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KQED Newsroom

NFL on the Defensive

Today at 6:00pm

The release of surveillance video showing N.F.L. player Ray Rice punching his then fiancee and dragging her unconscious body from an elevator has sparked national outrage and an independent investigation into the top brass of the N.F.L.

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City Arts & Lectures

Alain de Botton and Adam Gopnik

Today at 1:30pm

International bestseller Alain de Botton appeared in conversation with New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik on March 5, 2014.

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Latino USA

Child Refugees: How This Happened

Today at 3:00pm
Repeats at 1am

The show takes a look at the child refugee crisis story that took the media by storm early this summer. How did this happen?

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Cambridge Forum

The Serious Pleasure of Books

Today at 6:30pm

Author Wendy Lesser and poet Robert Pinsky discuss the ways that literature and, especially, poetry touch readers. In a culture that is increasingly visual and virtual in orientation, what role does old-fashioned reading play?

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