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KQED Public Radio: Saturday, October 25, 2014

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Saturday, October 25, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered New York City's Ebola Response The first man diagnosed with Ebola in New York City remains in isolation at Bellevue Hospital. Dr. Craig Spencer was rushed to the hospital on Thursday as soon as he began showing symptoms. Public health experts are praising the city's initial response to Ebola as an example to follow.
  • 1:00 am
    KQED Newsroom Proposition 1 - The Water Bond As one of the worst droughts in California's history enters its third year, Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers are asking voters to approve a $7.5 billion bond measure, Proposition 1. If passed, the state could borrow funds to pay for new reservoirs, watershed protection, water recycling and other programs. Opponents have raised concerns over the impact of building new dams and question how the measure would provide drought relief.
  • 1:30 am
    Washington Week Pre-Election Voter Anxiety It's less than two week until Election Day. While voter turnout during midterm elections drops nearly 30 percent compared with presidential elections, that doesn't mean the stakes are not high this year. In fact, control of the U.S. Senate is at stake. On November 4, Americans across the country will cast ballots for governor in 36 states, as well as 36 Senate races, and all 435 House races. Recent polls indicate that a majority of the public is feeling anxious about the economy and is frustrated with both political parties and their seeming inability to work together to break through Washington gridlock.
  • 2:00 am
    Commonwealth Club Senator Kirsten Gillibrand The U.S. senator joins the program to recount her personal journey in public service, and discusses her aim to galvanize women to reach beyond their busy lives and make a meaningful difference in the world around them. If women were fully represented in politics, Gillibrand says, national priorities would shift to issues that directly impact them: affordable daycare, paid family medical leave, and equal pay. Pulling back the curtain on Beltway politics, she speaks candidly about her legislative successes (securing federally funded medical care for 9/11 first responders, repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell) and her crushing disappointments (failing by five votes to pass a bill protecting survivors of sexual assault in the military). Gillibrand also shares stories of growing up the daughter and granddaughter of two trailblazing feminists in a politically active family in Albany, New York, and retraces her nonlinear path to public office.
  • 3:00 am
    Inside Europe Turkish-U.S. Relations Strained Over ISIS, Kurds In Turkey, it looks as though the battle against Islamic State could claim yet another victim: Turkish-U.S. relations. The NATO allies are at loggerheads on how to fight the militants, especially over the Kurds. Turkey, which has its own restive Kurdish minority, accuses the Syrian Kurds fighting Islamic State of being linked to the PKK, an armed group that has been fighting the Turkish state for decades. In the face of strong Turkish objections, Washington airdropped arms to the Syrian Kurds defending the besieged town of Kobani on Turkey's border, a decision that has infuriated Ankara.
  • 4:00 am
    It's Your World (a broadcast of the World Affairs Council) Nicholas Kristof Even now, in the twenty-first century, intractable problems remain: poor early-childhood education, sex trafficking, inner-city violence, poverty and malnutrition, homelessness and many others. What can be done in the face of such enormous challenges? Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof suggests that new, innovative approaches to philanthropy could offer answers, allowing individuals and organizations to make a difference in the world. At the end of the day what matters most is the impact on the ground. Kristof has lived on four continents, reported on six and traveled to 150 countries, reporting on global health, poverty, education, gender inequality and much more. He will share stories of his experiences on the ground and discuss the art and science of giving, from his new book, "A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating opportunity," co-authored with Sheryl WuDunn.
  • 5:00 am
  • 7:00 am
    Weekend Edition
    Perspectives7:36am & 8:36am

  • 9:00 am
  • 10:00 am
    Car Talk Click and Clack tackle the tougher questions of the automobile world.
  • 11:00 am
    Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me This quiz show takes a fresh, fast-paced and irreverent look at the week's events.
  • 12:00 pm
    This American Life Is This Working? The show features stories of schools struggling with what to do with misbehaving kids. There's no general agreement about what teachers should do to discipline kids. And there's evidence that some of the most popular punishments actually may harm kids.
  • 1:30 pm
    Radiolab Inner Voices From the silent words of a child forming her first thought to the inner heckler that taunts you when the pressure's on, the show looks at how the voices in our heads shape us -- for better and for worse.
  • 2:00 pm
    Radio Specials Maya Angelou, Elizabeth Alexander and Arnold Rampersad W.E.B. Du Bois and the American Soul -- One of the most extraordinary minds of American and global history, W.E.B. Du Bois penned the famous line that "the problem of the 20th century is the problem of the color line." He is a formative voice for many of the people who gave us the Civil Rights movement. But his passionate, poetic words speak to all of us navigating the ever-unfolding, unfinished business of civil rights. The show brings Du Bois' life and ideas into relief for the 21st century -- featuring one of the last interviews the great Maya Angelou gave before her death.
  • 3:00 pm
    Moyers & Company The Fight and the Right to Vote This past weekend, the Supreme Court upheld Texas' harsh voter ID law for the upcoming midterm elections, potentially disenfranchising some 600,000 mostly black and Latino voters. It's part of a nationwide effort to suppress the vote, nurtured by the right's desire to hold onto power as demographic changes are altering the electoral landscape. Last year's Supreme Court decision revoking an essential provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act upped the ante and has encouraged many states to try to impose restrictive voter ID laws, as well as gerrymander congressional districts and limit registration and voting hours. The argument made in favor of this vast disenfranchisement is rampant voter fraud. But in state after state there is rarely proof of anyone showing up at a polling place and trying to illegally cast a ballot. Bill Moyers talks with an attorney and journalist about the ongoing vote suppression controversy. Sherrilyn Ifill is president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, a noted civil rights litigator whose work has included landmark voting rights cases.
  • 3:30 pm
  • 4:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm
  • 6:00 pm
    A Prairie Home Companion Back to Early Autumn The show listens back to a 2011 program from the Fitzgerald Theater. Tenor Raul Melo accompanies Garrison Keillor for a suite of sonnets, Cantus performs "Wanting Memories," and Heather Masse sings "Early Autumn."
  • 8:00 pm
    Selected Shorts Writers on Writing Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents four works about writing. An independent young woman counsels clueless male novelists in "The Writers Model" by Molly Giles. The reader is Kaneza Schaal. A wife and husband try "Creative Writing" in a story by Etgar Keret read by Girls star Alex Karpovsky. Joan Didion gives away her trade secrets in "On Keeping a Notebook," read by Parker Posey. And T.C. Boyle dates Jane Austen. Isaiah Sheffer reads.
  • 9:00 pm
    This American Life Is This Working? The show features stories of schools struggling with what to do with misbehaving kids. There's no general agreement about what teachers should do to discipline kids. And there's evidence that some of the most popular punishments actually may harm kids.
  • 10:00 pm
    The Moth Radio Hour Milton, Mary Kay and Dognapping An evangelist searches for souls and customers in the aisles of a Target store. An adolescent moneymaking scheme is hatched in 1970s Spanish Harlem. Filmmaker Albert Maysles pays tribute to his father. And Dan Kennedy has an unforgettable therapy session with a social worker named Milton.
  • 11:00 pm
  • 12:00 am
    Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me This quiz show takes a fresh, fast-paced and irreverent look at the week's events.
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