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KQED Public Radio: Friday, September 15, 2017

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Friday, September 15, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Cassinis Mission Ends The Cassini spacecraft completes its 13-year Saturn mission Friday by plunging into Saturn's atmosphere, incinerating itself in the process. Astrophysicist Jonathan Lunine tells NPR's Ailsa Chang what the Cassini mission accomplished and why it's destined for such a grand finale.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    Radio Specials After Paris: Global Approaches to Climate Change (updated re-broadcast) On this edition of America Abroad, well circle the globe to see how various countries are tackling the issue of climate change since the historic Paris climate agreement. We check in on two of the worlds top carbon producers China and India. Both countries are committed to decreasing their carbon footprints but with different approaches. China is emphasizing innovation while India is focused on subsidizing the green energy market. And we visit two places where global warming is most dramatic, the Arctic and the North Africa. We learn about the limits the Canadian government has had in enacting national laws in the face of strong opposition from industry and how the Moroccan monarchy is betting big on emerging green technology as a means to bolster its energy security. Finally we assess the US approach to climate change and why the military and others are calling for the Trump Administration to stay in the Paris Agreement.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition The Wall of Shame On the wall of Bill Evanina's office is "The Wall of Shame". It's portraits of leakers, double agents and traitors of the US government. As the head of US counterintelligence, it's Evanina's job to keep America's secrets safe. Hear from the nation's top spy catcher about Russia, leakers and that Wall of Shame.
  • MORNING
  • 6:22 am
  • 8:00 am
  • 8:22 am
  • 9:00 am
    Forum Single Payer Health Care: Pipedream or Plausible On Wednesday, Senator Bernie Sanders presented his "Medicare for All" bill to promote single-payer health care. We'll discuss Sanders' bill, the arguments for and against the single-payer system and the plausibility of it ever coming to fruition in the United States.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Celebrating 30 Years of Forum Forum turns 30 this year and we marked the milestone with a celebration Tuesday night at SFJazz. In this segment, well bring you some highlights from that show, which featured a conversation between Friday host Mina Kim and Michael Krasny, who reflected on his nearly 25 years behind Forum's microphone. Guests included author Salman Rushdie, performer and activist Rhodessa Jones, and a performance by tabla master Zakir Hussain and acclaimed saxophonist Joshua Redman.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday RIP Cassini It was the last of the great orbiters--NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn. Join Ira Flatow on Science Friday for a requiem for the spacecraft and special coverage of its fatal descent into the planet's atmosphere. Plus a look at some of the aftereffects of Hurricane Irma.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday The Importance of Beetles Theyre the cleanup crews of the natural world: beetles that feast on dung and dead animals. Join Ira Flatow for a look at the not-so-glamorous lifestyle of natures recyclers, and why we ought to appreciate them. Plus where can you find giant sharks, 15-meter swimming reptiles, and birds with teeth? They're all under the sea...of ancient Kansas.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Bruce Springsteen In this rebroadcast from October of 2016, rock musician Bruce Springsteen discusses his memoir, "Born to Run." (Its now out in paperback). He describes growing up Catholic in New Jersey, his combative relationship with his father, who suffered with mental problems and his life on the road as a working musician. Terry recorded her interview with Springsteen at his home recording studio, not far from his hometown in New Jersey.
  • 2:00 pm
    World Cruising the Northwest Passage A luxury vacation? Or a sign of global warming? A thirteen-deck cruise ship just sailed through northern waters that used to be solid ice. Hear from the passengers, and the people whose Inuit village is now a port-of-call.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace CleanTech Startup incubators are beginning to focus their efforts on innovations in green technology. A look at what its like to work in the budding field of cleantech.
  • 4:30 pm
    The California Report Trinity County, Vietnam War Portraits, Monterey Jazz, Latino Sci-Fi Trinity County is one of those places that doesnt get in the news too often, unless its wildfire season like it is now. Its a remote, rural part of northern California that can be breathtakingly beautiful. And its also one of the states most food insecure places, where many people dont know where their next meal will come from. For the series California Foodways, Lisa Morehouse brings us this profile of one man who helps feed them. Plus, its been more than 40 years since the end of the Vietnam War. And a lot of the people who fought, died and escaped from that conflict are coming to the end of their years. As KQEDs Rachael Myrow tells us, a Bay Area photographer is striving to give them the dignity and honor theyve earned and a chance to feel remembered. This weekend, the Monterey Jazz Festival celebrates its Diamond Anniversary. Its Sixty! The California Reports Suzie Racho and our jazz critic Andrew Gilbert give us a preview. And Mundos Alternos, a massive new exhibit at UC Riversides Culver Center for the Arts, features more than 30 artists from across the Spanish speaking world taking on immigration, trade, colonialism and other cross-border issues through the lens of science fiction. The California Reports Steven Cuevas went to check it out.
