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Episode #11713

KQED 9: Tue, Dec 6, 2016 -- 3:00 PM

* Team Trump | On Tuesday, President-elect Donald Trump unexpectedly spoke to reporters in his namesake hotel's lobby about the company that manufactures Air Force One. Mr. Trump asserted that the Boeing Company is overcharging the government for two new versions of the plane. He also met with potential candidates for several positions within his administration - among them, Rex Tillerson and Laura Ingraham.
* $NAFU | Every few years, leaders at the Department of Defense conduct reviews, looking for ways to save money. One report, ordered by Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work in 2014, was scrapped after the results indicated $125 billion could be saved over 5 years. For more, Judy Woodruff speaks with Craig Whitlock of The Washington Post.
* Big Money | On Capitol Hill, lawmakers are in the process of passing a bill that would make significant changes for the medical industry. The law would relax the standards for approving medication, making the jobs of pharmaceutical companies less expensive and laborious. Lisa Desjardins reports and Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Sydney Lupkin of Kaiser Health News and Ed Silverman of STAT News.
* Making The Grade| Founded by freed American slaves, Liberia has a past marred in recent years by civil war and Ebola. The country's public education system is ineffective, and in an effort to rebuild it, the government has reached across the Atlantic for assistance - hiring a U.S.-based for-profit company whose model is "school in a box." Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the controversial plan.
* Plugged In | While many parents are concerned about their children glued to screens, a new study reveals parents of children ages 8 to 18 spend more than 9 hours a day watching their own screens. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Jim Steyer, CEO of Common Sense Media about parental hypocrisy when it comes to screen time, cultural differences surrounding the issue and the importance of screen-free time.
* All That Jazz | What is improvisational jazz all about? Saxophonist Jonathan Redman and pianist Brad Mehldau agree that the answer is vulnerability. Their musical genre requires players to follow one another's lead - often letting another performer dictate the musical conversation. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Redman and Mehldau to discuss emotion in their art and why "it's a great time to be a jazz musician."
* NewsHour Shares | In our moment of the day, we take a look at the not-so-simple process of selecting the U.S. Capitol's Christmas tree. Last spring, Chris Nicolli, whose day job entails fighting wildfires, was tasked with picking the perfect specimen. After months of research, he found the 11,000-pound beauty just west of McCall, Idaho. Joan Cartan-Hansen of Idaho Public Television reports.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Dec 7, 2016 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Dec 6, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Dec 6, 2016 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 6, 2016 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Dec 6, 2016 -- 4:00 PM

Episode #11712

KQED 9: Mon, Dec 5, 2016 -- 3:00 PM

* President-elect Donald Trump chooses Ben Carson for housing secretary
* a mistrial in a fatal police shooting in South Carolina
* more deaths in the Oakland warehouse fire
* Tony Blair urges a policy 'center ground'
* the political analysis of Amy Walter, Geoff Dyer and Karen Tumulty
* U.S.-Egypt relations < br>* the outlook for the Dakota Access Pipeline
* Miami's Art Basel

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Dec 6, 2016 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 5, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 5, 2016 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Dec 5, 2016 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 5, 2016 -- 4:00 PM

Episode #11711

KQED 9: Fri, Dec 2, 2016 -- 3:00 PM

* Team Trump | President-elect Donald Trump used a rally in Cincinnati on Thursday night to "unofficially" announce retired Gen. James "Mad Dog" Mattis as his secretary of defense, telling the audience to keep the news hushed. Meanwhile, at Harvard University's traditionally civil post-election forum, discussion between the Clinton and Trump teams of campaign tactics and the popular vote became heated.
* Dakota Pipeline | As temperatures in North Dakota plunge into the single digits, the standoff over an oil pipeline near a Native American reservation is intensifying. Monday is the deadline set by the Army Corps of Engineers and the state's governor for thousands of protesters to leave - but they say they're staying. For more, William Brangham talks to David Archambault, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council.
* After Fidel |In the week following Fidel Castro's death, reactions have been mixed among those who remember his reign or are still influenced by it. For many, Castro was a symbol of Cuba's hope, following the Batista dictatorship, for strong leadership in a new era of prosperity. But for others, his legacy represents unfulfilled promises and relentless control. Nick Schifrin reports.
* Shields and Brooks| For the latest in politics, Judy Woodruff speaks with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks.
* IMHO | Keith Strudler wants to see the end of football played by very young children - and not just because of the danger of concussions. He argues that the sport teaches kids to act rough and selfish, as well as that masculinity is strength, while femininity is cheering from the sidelines. Older players are able to separate the sport from life, he says, but for younger ones, that's not easy.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 3, 2016 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 2, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 2, 2016 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Dec 2, 2016 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 2, 2016 -- 4:00 PM

Episode #11710

KQED 9: Thu, Dec 1, 2016 -- 3:00 PM

* President-elect Trump travels to Indiana in celebration of a jobs deal with Carrier
* recovery efforts mount as the Tennessee wildfires wane
* the future of American manufacturing jobs
* volunteer medics struggle to save lives in Mosul
* advances in the battle against AIDS
* how failing infrastructure is limiting U.S. productivity
* a new book on Iran
* the war on weed

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Dec 2, 2016 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Dec 1, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Dec 1, 2016 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Dec 1, 2016 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Dec 1, 2016 -- 4:00 PM

Episode #11709

KQED World: Thu, Dec 1, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

* Team Trump | President-elect Donald Trump announced two more Cabinet picks on Wednesday: Goldman Sachs veteran Steven Mnuchin for treasury secretary and billionaire investor Wilbur Ross for commerce secretary. He also chose a deputy for Ross: Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts. On Twitter, Mr. Trump said he would stay "completely out of business operations" to focus on the presidency. Lisa Desjardins reports.
* Team Trump | President-elect Donald Trump's recent cabinet picks suggest a preference for veterans of Washington and Wall Street, in a distinct reversal of his campaign promise to surround himself with outsiders. Judy Woodruff speaks with David Wessel of The Brookings Institution.
* After Fidel | Fidel Castro's ashes began a lengthy procession through Cuba on Wednesday, mirroring the legendary leader's post-revolution journey in 1959. At the time, Castro depicted himself as a national savior - a view some Cubans still hold today. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Nick Schifrin in Havana for a report on the response to Castro's death and hopes for the country's future.
* Hot Spots | Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Stephen Hadley, national security adviser under President George W. Bush, have together chaired the Middle East Strategy Task Force, a project that's spent nearly two years looking at the region's problems and devising potential solutions. Judy Woodruff sits down with Albright and Hadley to discuss.
* Path Forward | On Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump announced billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as his choice to head the Department of Commerce. Hari Sreenivasan asks Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), a leading Senate Republican, about how Ross' business dealings will be evaluated for potential conflicts of interest, Mr. Trump's approach to trade policy and the expected economic priorities of the new government.
* Harvesting Tech | In California's Salinas Valley, known as the "Salad Bowl of the World," a push is underway to expand agriculture's adoption of technology. The mobile app Heavy Connect, for example, enables farm managers to track personnel and equipment efficiently. Cat Wise reports on how such innovation is providing new opportunities for the Valley's largely Hispanic population.
* IMHO | Writer Carmen Maria Machado wasn't totally surprised when her parents informed her, 31 years into their marriage, that they were planning to divorce. But the news did produce a wave of anxiety over her own upcoming wedding. She shares how she and her fiancee are moving forward, keeping in mind her parents' mistakes, as part of our re-launched "Essay" series - now called "In My Humble Opinion."

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