|KQED Public Radio Programs|
KQED Public Radio Productions
The California Report
KQED Public Radio, in collaboration with public radio stations throughout California, launched The California Report, a statewide radio news program, on October 2, 1995. Distributed by satellite from KQED, The California Report provides daily coverage of issues, trends and public policy decisions affecting California and its diverse population. Hosted by Scott Shafer, the program is carried by 25 public radio stations from Arcata to San Diego, plus more than 25 public radio station translators and repeaters across the state. In addition to a nine-minute daily morning edition, The California Report broadcasts a weekly half-hour Friday afternoon magazine edition, bringing listeners in-depth analysis of the week's top news stories from around the state. Many local station reporters are regular contributors to the program, which has bureaus in San Jose, Sacramento, Los Angeles and Fresno, in addition to its headquarters in San Francisco.
A special series produced by The California Report -- Health Dialogues -- engages listeners in an ongoing discussion about California healthcare issues that are important to underserved people -- children, low-income residents, minorities, people with disabilities, immigrants, and communities of rural and migrant workers in particular. The series seeks to foster dialogue among communities, healthcare providers and policymakers. The statewide one-hour call in show airs at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month.
Approaching its 15th anniversary and hosted by Michael Krasny, this popular two-hour weekday program airs live at 9 a.m. Krasny presents informed, wide-ranging discussions of local, state, national and international issues as well as in-depth interviews with leaders in politics, science, entertainment and the arts. Listeners are encouraged to call in to participate, and to engage the host and guests.
KQED Radio News
KQED Radio News is KQED's local news program, covering the latest in Bay Area news. The morning news reports air in brief segments during National Public Radio's Morning Edition, with headlines at 6:06 a.m. and 7:35 a.m., newscasts at 7:05 a.m. and 8:05 a.m., and feature stories at 6:33 a.m. and 8:33 a.m. The afternoon news updates air in 2-minute segments during NPR's All Things Considered at 4:33, 5:04, 5:33 and 6:04 p.m.
This weekly half-hour magazine program explores ideas, trends and cultural patterns that flow back and forth from Asia to North America and the blending and change that occur when Asia and America meet. Hosted by veteran radio journalist Nguyen Qui Duc, Pacific Time also profiles Asian-American communities, covering everything from economics and politics to language, arts and sports. The program is distributed nationally and currently airs in more than 40 cities nationwide.
Perspectives is KQED 88.5 FM's series of daily commentaries written and voiced by Bay Area residents. Essays cover a broad range of social and political issues, cultural observations, and personal experiences of interest to KQED's Northern California audience. Presenting fresh and insightful commentary that gives listeners a reason to pause, to think, to laugh and to consider life from the many points of view that make up our community, Perspectives is one way in which KQED works to keep the public in public radio.
KQED Public Radio Co-Productions and Presentations
City Arts & Lectures, a national KQED Public Radio co-production
Since 1981, City Arts & Lectures has presented 21 consecutive seasons of on-stage conversations with leading figures in the world of arts and ideas. These events are recorded live for radio broadcast. This program airs locally on KQED Public Radio on Sundays at 1 p.m., Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and Wednesdays at 2 a.m. A national radio presentation, this program can also be heard on more than 150 public radio stations across the country.
The Commonwealth Club of California, a national KQED Public Radio co-production
Founded in 1903, the Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's premiere public affairs forum, serving over 14,000 members and hosting more than 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy. KQED Public Radio presents lectures from the Commonwealth Club every Friday evening at 8 p.m.
The World Affairs Council, a national KQED Public Radio co-production
The World Affairs Council of Northern California, located in San Francisco, offers programs on important foreign policy issues. In live call-in shows, World Affairs Council President Jane Wales, asks questions of leading policymakers, journalists, scholars and artists. KQED Public Radio presents the lectures and interviews from the World Affairs Council every Monday evening at 8 p.m. The program also is distributed nationally via satellite for broadcast across the country.
Youth Radio, a local KQED Public Radio presentation
Berkeley-based Youth Radio contributes a monthly two-minute perspective airing on KQED Public Radio, in which young commentators react to the news and talk about their experiences. Segments air every fourth Thursday at 6:07 a.m., 7:37 a.m. and 11:32 p.m. In addition, a half-hour discussion show is aired the last Sunday of each month at 4:30 p.m. and repeated that Monday morning at midnight.
Other Radio Programs Airing on KQED
All Things Considered
BBC World Service
The Infinite Mind
Living on Earth
The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer
On the Media A Prairie Home Companion
Talk of the Nation
This American Life
To the Best of Our Knowledge
Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me
Wall Street Week
Weekend All Things Considered
Weekend Edition/Saturday and Sunday