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KQED Public Radio: Sunday, December 29, 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, December 29, 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.
  • 2:00 am
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Begin Again The program shares a collection of stories about putting challenges behind us -- stories about transformation and about coming through hard times into a new life.
  • 3:00 am
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Change Over Time The show talks about change over time -- how change is really a lifelong project.
  • 4:00 am
    Living On Earth Looking Back on the EPA with William Ruckelshaus The program speaks with the first U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief, William Ruckelshaus, who discusses the pollution that compelled Congress to pass the Clean Water Act 40 years ago.
  • 5:00 am
  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
    Weekend Edition
    Perspectives7:36am & 8:36am

  • 10:00 am
    Car Talk Click and Clack tackle the tougher questions of the automobile world.
  • 11:00 am
    A Prairie Home Companion Come Too Far to Turn Around The show closes out 2013 with a rebroadcast from last December at The Town Hall in New York City. Diana Krall sings "Glad Rag Doll," Rob Fisher and The DiGiallonardo Sisters have the "Heebie Jeebies," and a word from Lutheran Air, the airline that insults you with a smile. In Lake Wobegon, the Chatterbox Cafe's potato sausage gives the town a festive aroma.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 1:00 pm
    City Arts & Lectures From the Archives: Mary Oliver Mary Oliver's poetry, with her lyrical connection to the natural world, has firmly established her in the highest realm of American poets. She is renowned for her evocative and precise imagery, bringing nature into clear focus. Among her countless distinctions are the Pulitzer Prize for "American Primitive" and the National Book Award for "New and Selected Poems Volume One." Over the past two decades she has taught at various colleges and universities. This is a rebroadcast from her discussion on October 12, 2011 at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco.
  • 2:00 pm
    On the Media A weekly, one-hour program devoted to media criticism and analysis.
  • 3:00 pm
    Latino USA End of the Year The show wraps up the year with bittersweet stories. Journalist Oscar Martinez talks about riding the rails with Central American migrants heading to the U.S. and Mexico; a bilingual radio station celebrates 40 years on the air; the STEM sisters check back in with Maria Hinojosa about starting their science careers; the show discusses environmental concerns from Los Angeles to Puerto Rico; a "Banned Books Club" celebrates a year of spreading forbidden Latino-centric literature; and musician Eugene Hutz visits for a performance chat.
  • 4:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    The California Report A Man with Three Mules in Salinas California has long been a place where people hit the road on adventures. One man has spent 10 years traveling on foot -- with three mules. Sixty-five-year-old John Sears is on a mission: he's protesting the loss open spaces by living outdoors with his mules. KQED's Shuka Kalantari caught up with the man nicknamed "Mule" in Salinas to learn where he's going next, and why.
  • 6:30 pm
    Cambridge Forum The Banjo Project, Part One Television writer-producer Marc Fields and banjo virtuoso Tony Trischka explore America's quintessential instrument, assisted by Darol Anger on fiddle. Based on Fields' PBS documentary, "Give Me the Banjo," the special program illustrates the instrument's history going back to its African roots.
  • 7:00 pm
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Begin Again The program shares stories about putting challenges behind us - stories about transformation and about coming through hard times into a new life.
  • 8:00 pm
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Change Over Time The show talks about change over time -- how change is really a lifelong project.
  • 9:00 pm
    Marketplace Money 2013 Roundtable Host Carmen Wong Ulrich is joined by three journalists to talk about some of the biggest news stories of 2013 that affected our wallets. David Gura of "Marketplace," Tara Siegel Bernard of the New York Times and Los Angeles Times consumer columnist David Lazarus make up the roundtable.
  • 10:00 pm
    TED Radio Hour What Is Beauty? Beauty surrounds us, draws us in, gives joy and creates conflict. TED speakers conjure up beauty both ancient and modern, and suggest reasons why humans are hardwired to crave and respond to beauty.
  • 11:00 pm
    Tech Nation A weekly program focusing on the impact of technology in our lives.
  • 12:00 am
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