KQED Public Radio Highlights

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This American Life

Special Ed

Today at 12:00pm
Repeats at 9pm

The show features stories about people who were told that they're different. Some of them were comfortable with it. Some didn't understand it. And some understood, but didn't like it.

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Living on Earth

The Ebola Epidemic

Today at 4:00pm
Repeats at 4am

West Africa is the middle of the worst Ebola outbreak in recent history. Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases joins host Steve Curwood to discuss the lethal epidemic.

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Today at 1:00pm

The show investigates the strange things that emerge when something happens, then happens again, and again, and again.

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Hearing Voices

The Whale Plan

Today at 3:30pm

The show goes whale watching and listening, and spends a half-hour with killer whales, beached whales, whale sounds and whale stories from Laurie Anderson, National Lampoon and Hearing Voices.

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Radio Specials

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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.