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KQED Public Radio: Friday, July 31, 2015

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Friday, July 31, 2015
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered 'Disgrace' of a Jail in Baltimore to Close Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan plans to announce the closure of the Baltimore City Men's Detention Center on Thursday. The jail, which is run by the state, has been plagued by corruption and deplorable conditions. Hogan today called the jail a disgrace and an embarrassment to the state.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    Radio Specials Explorers of the Brain Right now, inside your head, is a three-pound, non-stop multitasking marvel. How does it work? Why does it work that way? How can we find the answers? This special program takes listeners to the front lines of research in brain science. From the magneto encephalography lab at NYU, to the Center for Neuroscience at UC Davis, to the Digital Brain Bank and at several stops in between, the show meets a dozen leading scientists and engineers working to bring us closer to a fundamental understanding of how and why the brain does what it does. The pace of discovery in neuroscience today is astonishing. And momentum is building. There will always be things about the brain that are fundamentally unknowable, but those gaps are being made smaller because researchers from a broad array of disciplines are pooling their expertise, and because new tools are making new insights possible and freeing scientists to ask questions that could never before be asked. What are some of those new tools, new insights, new questions?
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Black Lives Matter and the Democrats African-American voters have always been one of the most important groups in the Democrats' base. But this election, some activists are sending a message: don't take us for granted. The show looks at the Black Lives Matter movement and the Democrats.
  • 5:00 am
    Morning Edition
    The California Report 5:50am, 6:50am & 8:50am

    KQED News 6am, 6:30am, 7am, 7:30am, 8am, 8:30am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 4:30pm


    Perspectives 6:43am, 8:43am & 11:29pm

  • MORNING
  • 6:33 am
  • 8:00 am
  • 8:33 am
  • 9:00 am
    Forum Report: Rising Sea Levels Threaten $21 Billion Development Plans A new special report from the San Francisco Public Press says there are $21 billion worth of planned real estate developments along the Bay's waterfront that could be in jeopardy if sea levels rise. According to the report, waters would "most likely" rise three feet, with some models predicting as high as eight feet, along thousands of acres of shoreline. The Press also warns that policy changes, which might stem the development tide, are inching along and may not be fast enough to affect any projects currently in the pipeline.
  • 9:30 am
    Forum SF Bicycle Activists Want to Yield (Not Stop) at Stop Signs If you're riding a bike on a street in Idaho, it's legal to treat a stop sign like it's just a yield. One San Francisco bicycle activist group named the Wigg Party wants that to become the law here, too. The group says local police are overzealous about ticketing cyclists who don't come to a full stop. When police announced they would step up enforcement, cyclists staged a protest earlier this week. Should cyclists yield or come to a full stop at stop signs?
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Medicare: 50 Years and Counting Medicare was created 50 years ago as a health insurance program for seniors and people with disabilities. Today it has over 5.6 million enrollees in California alone. We'll discuss how the entitlement program has changed the face of health care in America. And we'll examine its accomplishments and ongoing challenges, including how to pay for the extra 10,000 baby boomers who become eligible for the program each day.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline Some educators are taking a new approach to discipline in schools. But is it working? Guest host Manoush Zomorodi looks at how researchers are trying to break the so-called "school-to-prison" pipeline. Plus, got a gut feeling? The show looks at how the bacteria in your gut might alter your mood.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday How California Pot Growers Hurt Native Salmon Black-market marijuana growers in California are clear-cutting forests and sucking up rivers, leaving native salmon high and dry. The show gets the details on how some pot farming is far from green.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Jon Stewart and Key & Peele The show listens back to an interview with Jon Stewart. He only has one week left on "The Daily Show." The show also rebroadcasts a conversation with Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. They recently announced that the current season is the final one for their Comedy Central series "Key & Peele."
  • 2:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace How the Iran Deal Affects L.A. Persian Shopkeepers Persian Square in Los Angeles is home to many Iranian business owners. How, if at all, does the recent nuclear deal affect them?
  • 4:30 pm
    The California Report Could Insect Powder Be a New Food Trend? Eating bugs sounds like something you'd do if you lost a bet. But a few companies have cropped up that are marketing insect powder as a nutritional supplement. Requiring little food or water, bugs also have a low-carbon footprint, something that makes them very attractive in drought-stricken California. So are we ready for cricket cookies and milkshakes? From Los Angeles, Avishay Artsy looks at what could be the next big food trend.
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    The California Report Could Insect Powder Be a New Food Trend?
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Jon Stewart and Key & Peele The show listens back to an interview with Jon Stewart. He only has one week left on "The Daily Show." The show also rebroadcasts a conversation with Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. They recently announced that the current season is the final one for their Comedy Central series "Key & Peele."
  • 8:00 pm
    Commonwealth Club Peter Coyote: On Zen, Politics and an Amazing Life Actor and author Peter Coyote's new spiritual biography details a life that has taken him from privileged halls of power to Greenwich Village jazz bars, to jail, to the White House, to government service and finally to international success on stage and screen. He describes the wide range of mentors who shaped him -- a violent, intimidating father; a bebop bass player who taught him that life can be improvised; a Mafia consiglieri who demonstrated to him that men can be bought and manipulated; a gay dancer in Martha Graham's company who enlightened him about Mexico and marijuana; and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder, who introduced him to Zen practice. Through Zen, Coyote says he discovered an alternative to status-seeking and material wealth.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
  • 11:00 pm
    The California Report Could Insect Powder Be a New Food Trend?
  • 11:30 pm
  • 12:00 am
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