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This American Life

Captain's Log

Today at 12:00pm
Repeats at 9:00pm

A captain’s log is a simple thing: the date, the time, maybe the weather and the current status of the journey. This week, the more complicated stories behind those cryptic notations, including a concentration camp in China that housed groups of Girl Scouts.

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Radiolab

Placebo

Today at 2:00pm
Repeats at midnight

With new research demonstrating the startling power of the placebo effect, this hour of Radiolab examines the chemical consequences of belief and imagination. Could the best medicine be no medicine at all?

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Selected Shorts

Heroes and Villains

Tonight at 8:00pm

Guest host Hope Davis introduces three tales about heroes, heroism, and challenge.

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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.

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    Perspectives

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