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KQED Public Radio: Wednesday, August 6, 2014

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered U.S. General Killed in Afghanistan A U.S. Army major general was killed and another 15 soldiers -- including a German brigadier general -- were injured when a man dressed in an Afghan military uniform opened fire on them. The attack took place in Kabul City, Afghanistan.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    City Arts & Lectures Tom Robbins Tom Robbins' warm, wise and wonderfully weird novels -- including "Still Life With Woodpecker" and "Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates" -- provide an entryway into the frontier of his singular imagination. Madcap but sincere, pulsating with strong social and philosophical undercurrents, his irreverent classics have introduced countless readers to natural-born hitchhiking cowgirls, born-again monkeys, a philosophizing can of beans, exiled royalty and problematic redheads. In his latest book "Tibetan Peach Pie," Robbins turns that unparalleled literary sensibility inward, stitching together stories of his unconventional life, from his Appalachian childhood to his globetrotting adventures. Tom Robbins appeared in conversation with Isabel Duffy on June 10, 2014.
  • 3:00 am
  • 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 Santa Clara County Debates Plan to Host Immigrant Children Santa Clara County would house as many as 50 unaccompanied immigrant children arriving at the Mexican border under a plan being considered by the county's Board of Supervisors. We'll discuss the proposal and hear from critics, who say it does nothing to address underlying problems with immigration.
  • 9:30 am
    Forum Bayview Homeless Shelter Project Spurs Controversy A proposal to build a 100-bed homeless shelter in San Francisco's Bayview District has angered some residents and businesses, who say that the project was pushed through without adequate public comment, ignores zoning rules and further concentrates poverty in the neighborhood. Supporters say the shelter is badly needed in the area. The debate is the subject of a lawsuit that will be heard on August 28.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Can a High-Fat Diet Be Good for You? For decades, nutritionists have advocated a diet low in fat. But investigative journalist Nina Teicholz says that recommendation is based on a single, faulty study. In her book "The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet," Teicholz says America's obsession with diets low in fat and high in carbohydrates has actually made us fatter and less healthy. Teicholz is a former NPR reporter and has written for The New Yorker, The Economist and The New York Times.
  • 11:00 am
    Here & Now British Singer Liam Bailey A record industry executive once told British singer Liam Bailey that because he was black, he should only sing reggae and soul. But Bailey decided not to listen. The show takes a listen to some of his new sounds.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    The Takeaway Who are the 680,000 People in the U.S. Terrorism Database? New details about the government's database of 680,000 terrorism suspects reveals that more than 40 percent of those being monitored have "no recognized terrorist group affiliation." The show looks into the details of the database, with guests including David Gomez, former senior FBI special agent.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Reporting From the Wreckage of MH17 New York Times reporter Sabrina Tavernise describes her experiences as one of the first reporters at the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. She spent several weeks covering the conflict in Ukraine.
  • 2:00 pm
    World In Ukraine, Recreating the U.S.S.R. on Film The show looks at a biopic about a Soviet scientist in the 1950s. It was filmed in Ukraine, and made realistic with a cast of former Soviet scientists, party bosses and spies.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm


    McDonald's Could Be Liable for Franchisees' Mistreatment of Workers -- In a preliminary finding, the National Labor Relations Board said McDonald's could be held responsible for its franchisees' mistreatment of workers on wage and firing issues. It's an early step, but it's already sending tremors through the fast-food industry and other areas of the economy that depend on contracted or franchised workers.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Reporting From the Wreckage of MH17 New York Times reporter Sabrina Tavernise describes her experiences as one of the first reporters at the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. She spent several weeks covering the conflict in Ukraine.
  • 8:00 pm
    Radio Specials Intelligence Squared U.S. Is Death Final? -- If consciousness is just the workings of neurons and synapses, how do we explain the phenomenon of near-death experience? By some accounts, about 3 percent of the U.S. population has had one: an out-of-body experience often characterized by remarkable visions and feelings of peace and joy, all while the physical body is close to death. To skeptics, there are more plausible, natural explanations, like oxygen deprivation. Is the prospect of an existence after death "real" and provable by science, or a construct of wishful thinking about our own mortality? The Oxford-style debate program takes up the finality of death.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Can a High-Fat Diet Be Good for You? For decades, nutritionists have advocated a diet low in fat. But investigative journalist Nina Teicholz says that recommendation is based on a single, faulty study. In her book "The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet," Teicholz says America's obsession with diets low in fat and high in carbohydrates has actually made us fatter and less healthy. Teicholz is a former NPR reporter and has written for The New Yorker, The Economist and The New York Times.
  • 11:00 pm
    All Things Considered Big Ag Pushes Back at Big Oil As North Dakota's oil boom takes hold, the state's agricultural producers are feeling neglected. Grain competes with oil for space on trains and roads, and spills can damage cropland. Emily Guerin of Prairie Public Broadcasting reports that the Democratic candidate for agricultural commissioner is proposing a "landowners bill of rights" to protect farmers and ranchers.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Africa: Why Invest Now The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit has brought together scores of African leaders and American businessmen. Billions of dollars of investments have been announced this week. While Africa is becoming attractive to investors, some countries are drawing more attention than others.
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