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KQED Public Radio: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Janet Yellen on the Economy Janet Yellen made her first appearance before Congress as chair of the Federal Reserve today. Her remarks, released prior to her testimony, stressed that there would be a lot of continuity with past policies, because she had helped develop and implement them.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    City Arts & Lectures Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman The show remembers the late actor and director Philip Seymour Hoffman with a rebroadcast of his 2006 appearance at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. The program was recorded shortly after his Academy Award-winning performance in "Capote." Hoffman talks about the making of that film and his other roles on stage and screen.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Combating Rhino and Elephant Poaching It's illegal to sell rhino horns and elephant tusks. But poachers are bolder than ever in pursuit of materials that are literally worth their weight in gold. The show gets the lasts on an international effort to protect wildlife from illegal hunters.
  • 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 Bay Bridge Leaks Prompt Corrosion Concerns A supposedly watertight chamber on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge sprung hundreds of leaks during rainstorms this past weekend. While bridge officials say the water won't cause damage, at least one critic says there are signs of active corrosion.
  • 9:30 am
    Forum Court Delays Cuts to State Prison Population Governor Jerry Brown now has two more years to reduce California's prison population after a three-judge federal court panel delayed an April deadline. Under an order issued on Monday, the state now has until 2016 to cut its inmate population to about 112,000. The panel had ordered the cuts in 2009 after finding that health care standards had fallen below constitutional levels. We'll talk about the implications of the ruling, and discuss Tuesday's hearing in the state Legislature on proposed changes to solitary confinement policies.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Is Parenting 'All Joy and No Fun'? Does having kids make you happier? The answer is no, according to decades of social science research. While they may find parenthood rewarding and meaningful, parents are no happier than other people, and in some instances are less happy. This phenomenon is at the heart of Jennifer Senior's new book "All Joy and No Fun," which examines evolving notions of parenting and childhood in America.
  • 11:00 am
    Here & Now Exploring 'Modern Love' Why does the New York Times' "Modern Love" column appeal? The show asks the editor.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    The Takeaway Georgia Prepares for Another Winter Storm Georgia is bracing for another winter storm and after disastrous results the first time around. The governor has already closed schools and businesses, leaving much of the state paralyzed. The program checks in with reporters in the south as they prepare.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Will Humans Be Responsible for 'The Sixth Extinction'? We are living in an epoch many scientists describe as the sixth extinction. The fifth extinction killed off the dinosaurs. Scientists now think an asteroid was responsible. Human activity is responsible this time -- or as one scientist put it, this time we're the asteroid. Terry Gross talks with Elizabeth Kolbert about her new book, "The Sixth Extinction."
  • 2:00 pm
    World Nigerian Pentecostal Movement Takes Hold in America American missionaries spread the gospel across Africa. Now, some Africans are bringing it back. The Redeemed Christian Church of God in North America combines the holy spirit with an ambitious business plan. One of its leaders says he wants to "plant churches like Starbucks."
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm


    The Ever-Increasing Specificity of Online Dating -- As online dating becomes big business, websites are catering to increasingly specific tastes and preferences among its users. Having more than 1,500 dating sites available means that the ability to narrow your search for mates or dates has become ever more precise. Whether you follow "Star Trek" or farm for a living -- or occupy any other niche of life -- you're likely to find a match with a site serving those same interests.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Will Humans Be Responsible for 'The Sixth Extinction'? We are living in an epoch many scientists describe as the sixth extinction. The fifth extinction killed off the dinosaurs. Scientists now think an asteroid was responsible. Human activity is responsible this time -- or as one scientist put it, this time we're the asteroid. Terry Gross talks with Elizabeth Kolbert about her new book, "The Sixth Extinction."
  • 8:00 pm
    Radio Specials State of the Re:Union New Leaders: A Black History Month Special -- Usually during Black History Month, we remember Civil Rights icons and reflect on their legacy. But over the past couple of years, the program has met a new generation of African-American leaders, people you may not see on TV specials or making nationally acclaimed speeches. Most of these men and women are on the front lines of their communities, rolling up their sleeves and diving into what can be very unglamorous work. The show introduces listeners to a new group of leaders, and what they're accomplishing in their various corners of America.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Is Parenting 'All Joy and No Fun'? Does having kids make you happier? The answer is no, according to decades of social science research. While they may find parenthood rewarding and meaningful, parents are no happier than other people, and in some instances are less happy. This phenomenon is at the heart of Jennifer Senior's new book "All Joy and No Fun," which examines evolving notions of parenting and childhood in America.
  • 11:00 pm
    All Things Considered Fusion Energy Breakthrough in Livermore Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are claiming that a massive laser has been used to produce energy through the fusion of atoms. Nuclear fusion is the process that powers our sun. Researchers have been trying for decades to harness fusion energy for electricity production, but it's proven tough. Now scientists say they've finally gotten more energy out than they put in, which is a major milestone.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Facing Climate Doom Australian social scientist Clive Hamilton says that the world will likely try extreme measures to prevent climate change, seeking to engineer the atmosphere to put the brakes on runaway global warming. But Hamilton is pessimistic that governments around the world will control the emissions that are driving up the global temperature.
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