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KQED Public Radio: Friday, July 4, 2014

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Friday, July 4, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Economy Picks Up Jobs The job market improved in June, as employers added 288,000 workers to their payrolls and the unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent. In another welcome development, the ranks of the long-term unemployed declined.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    Radio Specials Humankind The Right to Vote -- Who may participate in democracy's most basic activity? This special program looks at the much-contested right to vote in America, from slaves freed after the Civil War to women's suffrage, to the civil rights movement, to today's debate over whether voters should be required to show ID at the polls. The show hears from diverse voices and views -- and archival audio -- on the long battle over who is included in our democracy.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Natasha Case, Food Architect Natasha Case loves to play with her food. She started out as an architect, but realized she preferred edible building materials. Now she owns gourmet ice cream shops and trucks. She describes how to make the ultimate ice cream sandwich.
  • 5:00 am
  • MORNING
  • 6:33 am
    The Do List Host Cy Musiker and San Francisco Chronicle Executive Datebook editor David Wiegand look ahead at the hottest tickets and most spectacular shows this coming week in Northern California.
  • 8:00 am
  • 8:33 am
    The Do List The Do List This week we're watching opera at the ballpark and attending a freedom fest.
  • 9:00 am
    Forum 'Paying Till It Hurts' Why does a hip replacement cost more than $40,000 on average in the U.S. and less than $8,000 in Spain? What about an angiogram, which costs more than $900 in the U.S. and only $25 in Canada? New York Times reporter and medical doctor Elisabeth Rosenthal has been examining such vexing disparities in her series "Paying Till it Hurts."
  • 9:30 am
    Forum Ramona Pierson: From Coma Patient to Silicon Valley Executive Ramona Pierson was a 22-year-old Marine when she was hit by a drunk driver and landed in a coma. When she woke up 18 months later, she was blind and unable to walk or speak. She went on to become a champion cyclist and rock climber, while still blind. She later regained her sight and became CEO of a startup, Declara, which develops technology for customized learning tools. We talk to Pierson as part of our First Person series profiling Bay Area innovators and leaders who make our region unique.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Roz Chast on Channeling Loss Into Graphic Memoir When New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast's elderly parents started down the slippery slope of dementia and hospital stays, she found herself dealing with difficult emotions, end-of-life paperwork and expensive nursing homes. She channeled her stress into producing a graphic memoir, titled "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?"
  • 10:30 am
    Forum San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia In his inaugural address as San Francisco's poet laureate, Alejandro Murguia said, "never forget that San Francisco is the city of poets - therefore each and every one of you is a poet until proven otherwise." We talk with Murguia about the role of a poet laureate in a city of poets. And we'll discuss his own bilingual poetry, which honors San Francisco's Latino cultural and literary history and speaks to a changing San Francisco.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday Ben Franklin's Sound Experiments Not all of Ben Franklin's experiments involved lighting and kites. Host Ira Flatow and guests look at Franklin's experiments with sound. Also, a mathematician explains why learning math is patriotic.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday How New York is Reinventing the Power Grid Summer has arrived, and many Americans have the ACs cranked to 11. Can the power grid handle it? Ira Flatow and guests discuss how New York is reinventing the grid.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Remembering Filmmaker Paul Mazursky The movies "Next Stop Greenwich Village," "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice," "Harry and Tonto," "Blume in Love," "Moscow on the Hudson" and "An Unmarried Woman" were directed by Paul Mazursky. He died June 30 at the age of 84. The show listens back to excerpts of interviews from 1991 and '99.
  • 2:00 pm
    World A French Aristocrat Who Helped America Gain Independence Colonial America beat the British thanks in no small part to France. An historian joins the show to zero in on one French aristocrat who helped win the war, and helped a young America get on its feet.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Will Apps Make Fast Food Even Faster? Can fast food get any faster? McDonald's thinks its new ordering app will take fast to a whole new level.
  • 4:30 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine On this July 4 holiday weekend, we hit the road to uncover a few of California's hidden gems, quirky and cool attractions that don't make your typical travel guide. Our first stop is in the central coast in the town of Cambria. Just a few miles from San Simeon, there's a place called Nitt Witt Ridge. Some locals call it "the poor man's Hearst Castle," but it's every bit as fascinating.
  • 5:00 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm


  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    The California Report California's Hidden Gems On this July 4 holiday weekend, we hit the road to uncover a few of California's hidden gems, quirky and cool attractions that don't make your typical travel guide. Our first stop is in the central coast in the town of Cambria. Just a few miles from San Simeon, there's a place called Nitt Witt Ridge. Some locals call it "the poor man's Hearst Castle," but it's every bit as fascinating.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Remembering Filmmaker Paul Mazursky The movies "Next Stop Greenwich Village," "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice," "Harry and Tonto," "Blume in Love," "Moscow on the Hudson" and "An Unmarried Woman" were directed by Paul Mazursky. He died June 30 at the age of 84. The show listens back to excerpts of interviews from 1991 and '99.
  • 8:00 pm
    Commonwealth Club Botany and Booze With the Drunken Botanist Are you wondering how to enhance your garden and become a better bartender? Enter Amy Stewart, New York Times best-selling author of "Wicked Bugs," "Wicked Plants" and, most recently, "The Drunken Botanist," a guide to the most interesting, unusual and delicious herbs, flowers, trees, fruits and fungi that have helped create the world's most intoxicating spirits. Amy joins the show to blend together one part science, one part history and a splash of mixology to explore the fascinating world of botany and booze - with a few gardening tips and drink recipes along the way.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Roz Chast on Channeling Loss Into Graphic Memoir When New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast's elderly parents started down the slippery slope of dementia and hospital stays, she found herself dealing with difficult emotions, end-of-life paperwork and expensive nursing homes. She channeled her stress into producing a graphic memoir, titled "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?"
  • 10:30 pm
    Forum San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía In his inaugural address as San Francisco's poet laureate, Alejandro Murguía said, "never forget that San Francisco is the city of poets - therefore each and every one of you is a poet until proven otherwise." We talk with Murguía about the role of a poet laureate in a city of poets. And we'll discuss his own bilingual poetry, which honors San Francisco's Latino cultural and literary history and speaks to a changing San Francisco.
  • 11:00 pm
    The California Report California's Hidden Gems On this July 4 holiday weekend, we hit the road to uncover a few of California's hidden gems, quirky and cool attractions that don't make your typical travel guide. Our first stop is in the central coast in the town of Cambria. Just a few miles from San Simeon, there's a place called Nitt Witt Ridge. Some locals call it "the poor man's Hearst Castle," but it's every bit as fascinating.
  • 11:30 pm
  • 12:00 am
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