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KQED Public Radio: Saturday, December 9, 2017

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Saturday, December 9, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered The White House, Taxes and Jobs The U.S. job market has bounced back from a hurricane related slowdown this fall. But with unemployment hovering near 4 percent, a worker shortage could damper future economic growth.
  • 1:00 am
    KQED Newsroom Dan Rather, Assemblyman Anthony Rendon, Your Family Taxes Author and journalist Dan Rather talks about his new book, What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism. He also weighs in on sexual harassment in the workplace and why he thinks President Trump is a fake news machine. State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon talks about changing the culture around sexual harassment in Sacramento. Plus, how will you and your familys finances fare under the GOP tax plan reform efforts? KQED Newsroom breaks down the numbers with an economist and a politics reporter.
  • 1:30 am
    Washington Week Sexual Misconduct Allegations Continue on Capitol Hill On this weeks Washington Week, they track major developments on Capitol Hill. Democrats cast out Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., amid accusations of sexual misconduct, while Republicans rally around Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of pursuing teenagers when he was in his thirties. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israels capital has triggered unrest in the region and raised concerns about the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians. Plus, more revelations from special prosecutor Robert Muellers investigation and reports a whistleblower told investigators former national security advisor Michael Flynn texted about a Russia nuclear deal during the inauguration.
  • 2:00 am
    Commonwealth Club Donna Brazile Veteran political strategist Donna Brazile shepherded the Democrats through one of the most turbulent general elections in history from bomb threats called in to Democratic headquarters to cyberattacks suspected to be orchestrated by Russian intelligence to a brutal personal Twitter feud with Donald Trump. Brazile is speaking out about her time as the leader of the Democratic Party. Join her for an unfiltered conversation about the 2016 election and the chaotic battlefield of American politics.
  • 3:00 am
    Inside Europe Turkey Slams Trump over Jerusalem Decision US President Donald Trumps recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capital has sparked a global outcry. Here in Europe, some of the harshest criticism has come from Turkey, which is a NATO ally. The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Trumps decision would throw the region into a ring of fire. And hes threatened to cut ties with Israel. Dorian Jones reports from Istanbul.
  • 4:00 am
    World Affairs Remarks by His Excellency Anatoly Antonov, Russian Ambassador to the US His Excellency Anatoly Antonov was recently appointed by President Putin to serve as the Russian Ambassador to the United States. A career diplomat, he has served for more than thirty years in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2004, he was the Director of the Department for Security and Disarmament. Ambassador Antonov was formerly the Deputy Minister of Defense and, before his recent appointment, held the position of Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Ambassador Anatoly Antonov discusses the importance of diplomacy and Russias role in the world.
  • 5:00 am
    Weekend Edition Spongebob the Musical Spongebob Squarepants famously lives in a pineapple under the sea, but now hes on Broadway! Tina Landau directs the new show, and talks to Weekend Edition about the infectious joy she felt from the character. Plus the latest on Congress and the tax bill.
  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
  • 9:00 am
  • 10:00 am
    The New Yorker Radio Hour Revisiting Tonya Harding, and the Robots Angling for Your Job The editor-in-chief of Wired tells David Remnick why heand every one of usshould care deeply about the F.C.C.s imminent vote on net neutrality: combined with Internet service providers near-monopoly conditions in most markets, the end of regulation would allow I.S.P.s to wreak havoc with free speech, and with your Internet bill. A business reporter looks at how advances in robotics threaten to bring on the largest wave of unemployment in generations. And, in light of the new film I, Tonya, Susan Orlean revisits her time on the trail of the disgraced Olympian Tonya Harding, just as the scandal was breaking, in 1994.
  • 11:00 am
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    This American Life My Undesirable Talent San Franciscos Spider-Man burglar was remarkable. He dropped into buildings from skylights, leapt 10 feet from one roof to another. But mostly, his talent got him into trouble. This week, his story, and stories of other undesirable talents.
  • 1:00 pm
    Snap Judgment Finding Rebecca What if you suddenly discover that your family had another child before you, and never told you about it? In 1962, in a very small, very white suburb of Chicago, a young couple set out to adopt a baby girl.
  • 2:00 pm
    Radiolab Saving Animals One place you absolutely, positively do not want to be if you're a healthy, middle-aged American lobster: trapped in a suburban grocery store in western Pennsylvania. But that's where this week's podcast begins.
  • 3:00 pm
    Freakonomics Radio The Demonization of Gluten Celiac disease has been underdiagnosed historically. Now it's a health trend and media sensation. Stephen Dubner looks at the economic implications of the gluten-free movement both micro and macro.
  • 4:00 pm
    Reveal -- From the Center for Investigative Reporting Institutions of Higher Earning This week, Reveal dives into some of the obstacles students face in higher education, from rising tuition rates to hard-line immigration laws. Reporters Neena Satija and Matthew Watkins with partners at the Texas Tribune take a close look at their states public universities. Hechinger Reports Jon Marcus profiles Eddy Medina, a Cornell University student whose financial aid benefits didnt come close to covering the cost of his tuition. And the state of Georgia bars unauthorized students from enrolling at its top three universities. APM Reports Sasha Aslanian explains how some students and professors are fighting back.
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    The Show with Chris Thile Bon Iver, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, and Ryan Hamilton This week the show is live from New York for the second of three broadcasts this December from The Town Hall on West 43rd Street. Theyll have songs of sacred moments, empathy, and memories from Bon Iver; banjo virtuosity from Bla Fleck and Abigail Washburn; and observations on life from Idaho-raised, New York-based comic Ryan Hamilton. Plus: another new entry in the Song of the Week canon from Chris Thile; music from the band, The First Call Radio Players -- singer Aoife O'Donovan, Richard Dworsky on keys, bassist Mike Elizondo, Alex Hargreaves on fiddle, guitarist Julian Lage, and drummer Ted Poor; and we'll dive into the joys and miseries of the holiday season and survival in the Big Apple with our acting company, Serena Brook, Tim Russell, and Fred Newman.
  • 8:00 pm
    Selected Shorts Discoveries Guest host Jane Curtin presents works about questions and answers. From a program at the Southampton Writers Conference, Michael Tucker reads from Roger Rosenblatt's memoir The Boy Detective, and Billy Collins reads four of his poems. Then, a dangerous flirtation, in Bernard Malamud's Notes from a Lady at a Dinner Party, read by David Margulies.
  • 9:00 pm
    This American Life My Undesirable Talent San Franciscos Spider-Man burglar was remarkable. He dropped into buildings from skylights, leapt 10 feet from one roof to another. But mostly, his talent got him into trouble. This week, his story, and stories of other undesirable talents.
  • 10:00 pm
    The Moth Radio Hour Kidneys, Undergarments, and Cabbies A college kid has his jaw wired shut, a man receives the best gift ever from the love of his life, a young Mormon tries to extinguish her doubts, a daughter consoles her grieving father, and a New York City cab driver has a very bad day. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson.
  • 11:00 pm
    Snap Judgment Finding Rebecca What if you suddenly discover that your family had another child before you, and never told you about it? In 1962, in a very small, very white suburb of Chicago, a young couple set out to adopt a baby girl.
  • 12:00 am
    Radiolab Saving Animals One place you absolutely, positively do not want to be if you're a healthy, middle-aged American lobster: trapped in a suburban grocery store in western Pennsylvania. But that's where this week's podcast begins.
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