KQED Public Radio Highlights

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This American Life

Is This Working?

Today at 12:00pm
Repeats at 9pm

The show features stories of schools struggling with what to do with misbehaving kids. There's no general agreement about what teachers should do to discipline kids. And there's evidence that some of the most popular punishments actually may harm kids.

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W.E.B. Du Bois and the American Soul

Today at 2:00pm

W.E.B. Du Bois is a formative voice for many of the people who gave us the Civil Rights movement. The show brings Du Bois' life and ideas into relief for the 21st century -- featuring one of the last interviews the great Maya Angelou gave before her death.

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Inner Voices

Today at 1:00pm

From the silent words of a child forming her first thought to the inner heckler that taunts you when the pressure's on, the show looks at how the voices in our heads shape us -- for better and for worse.

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Selected Shorts

Writers on Writing

Tonight at 8:00pm

Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents works about writing. Kaneza Schaal reads "The Writers Model" by Molly Giles. Alex Karpovsky reads "Creative Writing" Etgar Keret. Parker Posey reads "On Keeping a Notebook" by Joan Didion.

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KQED Productions

  • The California Report

    The California Report

    Daily news and a weekly newsmagazine, produced by KQED in partnership with stations statewide.

  • The Do List

    The Do List

    Cy Musiker and David Wiegand on the hottest tickets and shows in Northern California.

  • Forum


    KQED's live call-in program presents wide-ranging discussions and in-depth interviews.

  • KQED News

    KQED News

    KQED's local news program reporting on the latest happenings in Northern California.

  • Perspectives


    Our series of daily listener commentaries since 1991.