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    The California Report Trinity County, Vietnam War Portraits, Monterey Jazz, Latino Sci-Fi Trinity County is one of those places that doesnt get in the news too often, unless its wildfire season like it is now. Its a remote, rural part of northern California that can be breathtakingly beautiful. And its also one of the states most food insecure places, where many people dont know where their next meal will come from. For the series California Foodways, Lisa Morehouse brings us this profile of one man who helps feed them. Plus, its been more than 40 years since the end of the Vietnam War. And a lot of the people who fought, died and escaped from that conflict are coming to the end of their years. As KQEDs Rachael Myrow tells us, a Bay Area photographer is striving to give them the dignity and honor theyve earned and a chance to feel remembered. This weekend, the Monterey Jazz Festival celebrates its Diamond Anniversary. Its Sixty! The California Reports Suzie Racho and our jazz critic Andrew Gilbert give us a preview. And Mundos Alternos, a massive new exhibit at UC Riversides Culver Center for the Arts, features more than 30 artists from across the Spanish speaking world taking on immigration, trade, colonialism and other cross-border issues through the lens of science fiction. The California Reports Steven Cuevas went to check it out.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Bruce Springsteen In this rebroadcast from October of 2016, rock musician Bruce Springsteen discusses his memoir, "Born to Run." (Its now out in paperback). He describes growing up Catholic in New Jersey, his combative relationship with his father, who suffered with mental problems and his life on the road as a working musician. Terry recorded her interview with Springsteen at his home recording studio, not far from his hometown in New Jersey.
  • 8:00 pm
    Commonwealth Club Floyd Abrams: The Soul of the First Amendment What makes America great? According to Floyd Abrams, its our exceptional protection of free speech under the First Amendment. From college campuses to cable news, the First Amendment has been at the center of many conflicts on both sides of the political spectrum. First Amendment rights, and the controversy surrounding these seemingly dry issues, have even captured the attention of President Trump on Twitter. The United States is unique in its protection of free speech, even for those we vehemently disagree withat least for now. Though things have certainly been worse, Abrams warns we should not fall into the complacency and irresponsibility that can threaten the most valuable rights we are entitled to.Abrams is an attorney and expert on constitutional law as it relates to the First Amendment. Abrams has worked on several notable issues including the Pentagon Papers and Citizens United. He is recognized for his outstanding contributions in his advocacy of free speech and has appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court frequently. In his new book, The Soul of the First Amendment, Abrams examines how unique the United States is: American law protects free speech more often, more intensely and more controversially than anywhere else in the world.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
  • 11:00 pm
    The California Report Trinity County, Vietnam War Portraits, Monterey Jazz, Latino Sci-Fi Trinity County is one of those places that doesnt get in the news too often, unless its wildfire season like it is now. Its a remote, rural part of northern California that can be breathtakingly beautiful. And its also one of the states most food insecure places, where many people dont know where their next meal will come from. For the series California Foodways, Lisa Morehouse brings us this profile of one man who helps feed them. Plus, its been more than 40 years since the end of the Vietnam War. And a lot of the people who fought, died and escaped from that conflict are coming to the end of their years. As KQEDs Rachael Myrow tells us, a Bay Area photographer is striving to give them the dignity and honor theyve earned and a chance to feel remembered. This weekend, the Monterey Jazz Festival celebrates its Diamond Anniversary. Its Sixty! The California Reports Suzie Racho and our jazz critic Andrew Gilbert give us a preview. And Mundos Alternos, a massive new exhibit at UC Riversides Culver Center for the Arts, features more than 30 artists from across the Spanish speaking world taking on immigration, trade, colonialism and other cross-border issues through the lens of science fiction. The California Reports Steven Cuevas went to check it out.
  • 11:30 pm
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Montanas Smoky Schools Montana has pushed all their school kids indoors because of the unprecedented level of smoke from wildfires, but they're still figuring out how to filter the air.
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