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Robot Resumes
As robots add new jobs to their resumes, do our biases hurt our trust of them? Join Science Friday for a conversation about our relationship with robot receptions, surgeons and more. Plus, analyzing thousands of stories for clues to how narratives are constructed.
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Science Friday
Robot Resumes
As robots add new jobs to their resumes, do our biases hurt our trust of them? Join Science Friday for a conversation about our relationship with robot receptions, surgeons and more. Plus, analyzing thousands of stories for clues to how narratives are constructed.
2:00 am – 3:00 am
World Affairs Council
How Developing Nations Are Fighting COVID-19 – And Winning
With 5 million recorded COVID-19 infections and 160,000 deaths, the coronavirus has paralyzed the United States – the richest, most powerful country in the world. And we know this was preventable, because at the same time, countries with far fewer resources have kept infection and death rates remarkably low. Even with its close proximity to China, where the pandemic started, parts of Southeast Asia have managed to control the coronavirus far better than the U.S. and most of Europe. What are Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar doing that the rest of the world finds itself unable to do? World Affairs hears from journalists, epidemiologists and doctors about the quick decision making that went into these countries’ successes. What can we learn from them?
3:00 am – 4:00 am
Inside Europe
Russian Coronavirus Vaccine
Russia during the week granted regulatory approval for the world's first COVID-19 vaccine. It comes after less than two months of human testing. The vaccine is to be named "Sputnik V" in honor of the Soviet Union's launch of the world's first satellite. Keith Walker speaks with Dr. Muhammad Munir, a virologist at the U.K.'s Lancaster University, about how reassured we should be by Russia's claim.
4:00 am – 4:30 am
KQED Newsroom
Robert Reich on Labor and the Economy
Last week, the number of Americans filing state unemployment claims fell below one million for the first time since March, according to the U.S. Labor Department. But the economy continues to be battered by the coronavirus as the pace of rehiring slows and the national unemployment rate continues to hover above 10 percent. California’s economic outlook is particularly bleak, with an unemployment rate of nearly 15 percent in June and nearly 10 million unemployment claims processed since March. Congress remains at an impasse over extending unemployment benefits to millions of Americans which expired nearly two weeks ago. Meanwhile, tech behemoths such as Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Google posted strong quarterly earnings, indicating their resilience amid economic uncertainty and mass layoffs.
4:30 am – 5:00 am
Washington Week
The Choice
Sen. Kamala Harris made history this week, becoming the first Black woman and first Asian American on a major party presidential ticket. Presumptive Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden announced the barrier-breaking decision to make Harris his running mate this week, just days before the Democratic National Convention. Washington Week digs in on what this choice means for the 2020 campaign.
5:00 am – 10:00 am
Weekend Edition Saturday
From civil wars in Bosnia and El Salvador, to hospital rooms, police stations, and America's backyards, National Public Radio®'s Peabody Award-winning correspondent Scott Simon brings a well-traveled perspective to his role as host of Weekend Edition.
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