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KQED Public Radio: Sunday, November 12, 2017

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Sunday, November 12, 2017
  • 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.
  • 1:00 am
    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!
  • 2:00 am
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Clash Of Civilizations President Trump thinks Western Civilization is in trouble. But does the West need saving?
  • 3:00 am
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Artificial Creativity Computer scientists are closing in on the next frontier in artificial intelligence machines that can create. Make art. Write stories. Compose music. The dream is to open the door to a whole new kind of creativity. But dont throw away your paintbrush yetin this hour, we explore the dream and the limits of artificial creativity.
  • 4:00 am
    Living On Earth Trump Team Pitches Nuclear At Climate COP23 As global leaders meet for UN climate COP23 talks in Bonn, Germany, the U.S. delegation is promoting an all of the above strategy there for climate mitigation and nuclear energy, the Trump team says, should be part of our clean energy mix. Department of Energy Acting Assistant Secretary Edward McGinnis tells host Steve Curwood that advanced nuclear technologies are safer than older systems and provide grid stability, and declares the government is partnering with US companies to lead the world on atomic power.
  • 5:00 am
    Weekend Edition Progressive Wins, GOP Tax Plan, Wonder Wilmot Collins, a progressive candidate, is the new mayor-elect of Helena, Montana. In a state that went overwhelmingly for Trump in 2016, did the president factor into this local race? Plus, whats in the GOP tax plan. And Julia Roberts on her new film Wonder.
  • 7:00 am
  • 10:00 am
  • 11:00 am
    Live From Here with Chris Thile 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.
  • 1:00 pm
    City Arts & Lectures Alice Water and Robert Scheer Alice Waters is a chef, author, food activist, and the founder and owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley, California. She has promoted local sustainable agriculture for over four decades, and in 1995 she founded the Edible Schoolyard Project, which promotes free school lunches and sustainable food curriculum in public schools. She is a leader in the slow food movement, and was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama in 2015. She is the author of many books, including The Art of Simple Food I & II and The Edible Schoolyard: A Universal Idea. Her memoir is entitled Coming to My Senses. Robert Scheer is editor-in-chief of the online magazine Truthdig, for which he also writes a column that is syndicated in The Huffington Post and The Nation. Scheer, with help from Alice Waters, ran for the U.S. House of Representatives as one of the only anti-Vietnam war candidates in the country. As a journalist he has interviewed every president from Richard Nixon through Bill Clinton, and worked at the Los Angeles Times from 1976 until 2005. Scheers latest book, They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy, was released in 2015.
  • 2:00 pm
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  • 6:00 pm
    Latino USA Latino Veterans In honor of Veterans Day, a collection of stories and interviews with veterans exploring stress, trauma, and transformation after military service. Hear from a married couple who divorced after redeployment, and from an army mechanic who became a YouTube beauty guru. Veteran, actor, and motivational speaker J.R. Martinez talks to Maria Hinojosa about surviving an explosion that burned a third of his body, and about how his family helped him through it. Plus, what does it mean to go to war for a country that wants to deport you?
  • 7:00 pm
    Radio Specials Planet Money: Is Record Breaking Broken? Ashrita Furman has broken more than 600 records earning him the Guinness World Record for most records broken. He grew up reading the Guinness Book of World Records. A lot of kids did. It's one of the best selling books of all time. But book sales have been dropping and now Guinness has started having to change the way it makes money. Now, record holders like Ashrita are being joined by a different kind of record breaker: celebrities and companies looking for publicity. People pay thousands to have Guinness orchestrate a record-breaking event for them. This week on the show: how record purists reacted to Guinness' pivot. Also, how our intern, Eduard Saakashvili, becomes part of the future of Guinness.
  • 7:30 pm
    Radio Specials How I Built This with Guy Raz: Founding Instagram Guy Raz talks to Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger who launched their photo-sharing app with a server that crashed every other hour. Despite a chaotic start, Instagram became one of the most popular apps in the world.
  • 8:00 pm
  • 9:00 pm
    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.
  • 9:30 pm
    Cambridge Forum Deadly Double Helix: Part 1 Danielle Allen, Director of the Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard, discusses her new memoir CUZ. The book documents the events which conspired to cause the untimely death of her young cousin, Michael, on the streets of Los Angeles in 2009. A deadly double helix of narcotics and street gangs ultimately entrapped her cousin, as with countless others, leading to his incarceration and death.
  • 10:00 pm
    Truth, Politics, and Power with Neal Conan The Presidents Club After ex-presidents Barack Obama and George W Bush attack Trumpism in separate speeches, take a look at seventy years of competition, co-operation and compassion among Presidents and their predecessors. LBJ leaned on Dwight Eisenhower to legitimize the war in Vietnam, and Ronald Reagan taught Bill Clinton how to salute.
  • 11:00 pm
    Tech Nation Global Tech Moira speaks with Gary Shapiro, the President of the Consumer Technology Association about technology and tech jobs in the US and globally. And where does all this innovation come from? Rice University music professor Anthony Brandt and Stanford neuroscientist, David Eagleman look at How Human Creativity Remakes the World.
  • 12:00 am
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