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KQED Public Radio: Sunday, January 14, 2018

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Sunday, January 14, 2018
  • 12:00 am
    Radiolab Match Made in Marrow You never know what might happen when you sign up to donate bone marrow. You might save a life or you might be magically transported across a cultural chasm and find yourself starring in a modern adaptation of the greatest story ever told. One day, without thinking much of it, Jennell Jenney swabbed her cheek and signed up to be a donor. Across the country, Jim Munroe desperately needed a miracle, a one-in-eight-million connection that would save him. It proved to be a match made in marrow, a bit of magic in the world that hadnt been there before. But when Jennell and Jim had a heart-to-heart in his suburban Dallas backyard, they realized they had contradictory ideas about where that magic came from. Today, an allegory for how to walk through the world in a way that lets you be deeply different, but totally together.
  • 1:00 am
    Freakonomics Radio Why Is the Live-Event Ticket Market So Screwed Up? The public has almost no chance to buy good tickets to the best events. Ticket brokers, meanwhile, make huge profits on the secondary markets. This week on Freakonomics Radio: how this system got so dysfunctional, how it can be fixed and why it probably wont be.
  • 2:00 am
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Whos Watching Us? Ever had the nagging suspicion that youre being watched? You are. We all are. Surrounded by security cameras in malls, restaurants, airports, workplaces, even in church, spied on by our very own phones and computers. Yes, surveillance can keep us safe, but were in danger of losing the last shreds of our privacy. In this hour, we explore not only the pros and cons of living while being watched, but what it's like to be doing the watching.
  • 3:00 am
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Telling A Life How do you tell the story of your life? Do you focus on meaning, accomplishment and hope or on failure and loss? Psychologists say telling a good life story can make you happier. But do we also create an inauthentic version of ourselves if we turn everything into a narrative? We explore the idea of life stories, and hear why poet and singer Patti Smith chose to "write about nothing" when writing about her own life.
  • 4:00 am
    Living On Earth Costliest Disaster Year Ever The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that US natural disasters in 2017 cost $306 billion, the most expensive year since NOAA started keeping tabs in 1980. For a closer look at how the year's weather events resulted in such high damage costs, host Steve Curwood turned to Kendra Pierre-Louis a Climate Desk Reporter for the New York Times.
  • 5:00 am
    Weekend Edition The Cost of A Wall A wall, a fence, surveillance: President Trump has made border security a priority, but what will it look like? And how much will it cost? For now the price tag is $18 billion.
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  • 11:00 am
    Live From Here with Chris Thile Tune-Yards, Willie Watson, the Fairfield Four, and the Lucas Brothers The show heads west for a live broadcast from the Keller Auditorium in Portland, Oregon. Joining the program just steps from the Willamette River, Tune-Yards bring a road case full of energy and musical influences, pointed lyrics, and songs from a new record out later this month. Folksinger Willie Watson will stop by, along with acapella gospel masters The Fairfield Four, who made an appearance on Willie's latest album. Also with us: inseparable comedians The Lucas Brothers, Keith and Kenny, for tales of a few outlandish sibling adventures. Singer Madison Cunningham is back with the band (Rich Dworsky tickling the ivories, guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Mike Elizondo, Brittany Haas on fiddle, and drummer Ted Poor) for Chris Thile's Song of the Week and a full slate of music. Plus scripts -- funny ones -- from the merry band of actors, Serena Brook, Tim Russell, and Fred Newman; a report from Out In America by correspondent Tom Papa; and public radio's first and only Instant Song Request line.
  • 1:00 pm
    City Arts & Lectures Emma Cline Emma Clines fiction has appeared in Tin House, Granta, and The Paris Review, and she was the recipient of the 2014 Paris Review Plimpton Prize. Her debut novel, The Girls, was named one of the best books of the year by NPR, The Guardian, San Francisco Chronicle, Esquire, Vogue, Publishers Weekly, and more.
