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KQED Public Radio: Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered California Drought Unearths Remnants of Gold Rush Life The drought in California has become so severe that cities are preparing to impose restrictions on water use in homes. In Northern California, the water level in Folsom Lake is so low that remnants of Gold Rush life, which have long been underwater, are now exposed and being collected.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    City Arts & Lectures Amy Tan Born in the United States to immigrant parents from China, Amy Tan rejected her mother's expectations that she become a doctor and concert pianist. She chose to write fiction instead. Her novels include The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God's Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter's Daughter, and Saving Fish from Drowning. She is also the author of a memoir, The Opposite of Fate, two children's books, The Moon Lady and Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat, and numerous articles. Ms. Tan also wrote the libretto for The Bonesetter's Daughter, which had its world premiere in September 2008 with the San Francisco Opera. Prior to their disbanding, she served as lead rhythm dominatrix, backup singer, and second tambourine with the literary garage band, the Rock Bottom Remainders, whose members included Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Scott Turow. Her newest novel, The Valley of Amazement, moves between the dazzling world of courtesans in turn-of-the-century Shanghai, a remote Chinese mountain village, and the rough-hewn streets of nineteenth-century San Francisco.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Anti-Abortion Group Challenges Buffer Zones In many states, buffer zones separate demonstrators from abortion clinics, funerals or polling places. An anti-abortion group says those laws are unconstitutional, and it's challenging them before the Supreme Court.
  • 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 Court Strikes Blow to Net Neutrality On Tuesday, a federal appeals court ruled that the FCC cannot continue to enforce net neutrality. That means Internet service providers (ISPs) are no longer required to treat traffic equally, stirring opponents' concerns that large, deep-pocketed providers like Verizon can slow or block certain web traffic. What will the ruling mean for Internet service providers, content creators and consumers?
  • 9:30 am
    Forum Post a Negative Yelp Review? You May Not Stay Anonymous Last week, an appellate court in Virginia ruled that Yelp had to reveal the real names of seven people who posted negative reviews about a carpet cleaning company. The carpet company alleged that the anonymous reviewers had not actually used its services, and that their critical reviews were defamatory. But Yelp and its supporters maintain that online anonymity is a First Amendment right.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Gary Shteyngart's 'Little Failure: A Memoir' When author Gary Shteyngart was seven years old, he emigrated with his parents from St. Petersburg, Russia to Queens, New York. As a small boy with severe asthma, he recalls sitting alone in the school cafeteria talking to himself in Russian and wearing a giant fur hat. Even his own mother used to call him "Little Failure." The author of "Absurdistan" and "Super Sad True Love Story" joins us to talk about his new memoir, which The New York Times has called "hilarious and moving."
  • 11:00 am
    Here & Now Why Do We Love Pandas So Much? Writer Susan Orlean joins the show to discuss the worldwide obsession with pandas.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    The Takeaway The White House v. Senate Power Struggle Over Iran As the United States' nuclear talks with Iran reach a critical phase, the Senate is getting closer to passing tougher sanctions against Iran. What might tougher sanctions mean for talks? The show examines the power struggle playing out between the White House and Senate with guests including P.J. Crowley, former State Department spokesperson and professor at George Washington University.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air How States Become Political Monopolies While Congress remains divided and gridlocked, some states have turned into political monopolies where one party controls both the state legislature and the governor's office, enabling that party to push through its political agenda. Terry Gross finds out how funding from special interest groups makes this possible with Nicholas Confessore of The New York Times.
  • 2:00 pm
    World In South Africa, From Poor Township to College On graduation day in a poor township in South Africa, seniors at a school for gifted students look forward to attending college. But not everyone gets to go. The show finds out how one confident student lost her way, and then found it again.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Companies Betting Against Home Ownership Even though the housing market is turning around, some companies still bet Americans will choose renting homes over owning them.
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm


  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Marketplace Companies Betting Against Home Ownership Even though the housing market is turning around, some companies still bet Americans will choose renting homes over owning them.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air How States Become Political Monopolies While Congress remains divided and gridlocked, some states have turned into political monopolies where one party controls both the state legislature and the governor's office, enabling that party to push through its political agenda. Terry Gross finds out how funding from special interest groups makes this possible with Nicholas Confessore of The New York Times.
  • 8:00 pm
    Radio Specials Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Assassination and Legacy The program presents the final part of a Canadian Broadcasting Company series on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., focusing on reactions to his death and some thoughts on his legacy. The show begins with a CBC news special from April 4, 1968 reporting on Dr. King's assassination, which led to a wave of riots in more than 100 cities.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Gary Shteyngart's 'Little Failure: A Memoir' When author Gary Shteyngart was seven years old, he emigrated with his parents from St. Petersburg, Russia to Queens, New York. As a small boy with severe asthma, he recalls sitting alone in the school cafeteria talking to himself in Russian and wearing a giant fur hat. Even his own mother used to call him "Little Failure." The author of "Absurdistan" and "Super Sad True Love Story" joins us to talk about his new memoir, which The New York Times has called "hilarious and moving."
  • 11:00 pm
    All Things Considered Muslim Women Lean In Most American mosques do a poor job including women, according to recent studies that cite sub-par women's prayer spaces, a lack of leadership roles and little programming relevant to women. But an increasing number of observant Muslim women are speaking up. They're led by a younger generation that uses social media to expose inequities and demand change. Monique Parsons reports on a Southern California mosque that is considered a model for being "women-friendly," as well as on the young Muslim women working to make women's roles a central issue for American Islam.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Supreme Court Considers Buffer Zones The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments regarding the constitutionality of the buffer zones that are often established around abortion clinics. Opponents of the zones claim that they violate the free speech rights of anti-abortion protestors.
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