed as part of the New START Treaty was dismantled this morning in Arizona. The treaty between the U.S. and Russia limits the number of nuclear warheads and warhead delivery systems each country may have.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered The Congressional Retirement Season It's the start of retirement season in the House as members head home after a long, difficult year. Three House members -- two Republicans and a Democrat -- announced their retirements from Congress this week, ahead of the 2014 midterm elections.
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