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KQED Public Radio: Sunday, December 10, 2017

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Sunday, December 10, 2017
  • 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.
  • 1:00 am
    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.
  • 2:00 am
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Taking Comfort in the Sound of Silence Restaurants, bars, coffee shops is there any public place left that doesnt play background music? Loudly? In this show, were making the case for more silence. Because perhaps some need the drone of TVs, traffic and Muzak, to drown out the pesky sound of thinking, but others go to great lengths to find respite from a blaringly loud world.
  • 3:00 am
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Forgiving the Unforgivable Are there certain acts, certain people who are beyond forgiveness? When youre hurt and the only way out of toxic bitterness and resentment is to let go, how do you summon the resolve to reach out to the person who hurt you most? This hour, the keys to living a more forgiving life.
  • 4:00 am
    Living On Earth The Inner Lives of Fish Aquatic creatures seem so different from us it is easy to think they dont think. But Culum Brown, who studies fish cognition and teaches at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, says some fish are actually pretty smart, exhibiting complex social behaviors, navigation skills, and even tool use. Prof. Brown tells host Steve Curwood how pharmaceutical companies are using zebra fish to develop antidepressants, and how we can keep the fish in our home aquariums happy and healthy.
  • 5:00 am
    Weekend Edition Post-Harvey Houston This week hear stories from a post-Harvey Houston. Reporter Lulu Garcia-Navarro is at a community center in one of the hardest hit neighborhoods, where three month on the citys most vulnerable are still in need of help.
  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
  • 10:00 am
  • 11:00 am
    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.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 1:00 pm
    City Arts & Lectures Van Jones Van Jones is the President & Co-Founder of Dream Corps, a collection of initiatives including #cut50, #YesWeCode, Green For All, and #LoveArmy. A Yale-educated attorney, he is a correspondent for CNN, a regular guest on political talk shows, and the author of The Green Collar Economy, the definitive book on green jobs, and Rebuild the Dream, a roadmap for progressives. In 2009, Jones worked as the green jobs advisor to the Obama White House. There, he ran the interagency process that oversaw $80 billion in green energy recovery spending. His newest book, Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together, is a passionate manifesto that exposes hypocrisy on both sides of the political divide and points a way out of the tribalism that is tearing America apart.
  • 2:00 pm
    On the Media Sexual Harassment and Realpolitik in the Senate Sexual assault allegations have hit yet more institutions from our very own New York Public Radio to the halls of Washington, where a wide range of bad behaviors have prompted the imminent departures of Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers, Minnesota Democratic Senator Al Franken and Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks. But while Democrats appear to be attempting a thorough housecleaning, the Republican response has been far more tactical and sparing: President Trump has been accused by 19 women of sexual misconduct and remains squarely in power and Republican Senate hopeful Roy Moore has been accused of sexual assault and harassment by multiple victims, including one who was 14 years old at the time, and continues to enjoy his party's backing. According to Slate writer Dahlia Lithwick, Republicans appear to be putting political gain over principle, while Democrats are engaged in a process of "unilateral disarmament" which she says might lead to more suffering for their party and for the country. Brooke speaks with Lithwick about the ethics, optics and efficacy of the Democrats' current course.
  • 3:00 pm
    TED Radio Hour The Unknown Brain The brain can seem as mysterious as a distant galaxy, but scientists are starting to map and manipulate its many regions. In this hour, TED speakers take us on a trip through the human brain.
  • 4:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Latino USA Whiteness in the Trump Era In progressive Minneapolis, an open letter is written to a white candidate for city council questioning his decision to run against a Latina incumbent in a time of deep racial pain. In California, a Colombian man who identifies with his Spanish heritage tries to join the so-called alt-right, and hits some bumps in the road. This week on Latino USA, they look at the complicated identity politics of whiteness in the Trump era. And, they examine the question of whether or not more and more Latinos will identify with whiteness in the future.
  • 7:00 pm
    Radio Specials Planet Money: The Holiday Industrial Complex It seems like there are legions of people inventing holidays to get people to buy more things. But even more of them are just... weird. So Planet Money figured if they could follow the events that got one of these questionable holidays on TV, then maybe there was a way to find out who is running the holiday machine. They picked National Splurge Day. It was easy enough to find coverage about it. But few people wanted to talk about how it wound up on their television shows. Today on the show, journey to the center of the holiday industrial complex. And we go on a trip that takes you from harried TV news bookers to the halls of Congress to a storage locker in Chicago.
  • 7:30 pm
    Radio Specials How I Built This with Guy Raz: Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. and Janice Karman of The Chipmunks Guy Raz talks to Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. and Janice Karman, owners of The Chipmunks media empire. Years after his father created a hit singing group of anthropomorphic rodents called The Chipmunks, Ross Bagdasarian Jr. made it his mission to revive his dad's beloved characters. Over the last 40 years, Ross Jr. and his wife Janice have built The Chipmunks into a billion dollar media franchise run out of their home in Santa Barbara, California.
  • 8:00 pm
    Marketplace Weekend The Puppy Train A growing number of puppies head from the rural south to shelters in the northeast. Hear about the industry behind it all. Then, learn what it takes to be an astronaut.
  • 9:00 pm
    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.
  • 9:30 pm
    Cambridge Forum Dylans Poetry Christopher Ricks, Professor of Humanities at Boston University explores the poetry in Bob Dylan's songs.
  • 10:00 pm
    Truth, Politics, and Power with Neal Conan Plea Dealing After President Trumps former National security adviser agreed to co-operate with the Special Counsel the program takes a look at previous White Houses under siege. Plus the developing case for Obstruction of Justice. And Dana Priest of the Washington Post talks about why two presidents decided to fire Michael Flynn.
  • 11:00 pm
    Tech Nation Plato and the Nerd Moira speaks with UC Berkeley professor Edward Ashford Lee talks about Plato and the Nerd: The Creative Partnership of Humans and Technology. Then on Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about the current state of Big Data in the healthcare field and Dr. Ajay Gupta from Rockwell Medical tells us about his work getting iron to very ill patients from cancer to kidney failure to long term infections. The breakthrough came from scientific work almost two centuries old.
  • 12:00 am
    On the Media Sexual Harassment and Realpolitik in the Senate Sexual assault allegations have hit yet more institutions from our very own New York Public Radio to the halls of Washington, where a wide range of bad behaviors have prompted the imminent departures of Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers, Minnesota Democratic Senator Al Franken and Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks. But while Democrats appear to be attempting a thorough housecleaning, the Republican response has been far more tactical and sparing: President Trump has been accused by 19 women of sexual misconduct and remains squarely in power and Republican Senate hopeful Roy Moore has been accused of sexual assault and harassment by multiple victims, including one who was 14 years old at the time, and continues to enjoy his party's backing. According to Slate writer Dahlia Lithwick, Republicans appear to be putting political gain over principle, while Democrats are engaged in a process of "unilateral disarmament" which she says might lead to more suffering for their party and for the country. Brooke speaks with Lithwick about the ethics, optics and efficacy of the Democrats' current course.
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