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KQED Public Radio: Saturday, July 4, 2015

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Saturday, July 4, 2015
  • 12:00 am
  • 1:00 am
    KQED Newsroom Marriage Equality The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday morning that same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marry. Professor Rory Little from UC Hastings College of the Law and Kate Kendell, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, join Scott Shafer to discuss the landmark decision.
  • 1:30 am
    Washington Week Conquering "Lame Duck" Status Barack Obama seems to be defying the "lame-duck" label many second-term presidents face. The recent Supreme Court decisions supporting Obamacare and legalizing same-sex marriage, the bipartisan passage of a trade deal, and re-established diplomatic relations with Cuba mark not only a turning point for the U.S. but also major victories for Obama's legacy. Peter Baker of The New York Times will take a closer look at President Obama's triumphant June and the remaining priority issues on his agenda.
  • 2:00 am
    Commonwealth Club Ken Walsh: Presidents and the Cult of Celebrity Ken Walsh joined the "U.S. News & World Report" in 1984 as a congressional correspondent and has covered presidential politics since 1986. Walsh is one of the longest-serving White House correspondents in history, having traveled to more than 70 countries and conducting numerous interviews with presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H. Bush and Ronald Reagan.Walsh says, since the beginning of the Republic, presidents have needed to be celebrities and build on their fame. This fame has allowed them to get things done by propelling their agendas and rallying public support for themselves as national leaders. Come hear behind the scenes tales about the intersection of the presidency and pop culture.
  • 3:00 am
    Inside Europe Norway's Economic Woes Economic worries are not just a feature of Turkey and Greece at the moment. In Norway, famed for its oil wealth and high standards of living and prices, some people are asking questions too. Namely, are oil rich Norwegians living beyond their means? According to recent figures from the OECD, they are, with personal debt levels higher than anywhere else in Europe. A ballooning housing market gets much of the blame, and many Norwegians also build up consumer debt and lack the ability to plan ahead. But as Lars Bevanger reports now from Oslo, help is on its way, from a surprising source ? Poland.
  • 4:00 am
    World Affairs Council Responding to Crises: Remarks by the Director-General of the Red Cross In the face of armed conflicts and natural disasters, civilians must cope not only with the immediate violence and destruction but also with displacement, disrupted economic and political systems and the disintegration of public services. As with the ongoing conflict in Syria or the devastating earthquake in Nepal, many of those affected by crises depend on the support of international agencies to meet basic needs. The International Committee of the Red Cross has been providing these critical services for over 150 years. Today, they are working to reconnect family members separated by the earthquake in Nepal, provide urgent medical care in Yemen and distribute food and water in Syria, among many other efforts. How does this assistance vary to meet the needs of crises around the world? What are the most pressing needs, and the greatest obstacles in providing them? How has the ICRC evolved to address the myriad challenges facing the world today, and what is the outlook for the future? The program gets answers from Yves Daccord, director-general, International Committee of the Red Cross.
  • 5:00 am
  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
    Weekend Edition
    Perspectives7:36am & 8:36am

  • 9:00 am
  • 10:00 am
    The Best of 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.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    This American Life Captain's Log A captain's log is a simple thing: the date, the time, maybe the weather and the current status of a long journey. You wouldn't know from the cryptic notations what weird worlds lurk beneath. On this week's show, stories behind those cryptic notations including a concentration camp in China that housed groups of Girl Scouts. Also, Aziz Ansari explains the significance of a Thanksgiving text message, and Etgar Keret destroys a marriage piece by piece.
  • 1:00 pm
    Radiolab Memory and Forgetting This hour of Radiolab, a look behind the curtain of how memories are made... and forgotten. Remembering is an unstable and profoundly unreliable process-- it's easy come, easy go as we learn how true memories can be obliterated, and false ones added. And Oliver Sacks joins us to tell the story of an amnesiac whose love for his wife and music transcend his 7-second memory.
  • 2:00 pm
    Radio Specials Reveal From the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX -- Reveal will showcase the best investigative reporting together in one regular, national broadcast. Reveal is based on a collaborative production model: many of the stories come from CIR's award-winning newsroom, but excellent stories come from many investigative efforts. The pilots featured work from the Center for Public Integrity and public radio stations including WNYC, Chicago Public Radio, Michigan Radio, KQED and others. The pilots also included collaborations with the PBS NewsHour, various print outlets and websites to extend the reach of their featured stories. CIR and PRX are in conversation with dozens of other news outlets and public radio stations to feature their stories on Reveal. Al Letson, the recipient of multiple journalism awards for his original series, State of the Re:Union, is the host of Reveal. Al's engaging storytelling style and straight-on questioning will be hallmarks of Reveal.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 3:30 pm
    Radio Specials Hearing Voices Stars and Bars: For Fourth of July -- Celebrating America with flags, fireworks and summer festivals, featuring recitations and reflections on The Pledge? of Allegiance, the annual Rainbow Family migration into the forest on July Fourth, a town that covets their title of the ?Armpit of America?, and Mississippi moonshine, barbecued goat and old-time Fife & Drum at Otha Turner?s Afrosippi Picnic.
  • 4:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
  • 8:00 pm
    Selected Shorts Enviable Characters Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents three stories about people pursuing the good life. A young boy longs for the perfect pair of sneakers in Ray Bradbury's "The Sound of Summer Running," read by Sean Astin. Aging hippies hope for happiness in "I Dream of Zenia with the Bright Red Teeth," by Margaret Atwood, read by Kirsten Vangsness, and Dave Hill reads Susan Orlean's comic rant about babies, "Shiftless Little Loafers."
  • 9:00 pm
    This American Life Captain's Log A captain's log is a simple thing: the date, the time, maybe the weather and the current status of a long journey. You wouldn't know from the cryptic notations what weird worlds lurk beneath. On this week's show, stories behind those cryptic notations including a concentration camp in China that housed groups of Girl Scouts. Also, Aziz Ansari explains the significance of a Thanksgiving text message, and Etgar Keret destroys a marriage piece by piece.
  • 10:00 pm
    The Moth Radio Hour Snow White and the Screaming Meemies
  • 11:00 pm
  • 12:00 am
    Radiolab Memory and Forgetting This hour of Radiolab, a look behind the curtain of how memories are made...and forgotten. Remembering is an unstable and profoundly unreliable process--it?s easy come, easy go as we learn how true memories can be obliterated, and false ones added. And Oliver Sacks joins us to tell the story of an amnesiac whose love for his wife and music transcend his 7-second memory.
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