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KQED Public Radio: Saturday, November 11, 2017

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Saturday, November 11, 2017
  • 12:00 am
  • 1:00 am
    KQED Newsroom Donna Brazile, Political Analysis, Bill Nye Hear an interview with Former Interim DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile about her newest book, Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House, which focuses heavily on the relationship between high-profile Democrats during the 2016 Presidential Election. Our political experts analyze the biggest news of the week from the Election Day wins for Democrats to President Trumps 12-day Asia visit. And Bill Nye (The Science Guy) opened up the wacky, wonderful world of science to kids in the 90s. In an interview with KQEDs Sheraz Sadiq he talks about his new mission to defend it.
  • 1:30 am
    Washington Week Democrats win big, President Trump visits Asia Democrats claimed big wins in the 2017 election from coast to coast, raising questions about Republicans ability to maintain their majority after next year's midterm elections. GOP Speaker Paul Ryan says the losses are not a rejection of President Trump's agenda, and he and fellow House and Senate Republicans remain focused on passing tax reform. But while Ryan and party leadership try to stay focused on their legislative agenda, sixteen Republican members of Congress have announced they are not seeking re-election next year. On the other side of the world, an unexpectedly low-key President Trump continues his 12-day trip to Asia. Arriving in China Trump delivered effusive praise to Chinese President Xi Jinping saying China deserves "great credit" for "taking advantage" of the U.S. on trade He then argued that a level economic playing field would improve the two countries relationship. The president is also trying to convince Xi to work with the U.S. to defuse North Korea's nuclear threat to the region and beyond.
  • 2:00 am
    Commonwealth Club Anne-Marie Slaughter: Technology For The People In the tech world and beyond, government is often seen as slow and tech illiteratethe antithesis to innovation. However, this misperception is rapidly changing. Governments in San Francisco and cities across the nation are starting to harness the power of technology to tackle the biggest problems we face today. By partnering with technology, government becomes more accessible and efficient, and citizens can engage in change like never before. Anne-Marie Slaughter has seen firsthand how this innovation is possible. She served as the director of policy planning at the State Department under Secretary Hillary Clinton and is currently the president and CEO of the nonpartisan think tank New America. She will talk about local change-makers and how civic technology can be the best way to encourage citizens to organize, participate and act in government.
  • 3:00 am
  • 4:00 am
    World Affairs The United States in the Middle East: No Strategy, No Exit While the United States has brought unparalleled force to the Middle East over the past 25 years, it has become much more diminished politically and diplomatically. The invasion of Iraq, Arab uprisings, Syrian civil war and the Islamic State challenge, among other developments, have vastly complicated the politics of the region, but Washington seems to lack both a strategy and an exit plan. Steven Cook, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, shares his insights on how interest creep has contributed to indecisive American policy and prolonged US military involvement.
  • 5:00 am
    Weekend Edition Trump in Vietnam, Place for Prayer, Lunar City President Trump, while in Asia, stops in Vietnam. Is there a place for prayer after mass shootings? And the author of a blockbuster novel on the first Martian talks about his new book set one the moon. Those stories and more on Weekend Edition Saturday.
  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
  • 9:00 am
  • 10:00 am
  • 11:00 am
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    This American Life 129 Cars This American Life producers spend a month at a Jeep dealership on Long Island as they try to make their monthly sales goal: 129 cars. If they make it, they'll get a huge bonus from the manufacturer, possibly as high as $85,000 enough to put them in the black for the month. If they don't make it, it'll be the second month in a row. So they pull out all the stops.
  • 1:00 pm
    Snap Judgment Kismet You can try to explain it with science, but in the end you can not call it anything but kismet. When Elena first started looking for someone on the internet, she thought an online romance would stay just that: online. Hungarian composer Rezs? Seress dreamed of changing the world with his music. He did.
  • 2:00 pm
