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KQED Public Radio: Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Syria Girl Scouts This week marks the third anniversary of the start of the Syrian conflict, and Syrian refugees are facing what increasingly appears to be a permanent plight. In the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, a group reminiscent of the Girl Scouts, complete with badges, reflects attempts to cope with the long-term situation.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    It's Your World (a broadcast of the World Affairs Council) U.S.-Russian Relations in the 21st Century The relationship between the United States and Russia has long been an unstable one. Both Presidents Clinton and Bush sought inroads with Russia and staked much on their personal ties to Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin - only to leave office with relations at a low point - and Barack Obama managed to restore ties only temporarily. The Obama administration fostered a positive relationship with former President Dmitry Medvedev, but that "reset" fell apart after Vladimir Putin's return to the post. While cooperation continues in certain areas, most recently with Syria, broader collaboration is lacking. Professor Angela Stent, director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies at Georgetown University, argues that the same contentious issues - terrorism, missile defense, Iran, nuclear proliferation, Afghanistan, the former Soviet space, the greater Middle East - have faced every U.S. president, Democrat and Republican alike, since the collapse of the USSR. What are the prospects for improving relations in the future? Is the effort doomed to fail again and again?
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Re-Enlisting a Veteran Spacecraft Thirty-one years ago, a NASA engineer borrowed a satellite. It was studying solar wind, but he sent it to a nearby comet instead. Now he wants to bring it back for its original mission.
  • 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 Mayor Jean Quan and City Administrator Fred Blackwell Discuss Oakland's Changes and Challenges The city of Oakland has been experiencing a major boom. The city is attracting more high-tech businesses, a growing number of restaurants and bars are fueling a vibrant nightlife and housing prices are soaring. But Oakland continues to struggle with a high crime rate, underfunded schools and a wide gulf between the rich and the poor. We talk with Mayor Jean Quan and Oakland's new city administrator, Fred Blackwell, about the changes and challenges facing Oakland.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Yiyun Li's 'Kinder Than Solitude': A Murder Mystery Set in China and the U.S. Oakland-based author, U.C. Davis professor and MacArthur "genius grant" recipient Yiyun Li returns to Forum to talk about her new novel, "Kinder Than Solitude." A murder mystery, the story travels back and forth between early 1990s China and president-day America.
  • 11:00 am
    Here & Now A Live Interview with Gov. Jerry Brown The show kicks off their live broadcasts from NPR West with an interview with California Governor Jerry Brown, about ideas to deal with the state's historic drought.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    The Takeaway The Challenges of Searching a Seabed As 25 countries join the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, some say the search area is simply too vast. The program takes a look at the difficulties and challenges of searching the seabed.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Carl Hoffman's 'Savage Harvest' Guest host Dave Davies speaks with journalist Carl Hoffman. He's investigated the 1961 disappearance of 23-year-old Michael Rockefeller, who was last seen off the coast of New Guinea. The cause was thought to have been a drowning, but Hoffman found evidence thatRockefeller -- who was in the area to collect art -- was captured, killed, and eaten by headhunters. Hoffman is the author of the book "Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art." He is also contributing editor at National Geographic Traveler and author of "The Lunatic Express: Discovering the World Via its Most Dangerous Buses, Boats, Trains and Planes," which was named one of the 10 best books of 2010 by The Wall Street Journal.
  • 2:00 pm
    World The Latest on Ukraine The program has the latest on Ukraine, and the day's top news -- and some unusual stories from around the globe.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Making Obamacare a Success A big deadline to sign up for the Affordable Care Act deadline is just around the corner. But getting people to sign up, the show explains, is just the first step to making Obamacare a success.
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm


    Crimea Update -- The program updates the situation in Crimea, where several Ukrainian soldiers were shot, one fatally, when Russian forces stormed a Ukrainian military base outside the capital, Simferopol. Also, Andranik Migranyan, the director of the Institute for Democracy and Cooperation, offers the pro-Russian view of the country's recent move to annex Crimea.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Marketplace Making Obamacare a Success A big deadline to sign up for the Affordable Care Act deadline is just around the corner. But getting people to sign up, the show explains, is just the first step to making Obamacare a success.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Carl Hoffman's 'Savage Harvest' Guest host Dave Davies speaks with journalist Carl Hoffman. He's investigated the 1961 disappearance of 23-year-old Michael Rockefeller, who was last seen off the coast of New Guinea. The cause was thought to have been a drowning, but Hoffman found evidence thatRockefeller -- who was in the area to collect art -- was captured, killed, and eaten by headhunters. Hoffman is the author of the book "Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art." He is also contributing editor at National Geographic Traveler and author of "The Lunatic Express: Discovering the World Via its Most Dangerous Buses, Boats, Trains and Planes," which was named one of the 10 best books of 2010 by The Wall Street Journal.
  • 8:00 pm
    City Arts & Lectures Alain De Botton and Adam Gopnik International bestseller Alain de Botton was born in Zurich, Switzerland. He is a writer of books on love, travel, architecture, and literature, with a style described as "philosophy of everyday life." His first book, "Essays in Love," published when he was 23 was followed with "How Proust Can Change Your Life," "The Architecture of Happiness," "Religion for Atheists," and "Art as Therapy." His newest book, "The News: A User's Manual" is a thought-provoking look at the manic and peculiar position that news has achieved in our lives. Adam Gopnik has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986, having written a variety of fiction, humor, book reviews, profiles, and more than 100 stories for "The Talk of the Town" and "Comment." With a background in art history and a sophisticated perspective on culture, he is a trusted and popular voice on many subjects. His novels include, "Paris to the Moon," "High & Low: Modern Art and Popular Culture," "The King in the Window," and "Through the Children's Gate: A Home in New York." They appeared in conversation March 5, 2014 at the Nourse Theater in San Francisco.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Mayor Jean Quan and City Administrator Fred Blackwell Discuss Oakland's Changes and Challenges The city of Oakland has been experiencing a major boom. The city is attracting more high-tech businesses, a growing number of restaurants and bars are fueling a vibrant nightlife and housing prices are soaring. But Oakland continues to struggle with a high crime rate, underfunded schools and a wide gulf between the rich and the poor. We talk with Mayor Jean Quan and Oakland's new city administrator, Fred Blackwell, about the changes and challenges facing Oakland.
  • 11:00 pm
    All Things Considered Malaysia's Plane Search Under Fire Commander William Marks, a spokesperson for the U.S. 7th Fleet, describes the ongoing search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The U.S. Navy is lending a hand in the efforts to find it. The program also discusses how Malaysia's government, which is leading the search for the missing airliner, has come under fire from critics who are accusing it of mismanagement and partisan politicking.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered LAX Shooting Report A report on the deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport last year was released Tuesday. It criticizes the response of public safety agencies, citing poor coordination and faulty technology. The program discusses the report and its implications.
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