KQED Public Radio Highlights

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City Arts and Lectures

John Hodgman

Today at 1:00pm

John Hodgman is a humorist, author and television personality. In his weekly "Ask Judge John Hodgman" feature in New York Times Magazine, he resolves real-life personal disputes. Hodgman appeared in conversation with Adam Savage on April 21, 2014.

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Cambridge Forum

Why Doctors Write

Today at 6:30pm

Beacon Press editor Helene Atwan explores the relationship between editor and author with Danielle Ofri, a practicing physician, author and the editor of the Bellevue Literary Review, the premier literary journal focused on illness, health and healing.

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TED Radio Hour


Tonight at 10:00pm

Are we simply the sum of our experiences? Or can we choose our own path? In this hour, TED speakers share stories of undergoing remarkable transformations despite extraordinary challenges.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Making it in America

Today at 3:00am
Repeats at 8pm

Are you living the American Dream, or just struggling to get by? With minimum wage raises on the ballots in many states this fall, the show looks at what it takes to "make it" in America today.

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    The California Report

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