    Radiolab Jurisdiction This hour, two stories about very different boundaries and how we patrol them. From policing the borders of 'real' hip hop to how the Founding Fathers started a fight about where local law ends and federal law begins that still reverberates today.
  • 3:00 pm
    Freakonomics Radio What Would be the Best Universal Language? Stephen Dubner explores whether we should have a universal language. Candidates include English, Indonesian and Esperanto!
  • 4:00 pm
    Reveal -- From the Center for Investigative Reporting The Paradise Papers Remember the Panama Papers? It was a massive 2015 document leak that exposed a system in which offshore companies enable crime and corruption. The Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation that followed, led by The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), was a collaboration among more than 100 newsrooms across the world. It led to a flurry of resignations and indictments and took down leaders in Iceland and Pakistan. This week, Reveal journalists teamed up with ICIJ for a new bombshell: The Paradise Papers. This time around, the action is centered on more than 13 million confidential files leaked to Sddeutsche Zeitung and shared with the ICIJs global team of more than 300 journalists. Many of the confidential documents, emails and voicemails come from Appleby, a Bermuda-based law firm. The leaks shed light on how corporate giants move their cash from one offshore tax haven to another. The Paradise Papers also open questions about Trumps Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross financial ties to Russian companies. And they disclose how Facebook and Twitter received backing from Kremlin-controlled Russian banks. This comes at a time when the two tech giants are facing scrutiny by the U.S. Justice Department and Congress. This global collaboration involves a team of journalists from 67 countries. Reveal is the first U.S. public radio show and podcast to tell the story through audio.
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    A Prairie Home Companion Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Anais Mitchell, and John Hodgman This week: the first of three rebroadcasts in a brief November break, this one originally from last October at the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats perform "Wasting Time" and "Out on the Weekend"; Anas Mitchell sings "Why We Build the Wall" and "El Helwa Di"; and John Hodgman joins us to talk beards, sing "Roadrunner," and test his Star Wars trivia mettle against Chris Thile. Plus: Chris's Song of the Week, "Dates"; Sarah Jarosz sings "Green Lights"; Brittany Haas leads the band on a medley of Swedish fiddle tunes; our very own Bertrand Falstaff Heine reviews the new lineup of snow tires; and much, much more.
  • 8:00 pm
    Selected Shorts Hard Times Guest host David Strathairn presents two stories about hard times. In Daniel Alarcons Republica Y Grau, read by Strathairn, a young boy is trained as a beggar. In M.T. Sharifs The Letter Writer, an eccentric is caught up in a Kafkaesque farce in post-revolution Iran. The reader is Joe Morton.
  • 9:00 pm
    This American Life 129 Cars This American Life producers spend a month at a Jeep dealership on Long Island as they try to make their monthly sales goal: 129 cars. If they make it, they'll get a huge bonus from the manufacturer, possibly as high as $85,000 enough to put them in the black for the month. If they don't make it, it'll be the second month in a row. So they pull out all the stops.
  • 10:00 pm
    The Moth Radio Hour The Vietnam War In this special hour, three stories from the Vietnam War Era. A troop comes under attack deep in the Vietnamese jungle; a triage nurse does her best to save the lives of soldiers; and a young man tries to save his little brothers as Saigon falls. Hosted by The Moths Senior Director, Jenifer Hixson.
  • 11:00 pm
    Snap Judgment Kismet You can try to explain it with science, but in the end you can not call it anything but kismet. When Elena first started looking for someone on the internet, she thought an online romance would stay just that: online. Hungarian composer Rezs? Seress dreamed of changing the world with his music. He did.
  • 12:00 am
    Radiolab Jurisdiction This hour, two stories about very different boundaries and how we patrol them. From policing the borders of 'real' hip hop to how the Founding Fathers started a fight about where local law ends and federal law begins that still reverberates today.
Saturday, November 11, 2017

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    • KQEI Off The Air 11/4/2017

      The KQEI transmitter will be turned off Saturday morning (11/4). Utility work in the area requires de-energizing the lines for the safety of the workers. It is expected to be off for 5 hours.  Once the power returns, the broadcast will return to normal.

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