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KQED Public Radio: Saturday, July 5, 2014

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Saturday, July 5, 2014
  • 12:00 am
  • 1:00 am
    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.
  • 2:00 am
    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.
  • 3:00 am
    Inside Europe Italy Takes Over EU Presidency Italy took over the presidency of the European Union on July 1. The country's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi also represents the biggest national party within the European Parliament, having overtaken Germany's Christian Democrats. The European elections also strengthened Renzi's domestic mandate since he took over as unelected prime minister from Enrico Letta in February this year. What can we expect from an Italian presidency of the EU?
  • 4:00 am
    It's Your World (a broadcast of the World Affairs Council) CARE CEO Helene Gayle For nearly 70 years, CARE has been serving individuals and families in the world's poorest communities. Today, they work in 86 countries around the world, with projects addressing issues from education and health care to agriculture and climate change, to education and women's empowerment. Helene Gayle, president and CEO of CARE USA, will discuss her work with CARE and her experiences in the field of international development. She will also share her insights on the connection between gender equity and economic development and the importance of empowering women in the fight against extreme poverty.
  • 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.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    This American Life Human Spectacle Gladiators in the Coliseum. Sideshow performers. Reality television. We've always loved to gawk at the misery or majesty of others. But what's it like when the tables are turned and all eyes are on you?
  • 1:00 pm
    Radiolab Radiolab What's Left When You're Right? -- More often than not, a fight is just a fight. Someone wins, someone loses. The show explores a series of face-offs that shine a light on the human condition, the benefit of coming at something from a different side, and the price of being right.
  • 2:00 pm
    Radio Specials Berkeley Rep: Page to Stage Tony Kushner, Tony Taccone and Michael Krasny -- On May 19, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and KQED co-hosted Berkeley Rep's "Page to Stage" discussion with playwright Tony Kushner. Kushner is the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright of "Angels in America," whose most recent play "The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures" received its West Coast premiere at Berkeley Rep.
  • 3:00 pm
    Moyers & Company Grassroots Grow Against Greed This July 4 weekend, as we celebrate our independence and democracy, the show pays tribute to the champions of grassroots action fighting against the moneyed interests trying to buy and control government. One of their most articulate spokesmen is writer and commentator Jim Hightower who travels the country preaching the gospel of populism. A former congressional aide and two-term agriculture commissioner of his native Texas, he is the author of several books and edits a newsletter, "The Hightower Lowdown."
  • 3:30 pm
    Radio Specials Hearing Voices The USA Plan -- This week, "The Plan" celebrates America and Americans with a festival of fireworks-fueled patriotic fury.
  • 4:00 pm
    Living On Earth Fighting Elephant Poachers Elephant poaching and illegal ivory trafficking have skyrocketed in the last decade. Just last year, poachers killed more than 20,000 elephant in Africa. But as Leigh Henry of the World Wildlife Fund explains to host Steve Curwood, there is strong international action planned to crack down on the illegal ivory trade.
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
  • 8:00 pm
    Selected Shorts Dogs and Dates Guest host Parker Posey presents "Sir Henry" by Lydia Millet, performed by John Lithgow; and "Some Contemporary Characters" by Rick Moody; performed by Mike Birbiglia and Aya Cash.
  • 9:00 pm
    This American Life Human Spectacle Gladiators in the Coliseum. Sideshow performers. Reality television. We've always loved to gawk at the misery or majesty of others. But what's it like when the tables are turned and all eyes are on you?
  • 10:00 pm
    The Moth Radio Hour Monkeys, Calzones and Jaywalkers A man is instructed not to fall in love with his monkey, but fails. Renowned performer Sarah Jones finds herself the subject of racial profiling. And the inventor of the Baby Calzone runs into trouble with the Mob.
  • 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.
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