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KQED Public Radio: Saturday, May 24, 2014

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Saturday, May 24, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered How California Farmers are Diverting Water to the Most Valuable Crops California farms, which grow a large fraction of the country's vegetables and tree nuts, are directly affected by the current drought -- yet food prices aren't expected to rise very much. The program discusses how farmers are pumping more groundwater and diverting water to the most valuable crops.
  • 1:00 am
  • 1:30 am
    Washington Week Pressure on Shinseki President Obama expressed outrage this week about allegations of mismanagement at Veterans Administration hospitals around the country and vowed that those responsible would be held accountable. The president defended the leadership of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki and said he would wait to see results from an internal investigation before taking any action. Jeff Zeleny of ABC News reports on the widening probe into alleged misconduct at more than two dozen VA hospitals and the political backlash the scandal has created for the Obama administration.
  • 2:00 am
    Commonwealth Club Ian Haney-Lopez: Race and Politics in America The program's guest is Ian Haney-Lopez, UC Berkeley professor of law and author of "Dog Whistle Politics." Haney-Lopez explains how a silent "dog whistle" language in politics sends one message to the electorate while sending a coded message to a targeted political base. He analyzes how that coded language has contributed to increasing inequality in America since the 1960s. For example, when campaigning for president in 1980, Ronald Reagan never mentioned race when he told stories of Cadillac-driving "welfare queens" and "strapping young bucks" buying T-bone steaks with food stamps. But Haney-Lopez contends that Reagan's "dog whistle" message was about racial minorities -- inaudible on one level, but clearly heard on another. In doing so, he says Reagan tapped into a long political tradition used strategically by both liberal and conservative politicians, and this language has remained relevant in the age of the Tea Party and President Obama.
  • 3:00 am
    Inside Europe Recovering from the Balkan Floods Huge swathes of Bosnia Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia are still under water following the heaviest rains the region has seen in more than a century. It's estimated that the damage from the floods will run into billions of euros. Tens of thousands of homes, roads, bridges, sewerage systems and other infrastructure have been destroyed. As the death toll rises, aid agencies fear the spread of typhus and other diseases from polluted water and animal corpses. The program visited an isolated village in central Serbia and found people desperately trying to salvage what's left of their homes.
  • 4:00 am
    It's Your World (a broadcast of the World Affairs Council) After the War: What's Next for Afghanistan and Pakistan? After more than a decade of war, U.S. troops are scheduled to withdraw from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. Will Afghan forces be able to maintain peace and continue to build a stable, democratic government or will American troops need to stay on longer? Will we see a renewed civil war as happened following the Soviet withdrawal in the 1980s? Many believe that stability in Afghanistan depends on Pakistan, and vice versa, and Pakistan is seen as a key player in coordinating peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. What does the future hold for these neighboring nations? Marc Grossman vice chairman of the Cohen Group is in conversation with former U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Cameron Phelps Munter.
  • 5:00 am
  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
    Weekend Edition
    Perspectives7:36am & 8:36am

  • 9:00 am
  • 10:00 am
    The Best of Car Talk Click and Clack tackle the tougher questions of the automobile world.
  • 11:00 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.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    This American Life Americans in Paris Many Americans have dreamy and romantic ideas about Paris, notions which probably trace back to the 1920s vision of Paris created by the expatriate Americans there. But what's it actually like in Paris if you're an American, without rose-colored glasses?
  • 1:00 pm
    Radiolab Deception Lies, liars, and lie catchers. The show asks if it's possible for anyone to lead a life without deception. They consult a cast of characters, from pathological liars to lying snakes to drunken psychiatrists, to try and understand the strange power of lying to yourself and others.
  • 2:00 pm
    Radio Specials The Really Big Questions Why Does Music Move Us? -- Music can make us run faster, learn better, buy more, recover from surgery sooner and even live longer. Music can move us to new spiritual heights or steel our hearts for battle. If music is a human universal, why do people from different cultures experience the same music differently? The Really Big Questions asks scientists and philosophers come together to explore compelling questions about what makes us human.
  • 3:00 pm
    Moyers & Company Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Nation's Legacy of Slavery and White Supremacy Every once in a while, an article or book comes along that changes how we think and talk about race in America. So it is with the cover story in the new issue of The Atlantic magazine. Written by journalist Ta-Nahisi Coates, its provocative title is "The Case for Reparations," and it urges that we begin a national dialogue on whether the United States should compensate African-Americans not only as recognition of slavery's "ancient brutality" -- as President Lyndon Johnson called it - but also as acknowledgement of all the prejudice and discrimination that have followed in a direct line from this, our original sin.
  • 3:30 pm
    Radio Specials Hearing Voices The Hitchhike Plan -- The show shares stories of freedom and isolation on the open road, using your thumb to move you down the highway. Catch a ride with The Hitchhike Plan.
  • 4:00 pm
    Living On Earth The New Arctic Explorers Few navigators have dared to travel the treacherous waters of Northern Canada that marooned Henry Hudson some 400 years ago. But as Mind Open Media's Emily Corwin reports, a storyteller and a climate scientist have both taken on Arctic exploration as an interest and a challenge.
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    A Prairie Home Companion There's a Future in the Past The show broadcasts live from the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, with special guests: masters of ballroom perfection Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks; eclectic vocalist Heather Masse; and blues singer Hilary Thavis. Also, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman; The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band; and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.
  • 8:00 pm
    Selected Shorts The Stories of Alice Munro, Part Two Holly Hunter reads "The Moons of Jupiter," by Alice Munro; and Joanna Gleason reads "She Unnames Them," by Ursula LeGuin. The show is hosted by Hope Davis.
  • 9:00 pm
    This American Life Americans in Paris Many Americans have dreamy and romantic ideas about Paris, notions which probably trace back to the 1920s vision of Paris created by the expatriate Americans there. But what's it actually like in Paris if you're an American, without rose-colored glasses?
  • 10:00 pm
    The Moth Radio Hour Bat Stretchers, Glass Eyes, and Laugh Breaks A batboy for the New York Yankees goes on a wild goose chase for a left-handed bat-stretcher; an Irish Catholic family obsessed with the Kennedys dedicates a summer to spying on their idols; a comedian experiences the ultimate heartbreak; and a drill sergeant faints at the sight of blood.
  • 11:00 pm
  • 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.
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