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KQED Public Radio: Friday, December 20, 2013

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Friday, December 20, 2013
  • 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.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    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.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition 100 Years of Crossword Puzzles The crossword puzzle turns 100 years old this week. Over the decades, the word game has grown ever more popular. There are even dubious claims it can help hold off dementia.
  • 5:00 am
  • MORNING
  • 6:33 am
  • 7:00 am
  • 8:33 am
    The Do List The Do List This week we're highlighting a rockabilly filly, tot rock and a storefront church.
  • 9:00 am
    Forum Cybersecurity and Target's Customer Data Breach On Thursday, Target announced that cybercrooks may have hacked into the data of 40 million of its in-store customers' credit and debit card accounts. The breach started over Black Friday weekend, and security experts say consumers are often more vulnerable during the holiday season. Our panel of experts will take questions on identity theft, and how to increase your protection during the holidays.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Farewell to Candlestick When you think of Candlestick Park, what memories stand out? Dwight Clark's famous 1982 touchdown catch against the Cowboys? Or when the Loma Prieta earthquake interrupted the 1989 World Series? Perhaps it's the last-ever Beatles concert? Or maybe all you can remember is trying to stay warm in the frigid year-round wind. Monday will be the last regular season 49ers game at Candlestick Park before it closes for good. We'll look back at the illustrious history of the stadium.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday The Christmas Bird Count Have you spotted any snowy owls or spied any sparrows? Host Ira Flatow and guests break out the binoculars for a favorite holiday tradition: the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday The Year in Science Host Ira Flatow and guests look back at the year's biggest science stories, including the first detected neutrinos from outer space, a landmark ruling on gene patents and the science shutdown. Plus, what predictions didn't pan out?
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Remembering Country Singer Ray Price The show listens back to a 1999 interview with country singer Ray Price, who died Monday at the age of 87. His hits included "Crazy Arms" and "Heartaches by the Number." Willie Nelson and Roger Miller played in Price's band. The program also talks with singer/songwriter Jason Isbell. His solo album "Southeastern," released this year, has been on a number of best albums of the year lists.
  • 2:00 pm
    World In China, Memories of the Cultural Revolution In China these days, there's some nostalgia for Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution. But there are also dark memories of brutality and betrayal. The program finds out why some old-timers are looking back at the Cultural Revolution and saying they're sorry.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace An Orange Town Without Oranges If you're a town built on the orange business, what do you do when they go away? The show features the latest edition of its "American Futures" tour with The Atlantic.
  • 4:30 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine This holiday season, so much of what we buy is mass-produced -- from ornaments to gingerbread houses to wreaths that you can find at most Christmas tree lots. For a breath of fresh air, we stop by a farm in the Santa Cruz Mountains that makes Christmas wreaths the old-fashioned way.
  • 5:00 pm
    All Things Considered
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    Detroit in the Dark -- For more than four decades, officials in the now-bankrupt city of Detroit have not been able to keep the lights burning. Only about 40 percent of Detroit's 88,000 streetlights are working, and the large patches of darkness provide widespread cover for criminal activity and fatal traffic accidents. The city has just been approved for a $60 million bond to finally begin Phase One of a plan to repair those streetlights. But even in that effort, the Motor City's bankruptcy casts a shadow.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    The California Report Holiday Wreaths the Old-Fashioned Way This holiday season, so much of what we buy is mass-produced -- from ornaments to gingerbread houses to wreaths that you can find at most Christmas tree lots. For a breath of fresh air, we stop by a farm in the Santa Cruz Mountains that makes Christmas wreaths the old-fashioned way.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Remembering Country Singer Ray Price The show listens back to a 1999 interview with country singer Ray Price, who died Monday at the age of 87. His hits included "Crazy Arms" and "Heartaches by the Number." Willie Nelson and Roger Miller played in Price's band. The program also talks with singer/songwriter Jason Isbell. His solo album "Southeastern," released this year, has been on a number of best albums of the year lists.
  • 8:00 pm
    Commonwealth Club U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Increasingly, corporations and public officials are starting to measure the economic impact of well-functioning ecosystems. For example, streams clean water and wetlands can buffer communities from storm surges. At the same time, the United States is experiencing an energy boom and domestic production of fossil fuels is rising as part of President Obama's "all of the above" energy strategy. U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell appears in conversation with Greg Dalton, founder and host of Climate One.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Farewell to Candlestick When you think of Candlestick Park, what memories stand out? Dwight Clark's famous 1982 touchdown catch against the Cowboys? Or when the Loma Prieta earthquake interrupted the 1989 World Series? Perhaps it's the last-ever Beatles concert? Or maybe all you can remember is trying to stay warm in the frigid year-round wind. Monday will be the last regular season 49ers game at Candlestick Park before it closes for good. We'll look back at the illustrious history of the stadium.
  • 11:00 pm
    The California Report Holiday Wreaths the Old-Fashioned Way This holiday season, so much of what we buy is mass-produced -- from ornaments to gingerbread houses to wreaths that you can find at most Christmas tree lots. For a breath of fresh air, we stop by a farm in the Santa Cruz Mountains that makes Christmas wreaths the old-fashioned way.
  • 11:30 pm
    All Things Considered Pentagon Robotics Competition It's the robot Olympics, set for this weekend in South Florida. The Pentagon's research group, DARPA, is sponsoring a competition to test the most sophisticated robots and most advanced research from around the world.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Space Walk: Astronauts With Snorkels On Saturday, astronauts will conduct the first in a series of lengthy space walks to attempt to fix a part of the Space Station's cooling system. The problem has its roots in stuck valves, and shows the challenges of swapping things out in space. Also, why will the astronauts be carrying snorkels? In short: to keep from drowning.
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