KQED Public Radio Highlights

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Monterey Bay Recovery Showcased in 'Big Blue Live'

Monday at 10:00am

We'll talk to experts about the history of conservation in the Bay, as well as ongoing opportunities and threats to that ecosystem.

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The Takeaway

The First Presidential Trip to the Arctic

Monday at 12:00pm

President Obama becomes the first American president to visit the Alaskan Arctic this weekend. We look at how international communities bordering the Arctic are dealing with the competing interests of energy investment and environmental protection.

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Fresh Air

Jonathan Franzen

Monday at 1:00pm

Jonathan Franzen tells us about his new novel Purity, which is in part about secrets - and the people who keep them, and those who do not. Franzen's other novels include the bestsellers "The Corrections" and "Freedom."

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  • 11:00am Here & NowRobin Young and Jeremy Hobson
  • 12:00pm The Takeaway The First Presidential Trip to the Arctic

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    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.

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    KQED News

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