KQED Public Radio Highlights

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Donor to Doctor

Today at 10:00am

Dr. Vanessa Grubbs noticed a significant racial disparity when she donated one of her own kidneys to a loved one desperately awaiting a transplant. She joins the program to talk about the experience that ultimately led to her to becoming a kidney specialist.

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Fresh Air

Jessica Williams

Today at 1:00pm
repeats at 7:00pm

As a Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams was known for hilarious reports on racism, sexism and homophobia. She gives more personal takes on gender and race in the podcast 2 Dope Queens. Now she’s starring in a new Netflix movie called, "The Incredible Jessica James."

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City Arts & Lectures

Jennifer Doudna

Tonight at 8:00pm
repeats at 2:00am

Biologist Jennifer Doudna is one of the pioneers behind the game-changing technology CRISPR. This gene editing tool could give us the cure to HIV, genetic diseases, some cancers, and more. Doudna talks about the ethical and societal implications of altering our DNA and controlling evolution.

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Radio Technical Issues

Radio Technical Issues

As we become aware of technical problems originating from KQED Radio, we will list them here.


    • KQED-FM, Sat 5/06-Sun 5/07: shift to auxiliary antenna

      KQED-FM is likely to be operating on its auxiliary transmit antenna this Saturday and possibly Sunday as well. There will be workers redoing the tower light wiring on the tower that supports the KQED-FM main antenna. They have asked to begin work at 6AM and work the whole day on Saturday and finish on Sunday […]

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Radio Specials

Radio Specials

KQED airs some of the best programs from independent radio producers and public radio networks around the world including: America Abroad, Hearing Voices, and Radiolab.
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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.