KQED Public Radio Highlights

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Lessons on Education

Today at 2:00pm

Freakonomics Radio asks why the United States doesn’t invest more in our teachers. Then, lessons from a program in Toronto that created support networks outside the classroom and increased its students’ graduation rate by 50 percent.

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Living on Earth

Protection for a Vital Rainforest

Today at 4:00pm

85% of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia is now protected, after decades of negotiations. Host Steve Curwood discusses how these groups came together, what’s been protected and what’s open for logging.

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Of Men and Myths

Today at 1:00pm
Repeats tonight at 12am

A hat that goes viral, an idea that gives birth to computer science, and a life-saving maneuver. The men behind some of the most famous inventions of our time and wonder what they really created.

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