  • 2:00 pm
    On the Media Outrage Machine The book that took D.C. by storm; evaluating our first year under President Trump; the story of the Pentagon Papers, from someone who helped write them; and the latest scholarly research on "fake news" that is, using the original, vintage meaning of the term. Plus, a live report from the Fake News Awards.
  • 3:00 pm
    TED Radio Hour The Big Five What are the five biggest global challenges we face right now--and what can we do about them? This hour, TED speakers explore some radical solutions to these enduring problems.
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  • 6:00 pm
    Latino USA Transforming a Gang The Latin Kings have often been called one of the most violent street gangs in the U.S. But what many people dont know is that for a period of time in the late 1990s, one man transformed the gang into something else, or at least tried. That man was Antonio Fernandez aka King Tone. This is his story.
  • 7:00 pm
    Radio Specials Planet Money Goes to Space It used to be that satellites were the size of a school bus and cost a half billion dollars. But the space business is changing. Private companies are competing to get tiny satellites into orbit, driving the cost down. Commercial rockets are launching around the world, carrying So we, thought, what about podcasts? Who speaks for them? Why can't they go, too? Today on the show, we go looking for our own satellite. Along the way, we meet the father of the satellite revolution, who scaled spacecraft down to the size of a box that could hold a beanie baby, and started a revolution in orbit. We visit a satellite conference and make a few offers. And we go to Planet Labs in San Francisco, a little startup that is sending up hundreds of satellites.
  • 7:30 pm
    Radio Specials How I Built This with Guy Raz: Tony Hsieh Founder of Zappos Guy Raz talks to Tony Hsieh, founder of Zappos. Hsieh made millions off the dot-com boom. But he didn't make his mark until he built Zappos a customer service company that "happens to sell shoes." Now Zappos is worth over a billion dollars and known for its completely unorthodox management style.
  • 8:00 pm
    Marketplace Weekend Hacking the Olympics When supermarkets close, theres one little legal phrase that can prevent new ones from opening. Plus, hackers have already targeted the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. What does it take to keep an international event safe in our digital world?
  • 9:00 pm
    KQED Newsroom CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Oakland Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick This week, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra cheered a federal court ruling to block the Trump administration from ending DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Mr. Becerra shares his reaction to a decision by the White House to end a program that shielded about 200,000 immigrants from El Salvador from deportation, as well as what California plans to do to protect the states legal marijuana market from federal enforcement actions. And hear an interview with Oakland Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick about her first year on the job and her efforts to reform a police department that was mired in scandal and still under court oversight.
  • 9:30 pm
    Cambridge Forum Witnessing Activists and citizen journalists Johnetta Elzie and DeRay McKesson talk about their work in the Ferguson protest movement in the wake of the August 9, 2014, shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. What is the role of citizen journalism and activism in our changing media landscape?
  • 10:00 pm
    Truth, Politics, and Power with Neal Conan The State of the Iran Nuclear Deal As decisions loom on the nuclear deal, the show has an update on the United States and Iran. Whats at stake as President Trump considers the future of an agreement hes long vowed to tear up? And how did we get here? Conversations on the little remembered conflict between the US and Iran in 1988and how Teheran emerged as the winner in the US Led Invasion of Iraq.
  • 11:00 pm
    Tech Nation Virtual Reality On this weeks Tech Nation, Jaron Lanier talks about Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality. Then on Tech Nation Health, Dr. Hartmut Ehrlich, the CEO opf Abivax, describes their efforts to keep HIV undetectable for longer and longer periods, and Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft explores the future of going to the doctor.
  • 12:00 am
    On the Media Outrage Machine The book that took D.C. by storm; evaluating our first year under President Trump; the story of the Pentagon Papers, from someone who helped write them; and the latest scholarly research on "fake news" that is, using the original, vintage meaning of the term. Plus, a live report from the Fake News Awards.
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