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KQED Public Radio: Thursday, September 14, 2017

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Thursday, September 14, 2017
  • 1:00 am
    BBC World Service YouTube Purges Syria Videos NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Sarah El Deeb of the Associated Press about YouTube's effort to get rid of extremist propaganda videos from its website. The effort has inadvertently erased thousands of videos that document the Syrian war. Human rights advocates say such documentation could have been used as evidence in future war crime trials.
  • 2:00 am
    Radio Specials Square CEO Jack Dorsey and The Verge's Senior Technology Editor Lauren Goode Square believes the economy is better when everyone has access. Its empowering the electrician to send invoices, setting up the food truck with delivery, helping the boutique pay employees, and giving the coffee chain capital for a fourth location. Square started in 2009 with a tiny, white card reader you could plug into your phone to accept credit card payments instantly. After a $3.4 billion IPO in 2015, the company is now a cohesive commerce ecosystem that helps sellers start, run, and grow their businesses. As Square grows, how could the company change the way we sell and buy things?
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition The Big Six The White House is taking a very aggressive approach to overhauling the tax code, and says it has a plan in the works that will win support from both sides of the aisle. The effort is being lead by six senior policy makers, known as the so-called "Big Six." Morning Edition talks to one of them who says they're going all in for growth, jobs and paychecks.
  • 5:00 am
  • 9:00 am
    Forum U.S. Constitution 101: Your Questions Answered The new Annenberg Constitution Day Civics Survey finds that more than a third of respondents do not know what is in the First Amendment, and that only a quarter of Americans are able to name all three branches of government. We'll discuss the survey's findings, the importance of civic education, and take your questions about the Constitution.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Julie Lythcott-Haims on Being a Real American And Growing Up Biracial Julie Lythcott-Haims sold Girl Scout cookies and later ran track in high school. But as a biracial black and white woman, Lythcott-Haims says her identity was questioned often, even though she felt as American as her peers. As the descendant of a South Carolina slave and her owner, Im so American it hurts, Lythcott-Haims writes in her book Real American: A Memoir. Lythcott-Haims joins Forum to talk about the book, what it means to be a real American and the racism and microaggressions she faced throughout her life.
  • 11:00 am
    Here & Now Climate Change and the Deep Ocean We've heard about the effects of climate change... like rising ocean temperatures on the surface - but what about in the deep ocean? Hear about how deep ocean changes might affect us on land.
  • 12:00 pm
    The Takeaway Census Data In new data from the Census Bureau, a positive picture of the US middle class emerges. According to this weeks report, the middle class had its highest-earning year ever in 2016. Meanwhile, the poverty rate fell, and fewer Americans are without health insurance. However, many analysts say there are caveats that warrant very cautious celebration and optimism about the health of Americans and the US economy.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Fred Hersch Jazz pianist Fred Hersch has a new memoir about what it was like start his jazz career in the closet, and then, nearly 30 years ago, come out as gay and as having HIV. He nearly died nine years ago, and spent several weeks in a medically induced coma. Later, he wrote music inspired by his coma dreams.
  • 2:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace EWR Youve probably heard of JFK and LaGuardia but New York has another international airport that may offer travelers some advantages.
  • 4:30 pm
  • 6:30 pm
  • 7:00 pm
  • 8:00 pm
    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.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
  • 11:00 pm
    1A with Joshua Johnson Crashing Cassini The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft has been hanging around Saturn for 13 years, studying the planet and its moons closer than any spacecraft in history. Its a $4 billion project and a collaboration between NASA and the European and Italian Space Agencies. On Friday, Cassini will be intentionally crashed into Saturn.
  • 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.
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