China

12:00am

Wed April 22, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call: What is the cost of burning coal?

  

What is the cost of burning coal? On the April 22nd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Richard Martin, author of Coal Wars: The Future of Energy and the Fate of the Planet. Coal has become a battleground in the fight against climate change. Martin traveled to Wyoming, West Virginia, and China to meet people on the front lines of the war on coal. He asks: Can we shut down Big Coal in time to save the planet – and ourselves? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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12:22pm

Tue February 10, 2015
Digest

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, February 10, 2015

San Luis Reservoir, near the San Joaquin Valley city of Los Banos, is at about 70 percent of average for early February
Dan Brekke / KQED

12:00am

Wed December 3, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Who are the major players in the new scramble for Africa?

Ethiopian and Chinese workers from the China Communication Construction Company attending Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to the site of the Addis Ababa–Adama toll road, May 2, 2014

 

On the December 3rd, 2014 edition of Your Call, we'll have a conversation about growing foreign investment in the African continent.  At a recent U.S.-Africa leaders summit in Washington, American private investors pledged $14 billion for construction, clean energy, banking and information technology. China has been the single largest source of annual foreign direct investment in the continent for the past several years. What do outsiders want from Africa? And what does this mean for the future of the continent? It's Your Call, with Hana Baba, and you.

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7:00pm

Mon October 20, 2014
Arts & Culture

Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz: A dissident superstar gives voice to political prisoners

"With Wind," an instillation at Alcatraz by the Chinese dissident, Ai Weiwei.
Sandhya Dirks

The dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has become something of a superstar in America. He is known for his provocative artwork, his outspoken critique of Chinese policy, and for his imprisonment by the Chinese government.

Ai has been under house arrest in Beijing since 2011, but that has not stopped him from making work internationally. He just opened a massive and unprecedented installation, @Large, on the former prison island of Alcatraz.

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1:17pm

Fri August 8, 2014
Arts & Culture

99% Invisible: Duplitecture

  

99% Invisible: "Duplitecture"The best knock-offs in the world are in China. There are plenty of fake designer handbags and Rolexes but China’s knock-offs go way beyond fashion. There are knock-off Apple stores that look so much like the real thing, some employees believe they are working in real Apple stores.  And then there are entire knock-off cities.

Friday at 7:35am and 4:45pm, Saturday at 8:35am.

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