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KQED Public Radio: Friday, September 22, 2017

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Friday, September 22, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Alabama Votes Alabama Republican voters will go to the polls on Tuesday to determine their party's candidate in a special Senate election. It's a runoff between appointed Senator Luther Strange and the controversial former Alabama Supreme Court Judge Roy Moore.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    Radio Specials Unresolved: Face-Off With China Against the backdrop of North Korea's nuclear advances and escalating regional tensions, we ask: How should the U.S. respond to its most urgent national security threats? Staged with our new "Unresolved" debate format, the debaters argue for or against a number of motions including: Is Donald Trump making China great again? Is China destined for regional dominance? And can we strike a deal with Beijing to contain North Koreas nuclear program? The debaters are Ian Bremmer, Elizabeth Economy, Noah Feldman, and David Shambaugh.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition The German Election Effect Germany is an economic force in Europe, and the results of this weekend's federal elections could have a big effect on the direction of the European Union. The leader of an anti-bigotry group in Germany says far-right nationalism has risen since the country reunified... and that the Neo-Nazi movement could find allies in similar movements throughout Europe. Our team is in Berlin to find out what German elections mean for Europe.
  • MORNING
  • 6:22 am
  • 8:00 am
  • 8:22 am
  • 9:00 am
    Forum U.C. Berkeley Prepares for 'Free Speech Week' Milo Yiannopoulos's planned February appearance on the UC Berkeley campus -- and the fiery protests that shut it down -- stoked a nationwide debate on free speech and public safety. Yiannopoulos is set to return next week as part of "Free Speech Week," a series of events organized by a conservative student-run publication. Author Ann Coulter and Steven Bannon, Breitbart News executive chairman and former President Trump adviser, are also on the list of invited speakers. More than 200 faculty members have signed a letter urging a boycott of all classes and campus activities while the events are taking place.
  • 9:30 am
    Forum Latest Bill to Repeal Obamacare Could Cost California Billions Republicans are making a last push to repeal and replace Obamacare before a congressional deadline at the end of this month. The Graham-Cassidy bill would shift money from states that expanded Medicaid under the ACA to those that did not. If passed, California would be one of the hardest hit states, potentially losing tens of billions of dollars over the next 10 years. Forum talks about what's in the bill, what it would mean for California and the politics behind it.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Caitlin Brodnick Reflects on Her Double Mastectomy in 'Dangerous Boobies' When comedian Caitlin Brodnick found out she carried a gene that gave her an 82 percent chance of getting breast cancer, she made the tough decision to "break up" with her breasts. Like actress Angelina Jolie, who also has the BRCA1 genetic mutation, Brodnick underwent a double mastectomy. Brodnick's book, "Dangerous Boobies: Breaking Up with My Time-Bomb Breasts," comes out this month. She joins us in studio to talk about her book, her difficult decision to have surgery and life post-mastectomy.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday Wildfires 50,000 wildfires have burned eight and a half million acres this year. Join Ira Flatow on Science Friday for a look at how climate change might be adding fuel to those fires. Plus, peering into the caves of New Zealand to uncover the secret chemistry of glowworms. And an ancient frog that could have devoured dinosaurs.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday The Science of Jellyfish On Science Friday, why dinosaurs matter to climate change research AND where you can find them, alive, today. Plus, a look into the sleep habits of...jellyfish. And, the real science behind sci-fi depictions of memory modification.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Billie Jean King Former tennis champ and champion for gender equality Billie Jean King. The new film Battle of the Sexes, is based on the story of the exhibition match she played against Bobby Riggs known as the "Battle of the Sexes." She was 29 and Riggs was 55. The match took place on September 20, 1973 at the Houston Astrodome. She beat Riggs in three straight sets. Though she's most famous for this match, her accomplishments go much further. She helped turn tennis into a professional sport, championed the equal pay for women in tennis, and was instrumental in founding the Women's Tennis Association. She also won 20 Wimbledons. After retiring from tennis at the age of 40, King formed the World Team Tennis league which promotes gender equality team playing. She's still associated with it. In 2009 she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  • 2:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace English for Germans If youre traveling through Western Europe, its not uncommon to hear English spoken freely by the locals. But, some Germans are calling for a crackdown on the increasing use of English in German daily life.
  • 4:30 pm
    The California Report Breaking Bread, Lake County After the Fire, and More A lot of us are taught not to talk politics at the dinner table. Especially if your guests fall on the other side of the political spectrum. But as Bianca Taylor tells us, a new movement called Make America Dinner Again breaks this rule, in a big way. Plus, Lake County survived a massive wildfire two years ago. When the smoke cleared it had burned up 70,000 acres, nearly thirteen hundred homes and killed four people. KQED reporter Sukey Lewis grew up in Lake County, and this year she went back to check in on how some of her friends are recovering. Those stories and more
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    The California Report Breaking Bread, Lake County After the Fire, and More A lot of us are taught not to talk politics at the dinner table. Especially if your guests fall on the other side of the political spectrum. But as Bianca Taylor tells us, a new movement called Make America Dinner Again breaks this rule, in a big way. Plus, Lake County survived a massive wildfire two years ago. When the smoke cleared it had burned up 70,000 acres, nearly thirteen hundred homes and killed four people. KQED reporter Sukey Lewis grew up in Lake County, and this year she went back to check in on how some of her friends are recovering. Those stories and more
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Billie Jean King Former tennis champ and champion for gender equality Billie Jean King. The new film Battle of the Sexes, is based on the story of the exhibition match she played against Bobby Riggs known as the "Battle of the Sexes." She was 29 and Riggs was 55. The match took place on September 20, 1973 at the Houston Astrodome. She beat Riggs in three straight sets. Though she's most famous for this match, her accomplishments go much further. She helped turn tennis into a professional sport, championed the equal pay for women in tennis, and was instrumental in founding the Women's Tennis Association. She also won 20 Wimbledons. After retiring from tennis at the age of 40, King formed the World Team Tennis league which promotes gender equality team playing. She's still associated with it. In 2009 she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  • 8:00 pm
    Commonwealth Club Tesla: Impossible Until Its Not Its crunch time as Tesla begins production of its Model 3 sedan this summer and races toward its goal of making 500,000 cars a year. Morgan Stanley says that production level wont be reached until 2024. Still, the stock market considers Tesla a tech company with a value higher than Ford and General Motors, both of which produce far more cars and generate higher profits. But exorbitant valuation brings intense scrutiny, and cracks are starting to show in Teslas shiny exterior. Consumer Reports recently downgraded the Tesla Model S rating due to concerns about its emergency brake. Controversy is also swirling around how often Teslas factory workers get injured and how often its cars are involved in crashes. Ashlee Vance wrote Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, a best?selling biography on Elon Musk. It stands as the definitive profile of the genius driving Tesla, SpaceX and Hyperloop. Join us for a conversation about the enigmatic man and his efforts to change and save the world.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
  • 11:00 pm
    The California Report Breaking Bread, Lake County After the Fire, and More A lot of us are taught not to talk politics at the dinner table. Especially if your guests fall on the other side of the political spectrum. But as Bianca Taylor tells us, a new movement called Make America Dinner Again breaks this rule, in a big way. Plus, Lake County survived a massive wildfire two years ago. When the smoke cleared it had burned up 70,000 acres, nearly thirteen hundred homes and killed four people. KQED reporter Sukey Lewis grew up in Lake County, and this year she went back to check in on how some of her friends are recovering. Those stories and more
  • 11:30 pm
  • 12:00 am
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