KQED Public Radio Highlights

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This American Life

Magic Words

Today at 12:00pm
Repeats at 9pm

This week, the show features stories where people recite words that have the power to change their lives, with no magic or mumbo jumbo at all.

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Moyers & Company

Encore: Joseph Stiglitz

Today at 3:00pm

A recent report by Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz for the Roosevelt Institute suggests that paying our fair share of taxes and cracking down on corporate tax dodgers could be a cure for inequality and a faltering economy.

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Living on Earth

Protection for Bluefin Tuna

Today at 4:00pm
Repeats at 4am

The bluefin tuna population in the Atlantic is protected, but they are still caught accidentally by long-line fishermen. Carl Safina of the Blue Ocean Institute explains how planned conservation proposals aren't tough enough to protect the population.

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Hearing Voices

The Bird Plan

Today at 3:30pm

The show features bird sounds, bird songs, talking birds and extinct birds -- all in stories and songs.

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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.