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KQED Public Radio: Thursday, February 27, 2014

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Thursday, February 27, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered School Discipline Changes Since the mid-1990s, schools have increasingly disciplined students with harsh tactics like suspensions and even the criminal courts. Now, the pendulum is swinging in the other direction. The program reports that even in Texas -- one of the most aggressive states in criminalizing students' misbehavior -- there is a movement for change.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    Radio Specials Intelligence Squared U.S. Are We Meant to be Carnivores? -- According to a 2009 poll, around 1 percent of American adults reported eating no animal products. In 2011 that number rose to 2.5 percent -- more than double, but still dwarfed by the 48 percent who reported eating meat, fish or poultry at all of their meals. In the U.S., most of us are blessed with an abundance of food and food choices. So taking into account our health, the environment and ethical concerns, which diet is best? Are we or aren't we meant to be carnivores?
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition The Story Behind the Hollywood Clipboard Clap You've seen it in every movie about making movies. Before filming a scene, someone runs in front of the camera and claps the two halves of a little board together. NPR's Susan Stamberg has the story behind a Hollywood odd job.
  • 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 U.S. Prepares for Total Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan President Obama has formally ordered the Pentagon to prepare for a full withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year, if Afghan President Hamid Karzai or his successor do not sign America's proposed security pact. Many experts are concerned that a full withdrawal will push Afghanistan into civil war and further destabilize the region. We discuss the possibilities for diplomacy and the repercussions of a total troop withdrawal.
  • 9:30 am
    Forum Life After Guantanamo BBC reporter Dawood Azami is likely the first Afghan journalist to visit Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, where about 220 Afghans have been held by the U.S. military, making them the largest single nationality detained there. In a new BBC documentary, Azami follows former inmates released from Guantanamo as they struggle to readjust to civilian life in Afghanistan. Azami joins us to discuss the living conditions for Afghan prisoners at Guantanamo and their experiences back home, where they are often greeted as heroes.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Rachel Kushner on 'The Flamethrowers' Author Rachel Kushner rode motorbikes and sported red streaks in her hair during her days at UC Berkeley -- not too different from the heroine of her latest novel, "The Flamethrowers." Kushner joins us to talk about the book, whose protagonist is a 20-something artist in 1970s New York. The novel was shortlisted for the 2013 National Book Award.
  • 11:00 am
    Here & Now A SXSW Preview The show explores what to look out for at next month's South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, including new music from "Jamestown Revival."
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    The Takeaway VA Doctor Limited Opiate Prescriptions, Says She Was Forced Out On Wednesday, a House oversight committee held a hearing about the Department of Veterans Affairs' skyrocketing use of narcotic painkillers. And now, a former VA doctor has stepped forward with disturbing new allegations about the agency's prescription practices. In an exclusive interview with The Center for Investigative Reporting and ABC News, Dr. Basimah Khulusi said she was forced out last year after she refused to prescribe what she considered unsafe doses of opiates.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Neil DeGrasse Tyson on the New 'Cosmos' Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson hosts a new 13-part series on FOX TV titled "Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey." It's a follow up to Carl Sagan's popular 1980 PBS series "Cosmos," about the wonders of the universe. Tyson joins Dave Davies to talk about following in Carl Sagan's footsteps, space exploration and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
  • 2:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Betting on the Oscars Academy Award winners take home statutes. But make the right bet, and you too can take home some gold. The show looks at Oscar ballots, bookies and betting pools.
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm


    President Obama's New Youth Initiative -- The show discusses President Obama's new initiative aimed at helping young black and Hispanic men. He'll sign an executive order that setting up a task force to help keep them in school and out of prisons.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Marketplace Betting on the Oscars Academy Award winners take home statutes. But make the right bet, and you too can take home some gold. The show looks at Oscar ballots, bookies and betting pools.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Neil DeGrasse Tyson on the New 'Cosmos' Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson hosts a new 13-part series on FOX TV titled "Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey." It's a follow up to Carl Sagan's popular 1980 PBS series "Cosmos," about the wonders of the universe. Tyson joins Dave Davies to talk about following in Carl Sagan's footsteps, space exploration and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
  • 8:00 pm
    Radio Specials America Abroad Women's Rights After the Arab Spring -- In the three years since the start of the Arab Spring, women have seen little or no improvement when it comes to fundamental rights. Many have actually seen rights taken away, as secular dictators give way to strict fundamentalists. The program visits Egypt where under the newly adopted constitution, women are supposed to have equality in "all civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights." The program also hears from Turkey where women are feeling the effects of newly empowered religious conservative parties, as well as from women in Kuwait about their day-to-day lives.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Rachel Kushner on 'The Flamethrowers' Author Rachel Kushner rode motorbikes and sported red streaks in her hair during her days at UC Berkeley -- not too different from the heroine of her latest novel, "The Flamethrowers." Kushner joins us to talk about the book, whose protagonist is a 20-something artist in 1970s New York. The novel was shortlisted for the 2013 National Book Award.
  • 11:00 pm
    All Things Considered Tortoise Rehab The ploughshare tortoise of Madagascar is among the rarest animals in the world. Only a few hundred of them are believed to remain. Nevertheless, their ornate shell coloration makes them a popular black market pet. The program discusses how, for years, the nonprofit Turtle Conservancy has sought to combat such smuggling.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Organic Soybean Shortage American farmers can't -- or won't - grow enough organic soybeans to serve as animal feed. The show discusses how, to ease the shortage, organic meat and egg producers are turning instead to India or China.
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