KQED Public Radio Highlights

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Patient Zero

Today at 1:00pm

The greatest mysteries have a shadowy figure at the center—someone who sets things in motion and holds the key to how the story unfolds. In epidemiology, this central character is known as Patient Zero—the case at the heart of an outbreak. This hour, Radiolab hunts for Patient Zeroes from all over the map.

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KQED Specials

SCPR: Future of Water

Today at 3:00pm

Even if California gets a much anticipated El Nino winter, with all the heavy rains that come with it, the current drought has delivered a wake-up call to state leaders.

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This American Life

Regrets, I've Had a Few

Today at 12:00pm

Every day we make mistakes, and most of the time we just ignore these failings and move forward. But every so often, there is one that makes us pause and take notice. This week, people struggling with those regrets.

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